VanossGaming is a Canadian online celebrity, a video game commentator. He is one of the most popular personalities on YouTube where he posts funny videos of him and his friends playing video games. Thanks to these videos, he has been able to amass nearly 24 million subscribers and his videos have been viewed an astonishing 10 billion times. Find out more about the gamer here, including his age, family life, and net worth.
VanossGaming Evan Fong Biography (Age)
VanossGaming, real name Evan Fong, was born on the 31st of May, 1992 in the Canadian city of Toronto. As a child, he grew up playing ice hockey and became quite skilled at it. Due to his love for ice hockey, he did not pay much attention to video games. He only played them sparingly and the games he played were kiddies puzzle and adventure games such as Freddi Fish, Pajama Sam, and Duke Nukem 3D.
VanossGaming had his education at Richmond Hill High School before moving to the states where he enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania to study Economics. He created his YouTube channel on the 15th of September 2011 and started uploading videos of him and his friends playing video games while he provides funny commentaries. His earliest videos involved games such as Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops 11, before moving on to Grand Theft Auto V and Garry’s Mod.
His comic montages proved to be a big hit and two years after creating his channel, he reached the 1 million subscriber mark. He thereafter dropped out of school and made his online endeavors a fulltime commitment. This decision has certainly paid off as his channel has grown to be one of the most subscribed and one of the most viewed on YouTube. He reportedly adds 3000 subscribers and 3 million viewers every single day. Additionally, each of his videos often accumulates views running into millions.
VanossGaming rarely plays alone. He plays together with his friends, some of whom are YouTube celebs as well. His childlike humor attracts both the young and old and he boasts of one of the friendliest fanbases on YouTube. From gaming, the Canadian has spread his wings to other endeavors. They include Dead Realm, a 2015 video game that he created in conjunction with some friends. He has also lent his voice to a YouTube animated series, Paranormal Action Squad. His exploits on YouTube has not gone unnoticed. In 2014, he was nominated for the trending gamer award at The Game Awards. He was also a panelist at the 2015 YouTube Gaming Convention held in Boston, Massachusetts.
His Net Worth
The millions of subscribers that VanossGaming has, as well as the billions of views he gets, translates into big bucks. Thanks to the monetization policy of various social media platforms. He reportedly makes between $44,000 to $447,000 monthly and $536,000 to $5.4 million yearly. His net worth is currently estimated at a cool $7.8 million.
VanossGaming’s Family Life
The Canadian Gamer is of Asian descent, it is known that he has a Chinese father and a Korean mother. When his YouTube Channel gained momentum, his parents were worried about the amount of time that he was spending on it. His conservative parents became even more worried when he took the decision to leave college and make gaming a full-time occupation. He, however, doused their worries by making sure his channel achieved a good level of success before leaving school.
Height and Other Facts about Evan Fong
VanossGaming is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 175 lb (79 kg). His hair color is black while his eyes are dark brown in color. The gamer is a big fan of ice hockey, a sport he started playing at the age of six. He was very good at it and even hoped to secure an athletic scholarship to college. He still plays competitively and recreationally while some of his peers are now professional hockey players in the NHL. The following are more fun facts about the internet star.
1. He got his name from his dad who used the moniker, Vanoss62 on his PS3 account. Vanos is the name of a motor part manufactured by German carmaker, BMW.
2. He rarely reveals his face except for special occasions. One of such is the ALS ice bucket challenge in 2014. Instead of ice water, he poured a mixture of ice cream and other iced drinks on himself
3. This gamer has an eclectic taste in music and loves diverse genres such as rap, electronic, and rock music.
4. He plays the guitar and is a budding musician. He has released two singles (Want You and I’m Alright) and two remixes under the name, Rynx.
5 His favorite game is Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
6. Evan loves TV shows such as Breaking Bad, Dexter, and SpongeBob Squarepants.
7. Even though he is of Asian descent, he prefers pasta over rice.
8. VanossGaming’s channel logo consists of an owl head which is his preferred mask for his video game characters.