Who is Josh Darnit?
Josh Darnit was born on 10 January 1975, in California, USA, and is a social media personality, best known for initially gaining fame through the app Vine in which he frequently collaborated with his son Evancredible. He’s since moved on to other websites, such as Instagram and YouTube.
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The Net Worth of Josh Darnit
How rich is Josh Darnit? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is at close to $700,000, earned through success in his various endeavors. His online fame has led him to numerous opportunities, including collaborative work with several high profile names. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Online Beginnings
Very little is known about Josh’s life before his rise to fame online. There are no details regarding his family, childhood, and education. He grew up in California and eventually found a high paying job there, never really thinking about an online career. Eventually, he discovered the app Vine and started posting videos there as a hobby. This path would change his life completely.
Vine is a short video service which allows users to share six second looping video clips. The service was owned by Twitter and it had its own social network. Videos could also be shared on Twitter and through Facebook. Users could browse videos from others depending on categories such as theme or trending. During its peak, it was a strong competitor against other similar services such as Mobile and Instagram. In 2015, the service had over 200 million active users but the following year, uploads were disabled, leading to the service closing in 2017. Videos were uploaded to an online archive and can be viewed there.
Rise to Fame
Darnit began to feature himself and his four year old son Evan in his videos. The videos featuring the two found a lot of positive attention from viewers, leading them to a high amount of followers. Eventually, as his popularity grew, he ended up spending more time creating videos. Companies started contacting him, offering him sponsorships and other projects. This led him to decide to quit his job to focus fully on creating videos. He gained a contract with Disney similar to many online content creators, although he admitted that most of his Vine clips were impromptu and were meant to show a funny side to everyday life.
Sometimes we get paid to make skits. Occasionally they're even funny. Here's a compilation of some we liked from the last few years.
Posted by Josh Darnit on Saturday, December 16, 2017
He quickly became one of the top stars of Vine, gaining 2.7 million followers during its peak; his son also rose to stardom because of their videos, and has since become an online celebrity too, thanks to him, creating his own Vine account called Evancredible. His two other children, AJ and Johanna were also featured in his account – both of would also become Vine stars, creating their respective accounts. Josh also collaborated with other Vine personalities such as David Lopez and Brandon Calvillo. However, the app was eventually shut down by its owner Twitter.
Transition to Other Platforms
Like many other Vine personalities, Josh looked for other platforms to transition into, as soon as Vine closed. He created an account on the website YouTube, and started posting longer videos there. The website is owned by Google and allows users to post videos for others to view, who can rate, share, and comment on them, and also subscribe to users they like. Over the years, the website has become one of the main sources for video related media such as educational videos, short films, music videos, movie trailers, and documentary films.
The website has also given rise to numerous celebrities known as YouTubers, and its popularity also paved the way for corporations to start investing in their own channels. YouTube also gave content creators the capability of earning money through the Google AdSense program. Aside from his YouTube channel, Josh also started posting frequently on Instagram, which could be used to upload photo and video content, similar to that of Vine, as users can post short form or looping videos. Owned by Facebook, it is now one of the most popular social networking services in the world.
Personal Life and Continued Growth
For his personal life, it is known that Darnit is married to Sarah, and has three children from that marriage. However, he has never released any information about his wife, as she prefers not to be put into the spotlight compared to the other members of the family, but she has appeared in several of his videos and photos over the years. Despite the exposure and the online careers of most of the family, they haven’t revealed any information that could be deemed too personal.
— Josh Darnit (@JoshDarnit) May 10, 2019
Like many former Vine personalities turned YouTubers, Josh is highly active online through accounts on social media, particularly on Instagram on which he has over 250,000 followers. He posts a lot of videos and photos showing a bit of his life away from his work, traveling to various locations on vacation with the family, and he also does short comedic videos similar to what he was doing on Vine. He’s also active on the website Twitter, having over 57,000 followers. He often posts comedic content there and some of his day to day endeavors. He also loves to post past Vines that he still finds relevant or funny.