Who is Tyler Brown?
Robert Brown Jr. was born on 2 February 2002, in Los Angeles, California, USA, and is a social media personality, best known for initially earning popularity through the app Musical.ly, and the streaming website YouNow. He later transitioned to a career on the website YouTube, which has gained him numerous followers.
The Wealth of Tyler Brown
How rich is Tyler Brown? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $100,000, earned through a short but successful career online. His online fame has led him to numerous opportunities, and he’s attracted praise as well as controversy for opening up about his sexuality. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Very little is known about Tyler’s childhood and education – he was raised by his parents, the eldest child of three children. Growing up, he became fascinated with social media and also wanted to make a name for himself online.
One of the first social media platforms he took notice of was the service Musical.ly. The platform allowed users to create short videos ranging from 15 seconds to 1 minute, which could then have soundtracks accompany them, allowing users to create lip syncing music videos. The platform also allowed for the use of different speed options, effects, and pre-set filters. Users could also search for videos based on several categories, allowing creators or “musers” to interact with fans. The app had over 200 million users in 2017 but this eventually ended, as the app later merged with TikTok and Bytedance to create the singular app called TikTok, which continued its services in 2018.
Streaming and YouTube Transition
Wanting to increase his reach and online exposure, Brown began streaming through the live broadcasting service called YouNow. The website allowed users to stream their own video content in real time, with a majority of the users of the website under 24 years old. Some perform while broadcasting such as music or dance, while others are just there to talk or make jokes. Users can browse from numerous viewers through tags, and YouNow is a known competitor of Periscope and Meerkat. Its popularity grew sometime in 2014 after significant changes in the service thanks to high profile investments.
Aside from him streaming on YouNow, he also created his own account on the video sharing website YouTube. The website is the second most popular on the internet, and is considered one of the main sources of video content. Videos ranging from live streams, video blogs, educational videos, music videos, movie trailers, and the like can be viewed on the website. It has become a great avenue for income through Google’s Adsense program, and has elevated several content creators, also known as YouTubers thanks to the popularity they earned through their respective channels. Users can view, rate and comment on, with the capability of subscribing to videos and channels they enjoy.
Sexuality and Controversy
While Tyler has been very popular online, he gained a lot of attention when he turned 16 and confessed through social media that he was gay. He later confirmed through a tweet that he was actually bisexual, indicating that he had preferences for either male and female. According to him, it was difficult to open up about his sexuality publicly, but he still received a lot of support from fans and his friends. His actions have been inspirational for other bisexuals who wanted to open up in public.
While his actions have received a lot of support, he’s also been criticized for being a negative influence, especially since a lot of his fans have followed him since they were at a young age. Not all agreed to his opening up regarding his sexuality, and other viewers have also mentioned that some of his actions online or through his video content have not been a good example. This has not deterred him, however, as he continues to post and make content as he is, stating that he wants to do content that is related to who he is.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Brown is in a relationship with social media personality Justin Blake, who is also known to be public about his life as a transgender. The two were rumored to be in a relationship since early 2017, due to them being together and being active in each other’s social media accounts. The following year, Brown uploaded a video of them kissing during the “DigiTour” show, which confirmed that they were romantically involved. According to them, they are happy, and recently decided to live together, getting their own apartment.
Similar to other YouTube personalities, Tyler is highly active online through accounts on social media websites such as Instagram on which he has over 1.7 million followers. He mainly posts videos showcasing some of his personal life including updates regarding his relationship with Blake. He also posts actively on his YouTube channel, which has over 550,000 subscribers, mainly content similar to other vlog channels, giving updates about his life and reacting to his old videos in musical.ly which initially earned him his online fame. He also shares a lot of videos featuring his boyfriend, and other YouTube personalities.