Who is Garrett Watts?

Garrett Watts was born in Memphis, Tennessee USA, on 15 June 1989, so under the zodiac sign of Gemini and holding American nationality – Garrett is famous for his YouTube channel on which he mostly uploads comedy content.

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Early life and education

Garrett has not shared much about his childhood or his parents, as he prefers to keep his personal matters to himself – however, it is still known that his father Randy C. is a writer and author who also worked as a private investigator at MJM Investigations. Garrett is said to have had quite a normal childhood, with two older brothers named Andrew and Randy Tyler, and an older sister called Marianne. However, he became addicted to video games at a very early age – this addiction is the reason behind his poor eyesight – he began wearing glasses during his teen years. While other children dreamed about becoming doctors, models and footballers, Garrett wanted to be an octopus – this was not the only thing which marked Garrett from other kids, as he once wore a KillBill costume in high school for an entire week without any particular reason..

He is said to have matriculated from Mountain View High School in Mesa, Arizona and then took some time off before enrolling at the University of Los Angeles, California to study film.

Career on YouTube

Garrett’s career was launched on 25 October 2012 when he started uploading videos on his YouTube channel, launched on 30 May 2012. The first video was entitled “Coco Goes to Target” and features another person nicknamed Coco Peru which is quite odd, as Garrett always features himself in his videos. He took a big break from YouTube as he didn’t upload another video until June 2016, which featured him telling people he was back, and that he was about to publish one video every week. Thanks to his friendship with very popular YouTuber Shane Dawson, who had over eight million subscribers, he quickly gained recognition and became popular as well.

His “Garrett Watts” YouTube channel currently counts over three million subscribers, and more than 92 million views on all his videos combined – part of his description on YouTube reads ‘My name is Garrett Watts & I just wanna make cool things for you. I love so many things about this world & I just want to share those things with you. Plain and simple, because at risk of sounding like a 4th grade teacher named Suzanne; Life is fundamentally fun & fascinating. No matter what I do on this channel, my videos will always reflect that belief.’

He mostly uploads life hacks, some crazy facts, and nerdy things with his fans to make them laugh and smile – two of his most viewed videos are “Organizing My Insane Hoarder House In 24 Hours”, which has been viewed by over 4.5 million times, and “Going Through My Cringey Old High School Cell Phone” which has been viewed over 3.3 million times.

Besides being a YouTuber, Garrett has worked odd jobs since he was 14 – his first job was at a haunted house. He also worked at Nigel Lythgoe Productions as a casting co-ordinator from December 2011 to April 2012, and was a digital content writer for “Funny or Die” before deciding to start working for himself.

Garrett was also active on the Vine platform, but transferred to YouTube when it was closed down.

Personal life and relationships. Is he gay?

Garrett has openly announced on all his social media accounts that he is gay. There was really no need for the announcement as he was already dating Shane Dawson but he felt the need to do so. One of his tweets on his Twitter account reads ‘Happy Pride Month fam. Here’s a little rant from a proud gay man about why I love #Pride’. His friends and family are said to be very supportive of his sexual orientation as well as of his decision to go out public about it.

Garrett Watts

Garrett is quite secretive when it comes to his love life, but it is known that he dated Shane Dawson after years of being friends – the two met for the first time on Tinder but began dating years after in 2016. People who are popular on the internet and are social media personalities and YouTubers usually date online people as well, because this is a very unique way of life and those who are not part of it hardly understand it. Garrett and Shane dated for one year before they decided it might be better for them to just remain friends.

Garrett is also said to have dated Clayton Moore, but is currently single judging by the article published on the “Who’s Dated Who” website.

Other likes and interests

Garrett enjoys doing many things rather than just making YouTube videos – he loves comics, especially Marvel, and watching movies – the “Harry Potter” franchise is his favorite, about which he is quite passionate, and has his own collection of 12 Harry Potter wands; some of these are from the movies, while others are custom made. Garrett loves listening to music, while his favorite artist is James Blake. He is a big animal lover, and while other people have dogs and cats, Garrett has a dragon… joking, Garrett has two pet mice. He loves playing video games and once managed to win a PlayStation 4 console from Taco Bell. He enjoys eating raw eggs for breakfast, and his favorite food is raw oysters.

It seems that Garrett has somewhat weird interests, as he’s acting as a father to his toy baby called Benjamin – Benjamin looks very realistic and Garrett makes him like killing small animals in the woods.

Appearance and net worth

Garrett is 30 years old. He has brown hair and blue eyes, is 6ft 4in (1.93m) tall, and weighs around 185lb (84kg). Garrett wears glasses and is said to have terrible eyesight.

According to authoritative sources, Garret’s current net worth is estimated to be over $500,000, and is steadily rising thanks to his well-subscribed YouTube channel.

Social media presence

Garrett is also active on several other social media platforms – he launched his Twitter account in March 2009, and has so far gathered over 1.1 million followers and tweeted nearly 2,300 times, while his description reads ‘Youtuber. Good at eating breakfast burritos. Proud Hufflepuff.’ His Instagram account is followed by more than 2.1 million fans, while he has uploaded nearly 260 pictures on it – he has a Facebook profile as well, but seems to be using it just to keep in touch with his friends and family.

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