Anthony Padilla is an American YouTuber and comedian and is a founding father and one-half of the YouTube comedy duo, Smosh, along with his high school friend and business partner, Ian Hecox.
Smosh took on a life of its own and is now a global brand of entertainment franchise that caters to a wide demographic.
Padilla left Smosh in June 2017 to pursue an independent career, but not before he became a household name and an internet celebrity.
In this article, we look at the net worth of Anthony Padilla and how he made his wealth:
Anthony Padilla: Net Worth and Salary Breakdown
Anthony Padilla is reported to be worth $3 million. Padilla gained widespread recognition as the co-creator of Smosh.
Smosh started out as a flash animation website created by Padilla in 2002. He soon called upon his school friend, Ian Hecox, to contribute to the website.
With the advent of YouTube, Padilla and Hecox had more eyes on them than ever. They joined the platform in 2005 and became one of the first viral sensations with the duo lip-synching to popular anime theme songs.
When their videos gave them a strong following, they branched out into making short comedy skits like their annual Food Battle and That Damn Neighbor series. Their website “smosh.com” also saw a huge overhaul with added features like a game and an extras section.
Over the years, Smosh became one of the most famous channels on YouTube and the duo continued to churn out original content like Smosh Is Bored, Ask Charlie, and Lunchtime with Smosh.
2012 saw even more rigorous expansion with a Spanish-dubbed channel, El Smosh; Shut Up! Cartoons, which featured various animated series; and Smosh Games, their gaming channel.
The channel only grew from there and was a full-fledged franchise with a French channel, mobile and Xbox One compatible apps, a sitcom web series titled Part-Timers, and expansion in the workforce.
On July 23, 2015, Smosh: The Movie was released internationally and was their feature film debut. Besides Padilla and Hecox, the movie starred their fellow YouTubers like Markiplier, Grace Helbig, Jenna Marbles, as well as wrestling legend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
Despite the overwhelming success of Smosh, Padilla felt creatively stifled and announced he was leaving Smosh on June 14, 2017, to pursue an independent career.
Anthony Padilla has indeed, ventured into independent content creation and has his own YouTube channel with 4.34 million subscribers to date. He is also on Instagram and has 2.8 million followers on his Instagram.
Smosh is one of the biggest YouTube channels in history and is currently at over 25 million subscribers. It is estimated that every year, the brand Smosh garners somewhere between $7 million and $10 million in revenue.
Earnings from His YouTube Channel
Per the data acquired from socialblade.com, Padilla earns an estimated $1.6K – $25.7K monthly ($19.3K – $308.6K yearly) from his eponymous YouTube channel.
Early Life and Childhood
Anthony Padilla was born Daniel Anthony Padilla on September 16, 1987. The 35-year-old native of Sacramento, California, is one of three siblings.
Padilla attended Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California, and befriended Ian Hecox — who would later become his business partner in Smosh.
Padilla attended American River College in Sacramento, California, but dropped out to pursue his career.
Who is Anthony Padilla Dating?
Over the course of a makeup removal video uploaded by YouTuber Mykie, under the name Glam&Gore in December 2019, it was revealed that Padilla was her boyfriend.
Later, Anthony took to his Instagram to corroborate the news by posting a picture of the two together with a lengthy caption. In it, he revealed that they had been in a relationship for a long time and were extremely secretive about it.
The caption reads:
“Keeping a relationship this incredible a secret for so long has been a challenge. when someone sweeps you off your feet and reminds you why every moment in life is beautiful, you want to turn into a puddle of sap and shout it from a mountain top.
[Mykie] is the most wonderful human i’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing and i’m fortunate enough to call her my girlfriend – and beyond that, a partner and true teammate in life. her charisma and the warmth she radiates and her sheer talent and creative drive holyshit i finally get to introduce you to my favorite person on this entire planet. feelsgoodman.”
He went on to add:
“Mykie, you are my queen and i love everything about you that makes you so uniquely you.”
Since then, they have gone all out with sharing pictures of each other on their social media.