Most parents buy video games for their kids to occupy their time leisure, while other parents frown at their kids when they play video games. Despite the disparity, every parent would be proud of their child if he/she eventually turns a celebrity or millionaire through playing video games like Dantdm.
Biography of Dantdm
Dantdm was born Daniel Robert Middleton on November 8, 1991, in Aldershot, England, United Kingdom. He is the eldest of three siblings born to his parents who divorced when he was still a child. There are no records of what high school he attended as well as his academic prowess, but being that we know he spent a huge part of his young life playing video games, Dantdm must have had a fun childhood.
In 2010 while an undergraduate at the University of Northampton, he started a YouTube channel which he called PokemanDanLv45 as it was dedicated to Pokemon. This formed the cradle of what we now know him to be earning massively from. The channel was solely dedicated to Pokemon as he uploaded game contents about Pokemon there. Daniel then created another gaming channel in 2012 named the Diamond Minecart meant for kids between the ages of 5 to 10. He changed the channel’s name to TheDiamondMinecart/DanTDM, on December 12, 2016, before he finally changed the channel’s name to DanTDM. His video channel which basically focused on the popular game, Minecraft got more views in 2016 and had part of it dedicated to stocking other video games which include Roblox and Tomodachi Life. The game master equally has another Youtube Channel he created in 2014 named MoreTDM which contain his daily non-Minecraft life, however, the channel is yet to record many views as his main channel.
Dan has also exhibited his writing skills through a graphic novel he authored and titled “Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal” which was released on October 6, 2016. It featured characters from his YouTube shows like his dog Grim, the scientist Dr. Trayaurus, evil lab boss Denton and sidekick Fin. The graphic novel was widely received such that it reached the number one spot on The New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover graphic books in Japan for eleven weeks. The success of the novel made Dantdm appear as a guest at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, he also embarked on a book tour that took him to various parts of the United Kingdom and New York City as well as Australia in 2017.
As a professional and successful gamer, Dantdm has regularly appeared as a guest at the Insomnia gaming festivals and has also featured on two occasions on CBBC’s Technobabble and commented on several video games.
Aside from making Let’s Play videos, he also makes mini films that involve original characters. In 2016, he was in one episode of the Netflix animated web series titled Skylanders Academy in which he voiced a character named Cy. In 2018, he starred in American 3D computer-animated comedy titled Ralph Breaks the Internet where he voiced a character named eBay.
For his deftness and contribution in gaming artistry, Dantdm has been honored with Awards which include two Kid’s Choice Awards in 2015 and 2016. Guinness World Record for Most goals scored in a game of Rocket League for a team of 2 and Most goals scored in a game of Rocket League for a team of 3 as well as Guinness World Record for Most Views for a dedicated Minecraft video channel.
Dantdm has shown that one can make millions of dollars in video games uploaded on YouTube thus changing the stereotype aspiring professional YouTube gamers face. Having topped Forbes 2017 list of Highest-Paid YouTube stars with a successful book tour across UK, Canada, and the US, he surely has been smiling to the banks. His net worth is estimated at $13 million.
Family: His Brother and Wife
The game guru has a younger brother as stated above in his, though the name and date of birth of the brother are unknown, one thing known about him is that they both shared a strong bond growing up. His brother was his best friend, they both loved and played video games as kids and started a band together in high school, surprisingly, it was his brother who introduced Dantdm to Minecraft. Many other YouTubers have in one time pretended to be Dantdm’s brother including Dan himself.
Another special personality in Dantdm’s life is his heartthrob Jemma. They met while in high school during which the became friends and subsequently started dating. Dantdm was convinced that Jemma is a woman he would spend the rest of his life with so he popped the big question to her on a beach. They got married officially on March 17, 2013. The couple looks quite content and happy together and sharing the same hobby and career, their union has not been characterized by the usual celebrity drama of infidelity and marital squabbles.
Jemma Christine Middleton was born on April 9, 1992, in England. She is also a social media star with a YouTube channel named xXJemmaMXx which she created on July 22, 2013. Her first video upload on her channel was on August 19, 2013. So far, she has thousands of subscribers and has uploaded well over 40 or more videos.
Where Does He Live?
The 5 ft 6 inches tall Dantdm currently resides in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England with his lovely wife. Although they’ve been in different cities and states across the UK, US, and Canada on the book tour and gaming events; they have not shown any sign of moving out of their current city of residence.