Posted February 7, 2014 6:26 am by with 161 comments

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My favorite part about the personal finance community is how *open* everyone is with their money. They’re not ashamed to list any and all debts they have, and of course they’re not too afraid to post up their savings either ;)

But the part that inspires me the most is when bloggers share their net worths. Call me a voyeur, but there’s something so captivating about watching people’s money grow (and decline) as the months tick by. It’s just as inspiring to watch them go UP, as it is when they go down – if only to show these bloggers are just as human as the rest of us.

So I thought I’d start tracking these updates to help inspire you guys as well. I’ll be updating this list every month, and I encourage you to follow along the ranges that most relate to your own personal situations. This will help give you an overall sense of what others are doing to reach their goals too, which, let’s face it, is to make as much money as possible :) I like to skip ahead to some of the big boys on the list as well to see how they got to where they are. Here we go!

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The Net Worths of 100+ Personal Finance Bloggers

In order of highest to lowest (foreign currencies converted to U.S. dollars):

    1. Break 50 @ $2,533,799 (£1,639,777)
    2. Asset-Grinder @ $2,296,168 ($2,893,298 CAD)
    3. Save Invest Give @ $1,877,917
    4. I Am 1 Percent @ $1,819,160
    5. Four Percent Rule @ $1,677,625
    6. Root of Good @ $1,503,000
    7. Thoughts of an Anonymous Lawyer @ $1,405,210
    8. 2 Million Blog @ $1,323,462
    9. Million Dollar Donkey @ $1,304,000
    10. 1500 Days @ $1,279,887
    11. DINKS Finance @ $1,211,409
    12. Andrew’s Dad @ $1,106,713
    13. Paycheck-Free Living @ $1,054,970
    14. Escaping Dodge @ $1,053,782
    15. Million Dollar Journey @ $1,000,000+
    16. Following Life’s Breeze @ $939,947
    17. Eyes on The Dollar @ $902,924
    18. The Millionaire Educator @ $872,747
    19. Planting Our Pennies @ $854,300
    20. *NEW* Moi & Money @ $883,679
    21. The Eighth Digit @ $815,444 ($1,010,662 CAD)
    22. Gaming Your Finances @ $808,553
    23. All About Interest @ $802,045
    24. FI Fighter @ $771,405
    25. Messy Money @ $761,200
    26. Freedom 35 @ $740,000
    27. My Road to Wealth and Freedom @ $695,074
    28. Darwin’s Money @ $633,854
    29. A Frugal Family’s Journey @ $631,657
    30. Big Day Coming @ $626,464
    31. Canadian Dream Free at 45 @ $612,232 ($761,280 CAD)
    32. Three is Plenty @ $608,588
    33. Sardonic Catholic Dad @ $569,215
    34. Think Save Retire @ $548,295
    35. Leigh’s Financial Journey @ $533,800
    36. JS Builds Wealth @ $530,770
    37. Canadian Budget Binder @ $516,942 ($658,197 CAD)
    38. The Expat Investor @ $505,769
    39. Project Ikonz @ $488,340
    40. Budgets Are Sexy @ $480,609 (mine!)
    41. Accumulating Money @ $480,315
    42. Good Financial Choices @ $453,992 (£295,669)
    43. Working Class Hero @ $450,000
    44. My Financial Journey @ $447,720
    45. *NEW* DIY Money Stuff @ $445,042
    46. Budgeting in The Fun Stuff @ $443,075
    47. *NEW* Financial Stir Fry @ $436,898 (€401,995)
    48. The Money Sprout @ $434,983
    49. Passive Income Pursuit @ $419,936
    50. Journey to 90 Million @ $417,262 ($537,000 AUD)
    51. Mixing Maroons @ $401,200
    52. Boomer & Echo @ $384,454
    53. Debt Discipline @ $333,981
    54. Money Ramblings @ $327,763
    55. Her Every Cent Counts @ $322,600
    56. Retire 29 @ $320,000
    57. My Shiny Nickels @ $318,683
    58. 1 Man’s Money @ $307,025
    59. Punch Debt in The Face @ $285,207
    60. See Jack Save @ $282,335 ($350,100 CAD)
    61. Money And Minions @ $281,056
    62. Freedom 35 Blog @ $273,441 ($340,000 CAD)
    63. Academy Success @ $265,377
    64. Save. Spend. Splurge @ $264,748 ($329,242 CAD)
    65. *NEW* My Money Matters @ $243,666 (€225,190)
    66. Benjamins and Booty @ $243,328
    67. EurFI @ $242,819 (€219,300)
    68. Personal Finance Engineer @ $229,807
    69. The Wealth Brick Road @ $221,897
    70. Lisa vs. The Loans @ $214,380
    71. Narrow Bridge @ $202,762
    72. No More Spending @ $201,502 (£131,221)
    73. Gen Y Finance Guy @ $196,990
    74. FI Journey @ $184,880
    75. Living at Home @ $184,466
    76. Income Succession Plan @ $184,018
    77. Bare Budget Guy @ $176,000
    78. theFIREstarter @ $171,376 (£111,605)
    79. Lifestyle Accountant @ $156,051
    80. The Finance Zombie @ $154,679 (£100,081)
    81. Engineer Cents @ $148,233
    82. Alain Guillot @ $145,724
    83. Cashville Skyline @ $141,857
    84. Quietly Saving @ $141,510 (£92,757)
    85. Dividend Developer @ $141,442
    86. Debt Roundup @ $140,000
    87. Pay Yourself First @ $126,741
    88. Finite Finance @ $125,000
    89. Single Dad Living @ $124,932 ($156,933 CAD)
    90. Yes, I am Cheap @ $122,084
    91. Romeo Jeremiah @  $121,312
    92. *NEW* The Cash Lifestyle @ $111,554
    93. The Barefoot Budgeter @ $106,360
    94. Mustachian Post @ $101,427 (CHF 98,750)
    95. *NEW* Be Smart Rich @ $97,353 ($121,921 CAD)
    96. Create My Independence @ $91,000
    97. Quit Your Day Job 101 @ $89,314
    98. Give Me Back My Five Bucks @ $88,385 ($110,778 CAD)
    99. FI Investor @ $86,522
    100. Net Worth Warrior @ $86,132
    101. Traveling Wallet @ $85,872
    102. Financially Free by Forty @ $85,317 (£56,908)
    103. Kapitalust @ $78,729 ($97,636 CAD)
    104. Money Journal @ $77,574
    105. Financial Train Ride @ $71,341
    106. Buying My Freedom @ $68,680
    107. Finance Journey @ $66,222 ($83,000 CAD)
    108. Baking Our Dough @ $61,104
    109. No More Waffles @ $60,649 (€53,274)
    110. Retired By 40 Blog @ $51,848
    111. brokeGIRL rich @ $49,858
    112. College Money Matters @ $44,795
    113. Starting From Zero @ $44,340
    114. Blonde on a Budget @ $42,477 ($53,190 CAD)
    115. Frankly Frugal Finance @ $38,073
    116. L Bee and The Money Tree @ $26,128
    117. Goodnight Debt @ $23,729
    118. Derek and Carrie @ $22,847
    119. My Alternate Life @ $22,349 ($27,715 CAD)
    120. Young Millennials @ $19,669
    121. Budget Bloggess @ $19,077 ($23,874 CAD)
    122. The Single Dollar @ $18,773
    123. *NEW* Chasing Gains @ $16,512
    124. Poorer Than You @ $15,975
    125. *NEW* Professor Tightwad @ $15,131
    126. Million Endeavor @ $15,073 ($18,929 CAD)
    127. Smart Stat Life @ $7,318
    128. FI for Family @ $6,792
    129. Million By 30 @ $5,277
    130. Simplifiable @ $2,751
    131. Financial Diffraction @ $1,684 ($2,089 CAD)
    132. Wealth Gospel @ $350
    133. The Goblin Chief @ (-) $1,208
    134. Malachi Money @ (-) $5,098
    135. Starting Negative @ (-) $7,826
    136. The Money Monster @ (-) $16,849
    137. Bright Cents @ (-) $19,757
    138. The Lion’s Shares @ (-) $21,475
    139. Debt Free Hustle @ (-) $30,306
    140. Debt Blag @ (-) $49,400
    141. Fit is The New Poor @ (-) $49,650
    142. *NEW* Finance Bard @ (-) $53,932
    143. Beachgirl’s Budget Blog @ (-) $59,621
    144. Jenny Decki @ (-) $64,337
    145. Stapler Confessions @ (-) $75,972
    146. Feisty Finance @ (-) $101,479
    147. Faithful Finances @ (-) $107,911
    148. The Finance Phoenix @ (-) $109,448
    149. Object Wealth @ (-) $112,049
    150. Double Debt Single Woman @ (-) $113,131
    151. Old School Coinage @ (-) $123,446

