Being a YouTuber seems to be the in-thing right now as the sharing website is daily witnessing more and more people making a career from the platform. But, as appealing as making a career from YouTube appears, the task is enormous because before you can be accounted as a successful YouTuber, you must have done your homework well, from creating a name for yourself to setting up a channel and growing it. Onision is one of such people who has taken the bull by the horn, met the above criteria and emerged as one of the many YouTubers to reckon with.
Onision was born Gregory Daniel Jackson on November 11, 1985. Greg’s parents were said to have divorced after his father was convicted of sexual assault against a minor, Greg was only two-years-old at the time.
There has been conflicting information about where he was born and raised. He was initially believed to have grown up in Oregon because he once mentioned that he schooled in Oregon, then he cleared the air, saying he never lived in Oregon.
Other information available suggested his birthplace and hometown would be Auburn, WA and some others said it’s Washington (we are yet to confirm this though).
Greg was sent to a juvenile prison at the age of 15 after he repeatedly kicked his father in the chest in self-defence for physically attacking him. This experience would explain the reason the themes for most of his videos are centred around his struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts all is life.
In one of his videos, he recounted how he held a gun to his head while serving in the Air Force. Greg has done quite well in using his experiences to assist others serving as a peer advisor.
He is very fond of his mom as she is seen in some of his videos like the Ghosts Caught On Camera.
About His YouTube Career
His YouTube career started in January 2006 when he created his first channel Onision. His earliest videos featured a Darth Vader “voice changing” helmet.
He launched his second channel OnisionArchive, in 2008. While the first channel had more of satirical videos, the second one served as a secondary channel where he added additional content, as well as advertisements.
The stories posted on this second channel revolved around topics concerning suicide, self-harm, body issues, he also took out time to answer questions he receives on his forum
In 2009, Greg launched his third channel OnisionSpeaks. The channel popularly known by him and fans simply as Speaks is his own way of creating and supporting the awareness of vegetarianism. The OnisionSpeaks channel eventually became his primary self-help and peer-advisory channel.
His most recent channel is UhOhBro which came online in 2012. Here, he uploads videos of him searching for and reacting to various topics he got from Google. One his most watched videos is I’m A Banana, which has garnered over 61 million views and over 760,000 likes.
His appearance on YouTube has generated mixed feelings and some have received his videos negatively, thus, he is regarded as one of the most controversial YouTubers.
Greg’s net worth is an estimated $2.3 million. Most of his income comes from his YouTube channels.
With over two million and over 570 million views, Onision reportedly generates an estimated revenue of around $100 a day and $36,000 a year, while el OnisionSpeaks with over 1.9 million subscribers and over 150,000 views daily, generates around $270 per day from YouTube ads.
Greg also sells merchandise on his sites and this also generates income for him.
Is He Gay? Wife Girlfriend, Kids
Since Greg carries around the portfolio of being a controversial YouTuber, you can imagine his sexual orientation will not be anything far from controversy.
Fans wanted to know if he is gay and in 2013, he took to his Twitter handle to clear the air. According to Greg in a Tweet dated July 9, 2013, he wrote: “I’m not gay, I just look, sound & act gay”.
He has been married twice. His first marriage was to Skye Tantaga, the couple were together from 2005–2011. He is currently married to Taylor Anderson since 2012. The couple reportedly has two children whom they have decided to keep off social media.
He has been in a relationship with Canadian pop singer and songwriter, Shiloh Hoganson and Adrienne Jourgenson.
Height: How Tall Is Onision?
Onision is 5 ft 11 inch tall and weighs 60kg. The YouTube sensation was an airman in the United States Air Force before dumping it for a career in internet business.