David Dobrik – Biography, Net Worth and Height

David Dobrik is a Slovakian-American Viner and YouTube star. He was born on July 23rd, in 1996 in Slovakia. His career has started after posting videos on a platform called Vine, in 2013. Since then, he has managed to transfer his business to other social medias, receiving great success and fame.

Height 5 ft 11 in / 180 cm
Weight ‎‎165 pounds / 75 kg
Build Athletic
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Brown

Childhood

David was born in Kosice, Slovakia, but his parents decided to move to United States when he was only five. He doesn’t like to share a lot about his personal life on the internet and because of that we don’t know much about his family. He has two younger sisters, Ester and Sara, and a younger brother Toby.

His sister Ester also has a YouTube channel, but David is not very supportive of her career choice, since he has refused to promote her channel on his social media.

The family moved to Illinois, Chicago when David was only five years old. He went to Vernon Hills High School, but didn’t finish it because he wanted to focus on his career. During his high school years he was engaged in sports, playing tennis for Vernon Hills and basketball recreationally.

 

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Career

For David everything started on April 3rd 2013 when he posted his first video clip on a platform called Vine. The app was known for six second comedy videos which included pranks, sketches and sing offs. David was very successful on Vine, reaching over 1.4 million subscribers on the platform. He managed to boost his fame doing collaborations with other successful Viners like The Gabbie Show and Alex Ernest.

Having reached a decent amount of followers, David decided to start making You Tube videos, as well. Collaboration channels were very popular at the time, so he went and joined a channel called Second Class, which was run by five other people. Second Class was not a success, featuring David in only six videos that were mostly pranks. Despite its failure, the channel hasn’t been deleted and can be find on a platform to this day.

Growing in popularity thanks to Vine and a collaboration channel, David created his own channel at the end of 2014, called David Dobrik. Two months later, he posted his first video on it. During the year he managed to gain a little more than 40k followers which would be incredible for some people, but not for David.

He then decided to create a Vlog Squad that would help him gain more success while making people from it recognizable. David’s work ethics and creative editing style had soon paid off and he gained over a million subscribers in a year.

Audience was interested in a new concept of video editing, famous for many jump cuts and sketches, resembling to some extent to a short collection of vines. People were amused by the Squad as well, since each member of it had a certain role, playing a character that had some similarities with its real life.

In the beginning Squad consisted of Corinna, a beautiful young girl known for her promiscuous behavior, Scotty, a depressed guy that always gets ignored by his friends, Heath, a guy with a bad-boy image, Zane, Heath’s lover, Alex, an obsessive-compulsive man with anger issues, Toddy, a sexy stupid guy and BigNik, disabled wannabe rapper.

Besides those people, David has always included his girlfriend Liza Koshy and his best friend Gabbie Hannah into the vlogs.

His comedy videos are always 4 minutes and 20 seconds long. He posts three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays which helps him connect with his audience more. He also does that through shout outs at the end of each video, where he rewards some fan’s loyalty by asking his audience to go and support that person.

Because of his huge following, he has managed to buy a Tesla car which has become a part of his videos and a house in which he films. Also, he has expanded his squad by discovering people like Jason Nash who plays two characters in his videos, Dom that portraits a weed and sex addict, a famous actor form Drake and Josh – Josh Peck and a You Tube star Trisha Paytas, Jason’s girlfriend.

David’s “a boy next door” image and a career without controversies have enabled him to gain over 9 million subscribers on You Tube, 2 million on Twitter and over 6 million on Instagram.

On 15th October 2017 he decided to create his second channel called David Dobrik Too. On it he would post videos that are unrelated to his comedy skits. David Dobrik Too consists of bloopers, challenge videos with his girlfriend Liza or Q&As. They are always longer than his videos on the main channel which his audience likes. In less than a year he has managed to attract 4.6 million people to that channel.

His business doesn’t revolve around social media only. David has a merch store where he sells his and his friends clothing. Some of his most famous merch items are Clickbait and TooMuchScotty. Besides that, David has a podcast called Views that he works on with his friend and co-worker Jason Nash. Views is extremely successful and some people know David only through that platform, independent of his work on You Tube.

David went on tour all over the United States in 2017. Together with his Vlog Squad he would perform songs, play challenges and answer audience’s questions while filming the whole show and later making it a part of his content.

Dobrik is successful on traditional media as well. He had a role in a short film called “An Interrogation” in 2015. The same year he was a part of television shows The Honest Show and Prank U. In 2016 he had a role in a film that his friend Jason Nash directed, called “FML”. After that he became a part of a television show Airplane Mode where he worked with an actress Chloe Bridges and fellow You Tuber Logan Paul.

Thanks to his great success all over social and traditional media, it is estimated that David earns from 2 to 4 million dollars a year. That number could be even higher because of brand deals with companies like Seat Geek and Honey whose products David promotes on his channels.

 

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Personal life

David has been opened when it comes to his love life. Even though there were some speculations that he is gay, David started dating Liza Koshy in 2015. She is a Vine and You Tube star as well. On her channel she plays three different character that also made appearances in his vlogs.

That relationship has helped both of them when it comes to success on You Tube because their audience loves them as a couple. There are many channels devoted to sharing the couple’s pictures and fan fiction on the internet.

On June 4th 2018 David posted a video called We Broke Up on his channel. In it Liza and he explain to their audience how they have been broken up for over six months but they have needed some time to sort everything out before telling the world. They also explain that there is hope for their reunion one day and that they will always be friends.

Their fans were devastated but that did not affect their following. On the contrary, the brake up video has over 45 million views today.

There are some controversies over David’s relationship with his best friend Gabbie Hannah. Even though she is a part of the Vlog Squad, since Liza and David’s brake up she is not in the vlogs anymore. Fans and drama channels are speculating that Gabbie has had something to do with their split, even though all three of them have denied those rumors.

David is also famous for surprising his fans and friends with gifts and surprise appearances at their houses. He volunteered to make a video for the Superheroes For Kids Campaign to help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The funds that are raised support the life-saving treatments, equipment, research and charity for sick kids across North America.

In 2017 he won a Shorty Award for Vlogger of the year, while receiving Streamy Award for Best Ensemble Cast and Best Vlogger in 2018.

In 2017 David announced that he could be deported to Slovakia because his DACA act was terminated by President Donald Trump’s choice. His fans, friends and his ex-girlfriend all started a petition on Twitter and other social media to support him.

David moved to Los Angeles, California after his channel started to grow.

Facts and Net Worth

Net Worth $2 million
Real Name David Dobrik
Date of Birth April 23rd, 1996
Place of Birth Košice (Slovakia)
Profession YouTuber
Facebook Page David @ Facebook
Instagram David @ Instagram
You Tube David @ YouTube
Twitter David @ Twitter
Sex-orientation Straight
Wife Not married / Liza Koshi (girlfriend)
Children 0
Nationality American / Slovakian
Religion Unknown

Filmography

  • 2015 An Interrogation
  • 2016 Prank U
  • 2016 The Honest Show
  • 2017 FML
  • 2017 Airplane Mode

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