Blippi is known by many kids in America. That’s because he is a children’s entertainer who is a hit on Amazon Video, Hulu, and YouTube. His videos are informative and appealing to young children, as the figure is depicted as a lively and curious individual. As of 2022, Blippi has a net worth of $16 million.
Stevin John is the real name of Blippi. The man was born on May 27, 1988. His birthplace is in Las Vegas, but he grew up in Ellensburg, Washington. He was raised in a farming community.
As a child, he never planned to be a performer or educator. His childhood wish was to be a limo driver and fighter pilot. He managed to fulfill one of those wishes after finishing high school when he left to join the military.
John was a loadmaster on the C-17 Globemaster plane at the 4th Airlift Squadron while on active duty in the US Air Force. He enjoyed his time there. He didn’t like the notion of having a family in the future and then being separated from them for months.
Blippi is not the first character that Stevin portrayed. Following his military service, John spent time in LA, where he worked on commercials and created web videos under the moniker Steezy Grossman.
His initial ideas were far from what he’s known for creating today. Steezy was a youngster who was born as feces as a result of anal sex between his parents.
As Steezy Grossman, he uploaded videos that are obviously not kid-friendly. However, John has admitted that, at the time, he was just being tasteless and stupid.
John got the idea for Blippi after returning to Ellensburg and seeing his then two-year-old nephew watching low-quality YouTube content for young children. On January 27, 2014, the first Blippi video was released, with John handling all of the shooting, producing, and visuals.
His classic orange and blue beret and bow tie were made by his mother. The videos would go on to amass a considerable audience, with over a billion views on YouTube and a growing production team.
Although children have embraced his playful disposition, some adults have questioned the character’s nature, particularly in regards to his tone and repetitive music. Still, his YouTube channel managed to gain 15 million subscribers today.
His main channel is generating an estimated $9 million annually from ads. But it isn’t his only income stream. As the Blippi team grew, they also started making foreign-language films and uploaded them to their new channels.
They are also launching toys and selling DVDs and digital downloads on their website. Stevin also decided to expand his reach to other streaming services, like Hulu and Amazon Video.
Apart from the character he is known for, Stevin lives a life of his own. He has a girlfriend named Alyssa Ingham who is a flight attendant. The couple are engaged and are expecting their first child together in 2022.