Who is Carlie Butler?

Born on 5 June 1987, in Phoenix, Arizona, under the ambitious and outgoing sign of Gemini, Carlie Butler is a 31-year-old American YouTuber, vlogger, fashionista, former middle school counselor, ex-cheerleader and social media personality. She rose to fame in 2011, due to her videos about beauty, fitness, fashion, but also more serious topics such as relationships, mental health and more. Carlie’s brother is Shay Carl, a famous YouTuber himself, which has additionally contributed to her global popularity.

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Early Life: Growing Up in Phoenix

Carlie was born into an American family living in the sixth largest city in the US, with a subsequent move to the state of Idaho at the age of two. She is the daughter of Carl and Laurie Butler, about whom we don’t have any verified information. Even though Carlie loves her parents very much, she rarely shares any private information, unless it’s relevant to the topic of a video or social media post. She grew up with three brothers – Logan, Shay and Casey. Carlie always had a knack for fashion and beauty, despite growing up in a male-dominated house – ‘It got a bit too much at times’, said Carlie in one of her videos. ‘So I used make-up, clothes and other things that I like as sort of a refuge from all the “boy stuff” I was surrounded with.’

Education and Search for Her True Calling

Nevertheless, Carlie always prioritized her education over any of her passions and hobbies. After matriculating from high school in 2005, Carlie enrolled into Boise State University, in Boise, Idaho; as an outgoing person and an avid public performer, it’s no surprise that she chose Communications as her major, and in 2009, she received her Associates Degree in the aforementioned field. Initially, she wanted a job where she could use her degree on an everyday basis, so took a job as a counselor assistant in an unspecified middle school in Idaho. Her tasks included talking to students about their personal or academic problems, as well as providing performance evaluation. However, she didn’t stay long in that position, soon becoming a cheerleading coach. As a member of the Boise State cheerleading team, she gained valuable experience by performing at big basketball and football games, which made her a perfect teacher. However, Carlie wasn’t satisfied with her salary, so she went on to work as a waitress in a local cafe, until she figured things out.

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Career Beginnings: At The Right Place, At The Right Time

By 2011, Carlie was already tired of working jobs that were either not to her liking or didn’t pay enough. She took some time off to think about her priorities, and it finally came to her – why not use her communicational talent and her vibrant spirit to change other people’s lives? On 20 June 2011, Carlie launched her YouTube channel – “CarlieStylez”. Her first video – “CarlieStylez comes out!” – was a convincing intro for what was about to come. It features videos of her with her family and son, as well as funny tidbits and vacation photos in the form of a slideshow. The song in the background is “Best of Me” by Tyler Van Den Berg. The uploading of an intro was a clear indication that Carlie was willing to invest all of her efforts into the channel, as well as having a detailed plan, and as of May 2019, the video has attracted 200,000 views. Her next video, “CarlieStylez Begins!” was a parody of 1990s sitcom intros, and in it she shares her ambitious life goals, and the purpose of the channel. The video is currently at 140,000 views.

Rising Up: Moving to California and Being a Full-Time YouTuber

Carlie was fed up with working three or four jobs and not getting paid enough. She asked her brother Shay, a video entrepreneur and YouTube star covered by Forbes, for advice. He told her that YouTube was the future, and that she should move to California to pursue her dreams. Thankfully she listened to him, and never looked back. By the end of 2011, she had already become popular, mostly because she covered a wide range of topics – from depression, motivation and ambition, all the way to pranks, jokes and popular trends. Critics have praised her performances as being ‘entertaining and funny, but fit for adults’. Around the same time, Carlie and three of her friends started The Mom’s View, a channel that caters to moms and soon-to-be-moms. While she was still on the rise, Carlie used her influence and experience in being a mother to educate other women, which made her a renowned YouTube star.

Continued Success: More Channels and Personal Content

In 2012, Carlie started a third channel, also devoted to moms around the world – The Mom’s View Too provides more of a focused approach to the everyday life of a mom. The channel is filled with creative recipes, meal plans, fitness videos and bonus videos from The Mom’s View. It was also at this point that Carlie realized she needed to include more tidbits from her personal life, in order to increase interest in her channel. In the following years, she uploaded detailed instances of her time with her three brothers, but perhaps her most popular videos are related to her engagement and marriage to Jackson Wood, her now husband. It all started with “CarlieStylez GETS ENGAGED!!!”, which was followed by “CARLIE & JACKSON – MY WEDDING DAY” and “CARLIE AND JACKSON – RECEPTION (full video)” – all three of her wedding-related videos have passed a million views. From 2016 to mid-2019, Carlie has been focused mostly on her other channels, which means she uploads much less content to “CarlieStylez”. Most of her recent videos are vlogs, motivational advice and updates on her life.

What Makes Carlie Butler So Popular?

