• Evan Breen is an internet personality from Detroit, Michigan, best known for his Vine account, which had over 1.7 million followers.
• His Net Worth is estimated to be over $500,000 as of mid-2019.
• He attended Western Michigan University and studied Communications and Accounting.
• He also has an Instagram and YouTube account, with close to 400,000 and 450,000 followers/subscribers respectively.
• He is an animal lover and prefers to be in Detroit rather than LA.
Who is Evan Breen?
Evan Breen was born on 7 November 1988, in Detroit, Michigan USA, and is an internet personality, best known from initially gaining popularity on the social networking app Vine, which attracted over 1.7 million followers before the app was shut down. He later focused his attention towards his Instagram account.
The Net Worth of Evan Breen
How rich is Evan Breen? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $500,000, earned through a successful career online – his exposure has led to numerous opportunities, including sponsorships and collaborative work. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
While Evan was born in Detroit, his family moved to Grosse Pointe where he would grow up alongside his sister, apparently with a strong love for his hometown and the Detroit area. During high school, he exhibited a strong interest in sports and played for his school teams including baseball, golf and hockey. After matriculating from high school, he then enrolled at Western Michigan University (WMU).
The university dates its history back to its establishment in 1903. It now has over 23,000 students enrolling per semester, and is known for having one of the best aviation programs in the US, and is also the annual site of the International Congress on Medieval Studies. The school’s athletic team, the Western Michigan Broncos compete as a part of Division I in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). During his time there, Evan initially studied for a degree in communications, but then decided to shift to accounting. It was while in college, that he had his first experience with social media.
Social Media Career- Vine
In 2011, Breen began his career by creating content on the website “Twitter”, a social networking service and news website on which users post messages known as tweets. They can interact with one another through tweets, and it has become one of the top visited websites on the internet, earning the nickname “The SMS of the Internet”. According to statistics, it has over 325 million active users monthly, and it has become a hotbed of news covering politics in the US, and so is also one of the biggest sources of breaking news of the day.
However, Evan didn’t find a lot of interest with Twitter, and eventually decided to let it go. He started working at Beaumont Hospital as a transporter, while also completing his education. He then gravitated his attention towards the app Vine – owned by Twitter it was a short video hosting service which allowed users to share six second looping video clips. Users could share these videos with others, and their videos can also be searched by category. During the peak of its fame, it had over 200 million active users.
Transition to Other Platforms
Evan became so invested in “Vine” that he decided to drop out of college to try and pursue an online career. However, it was a very rocky start for him compared to other Vine stars, as he had poor comic timing and his sketches weren’t very comedic. However, he was inspired by comedian Chris D’Elia, and continued working on his weak points, he. He then started working on his comedy skills under Pete Holmes, and was also supported by several college friends. Around this time, he started to gain the moniker “LA Turtle” due to his comparison with the turtle from “Finding Nemo”.
Eventually, he bounced back and started gaining a lot of attention online. He began taking inspiration from improvisational comedy groups, which in turn led him to partner with a Los Angeles-based YouTube and Vine network. By the end of his “Vine” career, he had over a million followers. However, after Twitter shut the app down, he had to look for other avenues to help grow his online career, and so turned to YouTube which has given him a lot more freedom, but he continues to maintain the memories and style of his early days on “Vine”.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, not much is known in terms of any romantic relationships. He hasn’t been public about any affairs he’s had, online, so many sources believe that he is single as he hasn’t shown any detail that could prove otherwise. According to him, he is an animal lover, and residing in Los Angeles, however, if it was not for his career, he would prefer to be in Detroit, as he finds that a lot of people in Los Angeles fake their emotions.
Similar to numerous online personalities, he is very active online through accounts on social media. He has an account on Instagram in which he has almost 400,000 followers, mainly posting personal photos along with videos which are similar to that of his Vine account. He also posts comedic content from time to time, and promotes his work through the platform. He has a strong presence on YouTube as well, as he has over 450,000 subscribers on his channel; he posts longer form content there as compared to his Vine account, and some of his most popular content has gained upwards of a million views per video.
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia