When children spend their time playing video games, parents usually worry about the child’s prospects. However, when the child becomes the richest YouTuber in the world because of his or her playing abilities, all worries are gone, and this was the case with DanTDM.
Without a doubt, there is a new crop of YouTubers, known by genre and content, with a distinct touch of perfection and originality, to say the least. When talking about game channels, however, only a few stand out as extraordinary. Among the few phenomenal channels attributed to online gambling is the one run by a British star YouTuber, a professional gambler, and author, Dan The Diamond Minecart, popularly known as DanTDM.
DanTDM is known for its daily Mod Review uploads and Let’s Play videos about Minecart. He also shoots minifilms with original characters from the game. With over 20 million subscribers and an average of nearly 400 million views per month, as well as several awards and even a Guinness World Records entry, he comfortably sits on the list of the most popular YouTubers and his channel among the most-watched game channels on the video-sharing website.
To find out how he went from being a Pokemon player to becoming a Minecraft celebrity, click here to learn more about Dan The Diamond Minecart.
DanTDM Bio, Age
DanTDM was born Daniel Robert Middleton on November 8, 1991, in Aldershot, England. He is the eldest of two children of his parents who separated in his childhood. He spent much of his childhood playing games, which certainly prepared him for a great future he did not foresee.
While studying at the University of Northampton, he immersed himself for the first time in the world of video sharing on YouTube. He launched his empire with his first channel, PokemanDanLv45 in 2010, dedicated to the Pokémon franchise. Two years later, he switched to another channel, this time a child-focused game channel aimed primarily at children between the ages of 5 and 12, called TheDiamondMinecart. Later he changed the name to TheDiamondMinecart // DanTDM and then in December 2016 to DanTDM. He produces his videos in his home studio in Wellingborough.
Through a combination of hard work, creativity, and talent, DanTDM has grown his fan base to over 20 million subscribers. His main focus is on the Minecraft game, although he has also been involved with other video games such as Roblox and Tomodachi Life since 2016. Middleton is involved in everything to do with games and regularly appears on platforms that promote it, either to comment on video games or to discuss life as a YouTuber. He regularly participates in the Insomnia Gaming Festivals and has also appeared in several game shows; twice at CBBC’s Technobabble and once at ITV’s Lorraine.
In recognition of his immense contribution to professional children’s gaming and to the gaming world as a whole, Daniel has received several awards, including two Kid’s Choice Awards in 2015 and 2016, and holds two world records, including one in the Rocket League for the most goals scored and the most hits for a dedicated Minecraft video channel.
In addition to his on-screen activities, DanTDM has also authored a book. His graphic novel, Trayaurus, and the Enchanted Crystal was released on October 6, 2016. The novel topped the New York Times bestseller list for hardcover graphic books in Japan for 11 weeks. In addition to his game channel, he has another channel, MoreTDM, founded in 2014, where he blogs about his daily life outside the mining industry, although he is currently not active.
Family – Wife, Brother
When Middleton was in high school, he met a beautiful girl named Jemma and started dating her. A few years later, he proposed to her, and on March 17, 2013, the duo completed the wedding knot. Jemma also plays video games and has her own channel known as JemPlaysMC.
As mentioned earlier, Dan has a younger brother who also loves video games and played a lot during his childhood. Interestingly, it was his brother who introduced Dan to Minecraft. He didn’t show the brother in any of his videos, although other YouTubers sometimes pretend to be his brother, even himself.
Other Facts About DanTDM
DanTDM is without a doubt one of the richest YouTubers in the world. With an annual income of $16.5 million (about GB£12.2 million) in 2017, he topped the Forbes list of the highest-paid YouTube stars.
Subscription and Viewership
Middleton has more than 13 billion views and 20 million subscribers in August 2018, making it the 38th YouTube channel with the most subscribers. With more work and dedication to his art, he could be at the top of the list in the future.
In September 2015 Dan uploaded a video in which he announced that he tripped in the kitchen and broke his hand. Despite the cast on his hand, he managed to play games and edit videos with one hand for a month while wearing the cast.
He created a web series called DanTDM that creates a big scene in 2017. the series, which premiered on April 7 exclusively for the subscription service of YouTube, YouTube Red follows Dan and his group of animated friends. The series did not last long, however, as it only ran for 6 episodes.
Hair Color and Body Arts
He is remarkable for his affinity for colors, especially for experimenting with them on his hair. He has naturally brown hair but has dyed it many times with colors like blonde, purple, turquoise, pink, blue, and cerulean.
Apart from his love for colors, he also loves tattoos and has a number of them on his body. Among his body arts are an Enderman holding a red play button in his hand, a Ghast and a Wither skeleton next to the first, room, skeleton, a flower of life, tattoos.