Anthony Padilla: Everything You Need To Know About The Former Smosh Superstar

23 May 2018, 15:27

Anthony Padilla
Anthony Padilla. Picture: Instagram // Anthony Padilla

By Josh Lee

He's one of the most revered creators on YouTube, but who exactly is Anthony Padilla?

As a founding member of YouTube giant SMOSH, Anthony Padillo is one of the most successful - and respected - creators within the YouTube community. But how much do you know about the comedian extraordinaire? We've done some research, and compiled the answers to the most-asked questions about Anthony Padillo on the internet. You're welcome.

1. How old is Anthony, and when was he born?

Anthony is 30 years old, and his birthday is 16th September 1987.

2. What is Anthony famous for?

Anthony was one of the founding members of SMOSH, a comedy sketch channel that started out in 2002. SMOSH hit the big time when YouTube arrived in 2005, and was one of the original superstar channels on the platform. Though Anthony left SMOSH in 2017, he continues to upload videos to his personal channel

3. Is Anthony Padilla gay?

You've all be extremely curious about this one, but no, Anthony isn't gay. In fact, he was engaged to fellow YouTuber Kalel Cullen between 2013 and 2014. Though Anthony is straight, he's a vocal supporter of LGBTQ+ rights and people.

4. What's Anthony's net-worth?

Anthony's estimated to be worth around £8 million, earned mostly through his work on SMOSH, which reportedly earns $7-$10 million per year.

5. How tall is Anthony?

Anthony's estimated to be worth around £8 million, earned mostly through his work on SMOSH, which reportedly earns $7-$10 million per year.

6. Where can I see pictures of Anthony?

Head to his Instagram page to check out photos of Mr. Padilla - his handle is @anthonypadilla

7. Who is Anthony dating?

Anthony is currently single, ladies.

8. What's Anthony's back story?

Anthony grew up and went to school in Sacremento, California, before his career in comedy took him to Los Angeles. He founded SMOSH, an online comedy sketch company, back in 2002 with his friend and collaborator Ian Hecox, and the pair took SMOSH to YouTube when the platform was founded in 2005.

With over 23,000,000 subscribers, SMOSH has enjoyed huge success on Youtube - so much so that in 2017 the channel was named the fourth highest earning YouTube star of the year, with a whopping $7,000,000,000 earned in that year alone. But despite such incredible success, in August 2017 Anthony decided to quit SMOSH

Why did Anthony leave SMOSH?

Anthony explained at the time that he wanted to leave the comedy group to "focus on creating stuff as an independent creator," and predicted that hitting out on his own would be "really good" for him. Luckily, the split was amicable, and both Anthony and Ian continue to be friends to this day.