David Dobrik is a popular Slovakian-American star of social media. He became famous when his vine went viral and more than a million followers flocked to his stream. By 2015, he became a sensation on a video sharing platform and it was at this time, he turned his focus on establishing a Youtube presence. Already a celebrity, his popularity soared to even greater heights. At the tender age of just 22 he’s already amassed a net worth of $4 million, but how did he do it?
Dobrik has a unique social media presence
Many current social media stars gain notoriety through vines that appeal to large groups of people in some way. Dobrik was successful in directing the content of his early vines at the teenage population, which at the time was his peer group. For starters, he had a unique if not almost exotic appeal with an international flavor. He was born in Kosice, Slovakia on July 23 of 1996. He was still a little boy of a few years of age when he and his two siblings moved to Chicago, Illinois, where they were all raises. He became involved in the Vine media fad when he was in high school. In fact, during his senior year, he began creating 6-second video clips that he shared with the world online. In April of 2013, he uploaded his first humorous vines that became popular instantly. He’s one for delivering funny antics and it wasn’t long until his following jumped from a few hundred to a few thousand and beyond.
Dobrik’s solo improvisations gained a lot of attention, but when he combined his efforts to collaborate with Alex Ernst, Gabriella Hanna and Brandon Calvillo, also celebrated vine personalities, it gave him an even wider berth of exposure. He was reaching audiences that hadn’t yet heard of him and his fame grew exponentially within the niche.
Steady and intentional posts
Since moving his main focus to his Youtube channel, Dobrik has made it a habit to make new video posts to the page faithfully and three times a week. His fans know that they can depend on a new video showing up every Monday, then again on Wednesday and on Friday. His subscriptions have shot up to nearly 5 million followers and to date, his videos have been viewed more than 1.3 billion times.
Total career focus
While many young Youtube personalities make the time in their schedules to attend college, this isn’t what Dobrik has chosen to do. He’s far too busy making millions with his Youtube video postings and he has a lot to do, but we can tell that he’s always having fun doing it. He has however branched out into the television and film industry. He appeared as a guest on one episode of “The Honest Show” in a minor role in the comedy Prank U. His film debut in the movie “FML” in 2016 was also a lucky break. He appeared in the role of Taylor Mackey, which was a small part, but nonetheless, it was a film role. Everyone has to start somewhere. He’s scheduled to made another film appearance in a movie directed by Dylan Trussell and David Dinetz, and we’re sure that we’ll be hearing more about that in the near future.
How has he made his millions?
The simple answer to this is that he’s used his Youtube content to convert his popularity and more than a billion views into cash. Google ads pay channelers a small amount for each click that they get on their sites. While it may not seem like a lot to be paid $10,000 in ad revenues for 13.2 million views, it adds up when the numbers keep rolling and the views multiply exponentially. Although the Slovakian born American Youtube personality isn’t yet married and doesn’t have any children, he has been dating Liza Koshy, who is a fellow social media personality. It’s kind of heartwarming to hear their story. It took him a long time to get the nerve to ask her out. The Streamy Award for Audience Choice Creator of the Year winner is now in a relationship with her, but the couple doesn’t like to bring their personal life into their professional work so they’re keeping it on the hush the best that they can.