Who is Toddy Smithy?
Toddy Smithy was born on 11 April 1991, in Huntington Beach, California, USA, and is a social media as well as a YouTube personality, best known from initially gaining fame through the online platform Vine, before transitioning to YouTube. He also earned a lot of followers on his Instagram account.
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TLDR (too long don’t read) in grade school, i was harassed for having a round jaw. kids were so mean back then, as they are now. maybe mean is the wrong word…they were honest. (and honesty translated by insecurity is interpreted as cruelty lol.) so i took matters into my own hands and looked up jawline exercises. while other kids were playing four square and butts up, i was chewing ten sticks of stale gum or biting into a wood chip. moral of the story is be who you are and don't let anyone's words affect how you feel about yourself. sure, i’ll never be safe enough in my own skin to stop doing these futile face exercises, but at least now i’m not frowning, but smiling through the wood chip. 🙂
The Net Worth of Toddy Smithy
How rich is Toddy Smithy As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $500,000, earned through success in his various online endeavors. His online fame has led him to numerous opportunities, including collaborating with other popular online names. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Online Beginnings
Very little is known about Toddy’s life before he achieved his online fame. There are no details regarding his family, childhood, and his education, except that he’s mentioned through his online posts that he is an only child, and is very close with his mother. The two spend a lot of time together and she is a constant feature of his online posts. It is known that before discovering his passion for social media, he worked in California as a bartender, serving in multiple bars, and during which time he developed a lot of his social skills and showmanship, which would be essential to his online career.
He always had a passion for making videos, and soon he discovered the platform Vine, the social media service which allowed users to create six second looping video clips which were then published through its own social network. These Vines could then be shared to other platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, and people could use the app to browse through numerous videos, sorting through trend and theme. During the peak of its popularity, it had over 200 million active users, but eventually the service was shut down and uploads were disabled, with only an online archive of past videos remaining.
Rise to Fame
Smithy’s first video on Vine was entitled “Dat 151 run” which went viral, leading to a sudden increase in his popularity in a short space of time. He started to gain followers on all of his online platforms, encouraging him to create more short form videos. Eventually, he became one of the top names on Vine, attracting 330,000 followers to the platform before it was shut down. He was rated number 21 among the most talented Vine stars, and was featured on the service numerous times.
With Vine shutting down he transitioned to YouTube, as did many other Vine personalities. He began posting videos there though had some trouble initially as he needed to make longer length videos. YouTube is considered one of the most popular websites in the world, and is owned by Google, having bought the service from three former PayPal employees at the cost of $1.65 billion. The website allows users to upload their own videos for others to view, rate and comment on. Users can then subscribe to channels they like, and successful content creators can earn a significant amount of wealth through Google’s AdSense program.
Hiatus and Return
After posting three videos in 2015, Toddy decided to take a break, and was absent from YouTube for about a year, choosing to pursue other endeavors. He returned during the middle of 2016 and slowly regained his popularity, as he began to upload comedic videos. He mainly posts prank videos and mixes in more personal content such as video blogs (vlogs) which show a bit of his life; he always makes it a point to incorporate comedy.
weekend vibes at the fight in vegas. heavy thanks to conor and floyd for the entertainmentxx
One of the reasons he has become very popular is due to his easy going attitude, and he also features a lot of his close friends in his videos. His popularity led him to compete in the fourth season of the reality show “Sweet Home Alabama”, which pits 20 men from city and country to win the affections of a potential significant other. He was eliminated late in the competition, but failed to reach the top three. Aside from YouTube, he has found ways to increase his income through other websites such as Instagram, on which he does sponsored posts and advertisements; companies often target Instagram accounts with huge numbers of followers for advertising purposes.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Smithy was in relationship with a lady named Catherine, though he didn’t reveal a lot of information about her, wanting to keep her life away from the spotlight. He shared a few photos of them together and his fans were very supportive of the relationship, however, he later confirmed that they were no longer seeing each other. Later on, he started a relationship with songwriter and singer Olivia O’Brien, who recently went on tour after releasing her debut album.
wow! i miss this angsty genius of a doggo. i wonder what he’s doing right now pic.twitter.com/uO1EMJFikj
— tøady (@todderic_) April 18, 2019
Similar to numerous YouTube personalities, he is highly active online, with his account on Instagram having over 2.2 million followers. He posts a lot of personal pictures on the website, and also promotes the work of his girlfriend as she travels around the country. He has a Twitter account too, on which he posts some of his day to day thoughts and activities, posting once every few days or so.