Who is Rhett James McLaughlin?
Rhett James McLaughlin is an American comedian, YouTube celebrity, and actor. Rhett James McLaughlin is best known to the world as one half of the comedy duo Rhett & Link, opposite Link Neal.
Before beginning a YouTube channel, Rhett worked for some time at Black & Veatch, an engineering business headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
Early life and Childhood
Rhett James McLaughlin was born on the 11th of October 1977, in Macon, Georgia USA.
He is the son of Jim McLaughlin and his wife, Diane, and has a brother, Cole McLaughlin.
The family moved to Buies Creek, North Carolina in 1984.
Rhett James McLaughlin started attending Buies Creek Elementary School, where he met his future colleague and a friend for life, Link Neal.
After high school matriculation, Rhett entered North Carolina State University where he studied civil engineering and graduated in 2000.
McLaughlin worked for some time at Black & Veatch, an engineering business headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
Nevertheless, weary of the usual routine he decided to link up with his friend Link and try to make a YouTube channel a go.
Their creative partnership traces back to school when they worked together on the documentary “Looking For Ms. Locklear”, and when they were 14 Rhett and Link wrote the screenplay for the short film “Gutless Wonders”, but they never finished filming it.
However, it was in high school that they did create the 25-minute spoof video about “Oedipus Rex”
Their initial YouTube channel was founded on the 17th of September 2008, and their first video “The Bloody Door” has now gathered over 770,000 views.
The two continued making videos over the years, becoming premium content makers, which has made them incredibly successful. Good Mythical Morning has almost 16 million subscribers and has garnered more than six billion views.
Some of their most popular videos include “Amazing Game Show Cheaters”, which has just under 30 million views, then “Eating a Scorpion: Bug War Challenge” and “World’s Hottest Pepper Challenge: Carolina Reaper”, both with more than 27 million views.
Rhett and Link have also established the “Good Mythical Morning” show, in which they cover several interesting themes, sharing facts with their viewers in their own hilarious approach.
Rhett received multiple honors for the show, including Shorty and Webby Awards for outstanding host and show. The two have also published the book “Rhett & Link’s Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery” in October 2017.
Net Worth and Salary
According to authoritative sources, Rhett James McLaughlin’s net worth is $16 million.
Rhett James McLaughlin is one of those celebrities who don’t like to talk much about his personal life. However, some important details have become available in recent years.
Rhett has been married since 2001 to Jessie Lane, and the couple has welcomed two children, Locke and Shepherd.
He stands at 6feet 6inches (1.99m), while he weighs around 198lbs ~ 90kgs. His vital statistics haven’t been available in the media, though he has an athletic body.
Rhett has green eyes and light brown hair.
Their youtube channel has almost 16 million subscribers and has garnered more than six billion views.
In addition to his YouTube popularity, Rhett is also a star on Instagram with more than 1 million followers on his official page.
- Rhett is an American comedian, YouTube personality, and actor, best known to the world as one half of the comedy duo Rhett & Link, next to Link Neal.
- The two have created several YouTube channels and launched a number of shows, collecting more than 20 million subscribers on their YouTube channels – their main one is Good Mythical Morning.
- With the success of their original YouTube channel, Rhett and Link started another one, and now they have four other channels with unique content, including “Good Mythical MORE”, “Mythical Kitchen”, Rhett & Link”, and “Ear Biscuits”, combining to more than 25 million subscribers, which has considerably increased their net worth.
- According to authoritative sources, McLaughlin’s net worth is $16 million.
- He stands at 6 ft 6ins (1.99m), while he weighs around 198lbs ~ 90kgs.