On a countless number of occasions, what really works for the celebrities we see today is that they stick to what they know how to do best and it helps uplift them and bring them fame and fortune. Our focus celebrity today did not achieve fame by being a movie star, athlete, singer or any other popular professions; he achieved fame from being an automobile mechanic and using his experience on the field to educate people via social media. Scotty Kilmer is an American automobile repairman who is most popular for running a YouTube channel where he uploads videos rendering out automobile advice. Learn more about his bio and other interesting details below.
Scotty Kilmer Biography (Age)
Scotty Kilmer is an American YouTube personality, author, TV host, and automobile mechanic. He was born on October 2, 1953, in Niagara Falls, New York. Kilmer grew up loving cars and it prompted him to learn how to fix cars when broken. He started working on cars when he was 14 years old, learning to fix and assemble them. He had a great deal of support from his parents, most especially from his father, who was an automobile mechanic himself, and it was his dad that started teaching him what he learned as a young boy.
A couple of years later, Kilmer had already become a professional in the business of automobile repair and he then started his own automobile repair establishment. He was so dedicated to his job as it was something he had an incredible passion for.
Working as an automobile mechanic, he developed vast knowledge and experience in the field, that one could easily predict that he would write a book on his experience as an automobile mechanic. And in 1994, Kilmer published his book titled Everyone’s Guide To Buying A Used Car. The 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. On his tenth year of hosting the TV show, he received an Emmy Award for Interactive Car Talk Host.
During the time when several social media platforms began to emerge, Kilmer saw an opportunity to expand through this means. On August 19, 2007, Kilmer joined and created his self-titled YouTube channel. On YouTube, he initially started uploading funny car videos. Later on, he started posting contents on how to fix cars and how they work. He gives his subscribers the assurance of his over 50 years experience on the field and shares his knowledge on the social media platform. His YouTube channel has received massive following over the past decade; he has over 1.9 million subscribers and has accumulated over 504 million views on his videos since he started uploading video contents in 2017.
Asides YouTube, Scotty Kilmer is also active on other social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. On his Instagram handle “scotty_the_mechanic,” he has garnered over 21.1k followers. He equally has over 7,419 followers on Twitter with his handle as “@Scottymechanic.”
Additionally, Scotty Kilmer has a master’s degree, which he earned from the University of Illinois.
Family: Wife and Children
Scotty Kilmer is married to Leslie Kilmer. How the couple met and the date of their wedding is not known; however, reports say the pair 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. Their children’s birthdays are not known but they are certainly grownups. Their second child, Wyeth Kilmer is in the military and Scotty Kilmer once made a video about him in 2007.
Scotty Kilmer accumulated much of his wealth from YouTube advertising and affiliate marketing. His YouTube channel gets an average 1.1 million views per day, which should result in an estimated revenue of about $4,400 a day and about $1.6 million a year, all from the ads that appear on this videos. He also generates income from his Amazon affiliate commission income and sales of merchandise. His other income comes from his automobile repair business which has been in operation for over 50 years now. His estimated net worth is $7 million.
Is He Dead?
Scotty Kilmer is definitely very much alive as there has been no report of his demise. He currently resides in Texas with his family, where he runs his automobile repair business and his other income generating platforms.