[Last updated: 3/23/15. Want to be included? Shoot us a note along w/ your latest update.]

Things to keep in perspective:

  • Everyone has different ages above
  • Some are calculating their family’s net worth vs. their own
  • Some are more anonymous than others, so they may leave out things
  • Some include their houses, cars, even personal effects, while others ignore them all – even retirement accounts
  • People live all over the place (and their cost of living is thus also all over the place)
  • Everyone is in different stages of their lives

FYI: For those not familiar with calculating your net worth, the basic equation is the total of your assets (savings, investments property, etc) minus the total of your Liabilities (debts, loans, etc). The number left standing is your net worth. There are a handful of gray areas you’ll see people discussing ’til the cows come home, but ultimately it’s YOUR number so you track it however you wish. It’s meant to give you an overall picture of how your finances are doing to keep you motivated and on track. If you’re not tracking it yet, do start! (You don’t have to tell anyone about it, unlike this post here ;))

Resources to help you track your net worth:

  • CNN Net Worth Calculator — A calculator that, umm… tells you your net worth. Which you can then compare to the average household median of $100,894 $68,828.
  • (free) — Recommended and LOVED by tons of people. Shows snapshot of all your accounts in one place – with a focus on investments.
  • (free) — Attach your accounts and it’ll spit you out your worth, not to mention help keep track of all your income/expenses easily.
  • My financial “snapshot” spreadsheet (free) — This is what I personally use for both my net worth and my budget. I like to manually keep track for better accountability.
  • A pen and paper (almost free) — If you don’t like online stuff, go old school!
  • —  A new (free) way to track your net worth via graphs by a guy who got tired of using when they stop maintaining it (and as it got overrun with spam). You’ll see some other finance bloggers using it already as well.
  • — If you want to compare your net worth to celebrities ;)

Want *your* net worth included?

If you’re a blogger and want your net worth included here, shoot me a note and I’ll add you up :) I usually like to include everyone in this type of stuff (bloggers AND non-bloggers), but the point is to learn what, and how, others are doing with tracking their worth, so we need to be able to link to the page it’s listed on with details. If you’re a non-blogger but have a post written up and updated somewhere, do let us know and will happily include you!

**Also, check out this master list of the TOP financial bloggers in general, powered by my boy Jeremy at If you’re not already on it, sign up! My goal is to eventually have all their net worths listed here – at least those who share it ;)**

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**And if you’re a financial blogger looking to grow your site, be sure to make it out to FINCON this year! It’ll be down in Charlotte, NC and hands down the best event you could attend. Look for me and we’ll grab beers :)

Hope you guys find this helpful!


