• Crawford Collins is a social media personality with a net worth of over $100,000.
• He grew up in a family familiar with the entertainment industry and started his online career with Vine.
• He then transitioned to YouTube and Instagram, gaining a following of over 300,000 subscribers and 1.1 million followers respectively.
• He previously dated Monique and Emily Tosta, and is now focusing more on acting.
• His Instagram account is known for displaying his extravagant lifestyle, and his latest project is the show "Freakish" on Hulu.
Who is Crawford Collins?
Crawford Collins was born on 15 April 1997 in Canada, and is a social media personality, best known from initially gaining fame through the app Vine alongside his brother Christian Collins. After his Vine days, he then transitioned to other popular online platforms such as Instagram and YouTube.
The Riches of Crawford Collins
How rich is Crawford Collins? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $100,000, earned through a successful career online. His online fame and exposure has led him to numerous other opportunities, including collaborations with other popular on-line names. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Online Beginnings
Crawford grew up in a family that was familiar with the entertainment industry, and the growing online community. He was mainly home schooled, with his parents deciding that it would be a better environment for their children to learn at home. He grew up with an older brother, older sister, and younger sister; the eldest sister, Kirsten forayed into acting, while his elder brother and younger sister would turn their attention to social media.
He was introduced to the social media service Vine by his brother, and the two would start collaborating on creating Vine content together. The app allowed users to share six second looping video clips which could be published through its own social network, and can also be shared through Twitter and Facebook. Users could browse videos through trending, and the sub-categories. During the peak of its popularity, it had around 200 million active users but the owner of the platform, Twitter, later disabled uploads. Before the app was officially shut down, all of its videos were uploaded to an online archive. Crawford’s first Vine video was entitled “How I feel when my phone dies” ,which was uploaded in 2014 and gained him 750,000 followers in just a few months.
Transition to YouTube
Collins gained a lot of fame due to his use of pop culture references, as well as his Vines related to expressing feelings about a certain situation. Prior to Vine ending, he had created around 500 Vines and had a following of over 1.6 million. With the Vine service ending, he along with numerous other personalities of the network transitioned to other platforms, and he created a YouTube account.
YouTube is a video sharing service owned by Google and is considered one of the top websites in the world in terms of popularity. Numerous video related content can be seen in the website including user created content, music videos, video clips, documentaries, educational videos, and much more. The website allows its content creators the possibility of earning money through Google’s AdSense program. While originally a website that was focused on individuals, the popularity of YouTube has led to numerous companies and corporations investing in their own channels as well.
YouTube Content and Other Platforms
Crawford’s channel posted content similar to numerous popular YouTube channels, releasing video blogs (vlogs) often to showcase his lifestyle. He also posted a lot of entertainment-focused videos featuring his siblings, actually some of his most popular videos, which have gained upwards of 200,000 views. He has attracted over 300,000 subscribers to his channel, and in recent months has been focused on challenge videos, which have been a trend for numerous YouTube personalities.
Aside from YouTube, he is highly active in posting on the website Instagram, a social networking service owned by Facebook which allows users to upload video and photo content to share with the public or pre-approved followers. One of the reasons for its popularity is its integration with other social media websites and its user friendly interface which allows its uploaders to easily edit their content through the use of filters. The website has become one of the top social networking services in the world with over a billion registered users, with around 500 million active daily. This is despite all of the criticism the website has received due to its abrupt changes in policy.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Collins previously dated a girl named Monique who had the social media handle @NamesLarter, but the two broke up in 2014. Two years later he began dating model turned television actress Emily Tosta, who is known for her work in “The Last Ship”. Despite them breaking up, she still constantly appears on his YouTube channel.
His YouTube channel has not been active for around six months, opting to post only three videos in the last 10 months. Many people thought that he decided to stop uploading to YouTube but many others believe that he only took a break and recently started uploading once more. His Instagram account has over 1.1 million followers, on which he is often seen attending various public events such as Coachella. He’s known to display his extravagant lifestyle on social media, and also posts a lot of photos alongside his siblings. According to him, he’s been busy away from social media, focusing more on acting work. One of his latest projects is the show “Freakish” which airs on Hulu.
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia