Shane dawson is a 22 years old youtube comedian and actor. Shane makes funny videos on youtube and does impersonation of celebrities and spoofs of music videos.
His main YouTube channel is the fourth most subscribed channel of all time with over 1.96 million subscribers.
Shane who started off just posting videos with friends in high school, they started bringing in videos to school rather than homework and that’s how it all began. Teachers then began to trade tapes with the students, and ask for personal copies of what was filmed.
After graduating high-school, he decided to pursue his career as an actor and after finding out that he couldn’t get an acting job. he decided to start posting videos on youtube.
I started Youtube, kind of playing around with it, I was making videos like once a month, I wasn’t really thinking too much about it, and then I lost my job, because of Youtube video I made, me my mom, my brother and like 5 other people lost their jobs – it was all my fault. And I went through this crazy stage of depression and suicide thoughts and it was really really bad, and I said: “You know what, I’m going to really focus on Youtube and make a video every single week, and like make it my own TV show. You know, f*** it, I’m going to have my own TV show on the internet and do whatever I want, and if nobody watches, who cares, it’s for me, and people started watching”. And it gave me a purpose and at that point in my life I really felt worthless.
He said “Youtube has just given me this feeling of; I have a reason of being alive”.
Shane uses his main channel, shanedawsontv to post videos every Saturday, while he uses his second channel shanedawsontv2 to post vlogs every Saturday where he has a web series answering questions from viewers.
He also has another channel called shane where he posts unedited videos directly from his iphone.
Mr. Dawson, who once weighed 340 pounds, says he lost 150 pounds in nine months
He also moved out of his mother’s house into an apartment in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles that he shares with his older brother.
He even has a line of self-branded merchandise sold at shanedawson.spreadshirt.com
According to tubemogul, He currently makes £200,000 every year through his partnership with youtube.
In 2010, Forbes magazine named him their 25th most famous web celebrity