The power of technology is not just what can be exhausted in a single write up or by way of talking as it has served a platform to a host of people seeking to promote their talents and build a career thereof. Further facilitated by the internet and social media, a number of these gifted people has been brought to us irrespective of distance or location. The British-South African YouTube personality, Caspar Richard George Lee who is better known as Caspar Lee has utilized these fronts especially the video-sharing website, YouTube to an extent we can’t help but admire.
He is a vlogger, actor, and entrepreneur as well and is regarded as one of the best UK YouTubers with his channel rated as the 243rd most subscribed channel as of 2017. Owing to his success in the video-sharing industry, he was named by Yahoo! News in December 2013 as one of 12 Web-savvy entrepreneurs to watch.
Find out more about this web-savvy personality.
Caspar Lee Bio, Age
It was in Paddington London that the YouTuber, Casper Lee was born on April 24, 1994. After his birth, his mother took him to South Africa where he lived with his family, his parents and older sister, Theodora. He was diagnosed with Tourettes Syndrome – a neurological disorder which is characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics – when he was six.
While in South Africa, his family moved to different parts of the country where he had the chance to experience many facets of life and garner some lifelong lessons. First, it was to a rural area called Fort Nottingham and then to Durban, South Africa where he attended an all-boys school, Crawford College, La Lucia.
At the age of 11, he had to move once again to Western Cape, where he learned how to play tennis. He also attended Oakhill High School, Knysna. A few years later, his parents, Emily Riordan Lee and Jonathan Lee divorced, which although didn’t augur well with him, he was able to establish a strong relationship with his parents afterward.
Caspar started his YouTube channel in 2011 named Dicasp (Director Caspar) but was later renamed to Caspar. His channel became fairly popular within a short time and he began to collaborate with other famous YouTube personalities like Joe Sugg (who he would later share an apartment with), JacksGap, Sam Pepper, Marcus Butler among others. The collab helped to increase his number of subscribers to the point that it became a career. He even started another channel, morecaspar where he uploads funny vlogs.
He, however, took to migration again and moved back to his birthplace, London, England in December 2012 where he lived with Alfie Deyes, a fellow YouTuber until 2014. Shortly after, he moved in with another YouTuber, Joe Sugg (ThatcherJoe) when his former housemate moved in with his girlfriend, Zoe Sugg aka Zoella (Joe’s sister who was living with him). He stayed with Joe until February 2016 when he relocated to a shared apartment with Josh Pieters, also a Youtuber.
The shared living affords him the opportunity to work with the best YouTubers on a daily basis.
Apart from his YouTube career, Caspar has also appeared in a few films. He played the character Garlic in the comedy movie Spud 3: Learning to Fly, voiced a seagull in the UK version of the 2015 movie The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. Caspar Lee was also featured alongside his friend Joe in a 2015 travel documentary, Joe and Caspar Hit the Road as well as in its sequel Joe and Caspar Hit the Road: USA. The documentary was produced for BBC Worldwide. In 2016, he was cast with YouTuber KSI in Laid in America and has appeared in the music video for Charli XCX’s 2017 single, Boys.
In the YouTube community, he has joined other personalities in a number of projects. He was part of the YouTube Boyband that raised money in 2014 for Comic Relief. Along with a number of other YouTubers, he starred in the Style Haul series named The Crew in 2014 and featured in a 2014 episode of the American TV series Web Therap. Apart from posting vlogs, pranks and challenge videos, he has a series of videos where he comically interviews celebrities. Some of those celebrities include Liam Payne, Zac Efron, Channing Tatum, Finn Harries.
Caspar, a man of many hats also authored a book, his autography, Caspar Lee with his mother. The book was published in May 2016. In 2017, he became Chief Innovation Officer of Influencer Ltd, a British influencer marketing agency.
His Net Worth
Caspar is noted as one of the best UK YouTubers with over 7.5 million subscribers and over 850 million video views. His second channel has close to 2 million subscribers and more than 116 million video views.
Going by the fame of his channel and the number of views he has garnered not to talk about the subscribers attached to it, the YouTuber is making for himself loads of money. His net worth is estimated to be in the region of $800, 000 and $3 million.
Is Caspar Lee Gay or does He have a Girlfriend?
Fame and good looks usually do not leave one unattached or better put, single. Caspar, the South African cutie has, as expected, been linked to a number of pretty girls over the course of his career either as mere speculations or turned out to be true but shortlived nonetheless.
First it was the Friday singer, Rebecca Black back in 2013, then Lauren Elizabeth later in the same year (the duo appeared in each other’s videos and reportedly spent some time together), Alexa Losey, Gaby Jones (who he actually dated from October 2013 to 2014), Emma Laven are also on the list. The Game of Throne Maisie Williams who he started hanging out with in 2014 and even included in his Bedroom Advice video is also among the number.
However, he started dating model Madeleine (Maddie) Thea who he met on Tinder in 2016. He announced that they are no longer together in a 2017 Twitter post.
With a slew of Caspar’s probable and actual girlfriends, there is no doubt then what his sexual orientation is. He is certainly straight.
Height and Other Facts
- Caspar Lee does not only possess good looks but has an equally good height to go with it. He is 1.89 m (6′ 2″) tall.
- He has gained recognition for his outputs on YouTube and in movies. In 2015, he was nominated for Nickelodeon kids choice award for UK favorite blogger but lost to Zoella.
- One of his most famous videos, Girlfriends Pranks My Roommate has over 20 million views.
- He is an entrepreneur as well and has his own clothing line.
- He helped actress Maisie Williams start her own YouTube channel.
- Caspar proved to have some other sides to his persona, the humanitarian side that wants to give back to the society. He offered a full bursary to a student, Indiphile Wootboi in the school he attended in South Africa, Oakhill.
- His prominence is not limited to YouTube, he is also a star on Instagram and Twitter with over 6.1 million followers on Twitter and more than 3.6 million on Instagram.
- Talking about his condition, the Tourettes Syndrome in a YouTube video, he explained it as having an itch you can’t scratch which just gets worse and worse until it is scratched.
- His favorite food is pizza and his favorite day of the week is Friday.