The other half of the internet comedy duo (Rhett and Link), Rhett McLaughlin, the bearded entertainer, is renowned for his trendy fashion sense, comic timings and quirky acting. He uses his beard and hair which he dyes into different colours to make a powerful and distinguished style statement.
Rhett McLaughlin, along with his comedian partner Charles “Link” Neal III are known as YouTube stars and social media personalities who upload comedy video clips on their YouTube channel popularly known as “Rhett & Link”.
The comedy duo did not stop with “Rhett & Link”, they went ahead to launch other channels which have become as popular as their first, winning several prestigious awards and nominations as the years roll by. Their multiple award-winning channels have accumulated a total subscription of more than 20 million with a jaw-dropping total view of over four billion. They owe their popularity to viral low-budget local commercials and comic songs which never fail to put a smile on the faces of their fans. The duo who love to identify themselves with the coinage INTERNETAINERS have made several appearances on several television talk shows and also on radio.
Rhett McLaughlin – Bio & Age
The renowned comedian was born in Macon, Georgia on the 11th day of October 1977, his nationality is American and he has a North American ethnicity. When the budding comedian was three, his family relocated to Buies Creek, North Carolina, where his dad taught at Campbell University as a law professor. Rhett owes his early education to Buies Creek Elementary School where he met his childhood friend Charles “Link” Neal III who later became his partner in the entertainment business.
The comedy duo formed a bond when they were punished for writing vulgar words on their desks and they spent the duration of their punishment coloring pictures of mythical beasts, but unknown to them, that particular little incident would later define the course of their life and career together. As kids, the duo was known to perform skits and interview each other as different characters, they even tried their hands at film writing and production in the past, but it was left unfinished.
Rhett McLaughlin studied civil engineering at the North Carolina State University and after his graduation, he worked at Black & Veatch but was sacked from the job even though he had plans to leave to build his entertainment business with his best friend. They started with the YouTube channel “Rhett & Link” which came to light on the 5th day of June 2006 and started uploading comic sketches, funny music videos, and ridiculous local commercials. When their venture became successful, they went ahead to launch other channels like This is Mythical, Good Mythical Morning and Good Mythical More.
The hilarious comedian has accumulated an estimated net worth of $8 million which was accrued through the views and subscriptions from the internet channels he runs with his friend. The figure for his annual salary is still elusive but he is known to have acquired several brands of cars which include an Oldsmobile Omega, an unspecified Scion xB, and a blue Dodge Dynasty. Rhett McLaughlin, in collaboration with his lifelong partner Link, purchased a 1992 Ford Bronco which they use as a company vehicle and also for camping purposes. Their pool car is an unspecified Ford Fusion which is also used as a company vehicle.
Family – Wife, Brother, Kids
The internet star’s parents Jim McLaughlin (father) and Diane McLaughlin (mother) raised him in Buies Creek North Carolina along with his only sibling, an older brother named Cole McLaughlin.
Rhett McLaughlin has only ever been married once in his life, he tied the nuptial with Jessie Lane in the year 2001 and their marriage has been blessed with two boys Shepherd and Locke. The couple increased the number of their family members by adopting a Maltipoo pup which they called Lola. The adorable puppy was gotten from Wylder’s Holistic Pet Center and Rescue in Studio City, CA.
Jessie can be described as a short woman, with her height of 5 feet 3 inches, she stands 1 foot 4 inches shorter that than her spouse. She is rather the quiet type who loves her privacy and enjoys a peaceful environment and consequently, she has stayed away from her husband’s social media platforms.
Rhett McLaughlin’s Height?
The social media sensation played basketball in the past and has the height of a basketballer. He is all of 6 feet 7 inches tall and weighs a total of 80 kg or 176 lbs to balance his great height. The records have it that during his formative years, the entertainer was growing so rapidly that he was already 6 feet tall by the time he was in sixth grade.
A closer look at his eye color confirms that he has green eyes but his hair which is naturally dirty blond has been dyed several times to colors like apricot, yellow, and grey. Rhett McLaughlin comes complete with a beard which makes him look like Rick Grimes from the movie The Walking Dead and according to him, he is willing to sacrifice $1,000 every month just to keep his beard which hides the mole on his upper lip.