Achieving financial security is the dream of the majority of Americans. Earning $250,000 a year could be the financial goal of thousands of Americans, but to Erika Kullberg,33, her dream was worth more than the $250,000 she made as an attorney at a Big Law firm.
She quit her job and pursued her dream. Fate had it that Erika achieved her dream just as she had planned. Now, she has multiple sources of income making her more money than in her previous employment.
She has become an internet sensation attracting legions of netizens on the internet seeking to know her story. We collected her personal and professional information from multiple sources to create a minibiography in response to the netizen’s demands.
Erika Kullberg Biography
Erika Kullberg is an American YouTuber, attorney, and personal finance expert. She has a passion for educating people about personal finance strategies and entrepreneurship, which she does on her YouTube Channel, TikTok, and Instagram. Erika has appeared in Inc. Magazine, US News, Business Insider, and recently in the White House
Kullberg comes from a mixed race as her father was American and her mother Japanese. She was born on 12th January 1990. Erika was born in the United States but later relocated to Japan. Her father was in the military from the age of 18 and spent most of his life working to provide for his family.
According to a YouTube video by Erika, her father never spent on nice things as he wanted to ensure his family had enough. Her father’s character motivated Erika to work hard in school and also at work as she wanted to make her father happy. According to an Interview with Wildly Wealthy Life, Erika confessed that she was married to a man she met in Tokyo.
Erika Kullberg Education
Kullberg was passionate about education. She wanted to be a doctor but after failing in organic chemistry she switched her ambitions to law. Kullberg joined the University of Notre Dame to pursue a bachelor of Arts in sociology with a minor in Japanese which she did at Nanzan University in Japan.
On campus, she participated in the Japan Club of Notre Dame, the Diversity Council of Notre Dame, and South Bend Juvenile Correctional Facility as a volunteer mentor and a mentor at the Notre Dame Football Team.
After graduating, she went for Doctoral studies at the George Town University Law Center where she pursued a doctorate in law. At school, she participated in Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance, and Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, and founded the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Club.
Erika Kullberg Career
Since graduating, Erika focused on becoming a professional lawyer. She started practicing as an intern at Verizon where she supported senior attorneys in multiple practice groups such as wholesale and government contracts, and property and public sector contract compliance.
She also reviewed the agreement and drafted contract amendments for video content distribution. In August 2014, Erika joined Federal Communications Commission as a Law Clerk. Her responsibilities were conducting research and working with the senior legal team.
Her breakthrough came in November 2016 when she was hired by Morrison and Foerster LLP as a corporate attorney. Kullberg specialized in mergers and acquisitions. She worked with companies such as Fortune 500 to venture capital funds. Erika also dealt with joint ventures, company formation, and general corporate governance matters.
She was an advisor for technological, communication, financial, and fintech companies. Kullberg earned $250,000 as a salary. However, it was not enough. She quit her job to start her own company.
Erika Kullberg’s Story
According to a YouTube video on her Channel, she quit her high-paying job because of ten words her former boss told her. Erika had a close relationship with her grandpa. When he was sick, Erika traveled 5 hours to pay him a visit. He was later taken to the hospital but Erika did not have the time to visit him because she was busy with work.
Erika was dedicated to her work and had never given any excuse or extension for her assignments. However, the situation with her grandpa impelled her to ask for an extension, which her boss declined to offer.
She tried to reason with the boss but he kept on telling her ten words ” What do you think we pay you so much for?” After failing to convince the boss, Erika worked on her assignment that took so much of her time, which she had planned to visit her ailing grandfather. Unfortunately, Erika’s grandpa passed on.
The event broke Erika’s heart, leading her to the decision to quit her job regardless of the salary. She wanted a job that would give her freedom. Many of her colleagues doubted her. Some even laughed at her ideas. Erika doubted herself but she held on to her dreams because the reason she was working for her dreams was stronger than her reason to quit.
Erika Kullberg’s Success Story
In October 2019, Erika Started a YouTube channel focused on educating people on financial matters. She shared her success story in paying $200,000 student loan debt. She also educated people on investing, savings, passive income, and minimalism. Her channel started having an impact.
She planned to monetize her channel by March 2020 but it happened at the end of April. Her YouTube revenue was $1,570 in April 2020 and $8,376 in May. She also made money from YouTube-sponsored videos which made her $7,000 in May 2020. The total amount she had planned to make in 2020 was $200,000 and by May she had made $24,087.
In January 2020, she started Plug and Law Company, which is an online law firm focused on entrepreneurs and small business owners who cannot access legal services from big law firms. Erika’s Plug and Law has been featured in Business Insider and the US News and World Report.
Kullberg is active on social media. She has close to 12 million followers across YouTube, Tik Tok, and Instagram. More than 566K people have subscribed to her YouTube channel which has a total of 26,887,583 views. Her Tik Tok account has 8.7M Followers and 52.8M Likes and finally, 4.3 million people follow her on Instagram.
She has added to her platforms a podcast called Erika Taught me, where she will be talking to business leaders, authors, creators, and anything that will help people grow in their careers and personal lives.
Erika Kull berg’s Net Worth
Erika earns well from her YouTuber Channel and Company. According to the source, Erika’s net worth has been valued at approximately atat $ 20 million.
here are some fast facts about Erika
Nationality: Asian American
Net Worth: $1.2 million