UPDATE: If you’re thinking of listing your own net worth on your site, please think about all the pros and cons before doing so first. I love a net worth more than anyone, but it can be different blogging anonymously than not. It may not be smart for everyone.

Foreign currencies above converted to U.S. dollars. Here are what the abbreviations stand for:

(CAD) = Canadian Dollars
(£) = British Pounds
(€) = Euros
(AUD) = Australian Dollars
(CHF) = Swiss Francs

[Photo/Doodles by J. Money. Feel free to steal and use, but please credit]


161 responses to The Ultimate List of Blogger Net Worth

  1. Dave @ The New York Budget February 7th, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Fun! I’m not ready to share yet, but maybe someday!


    • J. Money February 7th, 2014 at 11:10 am

      No problem brotha, you just do your thing. You can always track %’s instead of hard numbers too, if you really wanted to put it all out there without putting it ALL out there, if you know what I’m saying.


  2. JoeTaxpayer February 7th, 2014 at 8:46 am

    An interesting range of numbers. And I agree that we all do it a bit differently. My tracking was always with an eye toward independence. The day the net worth was enough so 4% covered current spending was the target.
    The key thing is that the house doesn’t count in that net worth, but the mortgage still does. If $40K is enough to retire, you need $1M in investments and can’t count the house, unless of course you plan to cash it all out and rent. The 1% er for instance, has an enviable balance sheet, but my math would show his real net worth at $630K. And of course, the kid’s college fund doesn’t appear in my numbers. No I’m not sharing. ;)


    • J. Money February 7th, 2014 at 11:12 am

      Haha… You’re one of THOSE types of people, eh? :)

      I love it though. We all have our own reasons to track our worth, and what it entails. It’s fun hearing other people’s point of views – thanks for stopping in my man.


  3. MakintheBacon February 7th, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Thanks for sharing this list! It gives me something to aspire to. :)


  4. Kathleen February 7th, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I love this! I shared mine on Consumerism Commentary but haven’t done any updates on my own blog. In fact, there’s a whole series over there called “Naked with Cash” where they follow six people and update their net worths over the course of a year.


    • J. Money February 7th, 2014 at 11:54 am

      Oh, nice. I haven’t seen that yet – will poke over there and get the dirt ;)


  5. refinerr February 7th, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Great article! Personal Capital is a great tool to track your net worth!


    • J. Money February 7th, 2014 at 11:55 am

      Yes! Thanks for the reminder. I hear bloggers talk about it non-stop these days (for the good) but I haven’t tested it out myself yet. On my list to do :)


  6. Financial Underdog February 7th, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Holy crap! I got some catching up to do.


    • J. Money February 7th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      We all do, really :) Gotta have goals or we get fat and lazy!


  7. Miel February 7th, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing J!

    Very, very interesting to check out. I’m proud to be in the top four of the list. We might get the most improved award! When we started out blogging, nearly eight years ago, our net worth was at $303k. That means we’ve more than tripled our net worth in the last 7.5 years of marriage, while also both paying for masters degrees in the process. Even the optimist in me would have had a hard time predicting that we would have seen such a rise. Note that we also saw decline during this time, so you have to learn to manage the ups and downs of net worth goals.

    Thanks to all the bloggers out there willing to share the nitty gritty! I definitely remember getting criticized early on for being so open about our finances.

    Miel (from DINKs Finance)


    • J. Money February 7th, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      Glad you like it, Miel! You bring up a lot of great points too. It’s all a learning experience, and once you figure out “the game” it’s (semi) smooth sailing from that point forward.

      Congrats on all of yours, and James’, success! $2 Mil is next, right? ;)


  8. Lisa E. @ Lisa Vs. The Loans February 7th, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Thanks J. Money! I love reading about others’ net worth, too! I think the more transparent we are about money, the less of a taboo subject it becomes.


  9. Jake February 7th, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I’m number 1! However, I haven’t updated my net worth in a month and January was rough. It has gone down a bit, but still should claim the top spot. I’ll update it soon.


    • J. Money February 7th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      Perhaps you’ll have a little more motivation now knowing 20 others are gunning for that top spot ;)


  10. Stefanie @ The Broke and Beautiful Life February 7th, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    As much as I’d love to share my net worth with my fellow bloggers, I come from a very tight knit, traditional, and opinionated cultural community. My writing and willingness to speak freely about taboo topics already causes a stir, I don’t think I’m ready to put the numbers out there.


    • J. Money February 7th, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      Gotta do what’s best for you first :) Plus, you’re not that anonymous which definitely changes things a bit…


  11. Debt BLAG February 7th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Do you hear the footsteps, everyone else on this list?

    I’m coming for you…


    • J. Money February 7th, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      It’ll be the best come back EVER.


  12. FI Fighter February 7th, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Yeah, definitely. I’m just a bunch of ducklings which makes it a little easier to share the details ;)


  13. maria@moneyprinciple February 7th, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Jay, I’ll drop you n e-mail with my networth to include it. Time to be open, I think.


    • J. Money February 7th, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      That would be interesting! We might want to talk first though – make sure it helps you more than it could otherwise :) We’ll talk on email…


  14. EL @ Moneywatch101 February 7th, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Good list of Net Worths. I struggle with releasing it because many family and co-workers read my blog, maybe I should do an annonymous website just about my figures. Do you have any good themes I can use? HA HA


  15. EL @ Moneywatch101 February 7th, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Oh by the way theres other bloggers who should be at the top of this list, especially the few who sold their sites for major $$$.


    • J. Money February 7th, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      Yeah, it can get weird with family/friends read this stuff unfortunately. I wish it weren’t the case, but you gotta play your best w/ the rules given, eh?

