Ryan Haywood Wiki Biography
Ryan Haywood was born in Columbus, Georgia USA, on 6 December 1980, so under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, and holding American nationality – better known online as the Mad King, he is popular for his YouTube channel, and for his collaboration with the production company called Rooster Teeth.
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Early life and education
Ryan spent his entire childhood with his parents in Columbus – he hasn’t mentioned having any siblings which is why he is considered to be an only child. He was a very good-looking guy when he was still attending high school, and was working as a professional male model. As a proof of that, he promised to release these photos if his fans manage to gather $200,000 for him which they eventually did, and Ryan showed the photos during his Extra Life livestream.
After he matriculated from high school, Ryan chose to focus on his modelling career, and put his college plans on hold for a while – at the same time, he was also starting to play video games, and had already become part of the Rooster Teeth. After he felt ready to start studying, he enrolled at Georgia Tech University, and then switched to Georgia Southern University. He continued his education in England, and graduated in Theatre, Computer Science, Web Design, and Computer animation.
Career of a YouTuber and Twitcher
Ryan’s career did not start right away – he had to work as a pool cleaner to have enough money to support himself first. While he was sitting at home and scrolling for job offers on Craiglist, he found an open position in the Rooster Teeth Studios. Even though he wasn’t expecting to get the job, he managed to become part of the team, but had to move to Austin, Texas to live with the group. He earned the title “Mad King” during the 89th episode of his “Minecraft Let’s Play” series – after the episode was made on 7 February 2014, Ryan became one of the most influential gamers online.
Gaining popularity, Ryan started working for the Rooster Teeth’s Achievement Hunter division – besides that, he was also running the Rooster Teeth’s website, and was managing their “Game Fails” YouTube channel. After a while, Ryan was named technical director and animator for the Rooster Teeth’s “Red vs. Blue Season 10”, while he also acted in the series. Since April 2015, Ryan has been the main member of the Achievement Hunter division, and the main host of the Rooster Teeth’s shows.
Ryan is currently working as an actor, voice actor, a host and a content producer, video game journalist, streamer on Twitch, and a YouTuber. Most people know Ryan because of the work he has done with the Rooster Teeth, as he is a big part of their Achievement Hunter division.
Ryan’s personal YouTube and Twitch channels
Ryan has a personal YouTube channel which he launched on 3 May 2016 – entitled “Ryan Haywood Twitch Stream Archive” – and as the name says, the popular Achievement Hunter is using the channel to upload his livestreams made on the Twitch platform – the channel is currently subscribed to by nearly 55,000 people, and counts more than 3.3 million views on all videos combined.
Ryan is more popular for his “SortaMaliciousGaming” YouTube channel, on which he mostly livestreams while playing Minecraft and other games, while he also goes live and simply chats with his wife and children. The channel is currently followed by nearly 145,000 people, while his livestreams have been viewed over two million times.
Love life and marriage
Although Ryan is a very secretive person when it comes to his love life, it is known that he is a married man, and that his wife – Dr. Laurie Higginbotham – is a well-educated person who is currently working as a veterinarian, and has her own small animal hospital. The married couple has two kids named Eli, born in 2011, and Olivia who was born in October 2013 – both of these kids as well as his wife can be seen during some of Ryan’s livestreams on Twitch. The family counts several other members, as they have a couple of dogs and cats.
— Ryan Haywood (@RyanTheTwit) June 15, 2019
Likes and other interests
Ryan is a somewhat nerdy person, which is why he can often be seen wearing a “NASA” T-shirt. He spends a lot of time live-streaming on Twitch, and most of his free time with his wife and kids. He is also responsible of taking his pets for walks as his wife is very busy and his kids are not old enough to do it. He is a big fan of samurai swords and knives, but also loves Lego toys, often making items together with his children. He loves to eat and to taste food from a variety of restaurants.
One thing that he always does alone is going to gaming events (he has his wife’s permission to attend these events without her). One thing which not a lot of people know about Ryan is that he is a bit of a gambler. He played his first poker game ages ago, and the game lasted for about five hours – in the end, he won $100, and was sad that he won in the last round.
Appearance and net worth
Ryan is currently 38 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, but his height and weight are unknown.
Net worth is ~$1 million.