American YouTuber Shane Dawson is also an actor, musician, and comedian, and has a $12 million fortune. He is a writer, comedian, musician, and director who has become well-known for his YouTube exposé and conspiracy movies that have a documentary-style feel to them. One of the highest-paid YouTubers in the world is Shane Dawson. He co-founded a cosmetics company in 2019 with the powerful makeup mogul Jeffree Star.
Early Life of Shane
Shane Lee Yaw gave birth to Shane Lee Yaw on July 19, 1988, in Long Beach, California. His childhood was very hard. He was picked on at school because he was fat, and his alcoholic father beat him over and over again. His father left the family in the end. Shane started making videos for school projects when he was in high school. In 2008, he started his own YouTube channel, ShaneDawsonTV.
Professional Life of Shane
Shane started putting funny videos on the channel. He made a new one every week. He also started two other channels, and one of them is his daily vlog, which he records on his phone and posts online. He has worked on projects with a number of other YouTube stars.
In 2010, Forbes Magazine named him the 25th “Most Famous Web Celebrity.” Between 2008 and 2010, more than 500 million people watched Shane on YouTube. He has since made a number of pilots and a number of singles that have done well. In 2011, he announced that he would be working with Sony Pictures to make movies and TV shows.
As of this writing, Shane’s main YouTube channel has more than 22 million subscribers, and more than 5 billion people have watched his videos. Shane’s conspiracy videos and docu-series videos have done very well. Most people watched his documentaries about Jeffree Star, TanaCon, and Jake Paul. In less than 7 hours, the first part of his Jake Paul series was watched 10 million times.
In 2015, he began making the “Conspiracy Series with Shane Dawson.” They are now some of his most watched and talked about videos. “I Hate Myself” and “It Gets Worse” are two of his books that have done well at the New York Times. He won the “Social Star of 2018” People’s Choice Award.
He started a podcast called “Shane and Friends” in 2013. It had 140 episodes and ran until 2017. At its height, the average episode of his podcast was downloaded 250,000 times. In 2014, each episode made $15,000, making it one of the most profitable podcasts in the world.
Music Career of Shane
Shane released the track “SUPERLUV!” in 2012. On iTunes, the song was somewhat successful, peaking at #163 on the UK Singles Chart, #87 in Ireland, and #16 on the UK Indie Chart.
Is Shane a Gay?
No, Shane is Not a Gay. He’s bisexual. He dated the popular YouTuber Lisa Schwartz from 2011 to 2015. He’s currently dating fellow YouTuber Ryland Adams. In March of this year, 2019, they made it official and announced their engagement.
Shane made a $3 million real estate purchase in Calabasas in November 2018. The home has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. A cat and a dog round out their pet family.
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Over $12 million dollars are in Shane Dawson’s bank account thanks to his success as a YouTuber in the United States. His Conspiracy series and other documentary-style videos have made him a household name. He was an early adopter of YouTube’s business model and is now among the platform’s highest-earning creators. In 2019, he teamed up with cosmetics mogul Jeffree Star to release a cosmetics line that is expected to earn Shane tens of millions of dollars between direct sales and royalties.
Controversies Related to Shane
Shane has acknowledged that previous podcasts and videos used derogatory racist language. He afterward expressed regret. He faced criticism in 2018 for not confronting Jeffree about his personal history of racism in his Jeffree Star video series. Similar criticism was leveled at him for how he handled Jake Paul.
The Shane’s Conspiracy series has drawn a lot of flak for being deficient in facts and promoting fabrications about events including 9/11, the moon landing, and the flat earth. On YouTube, which is already inundated with misinformation, Shane’s conspiracy videos disseminate misinformation even more.
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Following the success of their YouTube videos, Jeffree and Shane worked together to develop a cosmetics line in 2019. Six liquid lipstick shades and an eye-shadow pallet are part of the “Conspiracy” collection.
In a YouTube video from October 2019, Jeffree asserted that if the eyeshadow sold out, they would make $35 million, with $10 million going to Shane. Reorders would eventually result in even larger quantities. If Shane does make $10 million from the line, it will be more money than he has ever made from his whole YouTube career, he said.