American video blogger (vlogger) and famous YouTube star Philip DeFranco who started with posting his opinions on YouTube in the form of videos and has today become a YouTube personality. Keep reading to know more about Philip Defranco’s net worth in 2018.
Philip Defranco Early Life
Born as Philip James in Bronx, New York, on the 1st of December in 1985. He has an Italian descent.
He went to the University of South Florida and also pursued Biology at Asheville – Buncombe Technical Community College. He was a junior at East Carolina University.
In 2007 he started living in Florida and moved to Atlanta. Before he forayed into video making, he also worked as a waiter in several restaurants. After living in a car, he finally started living with his father on the promise that he would join college, which he did not.
Philip Defranco Career
His YouTube career began in the middle of his finals at the East Carolina University. At this time he created his first YouTube channel called ‘The Philip DeFranco Show.’ This was where he discussed the news, or whatever he thought was important. He asked his followers to donate him some money so he could spend a night in a hotel as sleeping in a car was scary for him.
His followers were mainly people from a very young age group of 16 – 17- year old. He was able to open another YouTube channel called ‘PhilipDeFranco’ where he put up a series of vlogs which were called ‘The Vloggity.’ After a conducting an experiment to check user perversion, Philip shifted his content to gossip, news, and sex.
In an interview in 2009, Philip claimed that he earns a salary of $250,000 from multiple online sources, and soon started denying it in his own videos. In the February of 2012, he gave himself $100,000 per year and invested the rest in his own company. He is also paid by a lot of companies to create videos for their promotion.
Apart from creating multiple channels, he also created several online shows that became popular among the viewers. These include ‘Hooking Up,’ ‘The Friday Show,’ ‘NSFW Saturday,’ ‘Sunday Funday,’ and more. His channel ‘SourceFed,’ which was funded by Google itself, along with all his other channels, was sold to Discovery Digital Networks.
He then got himself involved in the launching of another channel ‘ForHumanPeoples’ this was based on the merchandise in the same name. This later got transitioned into another sketch channel that was called the ‘Nuclear Family.’ He was also a part of the gaming channel ‘Super Panic Frenzy’ that featured multiple other celebrities that were signed by Discovery Digital.
Awards & Achievements
He has been nominated for a series of awards for ‘The Philip DeFranco Show,’ the ones that he won include 2nd IAWTV awards for ‘Best New Series,’ 6th Streamy Awards for ‘Best News and Culture Series,’ and ‘Audience Choice for Best Show of the year. He also won the 3rd Streamy Award for ‘Audience Choice for Best Series of the Year’ for ‘SourceFed.
Net worth of Philip Defranco
Philip has been very lucky to have a great net worth to his credit at such a young age. He has a net worth of $4 million.
Philip commands a dedicated following owing to the kind of quirky humor he manages to pull off on his shows. Philip has been able to realize his talent from a young age and was successfully able to make lots and lots of money out of it. This shows that if we work dedicatedly towards something, it can be achieved.