Andre Rebelo is a YouTube gamer and streamer popularly known online as Typical Gamer. He rose to fame playing games such as Grand Theft Auto V and Fortnite. Rebelo creates a variety of videos, including gameplay, tips, Easter eggs, guides, and more. As of 2023, Typical Gamer has an estimated net worth of $23 million.
Typical Gamer was born on March 23, 1992, in Toronto, Canada into a business-minded family. His father was an entrepreneur who owned a small business and his brother Billy also influenced him a lot.
Andre’s had a passion for gaming since he was a child and used to compete against his brother. Billy was the one who advised him to adopt the moniker ‘Typical Gamer’ for his channel. This is because Andre wasn’t considered as imaginative as his brother.
With his YouTube channel, Rebelo started his gaming career on August 24, 2008. He began playing Red Dead Redemption. After that, he began streaming other games including Halo 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Assassin’s Creed 3, and Minecraft.
When YouTube live streaming was introduced in 2013, he began playing Grand Theft Auto V, becoming one of the pioneers of the platform’s hottest feature. Around this time, his viewership increased considerably, and soon hit one million subscribers.
He is now highly successful in games like Fortnite. Normally, he plays alone, but sometimes teams up with other creators. Rebelo keeps a close relationship with fans by streaming every day. Now, the YouTuber has 13.7 million subscribers.
Typical Gamer is a YouTube millionaire because he’s dedicated to his craft. Currently, his videos average over 1.5 million views everyday and makes an estimated $3 million per year from YouTube ad revenue.
He also has a second channel called “TG Plays” with 6.75 million subscribers. Aside from income from the video-sharing platform, he makes money selling merch and gaming glasses on his store. They are advertised as a way to lessen strain and blue light glare from screen.
In addition, sponsorships are another significant income stream for the gamer. He’s done paid collaborations with the likes of Ubisoft, Wargaming, and Google. Based on the size of his audience, some of these deals should be in the five figure range.
Andre is dating Samara Redway, a fellow content creator but in a different space. Samara’s content is related to fashion, makeup, and lifestyle. However, she can be seen playing with Andre on some streams.
The two seem very close and openly share their petty fights to viewers. In early 2020, Samara roasted Andre’s Lamborghini, saying it has an impractical design. So, Rebelo responded and flexed by buying a brand new 2020 Tesla Model X.
Andre bought a house in Vancouver, and lives there with his partner. Samara has posted videos on her channel featuring Typical Gamer answering questions about their new property.