‘Binging with Babish’ Creator Andrew Rea’s Net Worth

“Binging with Babish,” the popular YouTube series where movie industry vet Andrew Rea recreates famous foods from film and television, has become a cult classic for millions of subscribers.

In a world where many YouTube channels thrive on rehashing celebrity drama or calling out other social media stars, “Binging with Babish” is a charming escape into a culinary delight. Rea has become a certified celebrity from “Binging with Babish,” with a net worth that is truly surprising.

How did ‘Binging with Babish’ start?

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“Binging with Babish” first started in 2016. Initially, each episode began with a clip of the theme song to the popular TV show Frasier, but Rea changed up the intro as the show went on.

One thing that hasn’t changed is the show’s commitment to recreating the most iconic dishes from TV shows and movies, including the huevos rancheros from Breaking Bad, ice cream inspired by Avengers: Infinity War, and roast beast, inspired by How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Andrew Rea, the creator and creative genius behind “Binging with Babish,” has a history in the film industry. Born in 1987, Rea is a lifetime New Yorker who began cooking at a very young age. Rea even worked for special effects company SwitchFix for a time as a visual effects artist.

Ultimately, his love for cooking combined with the experience and love for film led to “Binging with Babish” in 2006. 

What do fans think of ‘Binging with Babish’?

While “Binging with Babish” might have started as a fun bit of experimental kitchen play, but it has led to a social media movement. It has inspired movie and television fans who might not have felt comfortable cooking to let loose and try making some of the dishes made famous in pop culture. Rea has even welcomed some of the filmmakers and artists themselves to his YouTube channel, including Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones, director Jon Favreau from Chef, and several other fellow chefs. 

Fans are certainly dedicated to the show, tuning in for every new episode by the millions. Rea knows how much his fans have helped him become successful, and regularly interacts with fans on social media. Rea considers the fandom to be one big community and as he pointed out, he makes sure that no comment or question goes unanswered. 

What is Andrew Rea’s net worth?

Andrew Rea is one of the true YouTube success stories. He has managed to quit his day job in order to focus exclusively on “Binging with Babish.”

He makes his income through several different avenues, including through regular monthly donations by fans, YouTube advertising, YouTube Premium subscribers (who pay a monthly fee to avoid in-video advertising) and a lucrative book deal. One thing working in Rea’s favor is the fact that he keeps the production budget for his episodes very low. Rea does the lion’s share of production for every single episode and while the cost for ingredients can vary, depending on how extravagant the dish might be, his production costs are significantly lower than many other popular YouTube channels. 

As for Rea’s net worth, while an exact number isn’t known, it is estimated to be around $1.4 million. This number could skyrocket over the next year if “Binging with Babish” continues to be so popular.

In addition, Rea has received offers from corporate sponsors, various brands that want to partner with the popular host or be featured on the channel.

For fans, their love affair with “Binging with Babish” probably won’t end anytime soon. For Andrew Rea, his bright idea has turned into a cash cow that he will likely be able to milk for years to come.