Karl Ess Net Worth in 2023 Career & Relationship

Estimated value: €5 million
Age: 32
Born: 09/13/1989
Country of origin: Seattle (USA)
Source of Wealth: Youtubers, Entrepreneurs
Last updated: 2021

Short introduction

Karl Ess is one of the best-known fitness YouTubers in German-speaking countries. He has been running his own channel since 2012, which now has several hundred thousand followers and millions of views. Karl Ess is also active as an entrepreneur in a wide variety of areas and sells, among other things, his own fitness program and his own supplements for training.

early life

Karl Ess was born to a German father and an American mother in 1989 in Seattle, USA. However, he spent a large part of his childhood and youth in Germany. After school, he first got by with a few part-time jobs before finally starting to study industrial engineering in Stuttgart. This study was to change his life forever, because it was here that Karl Ess met his later, long-standing business partner Ralf Sättele.

With this Ess founded various companies, which are still active and profitable today.

Over the years, Ess has developed into a successful and very prominent YouTuber and, at the same time, into a multi-entrepreneur and pioneer of the vegan scene.


Today, his companies include the supplement brand Pro Fuel, a chain of fitness studios called Fit One and the clothing brand Gym Aesthetics. Due to his fame and his conviction that the vegan lifestyle is the healthiest, Karl Ess also became a leading figure in the vegan scene. The enterprising businessman also knows how to use this image skilfully and of course also sells a wide variety of products made from vegan raw materials.

His extroverted nature and some decisions in the past have made his path very difficult at times. Still, Ess kept his focus and climbed his stairway to success step by step. Videos with expensive watches and sports cars have already brought him rumors that he is just a show-off and people-catcher who wants to enrich himself by advertising overpriced products to his fans. However, even such rumors could not harm him because his fans are loyally behind him and continue to support him. Karl Ess is now also active in the areas of finance and career coaching. He gives insights into the life of an entrepreneur in paid courses and explains how his success was possible.

Career highlights

2012: Launch of his YouTube channel
2014: Opening of his fitness studio in Stuttgart
2014: Founding of the juice manufacturer Juicery in Munich
2019: Opening of the restaurant The Healthy Secret in Stuttgart

Famous quotes

“I am on a journey myself to grow, learn and inspire others to do the same.”

“Everyone needs to question themselves and allow for positive changes in their lives of their own accord.”

“There are two ways to learn: Either through your own mistakes or through the successes of other people.”

“I became a YouTuber with the aim of becoming an entrepreneur. It is important for the success of a company to have a certain level of recognition.”

The quotes make it clear once again how Karl Ess thinks and how he is knitted in an entrepreneurial sense. He is very keen on continuous development. Be it business or private. However, in his opinion, in addition to a lot of diligence and perseverance, a certain level of cleverness is also required. He doesn’t have to master everything perfectly himself, in some areas it is easier and more effective to get experts on board. His unconditional desire to become an entrepreneur and to be successful has made Karl Ess what he is today: namely exactly that, a successful and well-known entrepreneur who does not allow himself to be discouraged even in difficult times and who sticks to his path.

Amazing Facts

Karl Ess is an avid collector of expensive and rare watches. He now has an impressive collection, which he also presents, at least in part, to his fans on social networks.

In addition to watches, Karl Ess has another expensive hobby: cars. He has several valuable luxury cars in his possession, but they are also changed relatively frequently, which is why it is difficult to say exactly how many cars Ess owns.

Ess has been a committed vegan for years. Today he even has a hybrid car with vegan seats. Still, he doesn’t believe in “converting” others to veganism. Rather, he would like to encourage people to think and hopes that they will then find their own way to a healthier and vegan life.

Estimated value: €5 million