      (And agreed w/ the bloggers who’ve sold – but you won’t find any of them publicly anymore ;))


  16. Cashville Skyline February 7th, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Nothing like seeing your net worth listed with to a bunch of ballers to keep you motivated! :)

    Thanks for including me!


    • J. Money February 7th, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      Thanks for participating :)


  17. Derek Olsen February 7th, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Just sent a note about joining the list.



  18. Stephonee February 7th, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    I feel like I have some work to do, reducing my net worth, or else I might have to consider a change of my blog’s name! ;)


    • J. Money February 7th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      Good problem to have ;)


  19. Derek Olsen February 7th, 2014 at 5:38 pm


    Why do so many of the reports count the value of your car as an asset?

    Would love to hear some of your reasons for doing so.



    • J. Money February 7th, 2014 at 8:25 pm

      I can’t speak for the others, but I personally keep our cars in there since I use our net worth as a current “snapshot” of what everything’s worth on any given day. So, if for some (crazy) reason I wanted to liquidate everything tomorrow, that gives me a good look at what to expect. I use low values on KBB since I’d sell them ourselves and get close to those numbers. Same with other stuff, although obviously there would be tax/penalty implications on the retirement accounts, and fees for realtor, etc, etc… But I’m not hardcore enough to track all that ;) Nor would I want to, haha.. It’s just an overall nice general picture of our main assets and accounts which I like… I know some who don’t even include their house!


      • Derek Olsen February 11th, 2014 at 5:05 pm

        Right, I can see that.

        I personally try to keep net worth more on the liquid/investments side.
        But, calculating in other things give a more accurate picture of the entire situation.

        I suppose different calculations are useful in different situations.



    • Financial Underdog February 8th, 2014 at 11:00 pm

      Personally, I keep those details out of equation since I focus on investable assets (house is the only exception). My car is worth somewhere around $400 and that number might drastically change if I fill it up with gas. My wife has some nice diamonds, and I have some gold coins kicking around – but unless I sell all of it, the value of these items is irrelevant to me (and she will kill me if I propose selling her jewelery).

      I guess it’s a personal choice. I’ve seen people include their life insurance policy amount in net worth – that’s just ridiculous to be honest.


      • Derek Olsen February 11th, 2014 at 5:01 pm

        The value of my car goes up and down by about 20% depending on how full the gas tank is too!


    • Mr. Pop February 15th, 2014 at 10:46 am

      Once ours dropped below 2% or so of our net worth we dropped them off-it was basically a rounding error at that point. Otherwise we try to follow “GAAP-ish” accounting principals; the cars are an asset that is bought so we can make more money (travel to jobs that require a commute) and are depreciated over time.


  20. Beth Anne February 7th, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    This is really cool. I was a little nervous at first with all the high numbers but glad to see some other low networth bloggers out there….like me…


    • J. Money February 8th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      Remember that we’re all in different stages of our lives :)


  21. Financial Samurai February 9th, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Fun list!

    Lots of ballers! Now I’ll know who’ll be paying for drinks and dinner shindigs at the next meet up!

    BTW, any plans to separate net worths by person vs. couples?


    • J. Money February 9th, 2014 at 7:52 am

      Seems like someone needs to read the Millionaire Next Door again ;)

      No plans to separate out the worths – gonna keep this nice and simple. Those interested can click through and keep it in perspective while they’re reading through the details.


  22. Liquid February 9th, 2014 at 7:30 am

    What a great idea. This can be a super helpful resources for readers trying to find bloggers of similar financial backgrounds. Thanks for including me in the list :D Hey look, I’m right dab in the middle (^__-)


    • J. Money February 9th, 2014 at 7:54 am

      Thanks for spreading the word to your readers! Glad to have you in the mix :)


  23. David February 9th, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    One second, where did you get these numbers?
    Isn’t this considered to a certain extent private information?


    • J. Money February 9th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      I got them all from published articles on each of the bloggers’ sites (meaning they made it public themselves), or I got an email on the side requesting to be included :)

      On a side note, if anyone listed here wishes to be taken down at any point, happy to do so. Just give me a shout.


  24. saverspender February 9th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Brilliant!! I love that you posted this and included me :D


    • J. Money February 11th, 2014 at 10:48 am

      If you’re happy, I’m happy :) Us baby mommas/daddys gotta stick together!


  25. Justin @ Root of Good February 9th, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I need to get in on this party. I’ve sort of disclosed my net worth on my site but I don’t broadcast it. Maybe it’s time to show that I have the herd of cattle and I’m not all hat?


    • J. Money February 11th, 2014 at 10:49 am

      haha, well if you do end up deciding that, please let me know and I’ll help market you here ;)


  26. Mr. Pop February 15th, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I’ve always been a little curious about what PF list would look like. It would be neat to see everybody’s yearly income and expenses as well….of course we probably calculate those differently too.


    • J. Money February 15th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      Agreed! Lots of variables that need to be kept in mind, for sure. Like average expenses too, since we all know salaries don’t necessarily equate to higher net worths :)


  27. Ms. Debt Emergency February 15th, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    J. Money!! Thanks so much for putting up a link… I like having the honor of being the last on your list! :D This motivates me to make some serious progress.

    Thanks again, my fellow blogger!


    • J. Money February 17th, 2014 at 8:18 am

      No problem! Congrats on tracking it all and working towards improving yourself :)


  28. EscapeVelocity2020 February 18th, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I haven’t put my NW out there to the dollar (heck, it changes every day so I’m not sure I want it to become the focus of my blog), but the investable assets (which will throw off my retirement income) are comfortably above a million. I do not add in things like the house, cars, etc. The point of my blog is to examine early retirement, and express my surprise over how hard it actually is to go from FI to RE, even if it was your initial goal… I also really enjoy PF and blogging :)


    • J. Money February 19th, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Well it’s nice to meet you, my man :) Going over to your site now to read more about how Zombies relate to personal finance!


