Yaniv Schulman, who is better known as Nev Schulman, is an American producer, photographer, and TV host. He released a documentary called Catfish, which was a big hit and eventually led to him becoming the host and producer of a follow up TV series called Catfish: The TV Show.

Early Life

Nev Schulman was born on September 26, 1984, in New York City. Schulman is a person who has stayed true to his show about privacy online and because of that there isn’t much information about his early life at all. But what we do know is how the story of Catfish came as documented in the production of Catfish.

When Nev was only 19 years old, he started a production company along with his brother Ariel. His interest in photography was inherited from a young age growing up in New York. He was also one of the founding member of the Young Leadership Committee for the youth organization, Leave Out Violence.


2010 was the year that the documentary Catfish was released, catapulting Schulman’s name among the general public for the work. This was a real story of how Nev had fallen in love with a girl he met online. The girl had messaged Nev candidly and Nev replied. Over time, they communicated through the internet and Nev had fallen in love with the girl without even meeting her.

However, with time, as months passed on, some things about the relationship just didn’t add up. This is when Schulman’s brother and a colleague named Henry Joost started to document what was going on. Near the climax of the documentary, they visited a small-town in Michigan where Nev would find out that his love had been a lie.

The show was very touching to a wide audience group and became a big hit. Eventually, two years later Catfish: The TV Show would air its first season with a great reception. Nev along with Max Joseph became the hosts of the show going undercover to find out the truth about the countless numbers of “online love”.

Nev Schulman Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, he has an estimated net worth of $500,000. Being the executive producer of such a successful show, Nev has been able to make a great living from finding out the truth of relationships that tend to strike online.

He has even written a book about it called In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age, which was released in the year 2014. He currently resides in New York where he is constantly seen hanging out with guys like Casey Neistat over a morning run.

Nev Schulman Net Worth 2015Not Known
Nev Schulman Net Worth 2015Not Known
Nev Schulman Net Worth 2015$200,000
Nev Schulman Net Worth 2015$500,000


Personal Life & Controversies

Schulman is in a relationship with Laura Perlongo. Together, they have a baby girl. Schulman has had some controversies in his personal life. In his book, he confessed that he had punched a woman but didn’t do it consciously and intention. This was back in his days in Sarah Lawrence College. However, several former students look back at the event differently and their stories sound a lot different than what Nev said. This was quickly picked up online and by several media outlets though a conclusion never arrived about it.

Recently in 2018, Schulman has had the most serious allegations put so far in his career. The show Catfish and its production has even been suspended for the time being because of accusations that Schulman is currently facing related to sexual misconduct. A woman posted two videos that described her awful moments when she was part of the Catfish reality TV show as one of the girls featuring in tan episode back in 2015.

She strongly told the audience that Nev sexually harassed her and flierted with her sexually at a very difficult time in her life. The woman, Ms. Morgan is gay and her complaint is that Nev tried to persuade her to think about her sexuality and move towards a sexual misconduct later on. Nev has denied these allegations but further investigations are still in the process.


Full Name: Yaniv Schulman

Short Name: Nev Schulman

Date of Birth: September 26, 1984

Born Place: New York, United States

Age: 33 years

Wife: Laura Perlongo

Children: Cleo James

Height: 1.83 m or 6 feet

Net Worth: $500,000