• Ian Mcleod, known as Brutalmoose, is a YouTube personality born in Texas, USA in 1991
• His net worth is estimated to be around $300,000 due to his success on YouTube
• He initially gained fame for his video game reviews, but later expanded his content to include other topics
• He works with the website Hiddenblock and has collaborated with other YouTube personalities
• He's active on social media, but his accounts are mostly private
Who is Brutalmoose?
Ian Mcleod was born on 22 June 1991, in Texas, USA, and is a YouTube personality, best known from gaining a huge amount of fame for his channel called Brutalmoose, in which initially he reviewed old video games. He’s since expanded his channel to reviewing other popular topics for his viewers.
The Net Worth of Brutalmoose
How rich is Brutalmoose? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $300,000, earned through a successful career on YouTube. His online fame has led him to numerous opportunities including sponsorships and collaborative work, and worked with the website Hiddenblock. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Online Beginnings
There is almost no information regarding Brutalmoose’s life before his rise to fame, as he hasn’t shared a lot of detail regarding his family, childhood, and education. At a young age, he began his interest in video games which he carried with him as he grew up. He then discovered a potential for a career on YouTube, but never really pursue the possibility until 2012.
Content creators can earn advertising income on YouTube through the Google AdSense program, and it has led considerable wealth for several high profile personalities on the site – users can upload their own videos for others to view. Viewers also affect the money they earn per video depending on their interactions such as comments, ratings, shares, and views. Since its launch in 2005, the website has become one of the largest sources of online videos. Some of the videos which can be viewed there include documentaries, short films, video blogs (vlogs), movie trailers, and many more.
Brutalmoose started his channel as a part of a New Year’s Resolution he created for himself, as he wanted to start an online project. In the beginning, he did reviews on several popular video game,s including “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3”, which follows the events of “Modern Warfare 2” just after its final mission. The game also brought about new characters, new locations, new guns, and new multi-player features. It gained a lot of positive reviews, and won numerous accolades after its release.
Another game he reviewed that attracted attention early on was the action role-playing game called “Chantelise – A Tale of Two Sisters”. The game was released for windows in 2006, and became available through Steam in 2011. Eventually, he started to do reviews of more retro games that were released years before his review video was made. Some of the other game reviews he released included “Bully”, “Façade”, “Jazz Jackrabbit”, “Lego Island”, and “Sonic Shuffle”. His fame grew steadily, and he began collaborating with other personalities too, one was on the channel of “The Completionist”, doing a voiceover for the review of the game “Dark Souls”.
Hiddenblock and Recent Endeavors
Brutalmoose then collaborated with several of his friends on YouTube to join the video game review website called Hidden Block. According to the website, it was created as an outlet for five guys and an idiot, who created a space to easily put out content without having to deal with the complexities of YouTube. In recent months, Brutalmoose has shifted a lot of his content to cater to what his viewers enjoy. While he still does reviews of old games, he has also included other types of videos.
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One of his most popular series is called BrutalFoods on which he reviews popular foods not often given a chance online. His top videos are reviews of various television dinner brands, including Hungry-Man, Kid Cuisine, and Banquet Beef. He has also done videos on arcade cabinets, arcade activities, cat toys, and old films. His food videos have also expanded to include foreign food such as Japanese treats and blind tasting. He has also done sealed product openings of the card game “Yu-Gi-Oh”, which is considered one of the most popular collectible card games in the world.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, not much is known in terms of Brutalmoose’s romantic relationships. He has not talked about this aspect of his life a lot, and prefers to keep his relationships out of his professional endeavors. He mentions that he keeps an open mind when it comes to his videos, and what to review next. He also doesn’t adhere to a regular schedule due to how easy it would burn him out. According to him, when he decides to work on a project, he works on it and releases it as soon as it is finished.
Similar to numerous YouTube personalities, he is highly active online through accounts on social media. He has an account on Twitter which has close to 100,000 followers, but he prefers to keep his account protected and out of access by the public – he freely invites people who know his work to follow him, but just doesn’t want his profile to be public so that his tweets cannot be retweeted. He has a Facebook page with over 13,000 followers, but he hasn’t updated his account since 2018. He also set up his own Patreon page, and has over 500 patrons on his account; the page was created to help support him produce more video content though he doesn’t force his viewers to become fans on Patreon, especially if they don’t have extra money to donate.
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