Who is Drew Monson?
Drew Monson was born on 26 June 1995, in Modesto, California, USA, and is a YouTube personality, best known for his channel called MyToeCold. He often posts comedy skits on his channel, while also doing video blog (vlog) content. This has led him to gain over a million subscribers.
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The Riches of Drew Monson
How rich is Drew Monson? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $200,000, earned largely through a successful career on YouTube. His online fame has led him to numerous opportunities, including sponsorships and collaborative work. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Online Beginnings
There is very limited information about Drew’s life before his rise to fame online. He has not shared a lot of detail regarding his family, childhood, and education. It is known that he became interested in making videos for the platform YouTube in 2006, during the early years of the site. He created his channel during the same year but didn’t post any content until the following year.
YouTube is a video sharing website owned by Google, and was established by three former PayPal employees. It allow users to upload video content for others to view. Viewers can then comment, rate, and share videos while having the option to subscribe to videos they like. Over the years, the website has grown to include numerous user generated and corporate videos. Some of the videos which can be seen on the site include documentaries, original videos, video clips, educational videos, movie trailers, and more. Major companies that have invested on their own channels include BBC, Vevo, and CBS.
He started his channel by posting various short videos which often had him doing random things. He acted in very short skits, played various characters, and his consistent content led to a slow growth in terms of subscribers. Eventually, his fame started to grow significantly when he began collaborating with other popular YouTubers. One of his biggest collaborators would be Shane Lee Yaw, also known as Shane Dawson; the two found common ground in creating comedy sketches and playing original characters. Eventually, the two started doing various challenges, often involving food, and this would help Monson gain millions of views as well as a large boost in his popularity.
He also gained a lot of attention in videos showcasing him kissing other YouTube personalities. Eventually, he pursued one of his earliest desires since he started his channel, and began getting offered film projects. In 2014 he was cast in the Shane Dawson film entitled “Not Cool”, which focuses on a group of high school friends who reunite during a Thanksgiving break while they are at college. The film was created for the Starz show “The Chair”, and stars Cherami Leigh, Michelle Veintimilla and Lisa Schwartz.
Other Acting Projects and Recent Endeavors
Two years after his first film, Drew was cast in the series entitled “This Isn’t Working”, which aired on ABC for a season – the show follows a woman as she tries to make it in Hollywood, doing humiliating temporary jobs to help her gain enough money to pay for rent. Around the same time, he worked on another film entitled “Dirty 30” in which he appeared alongside other popular YouTube personalities, such as Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart, and Hannah Hart. The film was directed by Andrew Bush and was released into selected theatres, receiving mixed reviews, and was later released on DVD. One of his latest projects is the television movie entitled “Fab Life Teresa Xo” which was released in 2017.
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Aside from acting, he has also done work behind the scenes, working as a writer for the short horror film entitled “Viral Video 2”. He has won numerous comedy competitions throughout his career, and even got a Shorty Award nomination for Best YouTube Comedian. In 2018, he released a nine song album entitled “The Pop He Faked”, and is heard playing the piano throughout the album. In recent months, he’s been continuing regular channel uploads, and has also been vocal about his battle with depression.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, not much is known in terms of Monson’s romantic relationships. He has been linked with his frequent collaborator Shane Dawson, though the two later went public and stated that they were only best friends, in addition to the fact that Shane is engaged. A lot of people speculate on Monson’s sexual orientation, as many believed him to be gay or bisexual, partly due to his feminine voice. However, even after all his years on YouTube, he has not been open about this aspect of his life.
Similar to numerous YouTube personalities, he is highly active online through accounts on social media. He has an account on Instagram on which he has over 950,000 followers. He often posts personal photos on his account, showcasing comedy content and promoting some of his work on YouTube. He also has a Twitter account with over 650,000 followers, and uses the account to promote his YouTube channel, as well as merchandise he’s created. A lot of people noted how he has been distant and withdrawn from his collaborations with fellow YouTube personalities in recent months, possibly due to his struggle with depression.