Who is Satchell Drakes?
Satchell Drakes was born on 12 February 1988, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and is a graphic designer as well as a YouTube personality, best known for his channel called Satchbag’s Goods. He primarily posts videos regarding gaming and technology, which has earned him a significant number of followers.
The Net Worth of Satchell Drakes
How rich is Satchell Drakes? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is reputed to be over $200,000, earned through a successful career on YouTube. His online fame has led him to numerous opportunities, including collaborations with other popular YouTube personalities. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and YouTube Beginnings
Very little is known about Satchell’s life before his rise to fame on YouTube. There are no details about his family, childhood, and his path towards a gaming-related career. It is known that he’s loved video games ever since he was a child, but never really thought about it as a potential career. From Trinidad and Tobago, his family later settled in New York City where he would later find his career.
After completing his education, he started working as a graphics designer for a company called Nickel Fish Design, which focused on graphic design and is a subsidiary of Endava, a software as well as a technology company. He had risen up the ranks in the company and had become a senior UX designer before realizing that there was still a possibility for him to pursue his childhood dream through the platform YouTube. He created his channel in 2012 and around that time, many gaming-related YouTubers were already finding success.
YouTube is a website owned by Google and is considered one of the most popular websites in the internet, being ranked second by Alexa Internet. The platform allows users to upload their own videos which other users can view, rate, and comment on; people who like certain content creators can opt to subscribe to their channel. The popularity of YouTube has not only given rise to various individual talents but to several media corporations as well with other big corporations seeing the popularity and lucrative potential of the website leading them to invest in their own channels as well.
Drakes uploaded his first video in late 2012 entitled “My Childhood Was 8-Bit” and with a positive response he was encouraged to continue. Unlike other videos, he mainly posts gaming-related videos which focus on the game’s mechanics and the styles used for each game. He discusses the elements of a game he’s chosen, analyzing them, and providing an extensive review leading to a ranking. This has appealed to many of his subscribers thanks to his focus on giving the most information he possibly can. This has led him to create several series, each with a different focus.
Satchell’s popularity led him to become a member of the YouTube gaming group Normal Boots, which includes other popular names such as ProJared. This has led to members of the team collaborating with each other and appearing in each other’s videos. He has also appeared in Normal Boots shows as a result of his membership. He mainly maintains two shows on his main channel, the first of which is “Case Studies”. In the show, he talks about four major points of the game including graphics, audio gameplay, and other features. This leads him to give a good, okay, or bad ranking about the game as a conclusion.
His other show is called “Anti-Semantics” in which he investigates a game and tries to discover what makes the game very popular. He tackles each episode differently as each game is unique and has its own personality. Some of his most popular videos are case studies of popular video games such as “Super Mario 64”, “Sonic and Knuckles”, and “Hotline Miami”. He has also done videos on “Chrono Cross”, “Grand Theft Auto V”, and “Bioshock Infinite”, which collectively have gained him upwards of 70,000 views, and has helped increase his followership.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, not much is known about Drakes’ romantic relationships. Despite his online fame, he has managed to keep this aspect of his life away from the spotlight, and there has been no confirmation of him being single or being in a relationship.
Similar to many numerous YouTube personalities, he is highly active online through accounts on social media websites such as Twitter – this social media account gives us an insight on some of his current interests and recent projects. He mentioned through Twitter that he has been travelling a lot, and discovering his passion for making films. He has been busy and not been making gaming related content because of it. He released a short film, related to a video game called “A Night in the Woods” as a part of a collaboration between him and the game’s developers. He also shares a lot of the music he’s interested in through Twitter. He previously had an Instagram page, but it has recently been deactivated or deleted. This move might be in line with the fact that he does not like sharing too much personal information to the public. Time will tell if he restores this account or just prefers to maintain his Twitter account only.