- 1 Who is Garrett Watts?
- 2 How rich is he, as of now? Garrett Watts’ Net Worth
- 3 Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
- 4 Career Beginnings
- 5 Rise to Fame on YouTube
- 6 Podcast – Sweet Boys
- 7 Continued Success on TikTok
- 8 Other Social Media Platforms and Merchandise
- 9 Appearance and Vital Statistics
- 10 Personal Life
- 11 Trivia
Who is Garrett Watts?
Garrett Watts was born on 15 June 1989 under the zodiac sign of Gemini, in Memphis, Tennessee USA. He’s a 34-year-old comedian, digital content creator, vlogger, and social media phenomenon, who gained worldwide fame for uploading comedy videos, vlogs, challenges, and storytelling videos on his official YouTube channel. He’s also known for having a massive following on other social media, such as Instagram and TikTok.
How rich is he, as of now? Garrett Watts’ Net Worth
As of early 2024, Garrett’s net worth is estimated at over $800,000, acquired through his prosperous internet-based career as an active member of the social media scene. He’s made his wealth from a range of digital ventures, such as video monetization, diverse advertisements, and brand endorsements. Strategic collaborations with other esteemed social media personalities have also played a significant role in increasing his income. In addition to his fame, Garrett has contributed to his wealth through the sales of his own merchandise line.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Garrett spent his formative years in his hometown of Memphis, where he was raised by his father, Randy C. Watts, a renowned author and former private investigator at MJM Investigations, and his mother, Linda Watts, whose profession remains a mystery. Speaking about his siblings, it’s known that he has three siblings – two brothers named Andrew and Randy, and a sister named Marianne. Randy is a policeman, while his sister works as a makeup artist – Andrew’s profession is unknown. His family is very supportive of his career, and they sometimes feature in his photos and videos. Garrett holds American nationality, and belongs to the White Caucasian ethnic group. In terms of religion, he declares his affiliation with Mormonism, since he was raised Mormon.
Looking at his educational background, Garrett completed his high school education at a local institution in Mesa, Arizona. He later continued his studies at Mesa Community College and the University of Los Angeles, California, where he majored in Film.
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Before gaining prominence as a social media content creator, Garrett ventured into the film industry, first serving in the position of a casting coordinator at Nigel Lythgoe Productions from December 2011 to April 2012. Around the same time, he became an active member of the social media world, initially sharing comedy content on Vine, a short-form video hosting service. Once the service was shut down, he transitioned to YouTube but without any intention to become a YouTube star. His self-titled channel on the platform was established on 31 May 2012, while his YouTube journey officially began with the upload of his debut video, entitled “Coco Goes To Target”, on 25 October of the same year. His first videos didn’t revolve around himself, since he created content for drag queen Miss Coco Peru. Apart from that, in 2014 he worked as a digital content creator for Funny Or Die.
Rise to Fame on YouTube
Garrett’s follower count on the platform started to increase when he decided to try himself as a YouTuber, and began collaborating with YouTube star Shane Dawson. Their first joint video “ICE CREAM NACHOS! “WILL IT COMBO?” w/ SHANE DAWSON” was uploaded in the summer of 2016, and gained him recognition since it eventually amassed over two million views. He then continued to produce other “WILL IT COMBO?” videos related to food, before expanding his content with life hacks, interesting facts, DIY videos, challenges, tours, vlogs, storytellings, and more. He’s also created such notable series of videos as “Tiny Space Living!”, “Haunted Adventures”, and “Garrett Unhinged”. His collaborations with other YouTubers, including Jeffree Star, Drew Monson, Andrew Siwicki, Sam, and Colby, further enriched his content.
With a collection of over 70 videos uploaded to his channel, Garrett has managed to boast an impressive fan base of nearly 3.3 million subscribers. His videos have been viewed more than 163 million times in total, and among the most viewed are such titles as “My Insane Tiny House Tour!”, “My Friends Help Me Fix My Hoarder Life”, and “I Tried Following A Jeffree Star Makeup Tutorial”, to name a few.
In addition, Garrett made a guest appearance in an episode of the YouTube game show “Puppet History”, in which he won.
Podcast – Sweet Boys
In 2020, Garrett joined forces with his friend Andrew Siwicki to create the podcast entitled “Sweet Boys”, in which they cover a diverse array of topics, from the potential presence of a ghost in their studio to the importance of imagination in adulthood. They even established a YouTube channel for the podcast, amassing more than 525,000 subscribers, and nearly 13 million views in total. Some of their most popular episodes are “We have no idea what we’re doing | SWEET BOYS #1”, “This whole thing was a mistake | SWEET BOYS #2”, and “Everything is changing | SWEET BOYS #5”, among others.
Continued Success on TikTok
In addition to his presence on YouTube, Garrett expanded his influence on the widely popular TikTok application, on which he achieved a substantial following. Running his account under the username ‘garrett_watts’, he uses the platform to share similar content in the form of short videos. With a follower count surpassing 1.8 million, and his videos accumulating nearly 18 million likes in total, Garrett stands out as one of TikTok’s most prominent video content creators.
Other Social Media Platforms and Merchandise
When it comes to speaking further about his activity on other digital platforms, Garrett is known for his engagement on Instagram, on which he runs his official account, ‘@garrett_watts’, with close to two million followers. He uses it to share photos with his friends, and promote his videos and other projects. Garrett also maintains an official account under the same username ‘@Garrett_Watts’ on the X platform, formerly known as Twitter, on which he’s garnered more than 1.3 million followers.
Speaking further about his career, Garrett recently launched his own line of merchandise, which he sells through the website Things By Garrett, including such items as sweatshirts, sweatpants, hoodies, and t-shirts.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Garrett has short light brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 4ins (1.93m), and weighs around 187lbs (85kgs), with a chest size of 43, waist 32, and biceps 14. His shoe size is 12 (US).
Garrett is quite open regarding his private life and dating history. He’s openly gay; in 2015, he was romantically involved with famous YouTuber Shane Dawson, whom he met through the Tinder dating app. However, their romance didn’t last long since they split in 2016 after only a year of dating. Following their breakup, Garrett dated Clayton Moore, but the media lacks information about the duration of their relationship – he’s single at the moment. His current residence is in Los Angeles, California.
Garrett is an avid animal lover, and has two pet mice named Echo and Popcorn; he also has a dog and a rabbit.
He enjoys listening to music in his spare time and his favorite musician is James Blake.
He’s a huge fan of both Harry Potter and the Marvel universe. He even owns an impressive collection of 12 Harry Potter wands, including ones featured in the movies and custom-made ones.
During his teenage years, he wore a Kill Bill costume to school for an entire week just for fun. His favorite food is pizza. He also likes crisps and spicy food.
At the age of 14, he secured his first job, working at a haunted house.