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Shay Carl Butler was born on the 5th March 1980, in Logan, Utah USA. He is a YouTube personality and video blogger well known under the name of Shay Carl. He is the owner of five YouTube channels; two of them – named SHAYTARDS and shaycarl – are extremely popular, having more than one and three million subscribers respectively. Shay Carl has been accumulating his net worth being active in the industry since 2007.
How rich is the most successful video blogger on YouTube? It has been estimated that the total size of Shay Carl’s net worth is now over $30 million, accumulated over just the past eight years.
Shay Carl Net Worth $30 Million
The boy was raised in Logan Utah, Phoenix Arizona and Pocatello Idaho, as his family moved from place to place. After high school Carl decided to serve on a two year mission to Trinidad, Barbados and Guyana as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Mormons. Afterwards, he entered Idaho State University, but dropped-out with a view to having his own business, and worked as a DJ and school bus driver for some time. In 2007, Shay created his first YouTube channel. His popularity jumped after another vlogger Philip DeFranco name-dropped him. He created one channel after another, and his popularity grew every day. In 2009, he won the Mashable Open Web Award in the category of the Best YouTube Channel or Personality: SHAYTARDS.
Following this success, Shay Carl alongside his eight friends (Ben Donovan, Danny Zappin, Scott Katz, Lisa Donovan, Philip DeFranco, Kassem G, Paul Ballon and Derek Jones) created the worldwide multi-channel network Maker Studios, Inc. The result exceeded their expectations, as by 2012 they has more than 1,000 channels signed under their network and had over 1.1 billion views in a month, with their popularity growing every day. The Walt Disney Company offered them a fantastic price of $500 million for the Maker Studios, and after the deal was completed, hefty taxes paid and the sum was divided to all co-founders of the company, the overall size of Shay Carl’s net worth shot up. It is worth saying that before selling the company, they won the 4th Streamy Awards ICON award (2014) in the category of entrepreneurship.
In addition to being the owner of popular YouTube channels, Shay Carl is also an actor of web series. He appeared in five episodes of the web series “The Station” (2009) created by Lisa Donovan and Danny Diamond; two episodes of the web series “The Annoying Orange” (2010) created by Dane Boedigheimer, and three episodes of the web transmedia mockumentary sitcom “My Music” (2012–2013) created by Fine Brothers. More, he landed a role in an episode of the television series “No Ordinary Family” (2011) created by Greg Berlanti and Jon Harmon Feldman. He also voiced the online animated series “Shaybeard”. Of course, all these projects added sums to the net worth of Shay Carl.
Finally, in the personal life of the vlogger, Shay Carl has been married to Colette Butler since 2003, and the family has five children.