• Zach Hsieh, better known as ZHC, was born in San Jose, California in 1999 and holds American nationality.
• He's a YouTuber and social media star with over 25 million subscribers and 2.2 billion views of his videos.
• ZHC is a philanthropist, and a huge lover of animals.
• He is 23 years old, 5ft 8ins (1.7m) tall, and has an estimated net worth of over $3 million.
• He is in a relationship with fellow YouTuber and social media star Michelle Chin.
What is ZHC’s real name?
Zach Hsieh, known better by his name on the internet ZHC, was born in San Jose, California USA, on 19 January 1999 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn, and he holds American nationality. He’s a YouTuber and social media star, perhaps known best for his YouTube channel “ZHC”, which is today subscribed to by close to 25 million people, while he’s amassed over 2.2 billion views of all his videos combined. ZHC’s an artist, and most of his videos feature him creating art, although he nowadays also uploads videos which feature him sharing the details of his everyday life, holding various competitions, and attempting challenges.
ZHC’s also the founder of the Art Alliance and the Copic Abuse Foundation.
Early life and education
ZHC was raised in San Jose alongside his two sisters, by their father who’s a businessman, and their mother who’s a housewife; not a lot else is known about ZHC’s family, as he respects their privacy.
He became interested in drawing at a very early age, inspired by comic books, especially by “Captain Underpants” – while growing up, he dreamed of working for Marvel Comics. ZHC was 16 years old when he began spending around 12 hours a day drawing.
ZHC studied at a local high school in San Jose, and upon matriculating in 2016 (having skipped a year) enrolled at New York City’s School of Visual Arts, but soon dropped out, wanting to focus on his career on the internet.
Most popular YouTube videos
ZHC’s today perhaps even more popular for the videos which feature him surprising various YouTubers with gifts, rather than for those showing him drawing. We’re going to mention three of his most popular YouTube videos, which have helped him attract many subscribers.
His #1 video “I Surprised Charli D’Amelio With 20 Custom iPhones!” has been watched over 100 million times since 21 February 2020, and features him surprising American social media star and dancer Charli D’Amelio with iPhones; Charli’s the owner of the second most popular TikTok account, having amassed over 145 million followers on the network, while first place belongs to Khaby Lame, who’s followed by over 148 million people.
ZHC’s second most popular video “I Surprised Charli D’Amelio With 10 Custom iPad Pros!” has been viewed close to 70 million times since 22 April 2020 – the title’s quite self-explanatory.
His #3 video “I Surprised MrBeast With A Custom House!” has been viewed over 60 million times since 23 December 2020, and features him customizing a house, which he and famous YouTuber MrBeast will then gift to someone in need; MrBeast is followed by more than 100 million people on YouTube, and today mostly uploads videos which feature him giving away money.
Second YouTube channel
ZHC launched his second YouTube channel – “ZHC Shorts” – on 20 September 2020, and it’s today subscribed to by more than two million people, and numbers close to 900 million views of all his videos combined. He only uploads short videos onto this channel, most of which feature his girlfriend and friends.
Awards and nominations
ZHC’s been nominated for two Streamy Awards: one in 2020 for Breakout Creator, and the other in 2021 for Best Collaboration (shared with MrBeast).
ZHC’s active on various social media networks, and has amassed more than three million followers on Instagram, while he’s uploaded over 1,000 pictures onto the network, most of which have been taken during his everyday life, which reveal quite a lot about himself , including that he loves to travel, and has been all around the world, for both work and pleasure, while his dream travel destination seems to by Kyoto, Japan.
ZHC’s also revealed that he’s a fan of Japanese Studio Ghibli movies, with some of his favorites being “Howl’s Moving Castle”, “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” and “Ponyo”.
— ZHC (@zhc_yt) March 11, 2021
He launched his Twitter account in December 2018, and has since tweeted over 2,000 times, while he’s today followed by nearly 300,000 people; most of his tweets serve to promote his YouTube videos.
ZHC has a Facebook page as well, which is today followed by over 900,000 people, while he tends to update it at least once a day; similar to his Twitter account, ZHC uses Facebook to promote his YouTube channel.
He’s a TikTok star, as he’s today followed by over 15 million people on the network, while he’s amassed nearly 250 million likes of all his videos combined; ZHC mostly uploads comedy videos onto TikTok.
Love life and girlfriend
ZHC’s quite open when it comes to sharing the details of his love life with his fans, and it’s widely known that he’s today in a relationship with Michelle Chin, who’s known better on the internet as Munchie Michelle.
Michelle’s also a YouTuber and social media star, and her YouTube channel “MsMunchie” is today followed by over two million people, while she’s amassed close to 50 million views since the channel’s launch on 18 November 2019. Most of her videos feature her playing video games (with her favorite being “Minecraft”), although she also uploads videos showing her and ZHC taking part in various activities. Michelle’s also amassed nearly 500,000 followers on her Instagram account, onto which she mostly uploads pictures which feature her during her everyday life.
ZHC hasn’t mentioned any other girls whom he’s perhaps been with, so as of August 2022, he’s in a relationship with Michelle Chin, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
ZHC’s a philanthropist, and he and over 20 other artists painted the classrooms at Strive Prep Montbello during the coronavirus pandemic; he also painted the walls of the AdventHealth For Children research and academic medical center, and donated close to $250,000 to it.
ZHC’s a huge lover of animals, and his and Michelle’s pet dog can be seen featured in many of their Instagram pictures and YouTube videos.
He enjoys watching sports in his spare time, and his favorite is basketball; ZHC’s watched several live National Basketball Association (NBA) games.
He enjoys watching movies late at night – his favorite actor and actress are Tom Cruise and Natalie Portman, while a couple of his favorite films are “The Last Samurai”, “V for Vendetta” and “Leon: The Professional”.
Age, height and net worth
ZHC’s age is 23. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 8ins (1.7m) and he weighs around 145lbs (65kgs).
As of August 2022, ZHC’s net worth’s been estimated at over $3 million.