The Internet is a medium that has millions if not billions of people in mind, across all religions, races, tribes, faiths, doctrines, and so on. When people don’t ask questions, they look at or upload pictures, chat with friends on Facebook, or watch a video on YouTube. Over time, different people have made sure that we spend more time on the Internet and hold on to the screen with different actions. One such person is Connor Franta, who is known for his comedy and lifestyle videos.
He is also a well-known gay icon who, after explaining his sexuality, supports and encourages other young people in questions of sexuality. Would you like to learn more about him? Below you will find some facts.
Biography – Who Is Connor Franta?
The social media star was born in a Roman Catholic family as the third child of Peter and Cheryl Franta, who were doctors and housewives at the time.
Connor Joel Franta was baptized at his birth on September 12, 1992, in Wisconsin. His family soon moved to LaCresent, Minnesota, where he grew up with two brothers and one sister – Dustin, Nicola, and Bradson. He attended elementary school at St. Peter’s Catholic School, attended Lacresent High School, and transferred to the Roman Catholic College Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, where he studied economics.
Over the years Connor has made a name for himself through his YouTube videos. His first video, Connorfranta, was created out of boredom but was unknown to him. The channel made a huge success out of the fact that the video gained viewers and subscribers in numbers that grew to about 4 million subscribers and 400 million viewers.
Before its debut in 2012, he joined a YouTube channel called “our2ndlife” (O2L) in 2012 along with five other guys (Trevor Moran, Justin Caylen (JC), Kiann Lawly, Dillon Ricky, and Sam Pottorff) who are also YouTube personalities. Aside from O2L, Connor was able to achieve his goal of reaching one million subscribers, which is more than his other O2L members can boast. In time, after achieving much and becoming famous on his own, Connor Franta left O2L in 2014 for reasons he described as personal.
Connor is not only a YouTuber but also an author; his debut memoir “A Work in Progress” went public in April 2015 and became a bestseller. With well over two thousand copies sold, it also became a New York Times bestseller for 16 weeks. The memoirs were an autobiography about his “outer life”, as he would put it, and they were awarded the Good Reads Choice Award for Best Memoir and Autobiography in 2015. In 2017, the established author announced the arrival of his second book “Note to Self”, which he also called an autobiography about his “inner life”.
In order to better demonstrate his value as a person of many talents, Connor Franta joined forces with Andrew Graham and Jeremy Winniberg in 2015 to create a record label that was doing very well all along. In addition to being an entrepreneur, Connor has also shown his deep concern for people living in extremely poor conditions; to celebrate his 22nd birthday, Connor launched a fundraising campaign he called “The Thirst Project”. He launched it to build water wells for the people of Swaziland in 2014, with the goal of raising $120,000 in one month.
Within 10 days of construction, he was able to achieve the goal, and by the end of the month, he had collected $230,000. After the project was realized, he was honored with the Governor’s Award for his great efforts on June 30, 2015.
Seeing how successful his 22nd was, Connor Franta, on the occasion of his 23rd birthday, again started a campaign with a goal of $181,000, and of course, he achieved even more in the end, which he in turn used to build 16 more water wells in Swaziland.
His Net Worth
Connor Franta has a net worth of $3 million, and he has achieved this not only by posting fun and lifestyle videos on YouTube. As already mentioned, he is a published author and has a record label. Connor is also an entrepreneur, as he owns several companies, including a clothing line and a lifestyle brand.
Is Connor Franta Gay, Who Is His Boyfriend?
It has become a kind of norm that Youtube celebrities show their loved ones in some if not all of their videos. This is the process by which their teeming fans know who has their heart, but for Connor, there have been no such incidents that have certainly led to speculation about his sexuality. In response, Connor released a video on December 8, 2014, in which he admitted to being gay.
He stated that he had known about his sexuality since he was 12 years old because he had no love for the women he dated in high school. However, he could not speak openly about it because he was not sure if it would be accepted.
Connor claimed that he was happy with who he was, mainly because his family and friends had handled the situation quite well, and as such he was willing to help those who were struggling with their sexuality. Interestingly, the 6-minute video entitled “Coming Out” was viewed by him over 12 million times, making it the second most viewed video on his channel.
Although Connor is single, rumor has it that he is dating Australian singer, songwriter, and actress Troye Sivan. They have been seen together on several occasions showing affection for each other, they even have a couple’s name #tonnor, which is now a trend in social media, even though both parties have not publicly acknowledged the affair.
Although he has done really well, Connor Franta is not on the big side. He is 1.75 m (5 ft 7) tall.