With his charismatic energy, Danny Duncan has become an internet sensation for funny pranks and challenges on YouTube. Duncan believes the video-sharing platform is the best place to showcase talent and that’s how he earned a fortune. Through building a dedicated fanbase, Danny Duncan has an estimated net worth of $20 million. Despite his wealth, he remains a humble guy!
Real name Gary Winthrope, he hails from Englewood, Florida, and was born on July 27, 1992. As a child, his parents divorced and his mother remarried, in the process Danny gained a half-brother Matthew and lived with his mum.
He completed his secondary education at Lemon Bay High School but Duncan didn’t get the opportunity to attend college due to his financial situation. After graduating, he went to work with his mother.
Danny’s first job was at a local Walgreens, but it was a short-lived stint. Since Duncan is a seasoned skateboarder, he was hired to teach actor Jason Lee some tricks.
While working together, Danny and Lee formed a close relationship. Danny’s sense of humor caught Lee’s attention, and advised him to pursue acting. Jason also suggested that making YouTube videos would be a good way to start.
This encounter inspired Duncan to start his YouTube channel in 2014. He initially posted videos on how to treat ankle injuries and other topics that would be useful for skaters. The content was very niche but once he expanded his topics the channel took off!
To boost his profile, Danny collaborated on several projects with fellow content creator Christopher Chan. and established a strong following from prank videos. In 2017, he was considered one of the leading pranksters in the US. In the same year, he launched the Virginity Rocks merchandise and took it on his tour across the country.
Aside from humorous content, fans loved the online star for his relationship with the young-at-heart prankster Papa Jim, who sadly passed away in 2022. Currently, Danny has over 7.5 million YouTube subscribers.
Net Worth and Earnings
As of April 2023, he’s done $150 million in sales on his Virginity Rocks merchandise. Danny revealed his earnings on a podcast with Cameron Hanes. In the first month of launching the merch store dannyduncan69.com, he made $28,000. This jumped to $42,000 in the second month and $100,000 in the third month.
There have been months where the merch store has made him $1 million but currently it’s below this level. One thing fans like is that he’s never sold them out to make a quick buck. This meant turning down millions in sponsorship deals but it worked about better in the long term. In 2023, Forbes estimated that his fortune is above $20 million.
Danny Duncan’s videos average around 750,000 every day. As a result, he makes around $3,800 in daily ad revenue on YouTube, that adds up to $1.4 million per year!
Although he has an outgoing personality, Duncan doesn’t share much about his dating life. It’s likely that he’s still single after last relationship ended. He lives in a contemporary home in Los Angeles and drives a BMW i8 supercar. Previously he owned a custom Tesla Model 3 which he later destroyed!