Ian Hecox is a famous American YouTube personality and a comedian. He is best known for featuring as one half of the sketch comedy duo Smosh. The Smosh videos were successfully posted on YouTube in 2005. However, Smosh was first established by Padiliar, a close friend to Ian in 2002. The website was started as Smosh.com and it featured numerous flash animations.
Hecox joined his friend in 2005 when Smosh became one of the most popular channels on YouTube. As of 2017, Ian has an estimated budget of $10 million US dollars. He has won various awards including a Steamy Award for Best Gaming Series for Smosh games which he won in 2014.
Ian Andrew Hecox was born in November 30th, 1987, Sacramento County at California in USA. He was raised up in a middle class family. He attended Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California. Upon graduating from high school, he joined American River College. He was on the cross country team when he was in high school and he continued running at the college level.
During his schooling years, he always wanted to run a marathon but he was restricted by his parents since he was under age. Ian and Padiliar were close friends since the time they first met in 6th grade science class. Moreover, Ian was in an intimate relationship with Melanie Moat from 2007 and they even thought of marrying but their relationship died in 2014. In 2015, Ian started another relationship with his Playmate Pamela Horton.
Ian Hecox started his career as a body builder and participated in a Mr Universe event in 1998. However, he was always witty and funny since he was in high school and he actually says that he felt out of place when he attended classes.
He became famous in 2005 by joining his childhood friend, Anthony Padiliar. The two started posting videos on YouTube on Smosh channel. By November 2016, Smosh had over twenty two million subscribers and six billion views. In addition, Smosh released a comedy music albums; Sexy Album in 2010 and “If Music Were Real” in 2011.
In his career, Ian Hecox has released numerous series such as: The Web Series, Ask Charlie, Smosh Pit Weekly, Honest Game Trailer, El Smosh, High School, and Just Shut Up! among others. Smosh has been considered as the channel with the highest rate of subscriptions on YouTube for three times.
How much is Ian Hecox Net Worth in 2017
On average, Smosh makes an annual earning of at least $4 million. This makes Hecox and Anthony to be among the richest YouTube personalities. Smosh is estimated to have a net worth of $21 million US dollars as of 2017. However, at personal level, Ian Hecox has an estimated net worth of $10 million US dollars. He awes this fortune to the success of their Duo Smosh channel on YouTube.
Ian Hecox and Anthony Padiliar ride along quit well on their video shows. Smosh has been one of the best things that has ever happened in their lives where they are able to make comedy videos that attracts a large audience. They are among the greatest YouTube personalities adding lump sum amount of money to their bankrolls.