Gamers who frequently visit YouTube are not strangers to the YouTube channel Fernanfloo, a channel dedicated to producing content that is mostly geared towards the global gaming community, this YouTube channel is run by a Salvadorian called Luis Flores. The majority of the content includes; reviews of games, vlogs of Flores playing games and sometimes the hosting of a guest or two; viewers of this channel are familiar with guests like his brother and dog; Curly.
Fernanfloo is currently the most subscribed YouTube channel in El Salvador and is among the top twenty most subscribed channels on YouTube holding the 18th position with a record number of over 30 million subscribers beating the channels of celebrities like Rihanna, Shakira and Ariana Grande with videos amassing large numbers in viewership that run into billions.
The nature of the content on Fenrnanfloo is mostly comedic, a type of comedy that he, Luis Flores has described as absurd and deviating from the norm of normal comedy.
Luis Fernando Flores was born on the 7th of July in 1993 in the city of San Salvador which is the most populated city in El Salvador and also the country’s capital. He has two brothers and a dog. The 25-year-old started to upload videos to YouTube in 2011, creating his channel on the 1st of May in 2011 and his first video was posted later that month.
Flores lives in El Salvador where he runs his channel from. He has come to be popularly known and referred to by the name of his channel Fernanfloo. He is also known as Chino, a nickname he received in high school because of his close resemblance to the Chinese and his big eyes. Flores has appeared in various magazines and news publications, like the BBC and Business Insider as one the most popular YouTubers in the world and for the impact that his videos have globally.
5 Interesting Facts About The Salvadoran Gaming YouTuber
Not much is known about the Youtuber Luis Flores as he manages to keep his private life very private but here are five facts about him.
1. Luis Flores is a Dropout
Luis Flores dropped out of school to be a YouTuber full time. When he started to create vlogs on YouTube, he was just getting into college and he decided to quit his studies to do it full time. His family protested when he initially made the decision but now, he has their full support. He, however, hopes that he is able to stop being a YouTuber in five years’ time when he will be 30.
2. He has made a fortune from YouTube
This YouTuber is not only popular in his country and in the world but he is also one of the people who has made a fortune off vlogging on YouTube. It is estimated that he has a net worth of about $7 million. This he has amassed from the more than six million views of his videos.
3. He is a cross-platform superstar
Fernanfloo is not the only online video platform run by Luis, he has another channel called Fernan and this he created in May of 2018. He also has an active social media presence on Twitter, Instagram, and Twitch, with the same number of followers on Twitter and Instagram, which is 4.7 million each. His business endeavors are not restricted to vlogs as he has a line of branded clothes and backpacks.
4. He has taken the brand onto Google Play
At the end of 2015, Flores launched an app that shares the same name as his YouTube channel; Fernanfloo. Accounting for over 2 million downloads in its first week of release. It is an arcade game that features an animated version of Luis as Fernanfloo and on the google play store, it currently has over 10 million downloads.
5. Fernanfloo is the result of hard work
Unlike a lot of internet stars, Flores did not achieve overnight success; his success grew as a result of consistent work. Spending hours working on videos and games, it is reported that he once suffered a bout of facial paralysis after spending fifteen hours on Call of Duty. In an attempt to provide fresh content for his viewers, he vlogs every two or three days, which amounts to at least two times a week. This hard work is what has given him the fame and fortune he enjoys right now.