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-orientated 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 he 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 with Red Dead Redemption, which he covered in multiple videos. After that, he began streaming popular 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 pairs up with other creators. Rebelo keeps a close relationship with fans by streaming every day. Now, the YouTuber has 13.3 million subscribers.
Typical Gamer is a YouTube millionaire because he is really dedicated to what he does. Currently, his videos average over 1.5 million views everyday and makes an estimated $5 million per year with YouTube ad revenue.
He also has a second channel called TG plays with 6.31 million subscribers. Aside from income from the video-sharing platform, he also makes money selling merch and gaming glasses on his store. They are advertised to lessen strain and blue light glare from screen.
Ubisoft, Wargaming, and Google have sponsored him in the past. The deals provide a major portion of his annual income, making them a significant income stream for the young entrepreneur.
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 as they openly share their petty fights to their 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.