      • EscapeVelocity2020 February 19th, 2014 at 11:17 pm

        Pretty new to the blogging aspect of the group, but have lurked for quite a while. I think Bogleheads came first, then I went expat right after a point when all of my financial plans could have been scuppered. I’d be happy to forward you a PM of my net worth, but I think the main focus of PF should be the date you brought, not the one you’re with :)


        • J. Money February 20th, 2014 at 8:10 am

          Haha…. works for me, brotha.


  29. Jacob February 26th, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    You should list the age(s) next to each person, I’d love to see that data point (if people are willing).

    I won’t be submitting mine until I convince my wife to make ours public ;-)


    • J. Money February 26th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      That WOULD be cool! And yes, please do check w/ the wife :) Publicly displaying it isn’t for everyone (my wife isn’t the biggest fast), and especially so if you’re not anonymous. But of course we here would LOVE to see if it you do end up pulling the trigger! So don’t be a stranger ;)


  30. TheCaveman March 5th, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I think I have a whole different paradigm on the whole issue. I have never been the least bit shy to share my financial information with the world. When I bought my house last year, I had no qualms telling people how much it cost or how much my mortgage is. In fact, I was proud that I didn’t buy a super-expensive place and I was really proud of the rate and structure of my mortgage.

    Actually, the issues I have with sharing are more about how they are perceived. I don’t want to be perceived as uppity or bragging. My hope is that my journey inspires others who (like you said in your intro on this post) fall into the same general financial situation that I do. To see that you started sharing yours right about where I am now, and to see how far you’ve come in just 6 years is incredibly inspiring to me.

    When I look at these other net worth numbers, I’m not comparing myself to them, but their data helps me in my attempts to figure out realistic goals for myself. I think it’s a great thing and I think more people should share. I am nowhere near the top of this list, but I feel no inferiority about it – I am motivated by it!


    • J. Money March 5th, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      Preach on, brotha! A great mindset to be in. And I have no doubt you’ll surpass where I’m at in 6 years after looking at your numbers :) Keep hustlin!


  31. Brian@ Debt Discipline March 11th, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks for including me J.$. Looking forward to steady progress and climbing the ranks of the list!


    • J. Money March 11th, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      You’re off to a good start!


  32. PIM @ Passive Income Mavericks March 31st, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    I like the idea of tracking portfolio value but it is quite a variable since folks assets in different ways: some include house which can potentially skew the value of portfolio value by even by 50% or more. But, it does give bragging rights :) . Keep up the good work!


    • J. Money April 1st, 2014 at 7:14 am

      Yup, for sure :) Though at least usually people will then include the debt on that house too which helps to even out.


  33. Justin @ Root of Good April 3rd, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    J $, thanks again for putting me on the list of richest personal finance bloggers in the world! At #3, I’m feeling like a member of some exclusive club. But I know there’s some stiff competition nipping at my heels! Bring it on, fellow wealth builders!


    • J. Money April 4th, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Haha, rock on man… You didn’t get there by doing nothing!


  34. Ed Mills April 18th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks for adding me to the list J$! Going forward we plan on growing our worth while having lots of fun and adventure. May all of you reach your financial and life goals.



    • J. Money May 9th, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      Indeed! Keep on plugging away, good sir.


  35. DivHut May 8th, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Great list. always fun to see how other spend, save, invest and live on budgets. I wonder if I should list my whole financial picture. For now I share my dividend investments. Thanks for sharing.


    • J. Money May 9th, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      It’s not for everyone, but it does help keep you accountable and help your audience really engage and inspired too. If you end up running with it let me know and I’ll add you into it :)


  36. Asset-Grinder May 30th, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    This is a fun Idea. Great too see others net worth and how they got there.


    • J. Money May 30th, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      I bet – coming from the new #1 spot on the list! ;) Congrats!


      • Asset-Grinder June 2nd, 2014 at 3:23 pm

        Thanks for the add however I bet there are many more with a higher net worth than me browsing here lol. For the meantime i will sit here till I get knocked off my perch!


        • J. Money June 3rd, 2014 at 10:50 am

          I guess you’re the only one willing to share it with the rest of the world at the present time :) Let’s see how long it takes for someone to come out and top ya!


  37. Jake June 3rd, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    ARRGH!! I’ve been displaced!! I’ll be posting my update sometime today.


    • J. Money June 3rd, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      Fight fight fight!!

      Err… Earn Earn Earn!!!


  38. Asset-Grinder June 5th, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    My crazy little investment and life story towards 2 million


    • J. Money June 5th, 2014 at 5:07 pm

      Crazy indeed! Only started skimming it (bookmarked for later when I’m back on computer), and so far so interesting :) Good for you for putting it out there – this is why blogs are AWESOME!!


  39. Canadian Budget Binder June 5th, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks for adding me to the list mate. It’s a great list and I hope to connect with some new personal finance bloggers. Cheers Mr.CBB


    • J. Money June 5th, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      Yeah dude! Lots of great bloggers here – you fit right in :) Thanks for being cool with me including you!


  40. Mrs. Frugalwoods June 6th, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Fascinating, love this! We haven’t ventured into publishing our net worth yet, but this makes me feel like we should! I wonder if any fellow bloggers have experienced any downside from doing so?


