Shane Dawson is a YouTuber who rose to fame through his comic videos, impersonations and spoof music videos. Apart from being an online video entertainer, he is also a singer, writer, director, and a sketch comedian. He has amassed a total of over 25 million subscribers for his three YouTube channels and has also released music videos and singles. Scroll down to find more information regarding the career and net worth of Shane Dawson in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Shane Lee Yaw was born on July 19, 1988, in Long Beach, California, the United States. Shane did not have an enjoyable childhood as he was frequently abused by his father who was an alcoholic for his overweight. His father eventually left the family and Shane lived with his mother and two elder brothers Jerid Yaw and Jacob Yaw.
Shane was bullied by his friends and neighbours for his obese appearance and his poor financial status. He has lost 68 kilograms since them and now sports a fit and slim look. Shane attended the Lakewood High School, and he developed an interest to make videos when he was working on his school projects.
Shane Dawson was initially in a relationship with Lisa Schwartz. They both were in a relationship for three years and lived together with a dog. However, one day Shane announced that they are separated now and explained later that, it had been a year since their separation and the reason for it is not his bisexual nature.
He also said that Lisa is older to him and was ready to get married and have kids which Shane was not prepared for. He is currently in a relationship with his boyfriend, Ryland Adams. He even cemented the relationship with his father, and he said that the two are getting to know each other well nowadays.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Shane along with his mother and brother was working at the Jenny Craig company when he first published a video on his YouTube channel ShaneDawsonTV in June 2008. The company fired Shane, his mother, his brother and the six co-workers who appeared in the video as it portrayed them pole dancing within the company premises. He released a video titled Fred is Dead in September, which became a huge hit gaining more than 24 million views so far being the most viewed video of Shane to date.
Shane created two more channels on YouTube titled ShaneDawsonTV2 and Shane post the success of his first channel and continued to post videos and vlogs. In December 2014, he released a parody of the song Blank Space by Taylor Swift. The video was removed as Sony claimed copyright infringement and was later included on the platform after two months.
Other than publishing videos on YouTube Shane has also released six singles so far, the first being SUPERLUV. The song was released on iTunes in March 2012 and went on to become a moderate success, topping certain charts. He has also hosted a podcast in 2013, titled Shane and Friends and was trying to make a reality TV show with Sony Pictures Television for NBC. In 2014, Dawson won The Chair competition with his film Not Cool which earned him the prize money of $250,000 along with an opportunity to direct another film. He won The Streamy Awards for Best Vlogger and Teen Choice Awards for Choice Web Star in the year 2010.
Net Worth and Earnings
Being a popular figure over the social media, his videos have managed to gain over five billion views so far on YouTube which is quite an enormous as well as a fortune earning feat. His musical journey and YouTube journey so far has banked him a net worth of $5 million approximately.
From being bullied for his appearance and financial status to becoming one of the most successful YouTuber and getting a place in the Forbes list of most famous web celebrities, Shane’s journey has been an inspiring one and yet again proves that hardships in life are just like a screen covering the paradise, the screen fly aside when the wind of determination strikes it.