Shane Dawson

Shane Dawson

YouTube Star

Shane Lee Yaw, better known as Shane Dawson, is an American YouTuber, actor, fimmaker, writer, and musician. One of the first people to rise to fame on YouTube, he began making videos in 2008 at the age of 19 and garnered over 500 million views during the next two years.

Full Name
Shane Lee Yaw
Jul 19, 1988
6′ 0″
Net Worth


Shane Lee Yaw, known professionally as Shane Dawson, was born on July 19, 1988 in Long Beach, California. He is an American YouTuber, actor, author, musician, and comedian. He has been active on YouTube since 2008 and his channel has over 22 million subscribers. 

Dawson was raised in the Long Beach area and graduated from Lakewood High School in 2006. He started making videos for YouTube when he was nineteen years old and by 2012 his channel had over a million subscribers. Throughout his career he has released several video series such as "Shane and Friends", "The Chair", "Not Cool" and "Conspiracy Series". His content consists of comedy sketches, vlogs, music videos, celebrity interviews and product reviews.

In addition to being a successful YouTuber, Dawson also ventured into other projects such as writing books and appearing in films. In 2014 he released his first book titled I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays which debuted at #2 on The New York Times bestseller list. In 2015 he appeared in the feature film Not Cool alongside fellow YouTubers Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart.

Dawson's success led him to win multiple awards including the Streamy Awards for Best First Person Series (2014) and Show of the Year (2015). He also won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Star Comedy (2013) among others. In 2017 he was included in Time Magazine's list of 25 Most Influential People On The Internet.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1988</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Shane Dawson is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On July 19, 1988, Shane Dawson was born in Long Beach, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Begins Posting Videos on YouTube</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Begins posting videos to his YouTube channel, "shaneDawsonTV".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Reaches 1 Million Subscribers</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Reaches 1 million subscribers and becomes the first ever YouTuber to do so.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Launches 2nd Channel</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Launches his second YouTube channel, "Shane", which focuses on his original content.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Memoir It Gets Worse</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases a memoir entitled "It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays" detailing his experiences growing up.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Premieres Feature Film Not Cool</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Premieres his feature film "Not Cool" in select theaters.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins Cast of The Chair</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Joins the cast of the Starz series "The Chair" as the lead character.</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 Creative Storyteller</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Shane Dawson is an incredibly talented storyteller. He has a unique way of telling stories that captivates audiences and keeps them engaged. His videos are often hilarious, informative, and thought-provoking.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Inspiring Creator</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Shane Dawson is an inspiring creator. He creates content that resonates with millions of people, and his success story is an inspiration to aspiring creators everywhere. He’s also an advocate for mental health awareness and uses his platform to bring light to the subject.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Approachable and Relatable</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Shane Dawson is very approachable and relatable. He has a genuine, down to earth personality which makes him instantly likeable. His openness about his life, opinions, and struggles make viewers feel connected to him in a way that few other creators can do.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Posting Videos at Age 12</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Shane Dawson started posting videos to YouTube when he was just twelve years old. His first video was a parody of the popular song “My Humps” by The Black Eyed Peas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Won Best Vlogger at the Teen Choice Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2010, Shane Dawson won the award for "Best Vlogger" at the Teen Choice Awards, beating out other popular YouTubers such as iJustine and Philip DeFranco.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> First YouTube Video to Reach One Billion Views</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Shane Dawson's "This is America" music video was the first YouTube video to reach one billion views. It was released in April 2018 and has since gained over three billion views.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has His Own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2019, Shane Dawson was awarded his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, making him the first YouTuber ever to receive this honor.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Was Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2013, Shane Dawson was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after experiencing depression and anxiety for many years. He has since spoken openly about his experience, raising awareness of mental health issues.</p></div>


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