Entertainment in the 21st century can be digested in many forms and with platforms like YouTube, the creators and purveyors of entertainment have been democratized. Today, one of the most popular platforms to exhibit one’s creative talents is YouTube, even though there are other platforms like Twitter, Facebook, who suffer in comparison to YouTube because of their text-based form. YouTube taps into the evolutionary trait of humans as visual creatures and so have creators like members of Dude Perfect, who are the master minds behind the most subscribed channel in the United States.
Dude Perfect’s popularity in the United States is down to, other than the obvious production of quality videos, the combination of sports (one of the most popular things in the world) and the playground fun most people can relate to. It has helped the group rise to become a leader in the competitive field that is the YouTube space.
Who is Dude Perfect?
Dude Perfect, simply put, is a sports entertainment group based in Texas that regularly uploads its creations on YouTube. The group was formed in 2009 with members Coby and Cory Cotton, Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, and Tyler Toney, all of whom are former basketball players who played at the high school level and were roommates at Texas A&M University.
As a result of the group’s content which includes performing trick shots, stunts, and competitive games, several members of the group are holders of the prestigious Guinness World Record holders. Apart from the individual successes of members of the group, the group itself has one of the highest numbers of views in YouTube history with over 6.8 billion views and 37 million subscribers, making them the 7th most subscribed channel in the world. Today, a group that started with a friendly competition among friends, starring a free sandwich and a camera, is one of the most popular online entertainment sources in the world.
Their popularity started from their very first video of members of the group trying to make trick basketball shots. The video received over 200,000 views in its first week of release.
The group has benefited from endorsements from some of the biggest sports names like Chris Paul, Morgan Beck, Russell Wilson, Tim McGraw, Odell Beckham, Serena Williams, and others across the entertainment world. They have also collaborated with sports teams like the Seattle Seahawks, UK Football teams like Manchester City, Arsenal, and Chelsea.
Among other things apart from their YouTube videos, the group is involved in a television show named The Dude Perfect Show. Aware of the group’s influence, they give back by sponsoring a child from Compassion International for every one of their videos that hits 100,000 views.
Who are the Dude Perfect Members?
The group consists of five members and a mysterious panda. Meet the members of Dude Perfect.
Considering that the first video that started it all was filmed at the backyard of his house, he deserves to come first on this list. He is also referred to as the leader of the group born on 24th of March, 1989 to Pam Toney and Jeff Toney. He studied Wildlife & Fisheries at Texas A&M where the group members all met.
Currently, Tyler is married to Bethany Toney and is a father to his son – Berrett Nathan Toney. He got married on October 21st, 2011.
All members of Dude Perfect were born in Texas and it is often interesting to think about the fact that five people who were born in the same state would one day grow up to create something phenomenal. Cody Jones was born on October 9, 1987, and was a finance student of A&M when the group met. He is married to Allison and has a daughter named Landry Jones.
One of the twins in the group, he was born in Woodlands, Texas on the 17th of July 1987. At Texas A&M, Coby studied Speech Communications and he is also a married man. He got married to his love, Aubrey Ellett in December 2017.
Twin brother of Coby Cotton, Cory is a married man who like his brother, studied Speech Communications at Texas A&M. He was born on the 17th of July, 1987 and his wife’s name is Amy Cotton.
Garrett Hilbert, who is also known as “the Purple Hoser” by fans and friends, was born on the 13th of May, 1987. Like the rest of the group, Garrett is a married man, he got married in 2011 to his wife, Kristin and is the one with the most number of kids in the group; he has three kids. They are named Iris, Lincoln, and Owen. While he was at Texas A&M, he studied architecture.
How Much Is Dude Perfect Worth?
It is difficult to determine the net worth of the individual members of the group although it goes without saying that they are all millionaires. As a whole, the entire group, its ad revenue, channel size, and brand associations make it worth a total of $20 million.