These days a lot of people manage to make money off YouTube and other social media sites. Chance Morris is one of the lucky ones who discovered a winning formula for YouTube content earlier and it continues to pay off for him even as his subscriber base and fans of his content continue to get larger and larger with each day that goes by.
It may seem like easy work to own and run a YouTube page and it may surprise some people just how much money can actually be made from such an endeavor. Well, making contents that scores of people find appealing is not as easy as a lot of people think. But then, once a person finds the right formula to do just that, the rest, as they say, is history.
Chance Morris Biography
The YouTube content creator Chance Morris was born on the 15th of February 1994. Although his full name is Thomas Jefferson Morris, he is known more commonly now as Sodapoppin – an online alias that he gave himself. He was in Austin, Texas, the USA where he lived with his parents and seven siblings before moving to Michigan.
Chance Morris is the youngest in his family although there are reports that some of his seven siblings were adopted. Chance Morris finished his high school in Texas and has been described as a brilliant student who excelled in almost all subjects. He went on to enroll at Texas University but dropped out in order to pursue a career in gaming.
Morris started off by posting videos related to particular games before moving on to posting commentary videos on all kinds of Xbox games. He grew an audience base on Twitch to over a million followers and has over 750,000 followers on YouTube where he moved to in 2012. The YouTube Channel is named Sodapoppin and the type of content found there range from pranks, gaming, challenges and comedy videos.
He had always had a passion for gaming and used to spend a large chunk of time playing Xbox games. The passion only increased with time and so, after joining junior college, he attempted to turn it into a career. He followed the advice of friends who turned him towards YouTube and Sodapoppin was born out of the need to sound appealing and exciting. His first video went up in 2012 and featured him playing a popular game called ‘Amnesia 2.’
The fun project which he created soon became quite popular and within a year he had acquired an impressive amount of followers. He soon moved to Michigan and his social media career received a major boost. He expanded his horizons from ‘World of Warcraft’ which he started with to playing games of different genres. He soon became a popular player on Twitch and also created a community there. As the community on Twitch grew, so did his channel.
He may have found a more free rein on YouTube as he has been banned severally from Twitch for illegal activities and even posting obscene content while on the live streaming video platform. Morris later got involved in online gambling in 2014 and 2015. He streamed live while blackjack gambling on casino websites. He alternated between winning and losing thousands of dollars. In fact, in May 2015, he lost $5000 on one hand with over 40,000 viewers watching him.
Net Worth – How Rich Is He?
Chance Morris’ suggested net worth ranges from $350,000 – $1 Million. His chief source of income is his YouTube page which currently has over 750,000 subscribers and over 250,000,000 views.
Morris was also co-owner of the Canadian eSports organization, Northern Gaming. It was, however, purchased by NRG Esports which is owned by Shaquille O’Neill, Alex Rodriguez, and others. After the purchase, Morris joined the company.
Chance Morris’ Girlfriend
Twitch has been kind to Chance Morris in more ways than one. Apart from gifting him with gaming success, he is also said to be dating a Twitch streamer who is known under the handle LegendaryLea. Chance Morris’ girlfriend’s real name is, however, Lea May and the two seem to have a lot of fun together.
His Family Life
Now living away from his family in Texas, Chance Morris’ allusion to family life seems to be with his two dogs; a German Shepherd named Buddy and another dog named Kevin. He often posts videos about his dogs on his social media accounts.