If you’ve heard of Rhett & Link, you know for sure that Charles Lincoln Link Neal III is the geeky looking better half of the Internet duo. For his fans and those close to him, Link is funny in an awkward way, a control freak and someone who tends to choke and gag when his palate is confronted with an unknown or strange food.
Link Neal: Biography, Age
The link was born on 1 June 1978. He was born in Boone Trail, North Carolina, the son of his parents Charles Lincoln II and Sue Capps. Unfortunately, his parents divorced when he was just two years old. Sue then married her high school sweetheart Jimmy Capps and got custody of Neal. After the marriage both Neal, his mother Sue, and his stepfather moved to Buies Creek.
In elementary school, Link met a friend who changed the course of his life, and that friend was Rhett McLaughlin. The couple met in first grade when they were asked to work together to color mystical creatures and animals. This was the beginning of a lifelong friendship that would last for more than 30 years. Soon the duo realized that they had a mutual affinity for painting. Link once called his friendship with Rhett a relationship that resembled fraternal twins who were similarly separated at birth.
The friendship between Link and Rhett affected their educational background: The couple attended the same elementary school, Buies Creek Elementary, the same middle and high school, Harnett Central High School. They didn’t stop there and were both accepted at North Carolina State University, where, not surprisingly, they were roommates.
Link and Rhett shared every experience, but it was when they were fourteen years old that they began their first creative venture, writing a screenplay for a film called Gutless Wonders. They shared various memories including several near-death experiences, camping trips, first jobs, and, strangely enough, they had the same first and second girlfriends, Leslie and Amber. It was said that the friends had signed a written contract to do something big together, but unfortunately, Link lost the contract along with his wallet two years later.
Neal graduated from North Carolina State University in 2000 with a degree in industrial engineering. After graduating, Link began working for the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), where he worked for quite a while before leaving in search of a full-time entertainment job. Today he works with his best friend Rhett James McLaughlin as “Internetainer” and co-owner of “Mystical Entertainment”.
Link had previously stated that since he quit his last job and started working with his friend, he has received both job satisfaction and more money to support his family. Link’s work schedule now takes him Monday through Friday on their YouTube channel, which has over 12 million subscribers. Their follow-up channel, called Good Mythical More, has over 2 million followers.
Link Neal is known for being a fussy eater, as evidenced by several episodes in which he is gagged after a new meal, which earned him the nickname “Mystic Vomit Bucket” on his GMM show. Link is also known as a neat freak, he admits how obsessed he is with organizing things and cleaning screens on weekends.
His Wife, Kids
Link met his wife in his first year at college. In 2000 he married Christy White at a roller skating rink in Kinston, NC. The couple has three children together – a daughter, Lillian Grace Neal at age 15, Charles Lincoln IV their first son at age 13, and Lando James Neal their last child at age 8.
Link Neal is not a dwarf and stands at a pretty decent height of 6 feet, that’s about 1.86 m, he seems to be still far away from his buddy Rhett from the height.
His Net Worth
Neal is not only a YouTube personality but also an actor and comedian, combined with years of work for the International Business Corporation (IBM). All this combined adds up to a net worth of $8 million. He also earns decently from brand advertising, stage appearances, and income from his YouTube channel.