    • J. Money June 7th, 2014 at 7:30 am

      I can’t speak for everyone, but there are certainly things to keep in mind when publishing your true numbers. Mainly, the fact that friends and family can come across it (along with employers, colleagues, strangers, etc), so depending on how anonymous you are it may affect how you feel about it :) I’ve been doing it for over 6 years and love being able to share it with everyone, but honestly don’t know if I could do it (or if my wife would let me!) if I weren’t anonymous. So definitely go with how comfortable you are at the end of the day. It’s fun and fascinating to share – especially for your readers, and to help build a community – but it’s not the end of the world if you don’t too.


      • Mrs. Frugalwoods June 7th, 2014 at 10:08 am

        Thank you for the advice. Helpful to have this perspective. Not sure if we’ll publish our full net worth just yet, but I decided to dip a proverbial toe in by enumerating our monthly expenses. Thanks again!


        • J. Money June 7th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

          That’s a good idea :) Always easier to divulge more down the line than to take it back!


  41. A Frugal Family's Journey June 7th, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Great list! It’s nice to see how we compare to other bloggers journeys. Hope to get on your list soon and use it as additional motivation and inspiration to achieve even greater success.

    Thanks for sharing this information. AFFJ


    • J. Money June 7th, 2014 at 7:31 am

      No problem – you’re now on it! And now give me one more person to try and catch up to :)


  42. Rich Uncle EL June 11th, 2014 at 9:36 am

    J. I wondered if you think it might be cool to add a few codes to the net worth figures to show a bit more info. For example a (*D) if the person / blogger has debt. Also *R if they are retired. Or *DF if they are debt free. What do you think?


    • J. Money June 11th, 2014 at 11:58 am

      I think it’s a damn good idea indeed :) Only problem is that it would take quite a bit of time to research it all and then tag them with all the numbers of variables (M (mortgage), NM (no mortgage), S (single), M (married), BFGF (boyfriend, girlfriend), K (kids), DINKS (Dual Income No Kids)), and on and on and on ;)

      Might have to wait until v2.0 for that one, but I do like where your head is at. Feel free to pass over all ideas as they hit ya!


      • save. spend. splurge. June 11th, 2014 at 6:43 pm

        Or you could just email us all en masse and ask us to select from the tags you’ve provided.


  43. save. spend. splurge. June 11th, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    How about age? :)


    • J. Money June 13th, 2014 at 7:52 am

      Would be another great variable :) I wish I could track ‘em all!


  44. Derek @ July 1st, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Wow – that’s a lot of high net-worthers up there! I do NOT blog anonymously, so my wife is really hesitant about posting our net worth online because we have so many friends and family that read our blog…

    You should check out the wordpress plugin TablePress. It allows you to create a sortable table with many columns. You could add in age and other factors and people could sort the table to their hearts content :-)


    • J. Money July 1st, 2014 at 9:33 am

      Oooh really? That plugin sounds awesome! Thanks for the rec. my man… And your wife and my wife would get along pretty well – she gets nervous when I do it and our friends DON’T read my blog! Haha… and I’m anonymous! :)


  45. Sage July 6th, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    I think I am ready to share :) I hope it will be cool to any readers as I am starting young (in college), and have possibly over 50 years to grow my net worth :)


    • J. Money July 8th, 2014 at 6:24 am

      Welcome to the club, Sage! Smart to be tracking this stuff at such a young age – you’ll be so far ahead :)


  46. Kipp July 9th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I agree with others that this is a great resource and it definitely will be an extra motivator to be more frugal going forward! I think it is a great way to cheer on other bloggers too!


    • J. Money July 9th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks! Just added you into it – way to track it! :)


      • Kipp July 10th, 2014 at 7:42 am

        I think Starting from Zero and I need to be reversed, SFZ is beating me currently.


  47. Mario August 5th, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Just updated mine. Didn’t quite move up a step, but coming close :/


    • J. Money August 5th, 2014 at 2:31 pm

      Yeah you are! You’re adding hefty numbers to those investments brotha – keep doing!


  48. Louise @ Good Financial Choices August 10th, 2014 at 10:56 am

    A great article, very inspiring to see the variety of net worths from everyone at different stages of life.

    I’ve been tracking mine for over a year, and have just started blogging anonymously sharing it with the world – I’m currently at £266k (I’m London based)


  49. her every cent counts August 12th, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    I list my networth on my blog. Are you still adding folks to this list? :) It’s $282k right now give or take.


  50. Henry @ Living At Home August 15th, 2014 at 1:09 am

    There are some wealthy bloggers out there. I have some catching up to do!


    • J. Money August 18th, 2014 at 7:21 am

      oh yeah! lots of hustlers up there! kinda motivating though, right?


  51. Continual Investing August 18th, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    This list has been a great reference for me. I have finally decided to start my own blog and join the journey.

    It would be awesome if you could add my blog to the list. My current net worth is $222,986.

    Thanks J!


    • J. Money August 18th, 2014 at 1:02 pm

      you’re now on the list! Looking forward to watching you climb up :)


  52. Dan Young August 19th, 2014 at 8:00 am

    I think Break 50 is really #1 on your list if you convert pounds to dollars. Lol. Also, many people use to share their net worth anonymously.
    My recommendation is that if people want all the other “taggings” of single vs household, age, income, it’s best to create a facility for every blogger to update themselves to facilitate the maintenance.


    • J. Money August 19th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      True on all accounts :)


  53. Mark Ferguson September 23rd, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Very cool list! I do not share my net worth, but my blog is focused more in real estate than personal finance. Real estate has been very good to me the last few years increasing my net worth by $600,000 from just 11 rental property purchases.


    • J. Money September 25th, 2014 at 3:08 pm

      Hot damn! “Just” 11 properties, haha… that’s a lot! :)


  54. Feisty Finance September 23rd, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    J. Money! Thank you for adding me to your list (although I should add that I was previously posting under Ms. Debt Emergency and now have a new blog)! My net worth has improved over $37,000 since February of this year. I owe it in large part to the personal finance community which has taught me how to make it happen! Thanks again for adding my blog to the list!!


