Best known as the co-founder of the American sketch comedy channel smosh.com, the YouTuber and comedian from Los Angeles, California, Anthony Padilla, is not a name to bother with in the YouTube business. Not only is he known for his animations, which he did in the early 2000s, he is also a good writer and producer. In this article, you will learn interesting facts about the young talented YouTube staff, his professional and personal life.
Anthony Padilla Biography, Age
Originally born as Daniel Anthony Padilla on September 16, 1987, Padilla grew up with his parents and two brothers in County Sacramento, California, USA. Anthony’s father, Dan Padilla, and his mother, Leezah Padilla, separated when he was two years old and he was raised by his mother. However, on weekends he visits his father together with his brother.
Anthony attended Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, and after graduation, he transferred to the American River College in Sacramento, California, but dropped out two years later because he was diagnosed with Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP). He then decided to focus on learning code and from there he created a website he called Smosh, which he could use to talk to his friends without going to them. Smosh was founded in 2002. According to Anthony, the name was derived from an incident in which he mistakenly took a friend’s declaration of a mosh pit as “Smosh pit”. At the time of its creation, Smosh was a website where several Flash animations were created. His childhood friend, Ian Andrew Hecox, later joined him in publishing several videos, and by 2005 the site had become one of the most popular and most visited sites. Basically, the channel grew with over 30,000 subscribers, apart from his close friends who used it.
Anthony Padilla’s popularity grew tremendously after he posted a video of himself and his friend Ian showing lip-syncing to the Power Rangers song. The song was so admired that it was shared by his followers. Little by little his Smosh video found its way to YouTube, which was a new website at the time. With around 24 million visitors, Anthony’s Smosh video became the most viewed video on the YouTube channel at the time. After setting up their Smosh-YouTube channel in 2006, both Padilla and his friend began to diversify. They began creating short YouTube scripts such as That Damn Neighbor and Food Battle, their annual video series. YouTube also offered him the opportunity to participate in the first wave of the advertising program. In 2009, he redesigned the channel and added additional videos and a game section. The following year he launched 3 different Smosh based web series: Ian Is Bored, later renamed Smosh Is Bored, Ask Charlie, and Lunchtime with Smosh. From then on their big step to fame began, as both started more channels, which not only made them more popular but also earned them a fair amount of money.
The successful growth of Anthony Padilla’s Smosh-YouTube channel has contributed to his recent wealth accumulation. According to most websites, Anthony has an estimated net worth of $8 million. This was compiled from a total of 7 YouTube channels he co-owns. In 2012, he created 3 channels that will be called ElSmosh, Shut up! Cartoons and Smosh games. By February 2014, Smosh already has a mobile app that can be used to access all videos and other content. Anthony and his friend also released an Xbox One app and many more.
Not only was he successful in his YouTube business, but he was also recognized by many important companies and corporations. He even received numerous awards such as the YouTube Comedy Awards 2006, the Social Star Awards 2013, the 4th Streamy Awards, and the Webby Awards 2016. Anthony released several albums of comedy music about Smosh. These include Sexy Album If Music Were Real, Smoshtastic, and The Sweet Sound of Smosh. Meanwhile, on June 14, 2017, Anthony Padilla announced in a YouTube video titled Anthony is Leaving Smosh that he had officially left Smosh. Before his announced departure he created Anthony Padilla 2, where he would upload videos as much as he wanted.
Anthony Padilla Wife, Girlfriend, Is He Gay?
Although his rise to fame is often related to his skills in making comedy videos, it’s not untrue to say that Anthony Padilla is a handsome and cute looking young guy with lush, thick hair that makes him a sensation among the ladies. Some have even thought he was gay, but Anthony is not gay, in fact, he has an interesting relationship. He was first engaged to Kalel Cullen in 2013, but they broke up shortly after their relationship began. He claimed that the American personality was “manipulative” and “toxic” during their relationship. He also had a relationship with Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram, but in September 2017 he announced that he has a relationship with a popular YouTube star and actress, Miel Bredouw, known as Mielmonster. They are not married yet, but they seem to enjoy their life together.
Anthony is 1.80 m tall and has an athletic body weighing 72.6 kg (160 lbs). He also has a pair of brown eyes, with his chest, waist, and biceps measuring 40, 30, and 14 inches respectively.