Who is Lui Calibre?
Lui Calibre was born on 4 July 1984, in California, USA, and is a YouTube personality as well as an occasional Twitch Streamer, best known for his self-titled channel which earned fame posting “Grand Theft Auto” gameplay. He gained a lot of popularity with his channel leading to several partnerships.
The Wealth of Lui Calibre
How rich is Lui Calibre? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $2 million, earned largely through a successful career on YouTube. He’s been known to collaborate with other popular YouTubers such as H20 Delirious and Vanoss, though recently he’s moved on to other projects. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and YouTube Beginnings
There is almost no information available about Lui’s life before he ventured onto YouTube. There are no details available about his family, childhood, and his education. It is known that he became interested in making YouTube content in 2009 during the time that the website was just beginning to gain traction.
The video sharing website is owned by Google and allows users to create their own video content to upload to the website. After their upload, other users can then view, rate, comment, and subscribe to videos or channels they like. The website grew in popularity over the next few years and it would become the one of the most popular websites on the internet. The numerous videos available on the website has made it the main source of video content online. People can find educational videos, documentaries, video clips, music videos, movie trailers, video blogs, live streams, and much more on YouTube.
Calibre first created his YouTube channel called YourHeroes, and at the start his channel was focused on video game content. He first posted videos of himself playing games such as “Red Dead Redemption” and “Halo”. Eventually, after the release of the video game “Grand Theft Auto V”, he started focusing his content on that game. “Grand Theft Auto V” is set in the fictional state of San Andreas based on Southern California, following three criminals and their efforts to commit various heists despite pressure from a government agency. The video game had online capabilities which allowed him to play with friends and other random people, often leading to comedic outcomes.
The game features an open world design which allows players to freely roam San Andreas alongside the fictional city of Los Santos based on Los Angeles. The game broke numerous industry records and became the fastest selling entertainment product, gaining $800 million in its first day and $1 billion after three days. It has received widespread critical acclaim, gaining praise for many aspects of the game. It won Game of the Year awards from several publications at year’s end, and is considered one of the best video games ever made.
Collaborations and Abrupt End
One of the reasons for Lui’s fame was his collaborations with other popular YouTubers. He became a frequent collaborator with Vanoss, H20 Delirious, I Am Wildcat, and many others as they are friends even outside of YouTube. While working on “Grand Theft Auto V” videos, he also started branching out to include other content. He began playing games such as “Far Cry Primal”, “Just Cause 3”, “For Honor”, and many other game.
One of the last few games he played on his channel was “Pokemon Go”. The video game is an augmented reality mobile game which allows users to locate and capture Pokémon as if they are in the players’ real world location. The game is free to play, and after its release in 2016, it became one of the most profitable apps of the year. The game has been given praise due its use of AR technology and promotion of physical activity, while it has also attracted criticism due to concerns about security.
After making a few “Pokemon Go” videos, he abruptly stopped making YouTube content. With no updates about why he was absent from the channel, speculations started to arise as to the reason he stopped.
Personal Life and Additional Insight
For his personal life, it is known that Calibre had a relationship with fellow YouTube personality and Twitch streamer Jonna Mae in 2013, also known as MissesMae and for her content regarding “Grand Theft Auto V”. However, the two later broke up, and it is known that he later started dating Twitch personality and cosplay model Emily Leon, also known as Emily Rexz. There has been no confirmation as to whether they are still together or not.
He later opened up on Twitter as to the reason why he stopped making YouTube content. He mentioned that he started making videos with the prospect of earning money and that there is just no money in YouTube anymore, referencing to how increasingly difficult it has been to earn money on the website in recent years. His tweets alienated some of his fan base, with many unsubscribing from his channel though some still wished for his return. In recent months, he’s been making guest appearances in his friends’ YouTube videos playing video games, but is yet to resume making his own. He also continues to play video games, as evident from his social media accounts on which he posts videos about him playing popular battle royale games.