Derek Gerard Bio

Derek Gerard is a Canadian YouTuber and entrepreneur. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and other fun facts.

Derek Gerard
Quick Facts

Birthday: April 3, 1995

Nationality: Canadian

Boyfriend: Jas Sidhu

Age: 24 Years, 24 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Aries

Born in: Canada

Famous as: YouTuber

Height: 5'10" (178 cm), 5'10" Males

Family:

siblings: Neela Maria

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Derek Gerard is a Canadian YouTuber and entrepreneur who grew famous with the rise of his popular YouTube channel ‘VideoGameAssKickers’. After spending several years of being fascinated with the Internet and obsessing over content creators on YouTube, Derek decided he would join the YouTube bandwagon. He joined YouTube in 2010, but started posting only by 2013. He started off by posting gaming-related content along with his friends, which helped him find many followers. However, as time passed, Derek Gerard decided to focus on other challenges and themes that were popular on YouTube to increase the views on his videos. He began experimenting with challenges, reviews, pranks, and other fun stuff that many of his fans enjoyed. In no time, he had unique ideas that attracted thousands of followers and millions of views. He currently has over 1.6 million subscribers on is channel. Along with YouTube channel, Derek also enjoys an enviable Instagram profile with over 250,000 followers. He recently turned an entrepreneur when he launched his own line of apparel called DG Threads. He is currently represented by Ellify Talent Agency.

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Derek Gerard
Rise to Fame
  • Derek Gerard, as a teen, had heard of the riches that the Internet could provide. Many of these avenues were easily accessible to teenagers and adults alike, and it only required the discipline and dedication to do it. Derek decided early in his life that he wanted to do something on YouTube. In one of his interviews, he cited that his biggest motivation to create his own channel was money and finding dates. His obsession with YouTube helped him find the initial drive and motivation to think of eclectic topics and continue working on them relentlessly. He created his channel on September 14, 2010 but only started posting in November 2013.
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  • He began by uploading videos with the help of his friends. These were usually humorous in nature and involved pranks and gaming related commentaries. While his friends slowly drifted away, Derek Gerard’s passion with YouTube and videos didn’t fade. However, he moved away from gaming videos and decided to focus on a wider variety of content in order to attract a bigger audience.
  • Among his assortment of popular videos, similar themes such as purchasing weird items from the internet, previously unheard-of challenges, and fast food Olympics have been the biggest hits. In one of his most popular series on YouTube, Gerard compares food items from each fast food place and titled this the ‘Fast Food Olympics’ in order to earn more views during the 2016 Summer Olympics Games. Many fans continue to request different variations of videos in this series. Today, his most popular videos include ‘Letting The Person in Front of Me DECIDE What I Eat for 24 HOURS! (Impossible Food Challenge)’ with 4 million views, ‘Derek Gerard Content’ with 3 million views, and ‘Try Not To Get a Stain CHALLENGE (IMPOSSIBLE CHALLENGE)’ with 3 million views.
  • Apart from YouTube, Derek Gerard is also a popular figure on Instagram. He currently has over 250,000 followers and his feed is dotted with stunning photographs from his everyday adventures. Gerard is also active on Twitter, where he has over 27.4k followers.
  • More recently, he flagged off his own line of apparel called ‘DG Threads’ in November 2016. Derek’s number one goal with his merchandise was to build and sell top-quality clothing to his fans and supporters, unlike the other merchandise available in the market. The brand further mentions that ‘DG’ not only stands for Derek Gerard but also ‘Do Good’ as they strive to work hard every day and benefit the society in return. Derek actively promotes his brand across his social media profiles.
  • Today, he is among the many successful millennials who have made their mark on the Internet and have established a solid career path for themselves that combines their passion as well as talent. He has also been interviewed by ‘YouTube Millionaires’, a website that profiles content creators who have managed to cross the one million subscriber mark. Derek is currently represented by Ellify Talent Agency in Vancouver and has a bright future ahead of him. His plans for the future include continuing his successful journey as a YouTuber and increasing his fan base, fondly referred to as the D-Squad.
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Family & Personal Life
  • Derek Gerard was born on April 3, 1995 in Canada. He hasn’t revealed any information about his parents or early life. He has one sister, Neela Maria, who often appears on his Instagram feed. In his spare time, he loves to sing, play the guitar, and travel across the globe. He recently visited Disneyland. Information about his personal life hasn’t been officially revealed. However, many speculate that Gerard is homosexual and is currently in a relationship with Jas Sidhu, a fellow social media celebrity.
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Trivia
  • While growing up, his biggest YouTube inspirations were Shay Carl, Shane Dawson, and Natalie Tran.
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Last Updated : June 11, 2019

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