Roman Atwood is an American YouTuber, prankster, and social media personality. He is one of the few online personalities to have two channels with millions of subscribers. The channels, Roman AtwoodVlog and RomanAtwood, have over 20 million subscribers as of March 2021. In addition to his big online presence, Atwood has appeared in various movies in the past decade.
Besides his decorated online personality, he is a husband and father to three children. Atwood takes his role as a father as a full-time job. In his vlog channel, the Ohio native features his everyday experiences as a father to his two children with Brittney Atwood.
Roman Atwood profile summary
- Name: Roman Atwood
- Profession: YouTuber, comedian, and prankster
- Date of birth: May 28, 1983
- Place of birth: Millersport, Ohio
- Nationality: American
- Wife: Brittney Atwood
Early life and parents
Roman Atwood was born on May 28, 1983, in Millersport, Ohio. Like most Millersport children, he attended public schools up to high school. Unfortunately, the YouTuber did not go to college.
He was the firstborn to Susan Anne Christman and Curtis Dale Atwood. Sadly, Roman Atwood's mom died in 2019 after an accident with a scooter. The accident affected their family, especially their dad. Fortunately, the family has managed to get back on their feet.
Where does Roman Atwood live now? The popular social media personality still lives in Ohio. However, he has joked about relocating to other states on his YouTube channel.
Marriage and family
In 2001, the YouTuber married his long-time girlfriend, Shanna Janette. After three years in marriage, they became parents to Noah Atwood. Unfortunately, their marriage had its fair share of drama. Eventually, they divorced in 2008 after allegations surfaced about Shanna cheating with the YouTuber's friend.
After ten years of being single, he married Brittney Atwood. Atwood had known Brittney for a decade. On his main channel, he confessed that the main reason why he did not rush to marry Brittney was that he needed more time to heal.
In 2018, they got married, and they have two children. While it is unclear about his firstborn child's custody status, Roman Atwood's kids from his second marriage live with him.
Besides being a mother of two, Roman Atwood's wife is more involved in his work as a YouTuber. She is also a content creator and producer of his fast-growing channel.
As a multi-talented creator, Roman Atwood has tried many things in his life. Some of his career highlights include:
Atwood has always loved video creation. When YouTube started gaining popularity in 2009, he commenced making fun videos. However, he became a YouTube sensation after a 2012 viral video. Since then, he has deleted some of his oldest videos.
He has two main channels. In each platform, he takes a different persona. The two include:
As a prankster
Roman Atwood's comedy channel was his first platform for him. After two years, he started to gain a lot of traction, especially by comedy lovers. His video Cops Get Owned was his first viral video.
While he does not post prank videos often, the channel has over 10 million subscribers and 1.5 billion views as of March 2021. Other creators have used his approach to YouTube pranks as a blueprint in making great online pranks.
As a vlogger
Atwood vlogging channel has more than 15 million subscribers as of March 2021. Unlike his other channel, he vlogs about normal things as a family man. His main goals as a vlogger are to spread positivity and document his life.
Besides being relatable, the channel has consistently grown due to his well-thought video ideas. For example, his proposal video was viral, thanks to his unique ideas.
Although Atwood is one of the main YouTubers that has consistently created videos in the past decade, he has taken some long breaks. For example, he mysteriously disappeared from the internet. He did not upload any video on his two channels for more than eight months.
So, what happened to Roman Atwood during his absence on YouTube? After missing for months, he surprisingly uploaded a video explaining his absence. According to the YouTuber, the break was necessary because a lot was happening behind the scenes. Since then, he has started uploading videos often.
Filmmaking and acting
After becoming a YouTube celebrity, Atwood started appearing in different television shows and movies. While he does not refer to himself as an actor, he appeared in Airplane Mode, where he took an airport guard's role.
Also, the YouTuber has appeared in other less scripted productions. In 2016, for example, Atwood appeared on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's channel as a scripted version of himself. Also, he appeared in different sketches by Bad Weather Films two years earlier.
As an author
After a successful YouTube career, Atwood released his first memoir. The Will Work for Smiles is a unique book for young creatives interested in independent content creation. However, the most consistent theme in his memoir is his story. He takes readers through his rags-to-riches story in a captivating way.
As a comedian
Besides his popular pranks, Roman Atwood is a stand-up comedian. In 2016, he did a joint comedy tour with Yousef Erakat, a YouTuber. The Roman Vs. Fousey tour was one of the first comedy tours by YouTube comedians.
Together, the two toured five cities. Although he has never shared details such as ticket sales (and doing the tour again), the tour showed people that the YouTuber is also a stand-up comedian.
As a business owner
Thanks to his big brand, Atwood has several businesses. He has a merchandise shop where he sells branded hoodies, T-shirts, hats, and other clothing items. While the Smile More Store is an online business, it takes his time, especially when he is not vlogging or pranking.
Besides selling merchandise, Atwood has a gaming app. Although his app, SMILE Inc. is free on iOS and Android, he spends more time improving it. Since its release in 2016, it has become one of the most popular gaming apps.
Roman Atwood net worth and income streams
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the comedian is worthas of 2021. He has accumulated most of his wealth in the past ten years, mainly from YouTube and his merchandise. The website also quotes $10 million as his yearly income from his ventures.
On February 27, 2021, the YouTuber shared a house tour video. While he did not share the details about the house's value, it was a big upgrade of his previous home. Many people have praised Roman Atwood's house as one of the biggest homes by a YouTuber.
The YouTuber has accumulated more than 6.8 billion views from his two channels in a decade. Although the two channels have different earnings, AdSense's income is his main income. Besides his YouTube income, sales from Smile More Store contribute to his income. Unfortunately, he has never disclosed revenue from the two sources.
Roman Atwood is one of the most successful YouTubers. Besides his charismatic personality, he is successful on the video-sharing platform because of his ability to create great content. He is also popular because of his relatable vlogs.
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