Noraly Schoenmaker aka Itchy Boots is a Dutch YouTuber and traveler who has a net worth of $2 Million. She is best known for sharing travel vlogs on her YouTube channel, which amassed over 2 million subscribers. Her two greatest loves are riding motorcycles and exploring the world.
Noraly was a geologist until quitting her job to travel full-time in 2018. Since then, she has cycled more than 130,000 kilometers around the globe. Noraly enjoys her independence and is a solitary traveler.
She frequently says that going on solo trips enables her to meet new people and forces her to step outside her comfort zone. So in this post, we will discuss Itchy Boots’ net worth and biography.
Itchy Boots’ Net Worth
Noraly Schoenmaker was born on June 30, 1987, in the Netherlands. Her father used to run a hardware shop near their home and her mother was a housewife. Growing up, she attended various private schools in Rotterdam where she finished Kindergarten Elementary School, and high school.
Later, she proceeded to Amsterdam for further studies where she obtained her MSC from the University of Amsterdam. Noraly received her Master’s degree in Geochemistry when she was just 23 years old.
After earning her degree, she traveled to Australia to gather rock samples for her upcoming Ph.D. research. But everything went completely against her planned schedule and came out differently.
She felt the urge to explore a little bit farther after gathering her rock samples successfully before heading back to her home country. After deciding to go through Australia, she ended up in India and New Zealand.
When Noraly was in India, she concluded that she was no longer interested in pursuing a career in science. All she wanted to do was travel and discover more of the globe. So, Noraly chose to continue her global travels and canceled her Ph.D. research right away.
After a few months, she discovered herself in Indonesia with exactly 100 Euros in her bank account. Noraly flew back to Perth to get answers because she didn’t know how to quickly collect money to keep traveling.
She ended up working as an exploratory geologist in the mining sector for around six months while she was in Perth. She resigned from her work and left Australia as soon as she realized she had enough money saved up.
Noraly traveled alone on a backpacking trip across Southeast Asia, East Africa, Central America, and South America. About two years later, Noraly was broke jobless, and homeless after spending all of her savings. At this point, she had to return to her home country of the Netherlands.
Afterward, she secured employment with an International dredging company when she arrived. There, she spent five years working on several dredging projects all across the globe. She was thrilled that she could work and travel at the same time. In the midst of all of this, she became distracted and felt the desire to return to traveling full-time.
In 2018, Noraly quit her job, sold her home, and booked a one-way journey to India and she hasn’t looked back since then. She aimed to start a travel blog and offer various trip advice and suggestions for anyone who enjoyed traveling alone.
She instantly launched her blog titled “Itchy Boots” where she began writing about Bangladesh, and India, after taking a backpacking trip across them. Noraly stayed in the small town of Manali while touring the Northern region of India.
Noraly traveled for around 3,000 kilometers around the Himalayan Highlands on a rented Royal Enfield bike. That was the first time she had ever ridden a motorcycle for weeks. Itchy Boots earned a net worth of 2 million US dollars.
Noraly Schoenmaker created her YouTube channel called “Itchy Boots” in November 2018 and uploaded her first video titled “YouTube teaser – first video coming soon”. Some of Noraly’s most popular videos include:
- They try to trap me in Honduras 🇭🇳 DANGEROUS! |S6-E52|
- Corrupt Nigerian Police Officer demands MONEY 🇳🇬[S7-E62]
- I bought a new motorcycle for more Itchy Boots adventures
- Itchy Boots THE MOVIE: the end of an era
- Most Memorable Events in 60.000 Kilometers of Motorcycling the World
- Guatemalan POLICE escort Dutch biker and her motorcycle through area with BANDITS
- Opening up the engine of my Honda CRF300
- [S1 – Eps.92] CROSSING INTO RUSSIA
Noraly began a relationship with her boyfriend after she met him while at the University. However, the relationship ended because of her desire to travel. Noraly is not currently married and has no immediate plans to do so.
Itchy Boots Net Worth
Itchy Boots has a net worth of $2 Million as of 2024. She generates income from her multiple sources such as creating content on her website and making videos on YouTube. Itchy Boots amassed millions of followers on social media thanks to the impressive content that she creates.
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