|Full Name||Zack Bialobos|
|Instagram Followers||3.1 million|
|Net Worth||Estimated $10 million|
|Years in Nightlife||10+|
Zack Bia is an American entertainment influencer who has made a name for himself within the exclusive Los Angeles nightlife scene. As a prominent DJ, club promoter, and now social media personality, Bia has developed extensive connections across music, fashion, business and Hollywood.
Early Life and Background
Born on June 9, 1996, Bia grew up immersed in the LA scene. His mother worked as a real estate agent to celebrities and his father was a surgeon with high-profile clients.
From a young age, Bia was drawn to the allure of Hollywood and the rich and famous. As a Brentwood School student, he got early glimpses into elite entertainment social circles.
After graduating high school in 2014, Bia headed to USC. He pursued a business degree, but spent more time focused on ingratiating himself with the in-crowd and making valuable connections. Bia seemed to be strategically laying the groundwork for his future career.
Early Nightlife Hustle
While at USC, Bia started promoting events at clubs and bars around Hollywood. He leveraged his family‘s entertainment links to get venues to let the then-teenager organize parties.
Bia promoted his first major event in 2015 at Bootsy Bellows, attended by Halsey, Wiz Khalifa, and Tyler the Creator. Soon he was hosting 2-3 events a week for crowds of 700+ people.
Within two years, Bia had become one of LA‘s top nightlife promoters. Here are just some of the highlights of the exclusive events he orchestrated before age 21:
- G-Eazy album release party at Hyde: Attended by Travis Scott, Kehlani, YG
- Poppy opening weekend: Leonardo DiCaprio, Drake, Kendall Jenner
- Shorebar takeover: Party next to Jay-Z‘s private cabana
Bia had an undeniable talent for creating hype and attracting celebrity guests. His cool yet professional demeanor allowed him to develop relationships with both venues and stars.
Rise in LA‘s Nightlife Scene
Bia was soon hosting bashes for brands looking to tap into his star-filled network. He threw launches and parties for companies like Louis Vuitton, Dior, Vanity Fair, and Vogue.
By 22, Bia was a resident DJ at LA hotspots like Bootsy Bellows, Poppy, and Blind Dragon. His sets blended hip hop, Latin, house, and remixed the latest hits to keep dance floors packed. Celebs like Rihanna and Travis Scott could be spotted in the DJ booth nodding along to Bia‘s mixes.
But Bia wasn‘t just a tastemaker, he was a moneymaker. He charged venues $20K+ per event and could earn over $500K in a single year through appearances. But Bia‘s services were well worth it for the guaranteed celebrity presence.
Influencer Fame on Instagram
As his profile grew, Bia leveraged Instagram to build his personal brand. He gave followers VIP access to his jet-setting lifestyle, partying with A-listers or lounging on yachts.
With a knack for capturing his wild nights out, Bia soon amassed millions of engaged followers. He also displayed his sense of humor through witty captions:
"Me looking at my bank account after I said I would stop spending money but then didn’t"
Bia worked with elite brands like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Prada. A single #sponsored post could earn him $20K+ for endorsing products to his audience.
In 2021, he even launched his own liquor – an elite Japanese vodka called Kyoto. Bia co-created the brand with his nightlife friends, and often promotes it to his 3.1 million followers.
Inner Celebrity Circle
In LA‘s exclusive social scene, Bia‘s star-studded inner circle gives him influence and access. He‘s particularly close to longtime friend Justin Bieber, as well as Kendall Jenner.
His crew includes rappers like ASAP Rocky, Travis Scott, and up-and-coming artists who he connects with through nightlife. Top models also gravitate to Bia, like Hailey Bieber, Bella Hadid, Elsa Hosk, and Alexander Wang muse Anna Ewers.
Bia keeps his personal life private. But his on-again-off-again relationship with Australian model Kristen Pate always sparks rumors when they‘re spotted jet-setting.
While Bia may seem like an overnight success, his network reflects years of cultivating key relationships and leveraging connections.
All those club hostings have afforded Bia an extravagant, celebrity-level lifestyle. At just 26, his net worth is estimated around $10 million.
He lives in a West Hollywood home once owned by Demi Lovato. When not in LA, Bia jets around the world on private planes. It‘s not uncommon to see snapshots geotagged from Mykonos, Paris, Tokyo and St. Barths in quick succession.
His luxury whips include a Rolls Royce Wraith and a Mercedes G-Wagon, often customized with fur interiors. Bia also flaunts rare sneakers, like $20,000 Dior Jordan 1s, along with the latest hype fashion.
This excessive display of wealth is all part of building his influencer brand. And for now, the party seems to be just getting started for Zack Bia.
However, Bia‘s rise has not been without criticism. Some have accused him of leveraging family wealth and privilege to get ahead in nightlife.
Others have questioned the exclusivity of his elite social circle and events, calling him out for gatekeeping.
Bia has also faced backlash for promoting brands like White Claw to his young audience. But so far, the influencer seems unfazed by potential controversies.
Zack Bia By The Numbers
- 3.1 million Instagram followers
- $10 million Estimated net worth
- 500,000 Earned per year at peak from club appearances
- 9 Years since he started promoting his first club events
- 2 Major brands he has launched (Kyoto vodka, Talentless Records)
Now an influencer, Bia continues to focus on smart ventures that leverage his personal brand.
- In 2021, Bia co-launched Talentless Records with long-time friend Justin Bieber. He oversees creative direction and partnerships for the label.
- He signed with Next Models and continues to model in campaigns for Heron Preston, Moncler, and fashion editorials.
- Bia maintains residencies at LA hotspots like The Nice Guy and Delilah, where he hosts star-filled nights.
- He invests in upscale restaurant and nightlife venues, including 40 Love, Delilah, and The Nice Guy.
- Rumors are circulating that Bia is planning to open his own members-only supper club in 2023.
With millions of loyal followers and access to all the celebs that matter, Zack Bia continues to harness his influence and taste-maker status. It seems this socialite mogul has no plans to give up his LA nightlife throne anytime soon.