Philip DeFranco is a YouTube personality and video blogger. He is popular for the show ‘The Philip DeFranco Show’. The show is based on pop culture, politics, current events, and celebrity gossips. His primary channel has got more than 5 million subscribers with a total view of over 2 billion. DeFranco’s network of channels has got over 6 million subscribers. DeFranco has got many other YouTube channels like SourceFed and Philly D. He is the founder and CEO of ‘The Philip DeFranco Network’. He also has a family vlogging channel called ‘TheDeFrancoFam’. The estimated net worth of Philip DeFranco is $4.5 million US Dollars.
Philip James DeFranco Jr. was born on December 1, 1985, in The Bronx, New York City, New York. His father’s name is Philip Franchini, Sr. and he also has a stepmother who is employed at a car dealership.He first attended the University of South Florida and then later went to the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College to study biology. Philip then joined the East Carolina University.
He was living in Florida but later moved to Atlanta. Prior to making videos, he used to work as a waiter in various restaurants. He used to live in a car until he moved back with his father on the condition that he will return to college. He went to his father in Tampa, Florida but did not return to his college.
Phillip DeFranco is married to Lindsay Jordan DeFranco, travel vlogger. They have a son named Philip “Trey” DeFranco III born in April 2014. The couple is expecting their second son who will be named Carter William DeFranco in late 2017. The family resides in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles.
When DeFranco was at East Carolina University, he created the YouTube channel ‘sxephil’. He used to call it ‘The Philip DeFranco Show’ where he used to talk about news and things that mean to him today. He then created his second YouTube channel called “PhilipDeFranco” to which called “The Vloggity” as it included series of vlogs. In August 2007, he uploaded a video called “Big Boobs and You” which became a hit with over 1.8 million views.
He then changed the content to news, gossip, and sex. He sought his viewers for the game competition called Spore Creature Creator. He became the founding member of ‘The Station’but did not continue with it. DeFranco then launched LTA (Like Totally Awesome). It was run by Sarah Penna, who was the creator of Big Frame. In 2008, he appeared in the web series ‘Hooking Up’ along with Kevin Wu and Jessica Rose.
In July 2010, he co-created ‘CuteWinFail’ with Toby Turner, which is an online series and has been described as the YouTube corresponding of America’s Funniest Home Videos. In 2012, he was signed with ‘Revision 3’. A year later his assets were acquired by Revision 3. In 2012, he launched ‘SourceFed’. In 2017, he founded the ‘The Philip DeFranco Network’ and regained control of all his properties.
In 2008, Phillip DeFranco won the ‘Wired magazine Award’ for ‘Sexiest Geek’. In 2013, he won the IAWTV Awards. He won two awards at the 3rd Streamy Awards. This was followed by another win at the 4th Streamy Awards. In 2016, he won two Streamy Awards.
How much is Net Worth of Phillip DeFranco in 2017
Phillip DeFranco quite a success by creating YouTube channels. He has a number of YouTube channels and his videos have been viewed more than 5 billion times. By doing so, he has gone to accumulate good money for himself. Phillip DeFranco’s net worth is an estimated $4.5 million US dollars as of 2017.
He owes this wealth to the success of his videos and also by appearing in the web series ‘Hooking Up’. He has also launched a channel based on a clothing line. His shows have been nominated in various events. He also became Discovery Digital Networks’ executive. DeFranco has also launched ‘DeFranco Elite’ which is a fan-funding website Patreon.
DeFranco has inherited the polycystic kidney disease from his father and grandfather. He is a libertarian and supported Gary Johnson in the 2012 presidential election. DeFranco’s wedding with Lindsay Jordan was held in March 2015 and the wedding dress selection was telecasted in ‘Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta’ on TLC.