With his charismatic energy, Danny Duncan became an internet sensation with his pranks and challenges on YouTube. He is convinced that the video-sharing platform is the best place to showcase talent. And that’s how he earned his success. As of 2023, Danny Duncan has an estimated net worth of $7 million.
Danny hails from Englewood, Florida, and was born on July 27, 1992. Interestingly, he also goes by Gary Winthrope, which is speculated by some to be his real name. As a child, his parents got divorced and his mother found a new partner, in the process Danny gained a half-brother Matthew and decided to live 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.
His first job was at a local Walgreens, but his stint there was short-lived. Because Danny Duncan is a seasoned skateboarder, he was hired to teach the 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 he 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 his channel really took off!
To boost his profile, Danny collaborated on several projects with fellow content creator Christopher Chan. and established a strong following from his prank videos. In 2017, he was considered one of the leading pranksters in the United States. 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 around 6.9 million subscribers on his channel.
Net Worth and Earnings
Danny Duncan’s videos get an average of 600,000 views per day. As a result, he makes around $4,800 in daily ad revenue on YouTube, that adds up to $1.7 million per year! However, YouTube ads aren’t Danny’s only source of income.
Selling merchandise on his website has been pulling in impressive numbers and is now a family run business. His merch store dannyduncan69.com sells a few million dollars worth of merch every year. He also earns extra income from sponsorship deals and selling out tours across the US. These pursuits give him a net worth of $7 million.
Although he is a very outgoing online personality, Duncan doesn’t share much about his dating life. It is likely that he is still single. He lives in a contemporary home in Los Angeles, California, where he drives a BMW i8 supercar. Previously he owned a custom Tesla Model 3 which he later destroyed!