Nick Name: Shay Carl Butler/ Shay Carl
Birthday: March 5, 1980
Age: 40 Years, 40 Year Old Males
Sun Sign: Pisces
Also Known As: Shay Carl
Born in: Logan, Utah, United States
Famous as: Online video comedian, author, YouTube personality
Height: 5'9" (175 cm), 5'9" Males
U.S. State: Utah
education: Idaho State University (drop out)
If a list of the most successful vloggers on YouTube is drawn, the name of Shay Carl Butler will definitely appear among the top ones. This energetic and flamboyant person has won many hearts with his YouTube channels ‘Shaycarl’, with approximately 1.7 million subscribers, and ‘Shaytards’, with about 5 million subscribers. The content of the videos mostly consists of topics like parenting, weight loss, life adventures and other adult related issues. Many people look up to Shay because of his talent and entrepreneurial skills. Shay is very fond of Skiing: during summer he indulges in clearing trees, brush and rocks from the mountain to get a season pass. He has also played basketball, football, and baseball when he was growing up. Butler is the cofounder of the online media company ‘Maker Studios’, which he later sold to Disney for about $500 million. In 2015 the vlogger’s net worth was $50 million. The YouTube celebrity is working on a documentary named ‘Vlogumentary’ at present.
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
Humor is in Shay’s blood and a friend’s suggestion to try his hand at comedy made him enter the world of YouTube videos. Shay bought a Dell laptop and from here began the story of his video blogging and being a sketch comedian for You Tube. From 2007 Shay started creating and uploading his own videos on YouTube the first being the ‘Fun with Helium and Passing Out.’ Within six months Shay gained the YouTube partner status and when he touched a pay of $2,000 a month he left his real estate and granite-laying jobs and dedicated himself to his internet channel.
Pursuing his passion ardently the vlogger decided to upload a new video every day. He succeeded in his endeavor with his wife Collette’s (pseudonym Katilette) assistance. They won Mashable’s ‘Best YouTube Channel’ award in 2009 and eventually their channel became one of the most viewed channels on YouTube and was generating millions of dollars per year by 2016.
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What Makes Shay Carl So Special
Shay is a total family man. His family has been through financial crises; they had to buy second hand products and depend of food stamps once upon a time but the family remained content and worked for a better life. This family-centric and friendly outlook has earned Shay a few million subscribers who have mostly given a favorable response to his work. People adore Shay and his family because of their intimate bonding.
At one point the vlogger weighed 136 kg. Afraid of a heart attack at an early age, Shay began to shed weight and lost over 50 kg within a year. He ran four marathons and shared his weight loss experiences with people on the ‘ShayLoss’ channel on YouTube. During his weight loss journey, Shay decided that he wouldn’t shave his beard and or get a haircut until he reached his target of weighing 90 kg. Some viewers have also raised objection to Shay using his family for commercial and financial gains and stated that the ethics and legality of his actions must be looked into.
Behind The Curtains
The vlogger was born to Carl and Laurie Butler in Logan, Utah. He is the eldest of four children and has two brothers and one sister. The family went to Phoenix, Arizona so that Shay’s father could go to college as an electrical engineer. Shay went to Idaho State University but quit college to start working.
Friends have always been a source of encouragement for Shay. He met his lady love when he was 21 years old through a friend. It was an invitation by his friend to watch the musical ‘Anything Goes’ being performed by a local theatre group. Shay’s would be wife, Collette Crofts, was playing the character of a classy night club singer in the play. The couple got another chance to meet when Colette accepted Shay’s offer of wake boarding. But a year later when Shay proposed to her; she refused his proposal. Colette rejected the proposal because she was waiting for her ex-boyfriend to return from a trip abroad and could not make up her mind. Later on, she decided to accept Shay’s proposal and the two got married two months later on 3rd January, 2003. The couple has five children.