• Josh is a YouTube personality best known for his channel Exploring with Josh, which focuses on exploring abandoned and forgotten locations
• As of mid-2019, his net worth is estimated to be over $800,000
• Little is known about his past and he is of French Canadian and Ukrainian descent
• He gained popularity after documenting himself in an abandoned asylum and now travels around the world with his camera crew
• He is active on social media and has over 84,000 followers on Facebook and 244,000 followers on Instagram

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Short Info

Net Worth15 million dollars
Date Of BirthNovember 14, 1972
MarkDeep resonant voice
FactAttended the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) at the Sony Center CineStar in Berlin, Germany on June 14, 2009.

Who is Exploring with Josh?

Josh – surname unknown – was born on 20 March 1993, in Rhode Island, USA, and is a YouTube personality, best known for his channel called Exploring with Josh in which he focuses on exploring abandoned and forgotten locations. He’s also done video blog (vlog) videos of himself travelling to many unusual locations.

The Net Worth of Exploring with Josh

How rich is Exploring with Josh? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $800,000, earned largely through a successful career on YouTube. His coverage of previously unknown, or unloved and  abandoned places has gained him a lot of attention while it has also attracted controversy.

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As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and YouTube Beginnings

There is almost no information about Josh’s past before his rise to fame online on YouTube, as he prefers to keep most about that part of his life away from the public. It is known that he is of French Canadian and Ukrainian descent, was raised in Rhode Island by his parents alongside two brothers; there are no details shared about his education.

It is known that at a young age he loved to dance and enjoyed breakdancing, which led him to learn more and develop his skills in the street dance. Eventually, he saw the potential for sharing his skills as a b-boy through the website YouTube. The website is one of the most popular on the internet with it being ranked as second in terms of traffic by Alexa Internet. Users can create and upload their own videos to their own channel for others to view.

Exploring with Josh

Over the years, the website has grown in terms of content with numerous types of videos now available, some of which include educational videos, vlogs, television show clips, movie trailers, live streams, and many more.

Exploring with Josh

His interests in breakdancing would recede as he grew older, and his ties with his b-boy group also started to fade, leading him to grow tired of making breakdancing videos on YouTube. One of the other interests which he developed in the meantime was vlogging, as he wanted to share some of his travel experiences online.

This led him to create his second and main channel, which would become Exploring with Josh. The channel started out with him doing vlogs of himself travelling to various locations in the US including road trips and going cross country, and indulging in adventurous activities. However, he noticed that he started gaining attention when he documented himself being inside an abandoned asylum, in which he found creepy items. With the interest in this vlog, he decided to put more focus on those types of videos, researching other abandoned locations he could visit.

Rise to Fame and Recent Endeavors

As he created more videos of himself taking footage of abandoned or taboo places, his popularity on the site grew, and soon he had over three million subscribers. His popularity and the income he gained from his videos would help fund his further travels around the world with his camera crew. Some of his most popular videos include finding an abandoned bank, an abandoned mansion used for cultivating marijuana, his abandoned middle school, and an abandoned hospital. However, his videos have gained a lot of negative criticism as well, especially since he shoots videos without doing a lot of research, nor does he prepare a script before speaking.

This leads to a lot of moments where viewers call him dense and uneducated. He’s also been criticized for not focusing on aspects of the abandoned location which could have been very interesting for collectors, or those who know the historical values of some of the items left behind. One of his biggest controversies is that he reportedly sets up his own videos, putting in items beforehand to make them interesting. He’s been accused of putting fake blood in the locations he visits, or printing out blueprints, and placing them inside the abandoned locations to make it seem that he has just found them.

Due to all of these criticisms, he decided to do things more naturally, making his channel more of a vlog channel while looking for abandoned locations around the world.

