Who is ScrapMan?
Billy – surname unknown – was born on 22 January 1990, in Massachusetts, USA, and is a YouTube personality, best known for his gaming-focused channel called “ScrapMan”. He often plays game creation and sandbox games, doing playthroughs as well as critiques of popular games of the genre. His channel name was created due to his initial interest in the game “Scrap Mechanic”.
The Riches of ScrapMan
Net worth is around $500,000
— ScrapMan (@ScrapManYT) July 24, 2019
Early Life and Education
Very little is known about ScrapMan’s life prior to his rise to fame online as he’s remained mostly silent about many aspects of his life outside of YouTube. There is no information regarding his family and childhood. While he was born and raised in Massachusetts, his family later moved to Oahu, Hawaii where they settled. He completed his high school education there, and then enrolled at the Hawaii Pacific University to complete a degree in psychology.
Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) is a private and non-sectarian university located in Honolulu, Hawaii. They also have a campus in nearby Kaneohe, and is the largest private university in the central Pacific. The university is noted for its diverse student body, having over 5,000 students representing around 65 countries. The university is also noted for top academic programs in several fields, including Social Work, Nursing, Biology, Business Administration, and Military Studies. The university also has its own aquaculture research facility, and has a presence on military installations on the island of Oahu.
ScrapMan had been interested in gaming since he was young, though he never really thought of having a career on YouTube. What really got him interested was the game “Scrap Mechanics” which he spent a lot of months playing. It is a multiplayer survival sandbox game where players explore, scavenge, collect, and later use what they collect to create items. These items can range from shelters, vehicles, and other machines. Players can then team up or fight against others who want to take their items.
Rise to Fame
ScrapMan began his channel in 2016, but didn’t really gain attention until popular YouTube personality MrMEOLA recommended his followers to check out his channel, and this led to Scrapman gaining a huge following in a short span of time. With the sudden influx of subscribers, he then decided to invest in better equipment to make videos of a higher quality. While he continues to create games about “Scrap Mechanic”, he’s also tried his hand at producing content of other popular sandbox and creation games as well.
One of his most popular videos is of the game “Tracks – The Train Set Game”, which is an independently made simulation game in which players build a wooden toy train track. Another game he’s attracted a lot of attention for is “Trailmakers” a creative vehicle building sandbox which players can then test out in an open world rally expedition. However, players have to scavenge for resources first to create their vehicle, and hope that it can reach the finish line at the far end of the world.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that ScrapMan has been married for over three years, though has not shared a lot of information regarding this aspect of his life. Several sources speculate that he’s been married since 2015 to a woman named Tora Lights also known as Teresa A. Cantero, though the woman’s profile has since become unavailable, leaving many without a confirmation. According to him, he is very interested when it comes to science, and is a big fan of YouTuber Kurzgesagt who often does videos on science in clear ways with creative visual aids.
Twitter with ~3,500 followers, using the website to promote some of his work and his upcoming projects. He also uses the website to express some of his opinions, and give small updates about his life. He also set up his own Patreon page to gain more consistent income from his fans, as YouTube can become inconsistent when dispensing money to content creators. Patreon is a way for creators to gain donations directly from their fans in exchange for exclusive content.