All You Need To Know About Scotty Kilmer – The Famous Auto Mechanic

Almost always, the popular figures widely celebrated were able to attain the status of a celebrity by devoting most of their time to their passions and improving their skills thereof; which ultimately bring them fame and fortune. That’s the story of Scotty Kilmer. He rose to fame for being an automobile mechanic who acquired abundant knowledge in the field and decided to spread it via social media. The American repairman is admired for running a YouTube channel where he uploads videos that revolve around automobiles.

Facts That Are Worth Knowing About Scotty Kilmer 

He Comes From A Lineage of Auto Mechanics

Born on the 2nd of October 1953 in Niagara Falls, New York, Scotty grew up loving cars and it prompted him to learn how to fix broken ones. Where he got this passion from isn’t far-fetched; he inherited it from his father and grandfather who were both auto mechanics.

Although his introverted father did not expressly teach him how to repair cars, he allowed Scotty to watch him do it and through that, he was able to learn as much as he wanted until he mastered the craft.

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Scotty Kilmer Started Working on Cars When He was 14

From what we gathered, he started by attending his grandfather’s Texaco gas station during the weekends. A couple of years later, Kilmer had become a professional in the business of automobile repair; thus he started his own establishment.

As one may be tempted to believe, Scotty’s passion for fixing cars didn’t make him forsake his education. In fact, he has a master’s degree which he earned from the University of Illinois.

He Is The King of Automotive YouTubers

Working as an automobile mechanic over many years, Scotty acquired a vast knowledge and experience in the field. As such, it wasn’t a surprise when he published a book related to the field. The book titled Everyone’s Guide To Buying A Used Car was published in 1994.

In a bid to expand his brand, Scotty Kilmer decided to embrace social media platforms. On the 19th of August 2007, he joined YouTube and created his self-titled channel. He initially uploaded funny car videos but later decided to share videos on how cars work and how to fix them. His YouTube channel has received massive following over the past decade, accumulating millions of views and subscribers.

Asides YouTube, Scotty is active on other social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. He also enjoys a multitude of followers on these platforms.

His TV Show Aired for Over 10 Years

Scotty’s book paved way for him to be featured on a car talk show called Crank it Up, which aired on CBS TV with Scotty Kilmer as its host. The show which started airing in 1994 saw him make a huge breakthrough in the show business. His best decision, however, was when he decided to embrace YouTube. On his tenth year of hosting the TV show, Scotty received an Emmy Award for Interactive Car Talk Host.

Meet His Wife and Kids

Scotty Kilmer family, wife and kids
Scotty Kilmer’s wife and two sons: Image Source

Scotty Kilmer is married to Leslie Kilmer. How the couple met and the date of their wedding is not known; however, it is no secret that they have been married for a long time. Leslie Kilmer is a primary school teacher and also the mother of Scotty’s two sons, Riley Kilmer and Wyeth Kilmer. The later who happens to be their second child is in the military, Scotty made a video about him in 2007.

What Is Scotty Kilmer’s Net Worth

Scotty accumulated much of his wealth from YouTube advertising and affiliate marketing. Based on the views his YouTube channel generates, it was once estimated that he makes as much as $1.6 million per year.

In addition to that, it is known that he pockets good money from affiliate commission and merchandised products. That’s not all, he earns from his automobile repair business which has been in operation for over 50 years. In all, his estimated net worth is $7 million.

Is He Dead? 

For some unknown reasons, it has been speculated in some quarters that the Youtuber is no more. This is not true, Scotty Kilmer is very much alive. He currently resides in Texas with his family, where he runs his automobile repair business and other income-generating endeavors.

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Chika Udeh
Chika Udeh
Chika holds a B.A in English language/History and has over 5 years experience in content development and journalism. She loves playing with words and when she is not writing about people and events that matter, she is probably listening or dancing to some real, cool jams.

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