Lucas Cruikshank is an internet personality from the United States who has helped popularize the video-sharing platform YouTube. He created and performed as Fred Figglehorn, a 6-year-old youngster with anger management issues, and posted films when he was 13 years old. But since he’s retired, fans are asking, what happened to Fred?
Who Is Lucas Cruikshank?
Lucas “Fred” Cruikshank was born to Molly Jeanne and Dave Alan Cruikshank on August 29, 1993. He is descended from Scottish, German, and Irish ancestors.
Together with his family, the young man is currently residing in Columbus, Nebraska. He has five sisters and two brothers, Jacob and Ethan Cruikshank.
Cruikshank disclosed in a video in 2013 that he is gay and that his family is aware of it. Matthew Fawcus, who was introduced to him by a fellow YouTuber, is his current romantic partner. Now, in 2022, it’s been nine years since the two started dating.
How Did He Get Famous?
In 2005, Lucas started making YouTube videos. He was uploading on JKL production, a company founded by Lucas and his twin cousins, Jen and Katie Smet. They initially introduced Fred in a Halloween video, when they were still testing characters. And that’s when the imaginary figure suddenly became popular.
By 2008, Fred had grown in popularity to the point where Lucas launched the independent Fred channel in the same year. The series hinted at themes like family instability and anger control. It got a lot of attention, and with the silver play button, he became the first most subscribed YouTuber in 2009.
Nickelodeon recognized Fred’s accomplishments and produced a film based on the YouTube series in 2010. It later became a franchise, with many sequels to the first installment. After the initial release of Fred: The Movie, he made a name for himself in acting, even starring multiple hit shows, like iCarly and Monsters Vs Aliens.
What Is He Doing Now?
Lucas was nominated for the People’s Choice Awards and the Teen Choice Awards, and he won the latter, earning him the title of Choice Web Star. He also won YouTube Creators Award in 2010. But after all this grandiosity and some failed experiments, he decided to abandon the Fred Channel in 2015.
In recent years, other YouTubers have surpassed Fred’s prominence, yet the old channel continues to draw visitors. Since his retirement, Lucas Cruikshank has played Fred in a few skits. However, there are no plans for the icon’s major comeback.
The charming guy is still a YouTube content creator, but on his own channel, “Lucas,” he now stars in vlogs and comedy as himself. It currently has 3.27 million subscribers.
What is his Net Worth?
Lucas is a prosperous young fellow. YouTube videos, marketing, and brand endorsements account for the majority of his earnings. In his films and television shows, he promotes a variety of products. His Fred Movies royalties also contribute significantly to his income. That’s why in 2022, his net worth is estimated to be $5 million.