    • J. Money September 25th, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      Very cool! Congrats on all your success so far – that’s bad ass. (And thx for the note – just took down the old one now that we have your new one listed here). The PF community is awesome – I Agree!


  55. DividendDeveloper October 3rd, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Thanks for the add! Hopefully I move up the list eventually, rather than down it :)


    • J. Money October 3rd, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      That would be ideal, yes :)


  56. Anton Ivanov October 3rd, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Great idea and it is very inspiring to see all the people as the top! I’d like to be included as well, so I”m sending you an email :)


    • J. Money October 6th, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      You’re about to go up my friend! Congrats on all your success so far – you’re killing it!


  57. john s. October 4th, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    I enjoy reading about the comparative net worths of all the bloggers and others, but while I am careful about keeping detailed financial records of just about everything else, I am pretty casual about my net worth. However, I did check it recently and it stands at just over $1 million, all of it in savings and other investable assets. I did not tally things like cars, etc., and I agree with the financial experts who say you shouldn’t include equity on your primary residence because you just have to sell it and find somewhere else to live if you wanted to tap the portion of your “net worth.”

    In any event, I retired three years ago at 65 and am living comfortably on SS, some modest defined-benefit pensions and a monthly distribution from my IRA that amounts to less than 3 percent of the current total.

    What I wonder is, am I wrong NOT to feel the need to relentlessly track my net worth? Is this just something that is beneficial to people who are looking to retire or become otherwise financially independent at an early age? Tell me what I’m missing.


    • J. Money October 6th, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      Congrats on being retired and having a healthy net worth :)

      As far as your feelings towards tracking it, I think that’s perfectly normal. It really just depends on what motivates you and what your goals are in life. Most of us are trying to be in your position of retiring so it’s top of mind and we love thinking/talking about money :) If you don’t enjoy it much and/or it doesn’t affect your normal life, then go with whatever you’re comfortable with.

      I can’t speak for the others, but I track this stuff (and then put it online) because it holds me accountable and I find helps me grow it faster than when I wasn’t doing it. I also believe it’s important for people in general to talk more openly about money as we all have to deal with it and it’s such a taboo topic, so I tend to promote this stuff more and get people to understand they’re not alone and we’re a safe community here to discuss such things.


  58. Tawcan October 7th, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Very interesting to see other bloggers’ net worth. Haven’t published ours yet and I think I will ever do that. Has anyone had bad experience publishing their net worth? Especially those that blog with their real names?


    • J. Money October 7th, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      You pose a great question, my friend… I know of some who’ve shut down their blogs in general when certain people (aka bosses) have caught on to them, but not sure I’ve heard of getting in trouble or something bad happening w/ displaying their net worth. It’s entirely possible though and why I personally caution people who also put out their real names to double and triple think it over… As much as it’s interesting and helps motivate our community, you always have to protect yourself first from the psychos out there… and there are a lot of them online :(


  59. Theeighthdigit October 7th, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Thanks for adding me.

    To add to the discussion.

    – In my case it’s the couple number but my wife account for 3% of it. Usually I don’t count her money but I wanted to be a paper millionaire. Also, it’s canadian currency.
    – I do count my house. It’s an investment because it provide free rent for the familly. No house would mean rent so less cashflow.
    – I don’t count car, I view them as consummable.

    My close family know about the blog but I prefer to blog annonymously for the general public. I wouldn’t want a sicko to target my familly to try and make easy money.


    • J. Money October 8th, 2014 at 11:18 am

      Good information here – I like your reasoning for the house :) The question I always have for people who don’t include it is what they do with their mortgage(s)? That would heavily skew your net worth and seem inbalanced to me – then again I use my net worth as a snapshot of my entire situation so omitting it wouldn’t make sense. It’s interesting to see how everyone does things.


  60. Michael | The Student Loan Sherpa October 27th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    This is a huge list. I’m amazed at how many people out there are sharing such personal information. Will you be tracking these numbers as they change over time?


    • J. Money October 28th, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      Yup, I do my best to anyways… Sometimes I don’t catch them, and others the blogger hasn’t updated a recent one. But for the most part I try to keep them up to date as I find it all kinds of interesting :)


  61. Dhom November 1st, 2014 at 7:55 am

    How did you make the net worth ? Is there any widget ?


    • J. Money November 4th, 2014 at 9:55 pm

      How did I make the net worth list here? Or how do we actually calculate our net worth?

      I just hard coded/typed the list up above for now (there is a wordpress plugin I heard works well though for this type of stuff I still need to look into), but as for Net Worth I just personally use an excel spreadsheet I created years ago:

      In the top middle you’ll find the net worth area (The rest is for budgeting so I can have everything in one spot)

      Here’s an even simpler one I put together for all my money coaching clients to get them started – you might find it better/quicker:


  62. Get Rich Brothers November 1st, 2014 at 8:43 am

    J. Money,

    Very cool list. We’ll have to consider joining – although my brother and I have heavily weighed the pros and cons of going public with specifics as to net worth. That said, transparency is great and this was a fantastic idea.

    – Ryan from GRB


    • J. Money November 4th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      Glad you like it, Ryan (and brother) :)

      I agree – plenty of pros and cons on both sides here. Gotta ask yourself what you’re trying to get out of it and then go from there. Transparency can do wonders for a blog and growing/connecting with an audience, but it can have different effects when it plays into your “real world” too. You can always divulge more later but it’s hard to take it back once it’s out there ;)


  63. The Roamer November 5th, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    I’ve read through most comments and I like how people keep asking has anyone experienced cons.

