Who is Lannan Eacott?
Lannan Eacott was born on December 14, 1994 in New South Wales, Australia. He is a YouTube personality, professional gamer and social media personality best known for his YouTube channel which he operates under the alias LazarBeam. He has been active on the site since 2014 and has gained a huge following for his work in YouTube’s online video game niche.
The Wealth of Lannan Eacott
As of mid 2020, Lannan Eacott’s net worth is estimated to be over $550,000 earned through a successful career as an online content creator.
He has over 13 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and amassed billions of views, most of which add to his wealth through the revenue Google gives him as part of their advertising program. His fame has also given him other opportunities including sponsorships, partnerships and much more.
Beginning of early life and gaming
At a young age, Lannan showed a strong interest and passion for gaming – one of his earliest was the “RuneScape” video game, which is considered a classic by many early 2000s gamers. The video game was accessible through a browser and has received numerous updates over the years, making it the world’s largest and most updated online multiplayer role-playing game.
At the time, he was using the online alias LazarBeam, which would later be his inspiration for his YouTube moniker.
He was never really interested in school and showed no signs of doing well. At the age of 15, he dropped out of high school and preferred to work in the family business. He was involved in his father’s construction videos and during this time he discovered the website YouTube, which was just beginning to gain popularity on the internet at the time.
YouTube is one of the most popular websites in the world and responsible for taking countless online content creators, also known as YouTubers, to the next level.
In particular, it is a big hub for video game content as many video gamers have found success online, as can be seen with names like PewDiePie. Eacott didn’t get into gaming first though, as he created the YouTube channel CrushSlash to show videos of demolition work he recorded on the job, in slow motion. However, his work on the channel was eventually halted after his recording equipment was stolen.
He took some time off and then returned to the site in 2015 where he created a video game focus channel LazarBeam. Initially, he started making commentaries, challenge videos, and gameplay videos of the “Madden NFL” video game series, which is a simulation of the National Football League (NFL).
He then started shifting and experimenting with other games, but growth was slow, but he remained diligent and continued to work on his channel for the next three years, until the arrival of the video game “Fortnite Battle Royale”, which is responsible for his huge boost. in fame and fortune.
“Fortnite Battle Royale” was created as a spin-off of the “Fortnite: Save the World” video game, intended to capitalize on the hype created by “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” of battle royale games. In “Fortnite”, players skydive to an island with 100 participants and then have to search for equipment, fighting against other players in hopes of being the last one standing.
To ensure faster games, the area of the island shrinks, eventually leading players to confrontations. The game received high praise and became a cultural game phenomenonraising the shares of his company, Epic Games.
The wave of fame also led to the popularity of several online content creators such as Ninja, with LazarBeam being one of the YouTubers at the forefront of the game’s wave of popularity. The game quickly earned him 10 million subscribers, becoming the first Australian-born gaming content creator to do so. After his emergence, he became part of a collective of Australian gaming personalities called The Click Crew.
He continued to play the game until sometime in 2019 when he took a step back after dissatisfaction with the second chapter of the game.
Eacott remains active and regularly updates his channel, although he has focused more on releasing videos related to the game “Minecraft”, the best-selling video game of all time; he’s playing a lot more of it, especially with the game’s new updates. In 2019, it was announced that he would appear as one of the few celebrity online content creators for the film”Free guy”, starring Ryan Reynolds. Other personalities who will appear in the movie include Jacksepticeye and Ninja.
The same year, LazarBeam was identified as one of the most watched content creators of the year, mainly due to his popular editing style and use of both comedy and memes.
The following year, he signed an exclusive contract with YouTube to stream for that platform, meaning he would end all streaming association with Twitch for the duration of the contract. He signed the deal alongside fellow Australian YouTube personality Muselk, and the two celebrated the new contract by raising money for charity through a 12-hour stream. This effort helped donate money to bushfire relief efforts in Australia, after the devastating bushfires that hit much of the country in late 2019 and early 2020.
Lannan is in a relationship with Instagram model and social media personality Ilsa Watkins. The two met through Ilsa’s sister Muselk and started dating in 2019. He is the only member of his family to pursue an online career as his sister became a photographer while one of his brothers pursued professional baseball. Aside from his gaming endeavors, he does a lot of charity work, a way for him to give back after all the success he’s had on YouTube. For the past few months he has been stuck at home – and has grown a mustache – with quarantine restrictions in Australia due to the coronavirus.