With almost 200 million views on all her channels combined, Carlie has created a true YouTube empire. But what sets her apart from other famous female YouTubers in her niche? At the beginning of her career, fans took a liking to Carlie because of her candidness and honesty. While she didn’t reveal too much about herself, she was always filled with poise and incessantly positive energy. She isn’t afraid laugh at herself and talk about her flaws and negative experiences. Fans love “The Love Nest”, Carlie’s series of videos where she talks to her friends and family about education, relationships and other important topics.

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Personal Life: First Marriage to Christian Colonel

Before she met Jackson Wood, Carlie was married to Christian Colonel, a former baseball player and coach. They have a son named Cooper, who was born on 17 November 2007. It is is unclear when the divorce proceedings took place because neither Christian nor Carlie announced their separation right away. Christian hasn’t appear in a lot of her videos, which might have something to do with his alcoholism. His Instagram bio says, amongst other things, “Alcoholic. Sober since 12.31.13”.

Relationship with Steve Cook

After divorcing Christian Colonel, Carlie took a brief hiatus from dating before she met Steve Cook, a notable bodybuilder and YouTuber, at the beginning of 2014. They dated for about a year before abruptly breaking up. Steve announced the breakup via an unedited video, in which he touchingly recollects his time with Carlie. He then moved to Utah in January 2015, but as a surprise to everyone, Christian, Carlie’s ex-husband, praised Cook on the way he behaved towards Cooper, his step-son, and wished him all the best in the next chapter of his life.

Marriage to Jackson Wood

By this time, Carlie became sort of  ‘notorious’ for her failed relationships, and the way they’d been publicized. Fans thought the same was going to happen with Jackson Wood, whom she met immediately after breaking up with Steve Cook, and which resulted in a lot of rumors. Surprisingly, they hit it off right away, and after just a few months decided to marry, on 20 November 2015. The ceremony was covered by many websites and media agencies, in addition to being posted on her YouTube channel. In late 2016, Carlie announced that she and Jackson were expecting a baby, despite the fact that their fertility doctor told them that they had less than 1% chance of having a child. They now have two children – their son Elliot was born on 11 April 2017, while his sister Lenny arrived in the world on 2 October 2018, at 1:32 pm, weighing in at 6.1 lbs.

Part of a Famous Family

Interestingly, Carlie is not the most famous member of the Butler family; her brother Shay was the first Butler to conquer the world of YouTube. He has two channels – “shaycarl” and “SHAYTARDS”, which have 1.6 million and 5 million subscribers respectively. Before he became a star, Shay worked as a missionary, waiter, DJ, and granite countertop specialist. He was featured on the NY Times and many other websites, mostly due to his work as a founder of Maker Studios, a production company that caters to YouTubers. Casey, her other brother, also has a channel, “caseylavere”, on which he has 630,000 subscribers and 170 million unique views. His wife, Kayli Butler, (you’ve guessed it) runs a YouTube channel – “HeyKayli”, with 650,000 subscribers, and last but not least – Logan McKay Butler, Carlie’s youngest brother. His own channel, “LoganMcKay55”, isn’t too shabby with close to 400,000 subscribers.

Body Measurements: How Tall is Carlie Butler?

Carlie Butler is 6ft 1in (185cm) tall, which is exceptional for a female. She weighs approximately 132lbs (60kgs) and her vital statistics are 34-24-35. She has blonde hair and eyes in a shade that is somewhere between sky blue and light green.

Carlie Butler

What is Carlie Butler’s Net Worth?

According to several reputable sources, Carlie Butler has a net worth of over $3 million, as of mid-2019, accumulated through product sponsorships, aggressive marketing and the monetization of videos across all of her YouTube channels. If she keeps on building her brand and furthering her career, we just might see this number rise in the foreseeable future.

The Full Extent of Carlie’s YouTube Empire

Carlie Butler is famous for having a myriad of YouTube channels, with each being dedicated to a specific segment of her life. Her first YouTube channel, “CarlieStylez” has 550,000 subscribers and more than 120 million unique views, and which she uses it to upload videos about motivation, psychology and more serious topics. “The Mom’s View”, her second channel, is devoted to all the things surrounding motherhood and raising children – 460,000 people are subscribed to it, viewing it over 110 million times. “The Mom’s View Too”, dedicated to exercise and dieting for mothers, is also popular, with 23,000 subscribers and 600,000 views. In 2015, she launched “WhatsUpWoods” with her husband to post family-related videos, along with vlogs and pranks. 250,000 users are subscribed to this channel, resulting in 37 million views.

Social Media Presence

Other than YouTube, Carlie has accounts on almost every social network. She runs two Facebook pages – CarlieStylez, her official one, is used to share most of her YouTube videos with 50,000 fans. Carliestylezlips, however, is dedicated to her line of beauty products, and is followed by 2,700 people. Carlie is also active on Twitter, interacting with 220,000 of her loyal fans. Instagram is where she posts the most, sharing pictures of her family with more than 640,000 fans.

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