Ian Hecox is a famous American YouTuber, actor, director, and producer. He is the co-founder of the hit YouTube channel Smosh which he started with his friend Anthony Padilla. Ian Hecox creates funny videos and uploads them on his channel. Currently, his channel Smosh is the fourth most subscribed channel on YouTube with nearly 22 million subscribers. Let’s find out more about how much is the net worth of Ian Hecox in 2018.
Ian Hecox Early Life
Ian Hecox was born as Ian Andrew Hecox on 30th November 1987 in California, USA. His parents are Sharon Hecox and Stephan Andrew Hecox. They have both appeared in videos of the Smosh Channel. Ian also has a sister named Melissa Hecox.
Ian completed his high school graduation from Del Campo High School. This is where he met his future Smosh partner Anthony Padilla. They both were together in a science class in 6th grade.
Ian and Anthony started uploading funny videos on YouTube which led to the birth of the now famous Smosh Channel.
Later on, Ian went to American River College but dropped out to expand the Smosh channel and also to open new YouTube channels like Smosh 2nd Channel, Smosh games and so on.
Ian Hecox has been in a relationship with Melanie Moat who is a former YouTuber. She has her own channel named Mostly Melanie. After their breakup in 2014, Ian became romantically involved with Pamela Horton who is a model.
Ian Hecox Career, Awards & Achievements
Ian Hecox and his friend Anthony Padilla started a website named Smosh.com when they were in their teens. They uploaded funny videos on the site which was shared by their many school friends. Some of their videos found their way on the new and upcoming website YouTube.
Seeing the growing popularity of their videos on YouTube Ian and Anthony started their channel Smosh on YouTube. Till date, they have uploaded hundreds of videos and gained an enormous subscription base of 22 million subscribers.
Inspired by the success of their original channel, Ian and his friend launched many more channels like Smosh games, Smosh pit, Elsmosh and Smosh France. Each channel has a regular upload schedule of various shows.
Ian has also been part of movies like Smosh: The Movie and Ghostmates (released on YouTube). Ian has given his voice in the animated movie The angry birds movie.
The Smosh team has also created an android app called iShut Up App and another app to access Smosh videos.
In 2017 Ian’s partner Anthony Padilla left Smosh to pursue an independent career in YouTube leaving Ian the sole owner of the popular channel.
Awards & Achievements
Ian Hecox has received various awards and accolades along with his Smosh team.
The Smosh team has been nominated for various Streamy awards, Teen choice awards, Annual shorty awards, Webby awards and social star awards.
Ian Hecox first won the YouTube award with his team in 2006 in the comedy category. In 2013 the Smosh team won the Social star award. 2014 saw them winning two more awards, Streamy award, and shorty award. They also won the Webby award in 2016. Recently they have won two Streamy awards in the Live and Gaming category.
Net Worth of Ian Hecox
Ian Hecox has a net worth of $10.5 million which he has amassed from the revenue of his various YouTube channels, movies and shows.
Ian Hecox is one of the YouTube veterans who made millions by being at the right place at the right time. He has gained success through his consistent performances that are popular for his perfect comic timing. An extremely talented artist, Ian Hecox continues to amaze and entertain his fans even after a decade-long YouTube career.