Tyler Oakley is an American YouTube personality who is also a social activist and has dedicated himself to LGBT rights. Oakley is an author and has released a collection of amusing personal essays. He has got over 7.8 million subscribers on YouTube, and his videos have been watched more than 637 million times. Keep reading to know more about Tyler Oakley’s net worth in 2018.
Tyler Oakley Early Life
Mathew Tyler Oakley was born on March 22, 1989, in Jackson, Michigan. He has a total of 12 siblings, and his family moved to Okemos, Michigan when he was in sixth grade.
After completing his high school, he went to Michigan State University and studied social media, marketing, and communication. At this time, he was involved in sharing videos on YouTube and used to communicate with his friends who were in other schools.
Tyler Oakley is possibly single. He is openly gay, and there were reports that he has dated YouTube star Troye Sivan. While attending college, he fell into short depression, when he had a break-up with his boyfriend. He has admitted to considering suicide at that time.
Tyler Oakley Career
Tyler Oakley created his YouTube channel in 2007. In the beginning, he used to share videos for one of his friends. His first video was titled as “Raindrops”, and has gone on to post more than 400 videos. He has then swept the internet with his style and unconventional personality. His video contents are based on humour, politics, and pop culture.
He was a member of the collaboration channel called “5AwesomeGays”, and he has produced the Friday video for more than three years.
In 2013, Oakley lent his voice to the web series called ‘The Most Popular Girls in the School’.
He has also co-hosted the weekly news update based on pop culture called “Top That!” in 2013.
In 2014, he was featured in the investigative report called “Generation Like” on Frontline.
Tyler Oakley released his first collection of personal essays called the ‘Binge’ in 2015. It was published by Simon & Schuster.
In 2016, he became the co-host of the show ‘The Tyler Oakley Show’. The show aired weekly on the ellentube platform of Ellen DeGeneres.
He was named in the ‘30 under 30’ by Forbes in 2017. He competed in The Amazing Race season 28 along with Korey Kuhl and finished 3rd.
Awards & Achievements
Tyler Oakley has won the Teen Choice Awards twice in his career. He has won the Streamy Entertainer of the Year and Streamy Activist Icon of the Year award in 2014. In 2015, he won the GLAAD Davidson Valentini Award. He has won the Best Web Personality/Host Award in 2016. Oakley has also received nominations from MTV Fandom Awards and Annual Podcasts Awards. He has won the Variety Famechangers Award in 2016.
Net Worth of Tyler Oakley
Tyler Oakley has an estimated net worth of more than $10 million. This fortune comes from his career as a YouTuber and Podcaster. His videos have been viewed more than 630 million times on YouTube. He received a “B+” grade in 2015, for having over 4 million YouTube subscribers.
Tyler Oakley is considered one of the most popular YouTubers in the world. He is also popular on other social media platforms with over 6 million followers on Instagram and over 5 million Twitter followers and has over hundreds and thousands of followers on Tumblr and Facebook. Due to Oakley’s popularity, he got an opportunity to meet Barack Obama and his wife at the White House. He supports The Trevor Project and has raised over a million dollar for the project.