Dan TDM is a British YouTuber who is known for his video game commentaries. Since starting his YouTube Channel in 2012, he has become one of the most successful YouTubers globally. Not only has he amassed millions of followers, but he has also become a rich man. It is estimated that Dan TDM’s net worth is $35 million, and here is how this YouTube personality became so successful.
Dan TDM’s Early Life
Daniel Robert Middleton was born in Hampshire, England, on November 8, 1991. He has an older brother, and his parents divorced when he was young. While he was a student at the University of Nottingham in 2009, he started his first YouTube channel. He called himself ‘PokemanDanIvI45’, and his channel was devoted to ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.’
Starting His YouTube Channel
He launched his second YouTube channel in 2012, and it is this for which Daniel Middleton is famous. Originally it was called ‘The Diamond Minecart’, and it was a gaming channel. He then changed the name of his channel to ‘TheDiamondMinecart // Dan TM //.’ The channel eventually became simply ‘Dan TDM’ in December 2016, and this is the name by which it is still known. His channel is a series of video game commentaries, and these have covered many video games. Some of the most regular games covered include Minecraft, Pokemon, and Roblox. However, since the beginning of 2020, his channel has also featured reaction videos and community Discord challenges. He films most of his vlogs from his home studio.
In addition to his main channel, Middleton also has a Minecraft Hardcore series that he streams live on Twitch. He then posts an edited version on YouTube. Dan TDM also has his own web series called ‘Dan TDM Creates a Big Scene.’ Although Dan TDM is the star of this series, it also features other actors and social media personalities. The series launched in 2017, and it was exclusive to YouTube Red. As of October 2020, Dan TDM had 23.8 million subscribers to his channel, and his vlogs have received 17.2 billion views. Dan TDM is one of the most successful British YouTubers, and he has made it into many lists of the richest YouTubers for his consistently high earnings. In 2017, he made $16.5 million. Daniel Middleton was listed in the 41st position in the UK’s Top 100 Influencer List by The Sunday Times.
After building a huge fanbase and achieving financial success, Dan TDM has gained a lot of recognition for his work and talents. He has won three Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for his YouTube channel. In 2015 and 2016, he won in the category of UK Favourite Tipster. Then, he won the UK Favorite Gamer award in 2020. Dan TDM also holds three Guinness World Records. His titles include the ‘most goals scored in a game of Rocket League for a team of 2’, ‘the most goals scored in a game of Rocket League for a team of 3’, and most views for a dedicated Minecraft video channel.
His Other Sources of Income
The success of his YouTube Channel has given Dan TDM the opportunity to earn additional income from a variety of sources. Some of these are related to his channel, while others are separate. One way Dan TDM earns money is through merchandise relating to his YouTube channels, such as books, clothing, and gaming accessories. Dan TDM also released a graphic novel in 2016, called ‘Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal.’ Although he had already achieved success in the world of social media, Dan TDM was now successful in a new field. The novel was an instant hit, and it was on the top spot for 11 weeks in The New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover graphic books.
The success of his graphic novel meant that Dan TDM was chosen as the featured guest for the Cheltenham Literature Festival. He then went on a book tour in the UK, followed by book tours in Australia and the United States. In the same year, Dan TDM released the Official Dan TDM 2017 Diary and Activity Book: Lots of Things to Make and Do. This book was aimed at his younger fans, and it was a popular Christmas present in the UK in 2016. Although he is known for his social media appearances, Dan TDM has also ventured into voice acting. In 2018, Dan TDM provided the voice of eBoy for the UK theatrical version of the film ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet.’ He was also the main voice for the 2019 film ‘Dan TDM Presents The Contest,’ of which there was also a web version.
Dan TDM’s Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dan TDM has a net worth of $35 million. He has achieved his net worth predominantly through building up a huge fanbase and getting billions of views on his YouTube channel. He has also made money from sales of merchandise associated with his work as a YouTuber. Dan TDM continues to work as a YouTube personality, and his following continues to grow. Therefore, he has the potential to increase his net worth further in the coming years.
Dan TDM’s Personal Life
For many years, Dan TDM kept his private life to himself. He was so secretive that he did not even reveal his own face on YouTube until after he had reached 100,000 subscribers on his channel, which was in June 2013. According to Wikipedia, Dan TDM married his long-term girlfriend, Jemma, in March 2013. Their son, Asher, was born in January 2020. Although Dan TDM is no longer as secretive about his personal life, he and his wife have decided not to show their son’s face on the Internet. The family lives in Wellingborough in Northamptonshire, England.