As of this year, IShowSpeed’s age is 17. He is a teenage American YouTuber famous for playing different video games on his channel, posting music videos, and making videos about his personal life. The gamer is in high school but considers schooling a hindrance to his success as a YouTuber.
How Old Is IShowSpeed, and What Is His Real Name?
Speed, whose real name is Darren Watkins Jr, is 17 years old. He was born on the 21st of January 2005 in Ohio, United States of America. Although he appears to come from a famous family, he doesn’t talk much about his family and has not revealed the names of his parents and siblings.
What Was Speed’s Age When He Got Into High School?
Darren started junior high school as an 11-year-old, and he is currently in his sophomore year in high school. Despite being in school, the YouTuber does not enjoy schooling very much and he has made this known countless times. At the age of 16, during his freshman year in senior high, he had revealed that he wanted to drop out of school.
According to him, the school was slowing down his YouTube career and he needed to focus more so as to grow his channel and YouTube career faster. After he revealed this in one of his videos, a number of well-meaning people advised him against his decision through the comment section.
Apparently, he listened to his fans as he is still in school while also taking care of his YouTube channel. Nonetheless, we do not know if he will continue up to the college level because he had mentioned that he will not be going to college.
Speed Was 15 Years Old When He Started His YouTube Channel
He started his channel when he had nothing to do during the lockdown. Interestingly, he was motivated by a friend who has since stopped making videos. IShowSpeed on the other hand took the YouTube business more seriously and has continued to advance since he started on the 21st of April 2020.
What Was IShowSpeed’s Age When He Blew Up on YouTube?
The gamer was sixteen years old when he hit 1 million subscribers on the platform. This was about three and a half months after he had his first 20k subscribers. It was on the 30th of June 2021 that he hit this milestone. After this major win, he reaffirmed that he is Speed. That is probably why things happen fast for him, especially the growth of his YouTube channel. Currently, his YouTube channel has 7.23 million subscribers and 1k videos.
Speed Broke Up With His Girlfriend at Age 16
According to a video he made on his YouTube channel, Speed broke up with his girlfriend after she cheated on him. He had featured his girlfriend on his channel while they were still dating. He also mentioned that he gave her a lot of support, especially financially. After the incident, he made a video to vent to his audience and as always, he received a lot of comforting words from them.
Speed Is Currently Doing Pretty Well for His Age
At IShowSpeed’s age, some people are still having a hard time deciding what they want to become in life. Darren has not only figured out what he wants, but he is already doing well at it and earning big from it. He started at age fifteen and is currently at seventeen, he has already gotten a lot of popularity. There is no doubt he will do even better as he gets older.