Ray William Johnson, an American actor, producer, comedian, director, and a writer who is very well-known for his YouTube channel, ‘Ray William Johnson’ and the very first YouTube channel to reach 5 million subscribers. Now let’s have a close look on Ray William Johnson’s net worth in 2018.
Ray William Johnson Early Life
Johnson was born on August 14, 1981, and was grown up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Earlier in 1999, Ray William Johnson accomplished his graduation from Norman North High School. After finishing his graduation, he was very fond of studying history so he further went to study history. Later, he decided to receive a law degree after his under graduation. He posted YouTube videos while his college time. They were standard blog videos which initially gained a little following, but now the channel is deleted.
Ray William Johnson is currently in a relationship with Kelly K Ferrell (an active Instagram user) since 2016. His current whereabouts are in Los Angeles.
Ray William Johnson Career, Awards & Achievement
Johnson started off his journey with his YouTube channel ‘Ray William Johnson’ during his college time. His first videos were normal blogs which got a following of around 25-30 people. He became popular through his YouTube show ‘Equals 3’, which started in the middle of 2009 where he provided some humorous comments on viral videos. Due to this show, he became the first YouTube millionaire to acquire a net worth of $1 million. The show provided his channel 10 million subscribers and 2.6 billion total views at the end of the last episode by him which broadcasted in March 2014 as he stated that he was unable to fulfill himself creatively anymore. The show returned in July 2014 with different hosts. Now the show is currently being hosted by Carlos Santos.
His first scripted web series ‘Riley Rewind’ with Anna Akana, released at the end of 2013, consisting of 5 episodes, which got over 10 million views on Facebook, receiving a huge amount of appreciation from users as well as other magazines. During this series, he and Akana worked on a podcast namely “Runaway Thoughts” which interacted with the audience and discussed on general topics.
Comedians On, Booze Lightyear and Top 6 are some of his other great works, where the first two were canceled due to unavailability of Carlos Santos, as he was busy in hosting the ‘Equals 3’ show. These shows are produced by his own studio, “Equals Three Studios”.
He is actually the executive producers of the ‘Top 6’ show which is a “list show” written and hosted by none other than Kelly Landry which talks about 6 items on a given topic.
While living in New York (2010 to 2011), he started a blog viz ‘Breaking NYC’ which covered his experiences in New York.
Johnson has also tried his luck in a couple of movies like ‘The Fluffy Movie’ released in 2014 and ‘Who’s driving Doug’ that was released in 2016, which received a rating of 5.3 and 3.9 from Rotten Tomatoes respectively.
Awards & Achievements
Johnson’s web series ‘Riley Rewind’ was categorized as the 7th best web series of 2013 by ‘Variety’ magazine.
He got listed by The Hollywood Reporter for the ‘Comedy Class of 2013’
Net Worth of Ray William Johnson
RWJ’s net worth is approx $8 million. Now, he makes his fortune by uploading various blogs on his new YouTube channel ‘Ray William Johnson’, releasing a video every week and gets around 50k views per video. He is also a producer of ‘Top 6’ and owner of the Equal Three Studios.
Ray William Johnson is one of the well-known YouTuber with a variety of talents such as of a director, comedian, actor and a writer. His best works include ‘Equals 3’ and ‘Riley Rewind’ making his channel the best YouTube channel of his time. Now, he is the owner of Equals Three Studio and is hoped to release some content soon.