Philip DeFranco is a celebrated YouTube sensation famed for his show – The Philip DeFranco Show, which is often abbreviated as PDS. The internet star focuses on current gossips, news, politics, trendy events, as well as the pop culture on his show where he airs his opinion usually in a satirical manner. Before stardom, Philip worked as a waiter in several restaurants until 2007 when he started making videos for public consumption.
As an old hand in the YouTube business, he owns the popular Philip DeFranco and Philly D YouTube channels, which boast 6.32 million subscribers/2.46 billion views and 1.28 million subscribers/252.49 million views respectively. The 5 feet 11.5 inches entrepreneur started benefitting from his online business in 2007. Today, he has grown to become a force to reckon with on YouTube as well as a major inspiration to budding YouTubers.
Philip Defranco’s Bio
The YouTube personality is best known to the world by his professional name, Philip DeFranco, however, his birth name is Philip James Franchini Jr. He was born on December 1, 1985, in The Bronx, New York City, in the U.S. He holds an American nationality and has an Italian ancestry. His parents divorced when he was about 10 or 11 years, leading his mother to move with him to Asheville, in North Carolina, while his father went on to marry another woman who works at a car dealership.
DeFranco studied at the University of South Florida, after which he proceeded to Asheville–Buncombe Technical Community College to study biology. He was also a junior at East Carolina University but was never awarded the bachelor’s degree. He once lived in a car until the time he finally moved in with his father in Tampa, Florida, on the condition that he would continue his college education but unfortunately, he didn’t find his way to the classroom again. He lives with a kidney condition called Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), which he inherited from his dad and grandfather. According to him, the disease “slowly kills” their kidneys. In 2017, he shared that a certain man named James donated one of his kidneys to his father sometime in 2013.
Due to his flourishing online career, Philip DeFranco has been able to gain and maintain a steady flow of cash. His main YouTube channel boasts over 6 million subscribers as well as over 1,800,000,000 views. According to sources, his page records over 800, 000 views daily, which means he receives $1,200 per day as revenue. The vlogger’s most popular video – “Youtube Is Shutting Down MY Channel And I’m Not Sure What To Do” – was uploaded in 2016 and has over 6,000,000 views. If Philip earns $3 per 1000 views, it means that he will make $18,000 from one video only.
At one point in his life, the internet sensation decided to grow his career by launching another channel on YouTube. Well, he eventually did and began to discuss technology. DeFranco, however, shut down the channel after some time despite receiving solid feedback from his mammoth fans. He subsequently replaced the channel with a new one he titled: DeFranco Fam, which is sort of a family vlogging page. The channel is fast growing and has been another source of great income for the YouTuber and his family.
As of 2018, Philip DeFranco has amassed a net worth of $8 million, which has greatly helped him to improve his status both in the YouTube community and real life.
Wife of The Famous American YouTuber
The YouTube royalty is married to his longtime girlfriend Lindsay Jordan DeFranco. Philip and his wife met in the year 2007 on YouTube when their online careers were still in their budding years. The YouTube star eventually proposed to his travel vlogger sweetheart on August 16, 2013, before 600 fans who were in attendance for his “DeFranco Loves Dat AZ” show in Tempe, Arizona.
The couple welcomed their first child together on April 22, 2014, exactly six months after they announced in October 2013 that their first baby was on the way. DeFranco would later reveal that the name of their son is Philip James “Trey” DeFranco III. The pair’s wedding took place on 7th March 2015 and was marked with a heavy presence of YouTube elites such as AlphaCat, GloZella, Jess Lizama, Shay Carl, Meghan Tonjes and others. The classy event, which was amply captured on social media, was officiated by vlogger/comedian/internet personality Michael Buckley.
Philp and Lindsay had their second child, a son named Carter William Defranco, on the 8th of September 2017. The YouTube royals happily live together in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, with their children and there are no signs the sweethearts are heading for divorce now or in the near future.