In this article, you will read about Nadav Ossendryver Biography, Awards, Latest Sightings & Career…
Nadav Ossendryver is the founder and CEO of Latest Sightings, an online, real-time, wildlife spotting service for visitors to the Kruger National Park. In 2016 he was named by forbes as one of the Africa’s Most Promising Entrepreneurs, Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30.
Nadav Ossendryver Awards
- 2013: Lead SA Youth Hero Award
- 2014: The Nelson Mandela Youth Leadership Award
- 2014: Social Media Star
- 2014: The Creative Counsel Young Jewish Entrepreneurs Award.
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Nadav Ossendryver Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 Million which he has earned from Youtube.
Going Viral On Youtube
Ossendryver’s obsession with wildlife began when he was just eight-years-old, however, it was only in 2011, when was 15, that he launched his first wildlife-spotting YouTube channel, Kruger Sightings, after a family holiday to the Kruger National Park. The channel was an instant success.
“It was one of those small YouTube channels and my first video ever actually went viral,” Ossendryver says.
This was despite some misgivings from the wildlife community about the possible interference of social media.
“At the time that was the only way to get the community going. I couldn’t think of any other way and I wanted people to know about this so they could share their sights, and because it’s online, it’s instant. In the past a lion could be a kilometre from you and you would have no way of knowing it.”
Ossendryver, who is currently studying for a B-Com degree part-time, has taken his influence beyond YouTube.
He has capitalised on the channel’s success, launching a website and app, and together with social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram updates wildlife enthusiasts on where interesting animals and birds can be spotted. The service also provides Kruger National Park accommodation recommendations and specials.
“Only when I finished Matric [did I realise that] this community is so big, let’s try and monetise it so I could do something I love forever, and I could make a living off it. So the monetisation kind of started in the past two years and YouTube and the media around it is a big part of it.”
Ossendryer has also partnered with Tendopro, an online education platform to provide wildlife courses to students, particularly those in rural and poverty-stricken areas.