There’s something about seeing luxury cars and massive trucks in stunts that always gets the viewers hooked. This type of content is what the online sensation WhistlinDiesel, whose real name is Cody Detwiler, uploads on his YouTube channel. As of 2022, WhistlinDiesel has a net worth of $5 million.
Cody Detwiler is from Indiana, United States, and was born on July 18, 1998. His family operated several businesses over the years. They worked in sectors such as farming and construction.
They also had an automotive startup, which was what motivated Cody to learn about vehicles and everything related to them. As for his formal education, it is known that he attended a local high school.
However, the young Indiana native has not yet shared if he ever went to college. He focused on his passion for driving mean machines, and one day, he decided to make it his profession.
The WhistlinDiesel YouTube channel was created in 2015. Right from the get-go, he made videos of himself performing risky stunts with cars, trucks, tractors, and motorbikes.
Not many content creators were brave enough to do what Detwiler does, so he stood out. This helped his earliest uploads accumulate millions of views. Apart from tricks, he also shared useful insights about various vehicles.
In 2018, he branched out to other social networking sites, making him a true social media star. However, his YouTube channel is still considered his biggest platform today and currently has 3.85 million subscribers.
With his rising popularity, WhistlinDiesel gained numerous brand sponsorship deals. His following grew more after surviving a bullet to the head, which came from his own gun, in early 2021.
He shot steel plates with .50 caliber bullets from four feet away to know how many it would take to penetrate them. One of the bullets ricocheted and went right to his forehead. Fortunately, it wasn’t a fatal injury.
However, trouble didn’t stop coming his way. A year after the incident, he ran into legal trouble after sinking their boat and making waves with a jet ski in a lake’s no-wake zone. Cody and his crew may potentially go to jail for a year.
Net Worth and Earnings
Cody Detwiler’s YouTube account, WhistlinDiesel, makes an estimated $6,400 every day from ad revenue. That’s about $2.3 million annually from advertisements alone.
He gets income from brand deals and merchandise sales. Cody sells various gifts and apparel items on Amazon and through his Redbubble shop. With all these endeavors, his net worth is valued at $5 million.
WhistlinDiesel was once married to his long-time partner named Rae. They were together since they were 18 and got a divorce in 2021. Rae works as an influencer and adult model.
Detwiler is now in a relationship with Kate Miller and still lives in his hometown in Indiana. There, he shows off his car collection, including a Jurassic Park Jeep, a Ford Raptor, a Toyota Hilux, and a custom truck called Monstermax.