YouTube Star

Daniel Robert Middleton, better known online as DanTDM, is a British YouTuber and gamer known for his video game commentaries. His online video channels have covered many video games including Minecraft, Roblox, Pokémon and Sonic the Hedgehog.

Full Name
Daniel Robert Middleton
Nov 8, 1991
5' 6"
Net Worth


Daniel Robert Middleton, better known as DanTDM or The Diamond Minecart, is a British YouTuber and professional gamer who was born in Aldershot, England on November 8th, 1991. He originally gained fame by playing the popular video game Minecraft, but he has since shifted to playing other games like Roblox, Fortnite, and more. After gaining an impressive following of over 22 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and over 20 million followers on his social media accounts, Daniel has become one of the most well-known YouTube personalities in the world. 

Daniel first started playing video games when he was young and found success with his own gaming channel in 2012. Since then, his channel has grown exponentially due to his friendly and humorous personality that resonates with viewers. In addition to creating entertaining content for his fans, Daniel also streams live gameplay on Twitch and shares updates about his personal life on Instagram. DanTDM also runs a successful business selling merchandise related to his brand.

In 2016, Daniel published “The Diamond Minecart: Trayaurus & the Enchanted Crystal” which became a bestseller in both the UK and US. He followed this up with two more books in 2017: “DanTDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanting Journey” and “DanTDM Creates A Big Scene” which once again achieved great success. In addition to these books and videos, Daniel regularly appears at comic conventions around the world where he meets with fans to sign autographs and take pictures.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">DanTDM is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On November 8, 1991, DanTDM was born in Aldershot, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Started Creating YouTube Videos</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Begins recording and uploading videos of himself playing Minecraft on YouTube.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">YouTube Channel Reaches 1 Million Subscribers</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">His YouTube channel reaches the one million subscribers milestone.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Diamond Play Button from YouTube</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives a Diamond Play Button from YouTube for surpassing 10 million subscribers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Published Autobiography</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Released his autobiography titled “DanTDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Launched Merchandise Line</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Launches his own official merchandise line featuring clothing, books, toys and other collectibles.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Awarded Guinness World Record</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives a Guinness World Record for being the most viewed solo gaming channel on YouTube.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">DanTDM is a great role model for young people getting into YouTube. He is a living example of how to take an idea and turn it into a successful online business. He is also a great example of how to stay positive and have fun while working hard.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Creative</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">DanTDM is creative in his videos and streams, always coming up with new ways to entertain his viewers. He has also created several popular video series such as The Diamond Minecart and DanTDM Plays, which have had millions of views and subscribers worldwide.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Cares about His Fans</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">DanTDM really cares about his fans. He regularly interacts with them on social media and often takes the time to respond to their messages. He also hosts meetups with his fans so they can get to know him better and talk face to face.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Youngest YouTube Millionaire</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Daniel Middleton, better known as DanTDM, became the youngest YouTube millionaire at age 25 in 2017.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Highest Earning YouTube Star</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2016, DanTDM was named the highest earning YouTube star with an income of $16.5 million.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> World Record for Most Subscribers in 24 Hours</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">DanTDM set the Guinness World Record for the most subscribers gained in 24 hours with 1,139,817 new subscribers on December 17, 2017.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has his Own Video Game</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">DanTDM has his own video game called ‘The Diamond Minecart’ based on his Minecraft videos.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Successful Author</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">DanTDM is also a successful author, having written three books which have all become bestsellers.</p></div>


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