Dream is a Twitch streamer and YouTube celebrity who is most known for his Minecraft videos. He is arguably the most popular content creator who remains faceless. He owns one of the fastest-growing channels in all of YouTube’s history. As of 2023, Dream has a net worth of $2 million.
The online star’s real first name is Clay. Born on August 12, 1999, he lives in Orlando, Florida, with his 15 year old sister. TommyInnit, Clay’s close buddy, has given her the nickname “Drista.” Clay has two other siblings.
He was a quarterback for his high school flag football team and enjoyed playing basketball and soccer in his spare time. He suffers from ADHD, which makes it difficult for him to focus in class.
Even with his condition, he graduated from high school in 2018. He skipped college because he knew enough about tech to get a job in the industry and was formerly employed by AppleCare.
Clay started uploading content consistently in July 2019. He made a lot of video ideas for Minecraft, and that’s how he got famous. In one video, he used reverse engineering methods he learned from public forums to figure out the seed of a Minecraft world PewDiePie was playing on.
He also hosted many gaming competitions. His Minecraft Speedrunner VS 3 Hunters GRAND FINALE video became the top seven trending video on the 2020 YouTube Rewind.
Dream had a deep understanding of the YouTube algorithm. In a little over a year of grinding, he was able to gain 10 million subscribers. Now, he has 28.7 million on his subscriber count.
His unusually fortunate ender pearl trades and blaze rod drops were documented and analyzed in a report on December 11, 2020. Clay argues that he has neither the desire nor the skill to artificially improve his odds by cheating.
A clip from a now-private video of a Minecraft user with the handle “Dream” pronouncing the n-word emerged online on March 25, 2021. He responded on Twitter, saying it wasn’t his account.
He has also been involved with two dramas that took place on Twitter. Fellow YouTuber Jawsh mentioned him while saying that stan culture is not good. John Swan also once Tweeted that the anonymous gamer is a douchebag.
Though he has been in some controversies, Dream is undoubtedly a successful figure. He and GeorgeNotFound started the Dream SMP, a private Minecraft Survival Multiplayer (SMP) server. Dream SMP live streams were seen by nearly a million people.
Every YouTube video Dream uploads makes him at least $15,000 in revenue. Apart from his usual content, Dream occasionally uploads music on his channel.
He is involved in projects outside of YouTube. MrBeast Burger debuted the Dream Burger as a limited-time addition to its menu. He also sells merch such as t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts on his own website.
Dream had a romantic relationship with someone named Sam. However, she was accused of cheating on him several times and they ended their romance on good terms. Clay is currently single.