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Who is Safiya Nygaard? How old is she? Her Bio: Age, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Boyfriend, Parents

Who is Safiya Nygaard?

Safiya Nygaard was born on 16 July 1992, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and is a comedian, writer, actress, and YouTube personality, best known for initially finding fame while creating video content for BuzzFeed. She’s since been working on her own YouTube channel, which has a huge number of followers.

The Net Worth of Safiya Nygaard

How rich is Safiya Nygaard? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $500,000, earned through success in her various endeavors. She’s also done theatre work, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Safiya was raised in Chicago; she has South Asian, Native American, Middle Eastern, Hispanic as well as Caucasian ancestry. She grew up in the Muslim faith, but became highly interested in pop culture as a child. Very little information is known about her family or if she had any siblings – she attended Whitney M. Young Magnet high school, and during her time there, was a part of “The Young Company”, as well as the CPS Advanced Arts Education Programme in Theatre Arts.

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After matriculating, she enrolled at prestigious Stanford University, focusing on Drama. During college, she was involved with Ram’s Theatrical Society, as a head writer, director, and assistant producer on numerous occasions. She also participated in various theatre productions as an actress, including in “The Crucible”, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”. After graduating, she started working on the web series entitled “Tiger Dad Comedy”, as a director, producer and writer.

sonny and cher impersonators ? happy new year everyone! check out ~i dressed like it was 1967~, link in bio! comment ? if u have already watched!

Posted by Safiya Nygaard on Sunday, December 31, 2017

BuzzFeed Career and Other Endeavors

In 2015, Nygaard began working with BuzzFeed, which is a digital media company initially earning popularity through its numerous pop culture-related content, before branching out to more serious journalism. She was a video production intern, and in the same year became a video fellow, working on numerous video releases of the company on YouTube. She became a full-time video producer, and co-created several shows of the network, including the “Ladylike” series, as well as helping BuzzFeedYellow increase its subscriber count significantly.

look mom, im a youtuber now!! thanks to the fine bros for having me today! ???

Posted by Safiya Nygaard on Sunday, May 14, 2017

She stayed with BuzzFeed for two years, before announcing her departure in 2017 through the social media website Instagram, having already created her own YouTube channel which was starting to gain a significant amount of traction, and was now able to manage it full time. She began uploading more videos to her own channel, mainly consisting of beauty and fashion and associated tutorials. She is also known to produce challenge videos, as is popular with numerous YouTube channels. With more time in her hands, she also re-focused on her acting interests, and has appeared in a few project; in 2015, she made several appearances as a part of “TMI Hollywood”, and was also a production assistant for the episode “Bitch Please” of “Revenge of the Commodes”.

Personal Life

It is not a secret that Safiya is an avid “Harry Potter”, fan and her love for pop culture lead her to start working with BuzzFeed. She mentions that she is not a morning person and has to set three alarms to help her wake up. She also loves performing pranks, even on BuzzFeed staff members, with the help of others.


She is in a relationship with Tyler Williams whom she met while in college, though they did not date during that time. It was only in 2014 that they rekindled their friendship, and a few months later the two started dating. She said that their first date was to Disneyland, and because of that the two go to Disneyland every year for their anniversary. Safiya is not a fan of dresses that are too tight, as she doesn’t want to feel exposed in case she has a big meal.

Other Trivia

Nygaard is also a fan of various sauces – her boyfriend has mentioned that she loves to dip into any type of sauce. Her favorite cereal is Lucky Charms mainly because of the marshmallows which she saves until the very end. She also loves a variety of music – her favorite artists include Britney Spears as well as Muse. She is also into sports, and her favorite sports team is the Chicago Blackhawks ice hockey team. Along with Tyler, the two own a pet cat. Aside from YouTube, Nygaard is also highly active on various social media websites including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, often promoting her YouTube channel on all three.

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