Interested in photography from an early age, Schulman eventually joined Sarah Lawrence College and studied Photography and Dance. While he was a student at Sarah Lawrence College, he was involved in an incident with a female student and was expelled from the college. Later, he said that he hit the woman in self-defense.
Later in life, Schulman formed a film and photography production company along with his brother Ariel. After a year, he started photographing dance and involved in Contemporary dance.
Schulman came into limelight after he became the subject of an American documentary movie, Catfish, which was directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.The cast members of this documentary movie are Nev Schulman, Henry Joost, and Ariel Schulman. The total budget for this movie was $30,000 and grossed $3.5 million at the box office.
Schulman has also worked as the host executive producer of the follow-up show, Catfish: The TV Show, which was aired on MTV. He has also written numerous popular books including, In Real Life: Love, and Lies & Identity in the Digital Age.
Regarding his nationality and ethnicity, Schulman is a white American. He married his longtime girlfriend, Laura Perlongo, after the birth of his baby girl. He lives a happily married life with his wife and daughter. The divorce between the couple apparently seems unlikely. There is also no rumors of his past affairs and relationships.
Most of Schulman income comes from his acting career and production company. He has appeared and hosted numerous reality show from which he must have collected a huge amount of money. According to some online source, his current net worth is estimated to be $500 thousand.