Shay Carl is a popular American YouTube personality, vlogger and an author who has been called as one of the “most successful video entrepreneurs on YouTube” by Forbes. Shay Carl has three YouTube channels, two of which has more than three million subscribers. He is also the owner of his own production company called ‘Maker Studios’. Let’s find out how much is Shay Carl’s net worth in 2018.
Shay Carl Early Life
Shay Carl Butler was born in Logan, Utah on March 5, 1980, to his parents Laurie Butler and Carl Butler. He has got three siblings and all his siblings are YouTubers.
After completing his high school, he spent two years for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Guyana, Trinidad, and Barbados. He went to Idaho State University but dropped out to get employed.
In January 2003, Shay Carl got married to Colette (“Katilette”) Butler. They have five children named Daxton, Brock, Emmi, Avia, and Gavin. His family is called the “Shaytards”. His children’s lives have been distributed in public.
Prior to becoming a YouTube personality, he was doing various jobs including Z103’s radio DJ, a bus driver in school, and installing granite countertops.
Shay Carl Career, Awards & Achievement
Shay Carl started creating videos and uploading it from 2007. His first video was called ‘Fun with Helium and Passing Out.’ He then decided to upload a video every day. He became popular after his video was watched by Philip DeFranco.
He later joined the partner program of YouTube and became the co-founder of Maker Studios. In 2009, he teamed up with Midi Mafia for creating a flash mob in Las Vegas’s Planet Hollywood. He owns the YouTube channels “SHAYTARDS” and “shaycarl” with four million and one million subscribers respectively. He has frequently worked with celebrities such as Bas Rutten and Charles Barkley.
Butler also runs the podcast entitled “When the Kids Go to Sleep” with his wife Colette. In March 2017, he shut down his YouTube channel for a long time.
Shay Carl has appeared in various web series like ‘The Station’, ‘The Annoying Orange’, ‘MyMusic’, and ‘Wonder Quest’. He has lent his voice to the online cartoon series called ‘Shaybeard’. In 2011, he guest appeared in the television series ‘No Ordinary Family’. Shay Carl has also guest appeared in the TV series ‘Studio C’ in 2016.
Awards & Achievements
In 2014, Shay Carl won the ICON award at the 4th Streamy Awards. He was nominated in the 3rd Streamy Awards in the category of ‘Best Non-Fiction or Reality Series’ in 2013. In 2009, he was awarded the Best YouTube Channel or Personality at the Mashable Open Web Awards. In 2014, his YouTube channel appeared in the list of ‘Top 100 Channels’ of New Media Rockstars.
Net Worth of Shay Carl
Shay Carl has an estimated net worth of more than $35 million. This fortune comes from his career as a YouTuber. Within a period of six months, since he first posted his first video, Shay Carl used to get $2,000 a month. Part of this wealth also comes by selling Maker Studios for $500 million to Walt Disney Company.
Shay Carl is considered one of the most popular YouTube personalities in the world. He has posted many videos on his YouTube channels and has got over 5 million subscribers. He is one of the most successful vloggers in the world. His video topics are generally based on life adventures, weight loss, parenting and adult related topics. As a YouTuber, he has bought properties in Pocatello, Idaho in 2014 and Inkom, Idaho in 2016. He has appeared for Adopt the Arts Foundation.