Personal Life and Social Media

For his personal life, not much is known in terms of Josh’s romantic relationships. A lot of sources believe that he is single, as his work likely doesn’t give him time to pursue any long term association. He also hasn’t been seen in public with any potential romantic partners. A lot of people question whether or not Josh is his real name, as they can’t find any more information about him except for his work.

Similar to numerous YouTube personalities, he is highly active online through accounts on social media. On Instagram he has over 244,000 followers, and uses the website to promote some of his work, taking photos of the abandoned locations he’s visited, while also giving a bit of insight into his activities outside of the work on his channel. He also has a Twitter account on which he has over 55,000 followers, and uses the platform to promote his work too, while also showcasing his collection of “Dragon Ball” toys. Another account he has is on Facebook. and he has over 84,000 fans on the site. He promotes his videos on YouTube there, while also selling merchandise.

General Info

Full NameJosh Duhamel
Net Worth15 million dollars
Salary15 million dollars
Date Of BirthNovember 14, 1972
Height1.92 m
ProfessionActor, Model
EducationMinot State University


ChildrenAxl Jack Duhamel
ParentsBonnie L. Kemper, Larry David Duhamel
SiblingsMckenzee Duhamel, Ashlee Duhamel, Kassidy Duhamel


AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Kids' Choice Award for Arm Fart Hall of Fame
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor - Drama/Action Adventure, Teen Choice Award for Choice Male Hottie, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Romance, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller, Teen Choice Award for Cho...
MoviesSafe Haven, Life as We Know It, Transformers: The Last Knight, When in Rome, Spaceman, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, You're Not You, Bravetown, Transformers, Misconduct, New Year's Eve, Scenic Route, The Romantics, Lost in the Sun, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Turistas, Fire with Fire, Movie 43,...
TV Shows11.22.63, Battle Creek, Fanboy & Chum Chum, All My Children, Bomb Patrol Afghanistan, Las Vegas, Kids' Choice Awards

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#Marks / Signs
1Muscular physique
2Towering height
3Deep resonant voice


1[on marriage] You have to like the person that you are with, not just love them, but actually really like them. I really do like my wife a lot. She's funny. She's fun. She's very kind, very generous and thoughtful - all those things that you hope for. I think that we both grew up with similar backgrounds, believe it or not. Our parents are both former teachers, Catholic. We didn't have a lot growing up. I don't think either one of us takes our lives, our blessings, for granted.
2When I was a kid, I dreamed about fame, you know, how cool it would be to be in a movie and to be on television. I thought about certain movie roles or certain lines from movies by myself in the shower and thought I could do that someday. But I never really believed that I ever had a chance.
3[on developing his character for Safe Haven (2013)] I was on the beach with with a pencil and paper and a little journal. I wanted to make very clear what relationship was with my wife, the one that passed away, even though I didn't have any scenes with her in the movie. It was important that I knew our history before I ever got into anything else with any of the characters. So I did a lot of writing about how we met.
4[on working with Julianne Hough in Safe Haven (2013)] I championed Julianne for this film because I knew she was hungry, a hard worker, sweet and down-to-earth. On a movie like this, where everything depends upon the connection between the two people, there can't be any hang-ups. And with her there are none. She is who she is. It made it easy to open up to her, and for her to open up to me.
5(on The Romantics (2010)) I didn't like it at first. I didn't. Because when I first read the script, I said, "I don't like any of these characters." I really didn't. I just thought it was a bunch of selfish people who were making much bigger deals of their problems than they really were. But then I read it again, and I liked it much better because it felt like it was really kind of a reflection of what people are anyway - what friends are like, what groups of friends and family are like. We're all dysfunctional. We're all messed up in some way.


