Oakley, an American podcaster, has been vlogging and hosting radio shows since 2007 and he’s been doing extremely well with it. How much can a vlogger and podcaster make though? What is Tyler Oakley’s net worth and how did he come across his wealth?
Net worth in 2017:¬†$8 million
Source Of Wealth:¬†Videos, podcasts
Residence:¬†Los Angeles, California
Education:¬†Michigan State University
Tyler Oakley’s Career
Tyler Oakley was born on March 22, 1989 in Jackson, Michigan. Now the young star is known for being active among many different social media platforms and standing up for the LGBT community (specifically the LGBT youth).
Oakley began his online career in 2007 when he released his first Youtube video called “Raindrops.” At the time he was a freshman at Michigan State University. Now his Youtube channel has over 8 million subscribers and 615 million views. He’s also got a substantial following on Twitter and Instagram as well with 5 million and 6 million followers on each, respectively.
What is great about Oakley is that he uses his social media platforms and other platforms as a way to interact with and help others. Oakley is openly gay and has spent most of his time on the internet speaking out for gay rights and assistance for LGBT youth. He is even a huge supporter of¬†The Trevor Project, an organization helping to prevent suicide among LGBT youth.
In addition to his charity work and his Youtube channel, Oakley has also hosted and co-hosted a number of red carpet events. The 28-year-old internet sensation has also appeared on several other broadcasting platforms like “Insider Tonight.”
He has also done a number of live shows. In 2014 he premiered a live show tour called “Tyler Oakley’s Slumber Party.” The show featured Oakley in pajamas doing a number of skits and interactive segments with his audience. Initially he planned to go to two cities, however, the show sold out in 72 hours and Oakley added seven additional dates to the tour.
Since starting his internet career in 2007, Oakley has won many awards. Some of the larger mentions have been the Best LGBTQ+ Podcast, TIME Magazine’s “The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet” and Best Web Personality. There’s no doubt that he is well loved but is he well paid? What is Tyler Oakley’s net worth?
Tyler Oakley’s Net Worth
He is one of the most recognizable Youtube/Web Host personalities in the United States today and his wealth certainly shows for it. Tyler Oakley’s net worth sits at about $8 million. How was the internet star able to accumulate such wealth in just 10 years?
Well, a bulk of his wealth has come from his Youtube channel. As you may know, Youtube pays its high-click channels a pretty substantial amount of money. Some Youtube personalities make up to six figures a year.
In addition to Oakley’s Youtube cash he is also raking in a bit of money from his podcasts and various appearances (as host, co-host, guest, etc). In fact, in 2016 Oakley launched “The Tyler Oakley Show” which airs weekly on Ellen Degeneres’ ellentube platform. It is likely he will be able to make some extra money doing this as well.
Oakley’s net worth would have probably been much higher than $8 million by now. As mentioned above, however, he has a soft spot in his heart for The Trevor Project. He has both donated and raised millions of dollars to the organization throughout the years. Remaining active in the LGBT community is extremely important to the young star.
And¬†he¬†has no intentions of going anywhere any time soon. Oakley¬†is continuously working on new content and continuously working to help others. He is a part of the new, growing “Generation Like” and he knows how to work it to make a profit. It’s likely you’ll even see Tyler Oakley’s net worth grow in the years to come.