Who is Danny Duncan?
Born on July 27, 1992 in Englewood, Florida, USA, Danny Duncan is a personality best known for his YouTube channel. He posts various types of videos, including skateboarding, pranks, and video blogs (vlogs). His diligence on his site has earned him millions of subscribers.
Danny Duncan’s Wealth
As of the beginning of 2020, Danny Duncan’s net worth is estimated to be over $3.7 million earned through success in his various endeavors which have all contributed to his wealth. He lives a luxurious lifestyle, travels consistently and buys new items such as cars or gadgets.
His primary source of income is his ad revenue on YouTube in conjunction with an online business.
Beginning of early life, education and career
Danny grew up alongside a sister and a half-brother in Englewood, and spent most of his childhood with his mother, as his parents separated when he was young. Seeing his mother’s struggle, he got motivated to find a way to earn a significant income to help his family.
However, he initially had no direction and mainly skateboarded in his spare time.
He attended nearby Lemon Bay High School (LBHS) which serves all nearby Florida areas. In 2014 the online platform YouTube caught his attention because it was a way to gain fame and money, as many have experienced in the past. Several personalities have gained fame on the site, including video gamers, beauty enthusiasts, fitness freaks, vloggers, and many others. The website allows users to upload videos to the public, and content creators have a chance to earn significantly through Google’s advertising program, which earns them revenue through advertising.
YouTube and acting
While Duncan focused on skateboarding and dealing with injuries such as the usual ankle injuries for skateboarders, a few people took notice. He eventually took the opportunity to be trained by actor and former professional skateboarder Jason Lee, who is known for his work on the series “My Name Is Earl”. He worked well with Lee Die noticed of his ability, as well as his humor and ability to improvise comedy, and dedication to making YouTube videos. Lee then encouraged him to try to pursue acting as it seemed to be a field in which he could flourish.
He took the advice to heart and then sought help from fellow YouTuber Christopher Chan, and the two began making videos of comedy skits and other short videos that showcased their acting. His following continued to grow over the years and he expressed a desire to one day pursue professional acting.
Pranking and wealth
In 2016, he took a different direction with his channel when he started posting prank videos, which is one of the most popular types of videos on YouTube. Danny’s first prank video showed him going out in public, carrying a box of 30,000 pennies and then pretending to accidentally drop the pennies in front of strangers.
The video was a hit and it became one of his most viewed videos, gaining around 15 million views in a short period of time. This motivated him to make more jokes, and as time went on, he started incorporating his comedy and jokes into his videos naturally. He started making more vlog style videos showing off some of the crazy things he does.
He often interacts with strangers without hesitation and is not afraid to do unusual things for substance and comedy. As his views grew steadily, his income began to grow, and this income eventually provided him with a more luxurious lifestyle. He started using his new income to help his family by buying his sister a car while integrating a joke and also buying a house for his mother.
He also bought expensive merchandise to show his viewers, and started playing pranks that involved a lot more money, such as hiring athletes or flying to another part of the US.
Other Efforts and Controversies
In 2018, after his newly purchased scooter was stolen, Duncan ventured into music by creating a song called “I’m Upset” which described how he felt about this situation. This remains his only song release as he shows no interest in becoming a recording artist. With his huge following, he also launched a personal website, intending to sell merchandise under the name Virginity rocks. His fame grew to the point that he toured the US in the “Virginity Rocks Tour” where he met fans and promoted his merchandise.
When shooting videos, he is often interrupted by fans as he has become a well-known personality in the country. It’s not all sunshine for Danny though, as his jokes and attitude have gotten him into trouble a few times. In a prank, he put a small swimming pool in the back of his pickup truck and drove on the highway – the police ticketed him for endangering the safety of those around him on the highway. He also started a feud with another prank YouTuber – FouseyTube – whom he accuses as someone who makes pranks using actors, so most of his pranks are fake. This drew some negative comments from Fousey.
Duncan is single, but has had two long-term relationships in the past. However, in recent years, he has been enjoying the single life and has no plans to have a girlfriend any time soon. There has been much doubt about the sudden rise in his wealth and his adaptation of a lavish lifestyle on his channel. Others believed his family may have been wealthier than he thought he was. Fans defended him, but as with calculations, he could afford the lifestyle he has now as he has earned a lot of income from his YouTube earnings and the merchandise he sells. In his free time, he enjoys going to the gym, exercising and keeping fit.
|First and last name||Danny Duncan|
|Awards||Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, Grammy Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album|
|Music groups||We the kings|