Linus Sebastian is a content creator mostly known for running the channel Linus Tech Tips, one of the most-viewed technology channels on YouTube. He also operates other accounts, including TechLinked, Techquickie, and ShortCircuit. As of 2022, Linus Tech Tips has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Sebastian was born in the Canadian city of Surrey, British Columbia, on August 20, 1986. Linus Gabriel Sebastian is his full identity and he was raised as one of four children.
He finished his early education at Maple Ridge, Canada’s Garibaldi Secondary School and went to the University of British Columbia to pursue higher education.
While in the university, Linus found his passion that sparked his career. Since his freshman year of college, the Canadian-born has been fascinated with technology.
Linus was employed as a painter and as a swimming instructor before becoming a full-time tech reviewer. In 2007, he was hired by the now-defunct computer retailer NCIX to be a category manager.
The company got him to present their technology channel and publicly review products. At NCIX, he juggled his roles as a channel host, sales representative, product manager, and systems designer.
He was advised to develop the Linus Tech Tips channel due to the high costs and minimal views during the early stages of the NCIX channel. After a disagreement with the company’s management, Sebastian quit NCIX.
After leaving NCIX, Linus finally worked full-time on his own YouTube channel, educating viewers about technology. With two business associates, he founded the Linus Media Group in 2013. Under Linus Media Group, Sebastian created a slew of other channels.
His other successful tech channels are ShortCircuit, Techiquickie, and TechLinked. His company expanded to other niches with channels like They’re Just Movies and Channel Super Fun. Linus Media Group also hosted LTX Expo, an annual event for tech influencers.
Apart from YouTube, Linus became the owner of Floatplane Media, a streaming platform. He has built a loyal fanbase that often creates discussions on his forum, linustechtips.com. Now, he is among the top three most-subscribed YouTube channels with 14.5 million subscribers.
Net Worth and Earnings
His main channel, Linus Tech Tips, makes around $3.4 million a year from ad revenue. Techiquickie, TechLinked, and ShortCircuit earn between $300,000 to $367,000 annually. However, these are just his four biggest channels.
The YouTuber gets extra income from Linus Media Group’s other channels, all of which get sponsorships and affiliate deals. He also sells merch, which makes up about 15% of his income or about $2.8 million. From Floatplane, he’s made a sum of $1.14 million, adding to his $5 million fortune.
In 2011, Linus Sebastian married the Hong Kong beauty Yvonne Ho. Together, the couple has three children. They have one boy and two daughters.
They currently reside in Sebastian’s home city in Surrey, British Columbia. In 2020, Linus declared that he would be retiring from content creation but later took back his words.