Kirill Bichutsky Net Worth (Updated 2022)

Bichutsky is one of the most famous photographers in the world. He has taken iconic photographs worldwide, from his home country of Russia to the United States.

He is best known for his photographs of club life and for making guest appearances at various venues. He has a net worth of approximately $1.5 million. 

NameKirill Bichutsky
Date of Birth:June 9th, 1984 (38 years old)
Place of Birth:Moscow, Russia
Height:5 feet 8 inches (1.76 meters)
Profession:Photographer, entrepreneur
Marital Status:Married
Parents:Mother and father unknown
Net Worth Estimate:$1.5 million

Net Worth

It is not clear what Bichutsky’s exact net worth is, although it is estimated to be about $1.5 million. Bichutsky made his earnings as a club photographer. He was also paid to make appearances at certain clubs around the world.


Bichutsky runs a few of his own companies. He has a limited liability company titled ‘Kirill’s Big Brain.’ Bichutsky formed the company in New York in 2020. 

After graduating high school, Bichutsky began working as a professional photographer. His original style of photography was very different from what he is known for today. He took photos at weddings and parties but struggled to make money at the time.

Soon, Bichutsky began focusing only on photographing at clubs and party venues. He started to focus on the New York nightlife and took photographs of a night out. He posted some of these photographs online and gained a small following for them. So, he chose to continue taking photographs of the club scene. 

Bichutsky’s main inspiration was from comedy bars. He got a job working at Caroline’s on Broadway. While working here, Bichutsky snapped pictures of the comedian working there. He also helped to create internet media for the stars.

One of his names as a photographer was ‘the Slut Whisperer.’ He called himself this name because most of his photos were of women in their underwear or lingerie on nights out. Taking on this alter-ego helped Bichutsky to become more famous. 

Gradually, clubs and venues started requesting Bichutsky to appear. 

They asked him to take photos of nights out to spread publicity of these places. Bichutsky also began working with electronic and dance music artists at these venues. This includes Steve Aoki. They would pay Bichutsky to take photographs of their performance, and Bichutsky would also take photos of his own experiences.

Eventually, this helped Bichutsky to gain more popularity and fame. Before his personal Instagram was closed down, Bichutsky had nearly a million followers. Due to complaints, many of his personal accounts were closed down by social media companies. However, Bichutsky has attempted to reopen them. On his KirillWasHere account, he has almost 300,000 followers.

Under this brand, Bichutsky has made several trademark applications for his brand.

This includes his most famous trademark, ‘Assholes Live Forever’ and ‘Kirill Was Here.’ He filed applications for both of these in 2022.

As part of ‘Assholes Live Forever,’ Bichutsky sells various products. Most of his merchandise is clothing, although the brand also sells home accessories. Assholes Live Forever runs sweepstakes for customers every day. The prizes include a PlayStation 5 console, Xbox Series X console, or $500 cash. So, we can estimate that the company is fairly successful. It is estimated that Assholes Live Forever has an annual revenue of $5 million.

Similarly, Bichutsky filed a trademark with Kirill Was Here to sell clothing. This trademark includes headgear and footwear. However, the company has not yet begun trading these products officially. Bichutsky runs an OnlyFans account under the name of Kirill Was Here. On the site, Bichutsky has a ‘weekly hilariously slutty reality show.’ Unlike other users on the platform, Bichutsky allows users to subscribe to his account for free.

However, Patagonia Incorporation sued Assholes Live Forever, and Kirill Was Here in 2022. 

They claimed that Bichutsky’s brands used the Patagonia logo on their merchandise, but with subtle changes such as vulgar language. It is unclear how much Patagonia is seeking in damages from Bichutsky, but we can speculate that it is a sizable amount. So, this will likely affect the company’s annual revenue and earnings.

As well as these brands, Bichutsky previously ran a podcast named ‘Not the Worst Show.’ On this podcast, Bichutsky spoke with his friends Kevin and Niko.

They spoke on a weekly basis about odd topics from around the world. The show averaged around 60,000 listeners on different media platforms, which helped to boost Bichutsky’s popularity.

However, their last show was uploaded five years ago, and there has been no word on why Bichutsky did not continue the podcast. 


It is unknown exactly how much Bichutsky earns every month. Since he is a photographer, it is unlikely to be a set amount each month.

Instead, Bichutsky earns most of his revenue from venue guest appearances. These locations hire Bichutsky to attend their events and take photographs. It’s possible that they also pay for any expenses while he is there. 

Some of the entertainment companies that hired Bichutsky for appearances include ‘This is After Dark.’ 

When working as a club photographer, Bichutsky formed a trademark for his style of photography. This was titled ‘Champagne Facials,’ and it showed women drinking champagne in a strange way. Bichutsky made the women pose in a way similar to actors in adult films. 

Bichutsky has also made appearances on various TV shows. 

His most recent appearance was in 2018 for the American Meme documentary. He appeared in the documentary alongside heiress Paris Hilton, so we can speculate that his earnings from this show were high. He also appeared as himself in the 2015 TV series ‘3 AM’ for Showtime.

Since his personal social media accounts are private, it is not possible to see more information about his assets like real estate. His current location is also unknown.