1Became a father for the first time at age 40 when his wife Fergie gave birth to their son Axl Jack Duhamel on August 29, 2013, weighing 10 lbs and 7 oz.
2Attended the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) at the Oktyabr Theater in Moscow, Russia on June 16, 2009.
3Attended the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) at Odeon Leicester Square in London, England on June 15, 2009.
4Attended the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) at the Sony Center CineStar in Berlin, Germany on June 14, 2009.
5Attended the premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) at Yongsan CGV Theaters in Seoul, South Korea on June 9, 2009.
6Attended the world premiere of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, Japan on June 9, 2009.
7In 1998, he was slowly in the works to make his acting debut in the lead role for a situation comedy entitled "A Tale of Two Strippers"; which told the story of two male exotic dancers in Las Vegas who find themselves trying to evade a hit man after witnessing an arranged murder when they get an address mixed up and arrive to the wrong location to perform a private gig. The project was written and was to be directed by Alan J. Pakula but he died in an automobile accident before anything could start so the project was immediately canceled. Had this gone through, this would have also marked the debut of actor Ashton Kutcher who was to star alongside him as the second male lead.
8Is a staunch liberal Democrat.
9His dog, Meatloaf, died on April 1, 2012.
10Brother-in-law of Dana Ferguson.
11Spent his honeymoon with a week at the One & Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives, followed immediately afterwords with a week at the One & Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island, in the Bahamas. [January 2009]
12(January 10, 2009) Married longtime fiancée Fergie in a very private ceremony. The ceremony was so private that the guests were not even told the location until the actual morning of the wedding.
13Former bath attendant.
14Parents are Larry Duhamel and Bonnie Kemper.
15His last name (Duhamel) is pronounced "duh-MEL".
16His name is a common French last name among Francophones, meaning "From the Hamlet". His great-great-grandfather was French-Canadian. His other ancestry includes English, German, Irish and Norwegian.
17Branched into entrepreneurship, opening a restaurant, 10 North Main, in his hometown Minot, North Dakota with his friend.
18Enjoys basketball, football, golf and skiing on his days off.
19When he was a teenager, he worked as a lifeguard at a local pool.
20Received his Bachelor of Science Degree in biology at Minot State University.
21Won the IMTA (International Modeling and Talent Association) Male Model of the Year Award in 1997. Other models were Ashton Kutcher and Riley Smith.
22Named one of People (USA) magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (2004).
23Shares the same middle name as his father
24Announced on ABC's The View (1997) that he was engaged to longtime girlfriend Kristy Pierce. [January 2004]
25Turned down the role of Dusty Donovan on As the World Turns (1956) in 2002, saying that he would return to daytime only on All My Children (1970).
26Josh wanted to be a dentist from the time he was a sophomore in high school. He gave up his dream to become a dentist when his grades were not good enough to get in a dental college. As a result, he moved to California where he got discovered while posing for fashion magazines.
27Josh's father is an advertising salesman, and his mother is a retired high school teacher.
28Engaged to singer Stacy Ann Ferguson, better known as Fergie. [December 2007]
29He lived in New York City until relocating to Los Angeles, California.
30Has starred in the yet-to-be-released independent film The Picture of Dorian Gray (2005) in 1999, then ABC called him to test for the role of Leo du Pres. To Josh's shock, ABC executives wanted him so much, that they postponed the character's first airdate by more than a month to accommodate his schedule.




Transformers: The Last Knight2017post-productionLt. Colonel William Lennox
The Institute2017post-productionDetective
This Is Your Death2016completedAdam Rogers
Spaceman2016/IBill Lee
11.22.632016TV Mini-SeriesFrank Dunning
Misconduct2016Ben Cahill
Lost in the Sun2015John
Skylanders: SuperChargers2015Video GameHigh Volt (voice)
Battle Creek2015TV SeriesMilt Chamberlain
Jake and the Never Land Pirates2012-2015TV SeriesCaptain Flynn
You're Not You2014Evan
Wings: Sky Force Heroes2014Ace (voice)
Don Peyote2014
Scenic Route2013Mitchell
Safe Haven2013/IAlex
Movie 432013Anson (segment "Beezel")
Fire with Fire2012/IIJeremy Coleman
Wings2012Ace (English version, voice)
New Year's Eve2011Sam - Ahern Party
All My Children1999-2011TV SeriesLeo du Pres
Transformers: Dark of the Moon2011Lennox
Life as We Know It2010Eric Messer
Ramona and Beezus2010Hobart
When in Rome2010Nick
The Romantics2010Tom McDevon
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen2009Major Lennox
Las Vegas2003-2008TV SeriesDanny McCoy
Transformers2007Captain William Lennox
Crossing Jordan2004-2007TV SeriesDanny McCoy
The Picture of Dorian Gray2005Dorian Gray
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!2004Tad Hamilton
Ed2002TV SeriesRichard Reed
Donna Summer: I Will Go with You (Con te partirò)1999Video shortThe Man


Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan2011TV Series documentary narrated by - 10 episodes


Scenic Route2013executive producer


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Las Vegas2006TV Series performer - 1 episode


Entertainment Tonight2007-2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2010-2015TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Talk2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2005-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular2014TV MovieHimself
American Music Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Wendy Williams Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Wings: Sky Force Heroes - Bringing the Characters to Life2014Video shortHimself
Fox and Friends2014TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Reel Junkie2013TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Wings: Giving the Characters a Voice - At the Recording Studio2013Video shortHimself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself - Host
Anderson Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Young Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
The 6th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2012TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Planet Ocean2012Documentary
BarFly2012TV SeriesHimself
Above and Beyond: Exploring Dark of the Moon2012Video documentaryHimself
The Project2011TV SeriesHimself
Bomb Patrol Afganistan2011TV Movie documentaryNarrator
I.Am First: Science Is Rock & Roll2011TV MovieHimself
33-y Moskovskiy mezhdunarodnyy kinofestival2011TV SpecialHimself
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - 35mm Special2011TV Short documentaryHimself
The 7PM Project2011TV SeriesHimself
2011 MTV Movie Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
ES.TV HD2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Showcase Minnesota2010TV SeriesHimself
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
A Day with Bay: Tokyo2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Human Factor: Exacting Revenge of the Fallen2009Video documentaryHimself
Días de cine2009TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
E! News Live2009TV SeriesHimself
The Replacements2008TV SeriesHimself
Movies Rock2007TV MovieHimself
From Script to Sand: The Skorponok Desert Attack2007Video documentary shortHimself
Our World2007Video documentaryHimself
Their War2007Video documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2007 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
HBO First Look2007TV Series documentaryHimself
2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
It's Not a Movie, It's Real Life: The Making of 'Turistas'2007Video documentary shortHimself - Actor
Out of Breath: Underwater Productions2007Video documentary shortHimself - Actor
1 vs. 1002006TV SeriesHimself - Mob Member
The View2002-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fuse Celebrity Playlist2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Insider2006TV SeriesHimself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Scream Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
Rachael Ray2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Martha2005-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The WIN Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2009-2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesAlex in 'Safe Haven'
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Daytime's Greatest Weddings2004Video documentaryLeo duPres


Won Awards

2002Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesAll My Children (1970)

Nominated Awards

2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: RomanceSafe Haven (2013)
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: Romantic ComedyLife as We Know It (2010)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: Romantic ComedyWhen in Rome (2010)
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: Horror/ThrillerTuristas (2006)
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: RumbleTransformers (2007)
2005WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsActor in Drama SeriesLas Vegas (2003)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor - Drama/Action AdventureLas Vegas (2003)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie LiarWin a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Breakout Movie Star - MaleWin a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Breakout TV Star - MaleLas Vegas (2003)
2003Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesAll My Children (1970)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Daytime SerialAll My Children (1970)
2002Special Fan AwardDaytime Emmy AwardsAmerica's Favorite CoupleAll My Children (1970)
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Daytime SerialAll My Children (1970)
2001Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesAll My Children (1970)
2001Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Younger Lead ActorAll My Children (1970)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia


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