Tyler Oakley is an American YouTuber and LGBTQ activist. He uses the modern social media to air grievances concerning education, LGBTQ rights, fighting suicide in the LGBT community and health matters. He was as the first gay person that was known to most people due to his YouTube appearance. Following his success in gaining followers on YouTube and support from his community, he has made a good amount from his creativity and dedication. This article will reveal the net worth of Tyler Oakley in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Mathew Tyler Oakley was born in 1989, Jackson, Michigan. When he was about two years old, his parents separated. Just like any mom’s boy would do, he decided to live with his mother while his sister preferred to living with her father. Although the two parents reconciled later, Tyler did not like his father although their relationship improves with time. The other 12 siblings who lived with their rich father were more advantaged over him, so he grew from the poor side. He came to learn the need of working hard and saving.
Tyler was suffering from anorexia when he was in seventh grade. He had to make a tough decision since he realized he was gay and was unwilling to share. He was also stressed for his overweight and physical look that made him work out to be slim. However, his issues came under control when he was involved in music and choir by his female teacher.
When he was done with college, he went to San Francisco to work in social media organization and videos production. He was already making a little money until one time he produced One Direction video which received more than 300,000 views. He was taught how to make money from his followers by BigFrame Company.
Tyler attended Michigan State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in the category of marketing, communication, and social media. He suffered from depression when he was in college after they broke up with his boyfriend and he exclusively confirms to have decided to commit suicide. This was the period he first got into YouTube and used a video to communicate with his former schoolmates who attended other schools.
He is a known celeb who came out clearly about his sexuality and works very hard to prevent suicides that had escalated within LGBTQ community.
His main role model is a lesbian, Ellen DeGeneres, who expresses and influences positive attitudes, self-realization, and acceptance.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Tyler made his YouTube channel in 2007 and succeeded with more than 70,000 views for his first video. He has produced many videos which have attracted more than 600 million viewers. His channel has over 7.7 million subscribers.
Bloomberg acknowledged him as a “YouTube sensation”. He once sang Christmas carols with One Direction together with Jerry Springer. He also has many followers on both Facebook and Twitter, and he is an active member.
He won the Choice Web Collaboration and the male Teen Choice Awards for Choice Web Star. He assisted The Trevor Project to raise over $500,000 which he supports. Binge, one of the bestselling books was launched in 2015 by the project.
His success in social media saw him get a chance to visit the White House where he met President Obama. He talked about education matters when he made a video with Michelle Obama, who was the first lady.
Net Worth & Earnings
Here comes a YouTube personality’s dream turned to reality. Tyler has more than 7.7 million subscribers, and he is, therefore, one of the best-paid YouTubers. He has an estimated net worth of $9 million. This might double in the near future due to his strong campaigns and popularity of YouTube.
Tyler Oakley is an outspoken person who has transformed many minds to boost their self-esteem. He has empowered and advocated for his minority community as well as creating wealth as a young man.