    Your answer for yourself is that you are anonymous. But what do you mean by that exactly. Just asking because well you do come out in videos or picture. Can’t remember what it was exactly but point is your face is out there. So what do you mean by anonymous? Just that none of your family/friends knows you blog?

    Also how often do you recycle people out. I was considering doing a net worth post as a year wrap up but I wouldn’t be doing it monthly. Maybe not at all after the first time. Not sure yet. Do I have to provide a monthly update to be part of the club? And after how much time do you remove people?

    You know since net worth does change over time.


    • J. Money November 6th, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      I consider myself semi-anonymous now because I don’t go under my real name (hint: it’s not really J. Money) nor tell people where I live/etc. I do have some friends and family that read the blog, but it’s more about keeping a little privacy between the online world and the real world. There’s quite a few psychos out there as you can imagine…

      As for being a part of the club here, it’s totally up to you how often you’d like to update it :) I’ll add it up once/if you start, and then whenever there’s updates that I see (or you tell me) I’ll go and update the list again for ya… Some people do it every month, others do it quarterly, and then some just stop doing it altogether. The list isn’t an exact science by any means, but more of a way to get a good idea of what people are doing with their money and how they’re reaching the worths they are. It’s all about motivation/tips really.


  64. Young Millennial November 5th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Love the list. Any way I can be added? I am just starting out but don’t have a problem disclosing my net worth. I think it will keep me motivated to do better.


    • J. Money November 6th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Cool, sure – would love to have you on board :) Shoot me a link with the net worth breakdown once you add it up, and I’ll then add you to the list! The more the merrier!


  65. JSBuilds November 7th, 2014 at 1:56 am

    Curious to see how you made out in October, i got decimated in company stock thanks to Oil prices.


    • J. Money November 7th, 2014 at 6:13 am

      I haven’t posted my latest numbers up yet, but we were up around $5k I believe… mostly investment gains from index funds :)


      • JSBuilds November 7th, 2014 at 6:35 am

        Well thats alright, hopefully my index funds help curb some of the 20k or so that i lost in stock. When are you planning on updating?


        • J. Money November 7th, 2014 at 11:33 am

          yeah, it’s a long term play, right?

          I’ll be updating on Monday or Wed of next week… Prob Mon :)


  66. JSBuilds November 12th, 2014 at 7:24 am

    J Money, I took the plunge, can you add me to the Networth tracker, i feel like its time to let some randoms scrutinize my life :)


    • J. Money November 19th, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      Hah! It definitely makes life interesting, that’s for sure :) You’re now added up…. Sorry for the delay.


  67. Morgan November 27th, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Hey! I LOVE this list, could you please add me to the list as well? Thanks a million. M.


    • J. Money December 1st, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      You’re on it now :)


  68. Mark November 29th, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    It’s about time you threw me up there! Thanks man.


    • J. Money December 1st, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      Haha yeah – I was slackin’ there for a bit ;)


  69. The Roamer December 10th, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Hi Jmoney I like not just seeing this list but reading the updates

    Just thought I should let you know that quietly saving and div saver are both showing 404 error messages. For 2 days now.

    Also you have Malachi money on there twice.


    • J. Money December 10th, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      Thank you so much!!! I messed up the link for quietly saving (now fixed!), deleted the duplicate of Malachi, and then Div Saver’s site is now gone (so I took down)… Seems like the larger this list gets the harder it is for me to stay on top of 24/7 – so this was very helpful :) Thanks for taking the time to let me know. I’m glad you’re enjoying the list!


  70. Chris December 25th, 2014 at 11:53 am

    So I love a lot of these blogs but find it interesting that my wife and I have net worth that places us easily in first place on this list. Zero help from anyone in getting there, just lots of smart decisions, good careers and being debt adverse. Thinking I may start a blog sometime soon…


    • J. Money December 27th, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      I’m thinking your blog could be very popular in that case ;)


  71. Ryan@ Debt Free Hustle January 5th, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Thanks for the add J.Money. I look forward to moving up that list and one day being at the top!


    • J. Money February 7th, 2015 at 1:33 am

      I look forward to watching you do that as well :)


  72. Gen Y Finance Guy February 6th, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Thanks for the add J.Money. I was getting ready to send an email to request that I be added to the list, until I realized that I was already on the list.



    • J. Money February 7th, 2015 at 1:32 am

      Hah! I’m magical like that :)


  73. No Nonsense Landlord February 7th, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    I think I would still have the top spot, not enough guts to post yet…


    • J. Money February 12th, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      you can post it in an email to me first to work your way up to it :)


  74. Sue February 17th, 2015 at 8:26 am

    So very glad to have stumbled across this. I have been encouraged by others to start my own personal finance blog. Though it looks like I have a lot more material to read because i have gotten some very great ideas from many names on this list already. I have figured out my “FU Boss” number and am steadily working towards it!


    • J. Money February 17th, 2015 at 10:54 am

      Glad to hear it! Our community is amazing – you’ll be in good company :)


  75. PF Addict March 21st, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    These are some very interesting numbers. I started my blog 9 months ago, but wasn’t fully dedicated to it. It started as a way to make extra income, but with that mindset, I lost interest quickly because it seemed more like a job. Now I am spending more time on it blogging about a subject that I love and just hoping to make some connections and help others along the way. If I happen to make enough money with it to quit my full time job in the future, that would be a dream come true, but I’m not making that my sole reason for doing it. Thanks so much or all you do J. Money. I really enjoy your blog!


    • J. Money March 23rd, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      YES! Love your new outlook *SO MUCH* better. A lot of people see that we make $$ online and just want to jump in and do that, but as you saw there are plentyyyyy of other ways to make money (and faster!) than a blog, even IF you’re successful off the gate. Doing it for the love of a topic or hobby is a much better approach – so glad you’re back and having more fun now :)


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