American YouTube star Anthony Padilla left the channel Smosh in 2017 to pursue a solo career. But, his earning is still increasing. He started his career in 2002 when he built a website smosh.com. He later moved to YouTube and co-founded the sketch comedy channel with his best friend Ian Hecox in 2005.
Over the next several years, he continued to contribute on the Smosh with his friend and departed from the channel in 2017. What is the net worth of the former co-founder of Smosh? How wealthy is he? Let’s take a look.
Anthony Padilla’s Net Worth And Earning Sources
A social media star Anthony Padilla rose to fame after co-founding the sketch comedy channel Smosh with Ian Hecox in the early 2000’s. But, he left Smosh in June 2017 to pursue his independent ventures. He is also running his personal channel Anthony Padilla since 2006.
According to the Celebrity Net Worth, his estimated net worth is $8 million, as of July 2018. His friend and former Smosh partner Hecox has the same amount of net worth. Padilla success is credited to his one decade-long YouTube journey.
While he was with Smosh, he and his friend used to earn a total $7 million-$10 million per annum from their various entertainment endeavors. Padilla and Hecox used to share their profit after deducting payable taxes and legal expenses of the total income.
After leaving Smosh, he continued uploading videos on his YouTube channel Anthony Padilla. His channel has 2.6 million plus subscribers and 84 million-plus views as of July 2018.
According to YouTube’s AdSense policy, YouTuber receives $2-$5 per 1000 ad views from YouTube. And normally 40%-60% of the total views get the ad. This generates an estimated revenue of $1.2 million annually from his channel.
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Anthony Padilla’s Career Achievements
Anthony Padilla is the founder of the sketch comedy channel Smosh. In 2002, he built a website called Smosh.com which featured numerous flash animations. The website rapidly grew and increasing its popularity.
In 2005, he decided to create a YouTube channel with his best friend, Ian Hecox. Initially, they upload lip sync videos of several theme songs of popular children’s programs including Power Ranger, Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Pokémon etc.
After a while, they gathered thousands of views and audiences on YouTube. That encouraged them to upload sketch and comedy skit videos on their channel. The channel Smosh became the most subscribed Youtube channel in May 2006. Later, Pewdiepie replaced Smosh’s position. They also began adding other language videos and gaming content videos. Smosh also won many YouTube awards and nominations.
In 2015, the duo also starred in comedy film Smosh: The Movie. They appeared alongside fellow YouTubers Jenna Marbles, Harley Morenstein, Markiplier and Grace Helbig.
Padilla worked in Smosh with his friend for almost 12 years and departed from the channel in June 2017 to pursue his solo career. It is also listed in the top five richest YouTube channels in 2017. Now, Smosh is managed by Ian Hecox and it has 23 million-plus subscribers and 7 billion plus views as of July 2018.
Currently, Padilla is active on his own channel which he created back in 2006. In 2016, he lent his voice to the character Hal in an animated film, Angry Birds.
Anthony Padilla: Quick Facts
- Daniel Anthony Padilla was born on September 16, 1987, in Sacramento County, California.
- He was born to father Leezah Padilla and mother Dan Padilla.
- He has three siblings: two brothers Matthew Worrel, Brandon Worrel and a sister Antoinette Padilla.
- He launched his website Smosh.com in 2002.
- He moved to YouTube and created a channel Smosh with his best friend Ian Hecox.
- He worked with him for almost 12 years and left Smosh in 2017.
- Padilla is a dropout of River College in Sacramento, California.
- He was engaged to Kalel Cullen from 2013-14.
- Since 2015, he is dating fellow YouTuber Miel Bredow.