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Andrew Rea Net Worth – $10 million

What is Andrew Rea’s net worth? Is Binging with Babish married?


Andrew Rea (aka Oliver Babish) is an American author and YouTuber, who is best known as the mastermind behind the popular cooking channel, ”Binging with Babish.”


He was born on September 2, 1987, in Mendon, New York, USA, as Andrew Douglas Rea, to parents Annie and Douglas Rea.

Rea is of Italian, Polish, and Welsh descent.

He has an elder brother, David Rea.

His love of cooking stems from his mother, who died when he was just 11 years old.

”I was 11, so I didn’t get the chance to really get into anything too complicated, but she taught me how to make cookies and stew,” said Andrew.

In 2009, Rea graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and Production.

He is entirely self-taught. ”I didn’t go to culinary school, so I am a student of YouTube cookery,” Andrew told The Kitchn. He added: ”If I want to learn how to make something, I’m going to YouTube.”

Babish Culinary Universe

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On August 21, 2006, Rea started his YouTube channel, Babish Culinary Universe (formerly known as Binging with Babis)). However, the first video in the ”Binging with Babish” series was uploaded in February 2016.

On the ”Binging with Babish” series, he recreates famous foods from films and TV shows, roast beast–inspired by How the Grinch Stole Christmas, ice cream–inspired by Avengers: Infinity War, and the huevos rancheros inspired by Breaking Bad. Each episode usually begins with a relevant clip showing the dish he will be replicating.

Andrew also does “Basics with Babish,” a series on his YouTube channel where he breaks down the skills that will enhance your culinary repertoire.

”My ultimate goal is to be on the cutting edge of how cooking shows are made and consumed, and your support is helping me get there,” he says.

In 2017, he said for Premium Beat: ”I started the channel almost by accident – I had bought a camera and a light to do some freelance interview work, and decided to experiment with food photography.”

At the time of writing, Babish Culinary Universe has over 9.86 million subscribers. 

First Book

In October 2017, Rea released the book ”Eat What You Watch: A Cookbook for Movie Lovers.”

The book is a collection of his recipes from various movies as well as personal notes on each recipe. Some of the iconic food scenes Andrew has recreated include – the redemptive birthday cake from Sixteen Candles, the deli fare from When Harry Met Sally, and Charlie Chaplin’s dancing dinner rolls in The Gold Rush.

In July 2019, Andrew appeared on the web series ”Hot Ones” with Sean Evans.

In October 2019, Rea released his second book, titled – ”Binging with Babish: 100 Recipes Recreated from Your Favorite Movies and TV Shows.” The recipes are relatively easy to learn since Binging With Babish’s host presents the recipes in an easily digestible form.

”I’ve read a lot of cookbooks in my day, but this is the first time I’ve ever seen a recipe for Homer Simpson’s Space-Age Out-of-This-World Moon Waffles,” said Sean Evans about the book.

On September 24, 2020, Andrew introduced a new series on his YouTube channel, called – ”Stump Sohla.” It is hosted by Sohla El-Waylly. In June 2020, Sohla called for former Bon Appétit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport to step down due to a photo that resurfaced online and sparked criticism.


He is the host of the weekly podcast, “Bedtime with Babish.”

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Andrew Rea married in 2014.

Rea didn’t disclose the name of his wife.

”We’re hitting two years this May, but we’ve actually been together 12 years as of next weekend! We’re high school sweethearts,” Andrew explained about his marriage in a Reddit AMA.

Rea is currently divorced. ”I guess enough time has passed that I can talk about this, haha, yes, I went through a divorce last year,” Binging With Babish’s host said in another Reddit Q & A

In 2021, Andrew Rea and Jessica Opon got engaged. She worked as a producer, editor, shooter, and director in the Babish Culinary Universe.


In 2019, Rea got a chicken tattooed on his bicep. He also has a tattoo with an image of a knife and a whisk on his left arm.

Andrew’s alter ego, Oliver Babish, is a character from the political drama television series The West Wing portrayed by Canadian-American actor Oliver Platt.

He was a guest on several episodes of the TV series ”The Burger Show.”

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Andrew Rea – Net Worth – Binging with Babish

So, how much is Binging with Babish worth? Rea earned most of his wealth from advertisements on his YouTube channel, which has more than 2.5 billion views (about $7.5 million in revenue, before taxes). In addition, Andrew has more than 1,100 patrons on Patreon. On the platform, Rea has three membership levels, $1. $3, and $5. Therefore, YouTube star Andrew Rea has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Andrew occasionally posts sponsored posts on his Instagram account (bingingwithbabish), which has over 1.1 million followers.

His book, Eat What You Watch: A Cookbook for Movie Lovers, sold very well on Amazon – it has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 from over 2.4k reviews. His second book, ”Binging with Babish,” sold even better.

In total, Rea’s books have over 14,500 ratings — an estimated 725,000 to 1,450,000 copies sold.

Rea sells t-shirts on his website. He also worked as a visual effects artist for SwitchFX Inc.

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