Who is Shane Dawson and what is his net worth 2018? Shane Dawson is an American actor, songwriter, director, author, and YouTube personality and sketch comedian. He became famous after making comedy videos on YouTube where he created recurring characters as well as impersonating celebrities and creating various spoofs of musical videos and television series. He went on to become an actor and has featured in various films and TV shows. Shane was born in the year 1988 on the 19th of July.
Shane had a rough childhood living with his parents because his parents were alcoholics and he was regularly abused by his alcoholic father. His mother ended up abandoning the family. During his teenage years, he was overweight and was often bullied for this, and also the fact that he came from a poor family. He is particularly close with his older brothers. His two brothers have been his source of support during hard times. Shane comes from a mixed descent having Welsh, Swedish, English and Dutch descent.
He started making his YouTube videos after he turned his high school projects into videos and upload them to YouTube. He then went on to lose weight, losing up to 68 Kilograms. He loves dogs and has been known to have five dogs namely Chocolate, Miley, Unicorn, Uno and Charlie. He further has two cats, showing him to be a great pet person. Shane once dated Lisa Schwartz and they even moved in together for a while before they broke up and separated. He is now dating Ryland Adams from the 24th of October, 2016.
Shane’s first YouTube channel is known as ‘ShaneDawsonTV’ was started in the year 2008, March and the first video that is still on the channel was uploaded after three months. At that point in time, he was working at Jenny Craig, same to his brother and mother. However, in August the same year, Shane, his brother, and mother as well as six others were all fired after they appeared in a video uploaded by Shane which showed him pole dancing inside the building where they worked.
He continued uploading videos on the YouTube channel and in September 2008, he uploaded Fred is Dead which went on to get over 24 million viewers on YouTube and it is his most viewed video on YouTube. He later set up another channel known as ShaneDawsonTV2 where he occasionally uploads new videos a well as on the older channel ShaneDawsonTV. He later renamed the second channel to ‘Human Emoji’.
Shane started a third channel known as ‘Shane’, which he regularly updates with new original content on Mondays to Fridays since May of the year 2010. Since the year 2010, Shane went on went on to start a music and television career. He started with a short video which was just 30 minutes long called SD High. In 2013, he began producing a podcast which was called Shane and Friends. He has also worked on various music videos producing parodies such as ‘Blank Space’ by Taylor Swift in the year 2014.
He has released two memoirs, one in 2015 titled I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays and in 2016 he released It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays. Through his works, Shane has won several awards such as the Streamy Awards for the Best Vlogger, and Teen Choice Awards for the Choice Web Star.
Shane Dawson Net Worth
Shane Dawson net worth is an estimated $4.3 million. He has earned his money through his various YouTube channels as well as the various films he has appeared in. From Smiley, he earned a reported $966,667 amongst others.
Shane Dawson is an actor who became famous after starring in YouTube videos. The videos made him famous to the extent he has become a household name as a YouTube comedian.