Philip James DeFranco is a well-known YouTube personality who holds American Nationality. He has best been known for ‘The Philip DeFranco Show’ that was abbreviated as PDS, which was a news show that was centered on the current events, politics and the pop culture and it the show he voices his opinion has often been presented in a very satirical manner, and the frequent jump cuts so as to create a fast-paced feel. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth of Philip DeFranco in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
DeFranco was born in the year 1985 on December 1st, and he has an Italian Descent. He was born in The Bronx, New York and has a stepmother that was working as a car dealership. DeFranco has studied at the University of South Florida, and he is a student of biology at the Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College. Later on, he joined East Carolina University.
In the year 2007, Phil was living in the Tamp Florida and later moved to Atlanta Georgia. Also, he has worked as the waiter in various restaurants. DeFranco has lived in the car as he had no house where to shelter. Later on, he moved back to his father in Tampa, Florida on a condition that he would join college again.
DeFranco has suffered from polycystic kidney disease which he inherited from his grandfather and his father. Politically, he has described himself as libertarian and announced that he would vote for Gary Johnson in the 2012 US presidential election. He has revealed that in several instances, he has used cannabis in the past.
Career, Awards & Nominations
DeFranco career started in the middle of the finals at East Carolina University. During this time, he created his debut show YouTube channel that was dubbed ‘The Philip DeFranco Show.’ This was the platform that he had to discuss news or whatever that he deemed to be important. He requested his followers to go ahead and donate some money so that he could spend the night in a hotel as sleeping in the car was a bit scary for him.
His followers were mainly people from a young age- 16 or 17 years old. He created another YouTube channel that was titled ‘Philip DeFranco ’, and here he posted a series of Vlogs that was referred to as ‘The Vloggity.’ After he experimented to check user perversion, he changed his content to gossip news and Sex.
During an interview in the year 2009, he claimed that he earns a salary of over $250,000 from the various online sources that he operates. In the year 2012, he awarded himself $100,000 while he invested the other chunk of the money into companies that were creating ads.
Apart from being able to create the numerous channels, he went on and started online shows that were very popular among many viewers. The shows included ‘Hooking Up,’ ‘Friday Show’ and ‘The NSFW Saturday’ among many others. He has been nominated in various awards including IAWTV Awards and the Streamy Awards. He has bagged Stream awards several times, and this has helped his popularity to grow.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of DeFranco is estimated to be over $7 million. The wealth has been generated from several sources including his career as a Youtuber. There are very many ads that run through his channel, and he gets paid for that.
There has never been confusion over the fact that Philip has a huge following online. His humor in the videos that he normally posts in his channel and the huge following has generated him a large net worth that can be admired.