Ryan Trahan is one of the few people who entered YouTube with the full intention of building a business out of it. His entrepreneurial spirit and disposition led him to drop out of college to pursue a career on YouTube. He became popular for posting his professional running videos. A lot of runners were enthralled by the humorous way he presented his tips. This gave him massive followership on YouTube.
His YouTube content is rich, fun and informative. This has attracted millions of viewers to his channel over the years. If you can’t hold your ribs together, it’s advisable you stay away from his channel. But who doesn’t need a good dosage of funny and humorous videos – that are also informative?
Ryan Trahan’s Bio, Age
Ryan Trahan was born on the 7th of October, 1998, to white Caucasian parents in Texas. He grew up in Sugar Land City, with his parents and older brother, Matthew Trahan. After spending a couple of his growing up days in Sugar Land City, the parents moved to Eagle Lake. Everything about him revolves around Texas.
He had the opportunity to go to school. Though he started exhibiting his entrepreneurial attributes early on, his parents insisted that he got an education. While in Eagle Lake, he was able to start and finish high school. He was keen on pursuing his dreams and so he got admitted to Texas A&M University to obtain a college degree.
While in the university, Ryan Trahan developed his athletic skills. He was representing the school in a professional racing competition. He was famous both within and outside Texas A&M University. His schooling hit the rock when he had a fallout with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The issue got so bad that Ryan had to drop out of school to establish his startups and YouTube business.
October 2013 marked the beginning of Ryan Trahan’s YouTube journey. The YouTuber joined YouTube with his plan set from the get-go. He started two channels ‘Ryan Trahan’ and ‘Ryan Trahan IRL’. He ran the two channels simultaneously. Trahan started out by posting a short film which was immediately followed by a video of his running practice session. He continued to post videos of his professional running events. His channel was slowly growing. In the period he shared running videos, he made an exclusive video for professional runners. In June 2017, the video, ‘How to Run a Faster 5K: 6 Training Tips’, went up on his channel. The video gained a lot of traction as it was fun and informative.
Ryan came up with a video that turned out to be very popular, ‘Loren Gray is Lying to You *proof*.’ As of July 2019, the video is the most-watched video on his channel with over 8 million views. He also has a couple of other popular videos that have received raving viewership. Some of them are “I sent a DM to 100 Celebrities on Instagram *it worked*”, “Turning $0.01 into $1,000 – Episode !”, “I lowballed people on Facebook Marketplace”, “The ‘Pause Challenge’ Needs to Stop (Morgz)”, and “I highballed people on Facebook Marketplace”.
Ryan Trahan’s Net Worth
Frankly, Ryan Trahan is a bundle of many things. He can be seen as the proverbial Jack of many trades. He is a Vlogger, Youtuber, Social Media Personality, and Internet Star. As an entrepreneur, he is the founder of Hydra Collective and Neptune Bottle. He is also a runner and athlete. All of these trades have contributed massively to his net worth.
As of November 2018, Ryan Trahan was raking in revenues in the north of $160K annually. However, his revenue from other businesses put his actual net worth at half a million dollars.
Other Interesting Facts About Ryan Trahan
1. He is dating Haley Pham
Ryan Trahan has found love in the arms of a fellow YouTuber known as Haley Pham. Haley has recorded her own success on the video streaming platform and has garnered well over 100 million views and more than 2 million subscribers across both of her YouTube channels as of July 2019.
Haley, who is three years younger than Ryan, was a finalist in the category of “Breakout YouTuber of the Year” at the 11th Annual Shorty Awards. Like Ryan, she also has an entrepreneurial spark in her and currently runs her own business – Girly Pop Apparel.
2. Ryan Trahan owns and runs two businesses
Ryan is not just a YouTube star, he also runs two businesses – Neptune Bottles and Hydra Collective. These businesses started when he dropped out of school. It was not surprising as he had always shown a lot of entrepreneurial potential at just 14 years of age.
3. He raised $30,000 from Kickstarter for Neptune Bottles
The two companies are doing well. Ryan started Neptune Bottles as a business for the manufacturing of quality reusable bottles to reduce global plastic pollution. This is why it was able to raise over $30K on Kickstarter for the project. Hydra Collective, on the other hand, is an online store that sells hoodies, stickers, T-shirts, and many other kinds of clothing.