Since YouTube became one of internet’s leading source and platforms for entertainment, it has consequently birthed some of the top names in the creative industry. The internet stars, through video editing, creative thinking, humor and ability to grow a vast audience have risen to the top of their chosen form of entertainment, one of them is Rudy Mancuso. An actor, former Viner, and YouTube personality who has made a name for himself on the platform and the American entertainment industry at large.
The ability to rise to fame on YouTube bypasses a lot of the challenges that traditional creatives have to deal with, number one being exposure. Having a name that has cemented a reputation strong enough for people to commit to checking out a video content without exact knowledge of what is in it, is the reputation many actors spend years cultivating. It also ensures big bucks at box office draws. That is what YouTube stars like Rudy Mancuso already have. Learn more about him and his journey to the stars below.
Who is Rudy Mancuso
Those who attended high school with Rudy Mancuso may not have thought that in their midst was a man who would one day feature in a Christmas video alongside the Queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey, but that is the story of Rudy Mancuso.
Rudy was born on the 28th day of February in 1992 to an Italian-American father and a Brazilian mother, in a multi-ethnic family in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. It was also here that he was raised and attended Glen Ridge High School for his high school education. As a family who appreciates their multi-ethnicity, Rudy and his family lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he sharpened his Portuguese language. He is also a capable speaker of the Spanish and Italian languages.
Rudy Mancuso has been able to build a successful career that is largely dependent on music and it all started back in his early years when he was learning the piano as a child. He then developed his affinity for music into other branches of entertainment, including comedy and acting. According to him, his sister, Marianna Mancuso had a great influence on his comedic skills.
His internet domination began on the now-defunct six-second video platform, Vine. When he discovered Vine, like many, his curiosity drove him to put up content on the platform but with luck and talent, he quickly became a Vine star which started with the help of a music video of the Wimboweh song from The Lion King film. Ever since he published the video on the platform, he became one of the platform’s most popular stars, earning up to $250,000 in 2015-2016. In order to take a larger advantage of his popularity and talent, he moved to YouTube permanently in 2016, the move was also influenced by the shutdown of the Vine app.
Since he became active on YouTube, where he partnered up with Shot Studios to produce videos, he has been able to grow his channel, Rudy Mancuso to over 5.7 million subscribers and has over 800 million views. His influence and popularity had helped him to feature in videos for entertainment companies like Comedy Central’s Drunk History and HBO’s Outpost. Within a space of two years since he launched his channel, Rudy Mancuso has become one of the top YouTube names for musical comedy. On YouTube, he and his partnering studio company, Shots Studios, also own a channel called Awkward Puppets, a puppet series that is hosted by Mancuso himself.
Aiming for greater strides still, Rudy has been able to take his music and comedy outside of the platform onto concerts and tours. He has performed in various venues across the world alongside music stars like Justin Bieber. He was one of the artists that performed at Brazil’s biggest music festival, Villa Mix. His other ventures include directing videos and cinematography, which he has done for films and music videos like Magic, Lento, Mama, and Black and White.
Who is his Girlfriend?
Rudy is believed to be in a relationship with Maia Mitchell, an Australian actress who starred on shows like The Fosters, The Lion Guard and Castaway. The two have been in a relationship since 2015 and they recently collaborated on a music video, Magic.
How Much Does he Make? – His Net Worth
Despite his relatively short YouTube career as compared to the other stars on the platform, Rudy Mancuso has been able to build a net worth of $2 million. His channel is believed to be worth a total of $2.3 million and he continues to take paid gigs to perform at festivals and concerts. It is currently understood that he earns about $25,000 per episode and around the same amount from brand advertisements on his channels or other social media platforms.