David Dobrik Net Worth: David Dobrik is a Slovak-American actor, social media personality, and vlogger who has a net worth of $7 million. He is best known for his successful Vine account (now defunct) and YouTube channels. It is one of the most popular and highest paid YouTube channels in the world.
Born on July 23, 1996 in Košice, Slovakia, Dobrik’s family moved to Vernon Hills, Illinois when he was six years old. He has three siblings. He attended Vernon Hills High School where he played tennis. He qualified for the boys’ tennis tournament in 2014 and won third place in the doubles tournament. After graduating from high school, Dobrik moved to Los Angeles for his career.
<Dobrik uploaded his first post to Vine, a now-defunct short-form video-sharing app, in 2013. His six-second clips proved popular, and he amassed a large following on the app of more than a million, frequently collaborating with fellow Vine personalities such as Liza Koshy, Gabbie Hanna and Jason Nash. He was also a member of the YouTube group Second Class, which had over 18,000 subscribers by the time the channel ended in 2015.
<Building on his grapevine, Dobrik launched his own YouTube channel “David Dobrik” in 2015. His videos on this channel are mostly comedy vlogs based on real life situations and semi-written scenarios, often featuring his former Vine collaborators. He created his second YouTube channel “David Dobrik Too” in August 2016. This secondary channel mainly features blooper reels, challenge videos and direct sponsorship deals.
In December 2018, Dobrik received a Diamond Play Button from YouTube in recognition for exceeding 10 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. That same year, he was named one of the “10 Social Media Personalities Who Make the Most Noise” by PAPER magazine. As of December 2019, Dobrik’s vlog channel on YouTube had over 15 million subscribers and 6.4 billion views. It was the 5th most viewed creator channel on YouTube in 2019, at 2.4 billion years that year alone. Also in December 2019, one of Dobrik’s videos featuring a large-scale elephant toothpaste experiment was named the #1 top virus video on TikTok, another short-form video-sharing app. It had amassed 17.5 million likes and 180 million views.
In addition to his video content, Dobrik has a podcast with fellow YouTuber and former Vine star Jason Nash, VIEWS. Dobrik launched his third YouTube channel, Views Podcast, where he publishes the VIEWS video podcast. He was subsequently profiled by The Verge as one of the YouTubers who were able to make podcasts work despite YouTube’s heavy emphasis on video content.
Along with other celebrities such as Diana Silvers, Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas, Dobrik was featured in a July 2019 W magazine article highlighting the trend towards creating a separate Instagram account dedicated to showcasing photos taken with recorded using film or disposable cameras. In January 2020, Dobrik launched his own mobile camera application, “David’s Disposable”, which allows users to create their own retro photos on their smartphones. The app itself is free and ad-supported, but users also have the option to pay a $1 subscription fee to access everything ad-free. Users can take photos directly in the application but have to wait until 9am the next day to before they are available, a feature intended to simulate the waiting time for photos from disposable cameras to be developed. Photos can also be ordered as prints directly in the app. As of February 2020, the app surpassed one million downloads.
Dobrik’s popularity and success is reflected in his numerous features and accolades, including the Choice Male Web Star award at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards. He was also named to Variety magazine’s annual Power of Young Hollywood list in August 2019 and named Sexiest Heartthrob of 2019 by People magazine. Additionally, according to a survey by Piper Jaffray & Co., Dobrik was named by teenagers as the most influential personality to be followed on social media.
In April 2019, in celebration of National Burrito Day, the Chipotle restaurant chain partnered with Dobrik and regularly ordered the brand’s official National Burrito Day burrito—the Dobrik burrito. For this partnership, Dobrik won the Brand Engagement Award at the Streamys Brand Awards in September 2019. Dobrik also has a partnership with SeatGeek, which according to Google Trends data has generated as much search interest as “mainstream” partnerships like Chrissy Teigen and Target.
In an interview with Insider in November 2019, Dobrik revealed that with just 16 million views of YouTube per month, his videos could generate $275,000 per month in ad revenue. More recently, following tightened YouTube policies and the platform’s attempts to promote more family-friendly content (commonly known as “Adpocalypse”), he’s making less than $2,000 per video despite over 200 million views.
Personality: In July 2019, Dobrik became a judge on the Nickelodeon music competition show America’s Most Musical Family alongside Ciara and Debbie Gibson. He was also a presenter at the 2019 American Music Awards and a guest judge on the ninth season of Chopped Junior. He also ventured into acting, starring in the short film An Interrogation in 2015 and singing the role of Axel in The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).
<As a non-US citizen who came to the United States as a child, Dobrik is protected from deportation under DACA policy. He was in a relationship with internet colleague Liza Koshy from late 2015 to early 2018. For one of his comedy vlogs, Dobrik legally married his friend and collaborator Jason Nash’s mother, Lorraine Nash, on May 15, 2019. On June 12, 2019, he announced that they had decided to end their marriage, and on November 22 of the same year, he revealed on Instagram that he had officially signed divorce papers.