David Dobrik is an American actor, social media personality, and YouTuber. He was born on July 23, 1996, in Kosice, Slovakia, and was raised in Chicago, Illinois.
The vlogging star attended Vernon Hills Excessive College in Chicago and started out on Vine at the age of 16, posting his first video on the app in April 2013. He accumulated over 1 million followers on the platform and gained recognition there before he moved to YouTube on December 19, 2014, creating the channel, “David Dobrik”. On Aug 31, 2016, he created another channel known as “David Dobrik Too”.
He posted his first Youtube video titled “Drove Cross Country for In-N-Out” in February 2015 and since then, his channels have continued to grow and currently boasts of more than 14 million subscribers. As of December 14, 2018, David’s first channel has had 3,535,583,055 views and 10,124,696 subscribers.
Some of his videos include He Snuck Into My House, Surprising My Girlfriend With a New Tesla, Trying Japanese Candy, Tarantula Would Not Get Off My Girlfriend, Prank Made Liza Cry!!, He Got His Eyeballs Tattoed!! and This Scare Her To Tears!! (Police Called).
The young man who is one of YouTube’s biggest stars was part of the collaborative YouTube channel, ‘Second Class’, alongside Cameron Kasper, Jake Webber and Bren Lunn. He has made some videos in collaboration with fellow Viners such as Alex Ernst, Gabrielle Hanna, and Brandon Calvillo.
Apart from YouTube, David Dobrik also has a large following on other social media platforms. He has over six million followers on Instagram and more than two million on Twitter.
David was nominated for a Streamy Award for Audience Choice Creator of the Year in 2017 and also in the same year, he won Shorty Award for Vlogger of the Year.
As an actor, David Dobrik has featured in a number of movies, including An Interrogation (2015), FML (2016), and Airplane Mode. He has also made appearances in episodes of the TV series The Honest Show, Prank U, and The Pain of Painting.
The YouTuber appeared on ADHD, a new podcast hosted by actor/musician Travis Mills and revealed that he planned to quit vlogging after releasing his 420th video earlier in 2018. Explaining the reason for his initial decision, David said his greatest fear was slipping into irrelevance after reaching the peak of his career. As a result, he wanted to leave vlogging to pursue a Netflix series. Unfortunately, the streaming giant rejected the project titled David’s Frat House.
Despite the interesting storyline, Dobrik claimed that executives of Netflix did not believe that an ordinary YouTube star had what it takes to helm a viable series. According to him, it was difficult to convince the executives who knew nothing about YouTube.
David Dobrik Net Worth
Being a young YouTuber with millions of fans and subscribers across his channels, David has earned a lot of money. It is estimated that his current net worth is between $2-4 million.
Aside from YouTube, he also makes money from the sales of his merchandise. His Dobrik by Dobrik for David Dobrik hoodie sells for $40, his VLOG SQUAD goes for $25, and his CLICKBAIT blanket costs $56.
Parents and Family
David Dobrik grew up in Chicago, Illinois. His family moved there from Kosice, Slovakia when he was very young. Dobrik has three siblings, Sara, Toby and Ester. Although much is not known about his family, we know they are very close. David once surprised his dad with his dream car, a BMW M2.
Why Did He Breakup With Liza Koshy?
The YouTube star made headlines with an emotional video called “We Broke Up,” detailing the end of his relationship with fellow YouTuber Liza Koshy. The video racked up more than 47 million views.
David Dobrik and Liza Koshy started dating in 2015 and built a combined audience of more than 20 million Youtube followers. According to the ex-couple, they had to break up, not because any of them did something wrong to the other but because the pressure of their YouTube careers had made then distant from each other. In the video which lasted for six minutes, David revealed that their relationship became unhealthy for both of them and they had to call it quits for now. He added that he had been feeling the distance but did not have the boldness to call off the relationship so finally, Liza pulled the trigger.
Announcing their separation in the video, they revealed that they had parted ways six months ago but according to Liza, they did not want to tell anybody because they were just so angry at the fact they distanced in the first place.
The duo, however, made it clear that they are still best friends and their break-up is amicable.