Ghost Town Living Exposed: Is Brent Underwood The Real Deal?

Fun Facts About The Newest Owner of Cerro Gordo

Published: April 21, 2023

Last updated: April 21, 2023

By Joshua Smith πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

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Ghost Town Living Facts


πŸ’‘Full Name and Age

Brent Underwood (age 33)

πŸ€‘ Net Worth

YouTubers are typically wealthier than they admit, often downplaying their net worth to appear more relatable.

As of 2023, Brent Underwood of Ghost Town Living has a net worth of $4,700,000 USD.

This is based on the value of his home and mine at Cerro Gordo which cost $1.4m, his profitable online business and stock valuations.

🀩 Income Streams

YouTube ads, sponsorship deals, merchandise sales and affiliate marketing.

🌍 Location

California

✌️Common Praise

An infectious personality by a guy with a unique story.

Sam Parr and Shaan Puri have discussed Brent’s channel on the My First Million podcast in the past.

❌ Notable Complaints

He faked being a bestselling author.

πŸš€ The X-Factor

Brent has been living alone for so long.

πŸ“ˆ Creator Trends

His YouTube channel continues to blow up.

πŸ•΅πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Private Life

Brent Underwood does not have a girlfriend, although he has numerous single females who are fans of his channel. Perhaps one of these will move out there with him?!

πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» My Verdict

One of the most incredible YouTubers around whose videos keep me watching until the end!

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How did Brent Underwood become rich?

Brent was destined for a life in the corporate world, but became a backpacker and enriched himself with experiences throughout South and Central America.

Upon returning, he created his own hostel called HK Austin. He also partnered with marketing firm Brass Check alongside Ryan Holiday who is known for his stoic quotes. These two businesses together have turned Brent into a multi-millionaire in just a few years.

How much does Ghost Town Living make and how?

With more than a million subscribers, Ghost Town Living makes around $17,000 per month on YouTube through:

➜ Ads that play on his channel

➜ Selling his own merchandise

➜ Brand sponsorships and affiliate deals

He’s in the process of building a hotel so YouTube fans and other guests can pay to stay overnight and even explore some shafts.

Creator Praise

Many people like his channel because:

➜ Creating compelling stories

➜ Exploring down deep shafts

➜ Solving his water issues

➜ Buying his abandoned castle in Texas

And simply being remarkable as a human being.

Creator Red Flags

Despite his fame, Brent from Ghost Town Living isn’t without some controversy. Many people have been trying to expose him for being fake or something, but he’s the real deal.

His main controversy came via manipulating Amazon’s algorithm to become a best seller through his book, ‘Putting My Foot Down’ which went viral in early 2016.

My Verdict

I’m so inspired by Brent’s success on YouTube with a unique angle to content creation. Cerro Gordo Mines has me so captivated!

From watching so many videos (’cause they’re addictive), there are key lessons that can propel our lives forward, both on a business and personal level.

My key takeaways are:

➜ Stay focused and humble

➜ Open your mind to opportunities

➜ Be willing to do the hard things

➜ It’s OK to live alone

And play the long game. Brent plans to be creating for the next 10+ years!

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