Dream is a prominent Twitch streamer and YouTuber, mostly recognized for his Minecraft content. He remains an influential content creator, and for a period had one of the fastest-growing channels in YouTube’s history. Currently, Dream has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Despite still being in his 20’s, he’s already made enough money to retire.
Clayton was born on August 12, 1999 and lives in Orlando, Florida, with his sister. She was affectionately nicknamed “Drista” by TommyInnit, a close friend of Clay. In addition, he has two other siblings.
Clay showcased his athletic skills as the quarterback on his high school flag football team. He suffered from ADHD but overcame it to graduate from high school in 2018. Thanks to his techie skills, Clay skipped college and got a job with AppleCare.
Clay began his YouTube career in 2014 but it took until 2019 before he became popular. Early on he focused on Minecraft and it was his ticket to fame! In one video, he used reverse engineering to figure out the seed of a Minecraft world where PewDiePie was playing.
Not only has he hosted gaming competitions, but his video ‘Minecraft Speedrunner VS 3 Hunters GRAND FINALE’ secured a spot in the top seven trending videos for YouTube Rewind in 2020.
Dream’s understanding of the YouTube algorithm has played a crucial role in his growth. In just over a year, he amassed 10 million subscribers and boasts over 31.8 million subscribers. The channel’s total views now stands at over 3 billion!
Dream’s career hasn’t been without controversy. On December 11, 2020, his unusually high success rates with ender pearl trades and blaze rod drops were highlighted in a report. Despite the claims, Clay didn’t know his drop rates were modified.
On March 25, 2021, a clip from a now-private video surfaced featuring a Minecraft user named “Dream” using a racial slur. Dream addressed the issue on Twitter, denying the account was his.
Further controversies arose on Twitter, with fellow YouTuber Jawsh criticizing the ‘stan’ culture associated with Dream, and John Swan publicly calling the anonymous gamer a douchebag.
Despite the controversies, Dream’s success as a YouTuber is undeniable. Alongside GeorgeNotFound, Dream initiated Dream SMP, a private Minecraft Survival Multiplayer server. Dream SMP live streams have attracted over a million viewers.
The Orlando native took a break from YouTube but is making a comeback in 2024. Currently, he’s averaging 14 million views every month. He also makes around $30,000 per month from YouTube ad revenue. If Dream was more regular with uploads, he could easily make $50,000 per month but he doesn’t care about money.
Twitch was once another steady income stream. According to a data leak, Clay made $242,335.72 from September 2019 to October 2021. He gets involved in projects outside of YouTube. MrBeast Burger debuted the Dream Burger as a limited-time option on its menu. He also sells merch such as t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts on his website.
Dream dated someone named Sam. However, she was accused of cheating on him several times but they ended their relationship on good terms. Clay is believed to be single and prefers to keep his personal life private.
For years, he was able to face his identity but an unflattering photo of him was leaked online. In October 2022, he finally did a face reveal and the video generated over 21 million views in a day! Today, Clay is much healthier after his weight loss journey.