DanTDM or Daniel Robert Middleton is an American YouTuber and a professional gamer. He is so famous in the gaming arena that it has led him to win several prestigious awards. Here’s a quick summary of DanTDM’s net worth in 2018.
DanTDM’s Early Life
Born on 8 November 1991 in Aldershot, England, DanTDM is the eldest child of his parents. His father was in the British Army, and due to his numerous transfers and postings, DanTDM along with his family had to move a lot. The number of times his dad got transferred can be decided by the fact that in just 10 years of DanTDM’s early life, he attended 10 different schools. Due to this fact, he didn’t have long lasting friends in his childhood. One of the most painful incidents of his life is his parents divorced when he was just a child.
After they got divorced, DanTDM along with his younger brother and his mother moved again to a new place, but this time for permanent. He was admitted again to a new school, and it was here that he found his life partner Jemma. In a very short time they became good friends, and at the age of 18, DanTDM began dating Jemma.
Finally, on 17 March 2013, they got married. DanTDM got his college education at University of Northampton and in 2010, he made his entry into the YouTube world. His channel was about the Pokemon game, and in his videos, he appeared as “PokemanDanLv45”. He currently resides in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England.
After getting popularity with his Pokemon videos, DanTDM created his YouTube channel, “The Diamond Minecart” in 2012. It was again a gaming channel, and its audience were mostly children among 5-10 years of age. Subsequently, the name of the channel was changed to “TheDiamondMinecart // DanTDM” and then finally to just “DanTDM” on 12 December 2016. In addition to gaming videos, he makes short films too that involve original characters.
His gaming videos focus mainly on the popular game, “Minecraft”, but from 2016 onwards, he has been seen uploading videos about other games, like “Roblox” and “Tomodachi Life”. DanTDM has been a regular guest at the “Insomnia gaming festivals”. On 6 October 2016, he launched his first novel, “Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal”.
The novel focuses on characters from his YouTube videos, such as Dr. Trayaurus, Denton, Fin, DanTDM’s dog Grim and, DanTDM himself. DanTDM has also worked at Netflix in the web series, “Skylanders Academy”. In 2017, DanTDM with few other social media entertainers and actors created a web series called “DanTDM Creates a Big Scene”. The series was aired on 7 April 2017 on YouTube.
Awards and Achievements
DanTDM’s channel, “The Diamond Minecart” has been listed as the top YouTube channels of the United Kingdom. It has got over 18.5 million subscribers and over 12.4 billion views till date. In July 2015, DanTDM was listed amongst the most popular YouTubers in the world in terms of viewership. He topped the Forbes list of Highest-Paid YouTubers in 2017, earning $16.5 million per annum. The awards DanTDM has received till date are:
• Guinness World Record (Most goals scored in “Rocket League” game in a team of 2 and 3).
• Guinness World Record (Most views for “Minecraft” channel).
• Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (UK’s Favourite Tipster) in 2015 and 2016.
Net Worth of DanTDM’s
DanTDM’s net worth till date is $10 million. The main source of his income is his YouTube videos. As revealed by him in an interview with “The Big Issue”, he gives most of his time to his videos. This dedication towards his work has led him to achieve this fortune.
DanTDM is one of the most successful YouTubers of the world. Famous for his gaming videos, he rules in the hearts of gamers today. They call him “a person with the super-focused mind”. He is a source of inspiration for all who want to make their fortune in the gaming world.