Early life

Bichutsky was born in Moscow in Russia, on June 9th, 1984. However, his parents decided to move to the United States when Bichutsky was two. A move like this would have been rather costly, so we can speculate that Bichutsky’s parents were fairly wealthy.

Bichutsky moved to Roxbury in New Jersey, and this is where Bichutsky began attending school. In 2002, he graduated from Roxbury High school and was meant to continue his education at William Paterson University.

He gained a scholarship to attend, which appeared to be based on his merits as a photographer. However, for unknown reasons, Bichutsky did not continue with his education. 


However, Bichutsky is no stranger to controversy.  Many people have criticized his photography approach, claiming his art style is misogynistic. These criticisms have also led to event organizers canceling some of Bichutky’s appearances. 

One of these was in 2015, when Bichutsky was set to appear at two venues, the Bar on Saturday and the Argyle Grill, in Halifax, New York.

However, many social media users contacted the venues to tell them about Bichutsky’s allegedly misogynistic actions. This included some tweets that Bichutksy directed at plus-size women. The clubs were forced to cancel Bichutsky’s appearances but went ahead with the original events. 

The owner of one of the locations, Chris Tzaneteas, claimed that he did not know about Bichutsky’s reputation before the backlash. In a statement, he said, “we’re against anything this guy is for. Even his name on Twitter is Slut Whisperer. He’s just bad news.”

Bichutsky responded to criticism by saying that all the women in his photographs consented to the photos. He said, “the rule of comedy is make fun of everything or make fun of nothing […] how horrible: happy, smiling, laughing girls willingly asking me to pour champagne on them.”

Career Highlights

  • Began taking professional photographs for weddings 
  • Took photos of a night out in New York, gained popularity
  • Branded self as ‘The Slut Whisperer’
  • Took photos of nights out with EDM artists
  • Hired to make guest appearances
  • Controversy led to clubs canceling several appearances

Personal Life

Bichutsky is currently dating Estee Maria, who is also from New York. Maria works as a singer-songwriter and is best known for her songs ‘Upside Down’ in 2014 and ‘You Can Be Honest’ in 2012. Maria gained some followers when she began posting covers on her YouTube channel.

Maria and Bichutsky began dating in 2017, although they kept their relationship private. However, in 2018, the pair appeared together for the premiere of ‘The American Meme’ at the Tribeca Film Festival.

It is unclear where the pair live together, although it appears to be in New York City. They do not have any children.

Fun Facts

In 2022, Bichutsky posted a photo of himself in bed. He claimed that he was getting ready to undergo a colonoscopy. However, a few years later, news broke that he had allegedly died during surgery. 

Linda Finegold, Bichutsky’s business partner, seemed to confirm that the news was true. She said, “we have all suffered an unconscionable loss, and I don’t think anyone has even had a chance to process it. I see a lot of speculation and people asking what happened. I was told his death was accidental and that he went peacefully in his sleep.” 

Finegold also posted a handwritten note on her website to discuss the supposed news. Finegold claimed that she would be closing down the website and sending out the last merchandise.

However, it later emerged that Bichutsky faked his own death. 

Internet users could not find any reports of an official obituary for Bichutsky. No legitimate news outlets reported on Bichutsky’s reported death.

Similarly, Finegold did not share any details on how Bichutsky allegedly died. 

Internet users later figured out that Bichutsky’s death was a hoax. They believe it was possibly a way for Bichutsky to avoid the lawsuit from Patagonia.

Some users have also suggested that it could be a way for him to create more publicity for his brand.

Bichutsky identifies as Jewish. However, he is also a firm believer in science. He spoke about his views on Darwinism and said, “I believe in natural selection. Nature weeds out the weak. My job is to make you fall in love with me. Just because we’re at the top of the food chain doesn’t mean we’re not animals.”

When Bichutsky was younger, he wanted to be an animator for Disney.

However, he soon fell in love with the art of photography. 

There were rumors that British actor, Rowan Atkinson, was Bichutsky’s father. This is because of the similarities between Bichutsky and the character of Mr. Bean. However, users later proved that this rumor was false. 

Bichutsky hosts his own party that lasts for three days, called ‘Kirrill’s Camp.’ This event happens annually in Kent, Connecticut.

As part of this event, guests receive a place to sleep in a log cabin with a bathroom and air conditioning. The cost of the ticket also includes an open bar and all meals.

Guests are also invited to participate in activities at the event. A ticket costs $499, and all guests must be aged 21 or older. It last ran in 2017, and Bichutsky collaborated with Club Getaway to run it.

As part of Bichutsky’s appearance in ‘The American Meme,’ he wore some rather strange clothes. This includes a cow-print onesie that has a hood featuring horns.

He said that he usually tries to dress in this outlandish style for his club appearances. Bichutsky believes this helps him to stand out from the crowd.

Due to his misogynistic tweets and notoriety, Bichutsky has been banned from multiple social media sites. 

Multiple customers have complained about Bichutsky’s business services. Many of them claim that the customer service is poor and has a 3 out of 5-star rating.


Kirill Bichutsky is a world-famous photographer. He is known for his style of taking photographs in clubs and other party venues. Event organizers have also hired him to make guest appearances at locations.

He has a controversial reputation for being allegedly misogynist. He currently lives in New York City.

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