YouTube is making a lot of people famous – and rich! One of the beneficiaries of this new wave is Danny Duncan. He is not only a YouTube star, but he is also an actor, skateboarder, comedian, and musician. Ever since he joined YouTube, his fame has rapidly risen. He has massive followership of over 2.2 million on YouTube, thanks to videos of his pranks and skateboarding.
Danny has made quite some popular videos that have attracted millions of views. They include ‘Grocery Shopping with Danny Duncan 4’, ‘Falling With 30,000 Pennies’, and ‘Going Down Stairs on a Hoverboard’.
Even though his comedy videos look almost like a realistic reflection of him, he has maintained that they are strictly based on sarcasm, and hence should not be taken seriously. To further portray his collaborative and team spirit, he is closely connected to Christopher Chan and Andrew Hill, fellow YouTube stars. Duncan has expressed his desire to become a professional actor in Hollywood, he is using YouTube to set the ball rolling for himself.
Danny Duncan Bio
The famous YouTube star was born on July 27, 1992, in Englewood, Florida. Danny worked at Walgreens after high school. He didn’t like his job, so he quit after just a few months. Moving on from salary structures, he launched his YouTube channel on March 6th, 2014. Duncan started with posting videos on skateboarding and fixing of ankle injuries.
His Youtube channel may not have been such a hit had it not been for a meeting with Jason Michael Lee, an American actor, and former skateboarder. Lee whose attention had been piqued by Duncan’s videos hired Danny to train him. While the duo worked together, Lee noticed Danny’s sarcasm and sense of humor and advised Danny to get into comedy.
Danny Duncan heeded his advice and collaborated with Christopher Chan to make comedy videos. Their first comedy video, “Steve Hamilton – The Chosen One”, saw him appearing naked while punching a bag. It set the tone for more thrilling videos to come.
By 2016, his prank videos had started buzzing on Youtube. His most famous being Falling with 30,000 Pennies, which has generated well over 20 million views as of December 2018. He has featured his family, especially his sister, in most of his prank videos. The most popular one being ‘Surprising My Sister With A New Car!’, where he surprised his sister with a new car, after first drowning the old one on camera.
Danny Duncan does a bit of singing too. On July 7, 2018, he posted the song, ‘I’m Upset’ featuring rapper after he lost his new scooter. Outside of YouTube, he has launched a line of merchandise under the brand name ‘Virginity Rocks’.
What Is His Net Worth?
Duncan makes money from both YouTube and his merchandise, which is also selling pretty fast. His Youtube channel has over 2.2 million people who subscribed to it as of March 2019. So far, the cumulative number of views his videos have gotten stands at over 400 million views. The channel also averages 500K views from a variety of sources. With YouTube payment rate, he should be making an average of $1,750 daily. This will amount to an annual worth of $638,750 from ads that run on his videos.
The above estimation is hinged on the fact that YouTube stars earn between $2 and $5 for every 1000 monetized view. The range for monetized views usually falls between 40% and 60% of the total views. The actual rate is usually a function of so many factors like how many ads on the video, how many ads got engagements, how many ads were skipped, the location of the viewer, the device the ads were viewed on, and so on. By the time Youtube does all these considerations and takes their cut, the actual worth of the YouTube videos will be paid to the YouTube Star from the amount advertisers paid for the ads.
Putting all of these in perspective and adding the money he makes from his merchandise, Danny Duncan is estimated to be worth approximately $1 million.
Family Life of The YouTuber
He came from a home that had a couple of issues that led to his parents’ separation. This left him in the hands of his mother, who raised him alongside his sister and half-brother. He did not have the best of upbringing, as the mother struggled to raise him. This contributed to motivate Danny to work hard and become successful in life. Having made money from YouTube, he bought his mom a new house.
As far as is known, he is single and not involved in any relationship.