Ray William Johnson is a famous actor and YouTube personality. He is also a comedian, director, producer and rapper. He gained his popularity over his YouTube channel, which is called Ray William Johnson. This channel has about 10.4 million subscribers currently and it has earned over 3 billion views, so there is no doubt that it is one of the most popular YouTube channels. The estimated net worth of Ray William Johnson is about $5 million.
You will have the opportunity to find out more about Ray William Johnson, his YouTube channel and his career. Also, we will tell you something about his early years and about his personal life. Ray William Johnson is also active on social networks, so you will see how to find him on Twitter, Instagram and other social media.
Ray William Johnson was born on August 14, 1981 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He attended Norman North High School and he graduated in 1999. After that Ray William Johnson studied history at the Columbia University. He wanted to earn a law degree.
While he was still on college, Ray William Johnson started to post his first videos on YouTube. These videos had only about 30 followers, but Ray William Johnson didn’t give up. He made vlogs almost every day while he lived in New York City. The first channel of Ray William Johnson where his first videos were posted was BreakingNYC, but it is deleted now.
Ray William Johnson joined YouTube in 2008, but his popularity began in 2009. As we have already said, the YouTube channel Ray William Johnson is among the most popular channels and it has more than 3 billion subscribers. Ray William Johnson started posting videos on this channel in April 2009.
You may have heard of Equals Three, the most popular web series on that channel. Ray William Johnson has usually added some jokes and humorous commentary to his viral videos. That’s why these videos became so popular. In 2011 Ray William Johnson signed a contract with Maker Studios and he produced the version of the series Equal Three on Spanish language, so it was called Igual a Tres. Also, Ray William Johnson produced a comedic and animated series called Your Favorite Martian.
Ray William Johnson decided to leave Maker studios in October 2012 because they wanted to take 40% of his series earnings. Maker Studios pressured Ray William Johnson to sign a new deal and they wanted to take about 50% of his intellectual property rights to his animated web projects. That’s why Ray William Johnson left Maker Studios and he created his own studio called Equals Three Studios.
The series Equal Three was aired until March 2014 and after that Ray William Johnson started to produce some other series, such as Comedians On, Booze Lightyear and Top 6. The series Comedians On and Booze Lightyear were cancelled very soon.
The first scripted web series was Riley Rewind and it had its premiere on Facebook in 2013. This web series was released in 5 parts and it is about a teenager who has special powers. This web series was written by Ray William Johnson’s girlfriend at that time, Anna Akana. She had the main role in this web series, Riley Brown. In 2013 FX purchased a television concept that was created by Ray William Johnson.
The last show in which Ray William Johnson was a host was published in March 2014 and it was called Thank You For Everything. This show lasted only 14 minutes but it had millions of viewers.
Ray William Johnson had a role in the indie road film which is called Who’s Driving Doug. This film was released in 2016. Ray William Johnson had also a small part in the popular Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. It is also important to mention that Ray William Johnson has appeared in many advertisements. One of the most popular is the advertisement for DiGiorno pizzas that was released in January 2016.
There are more things about Ray William Johnson’s career. He is one of the co-creators of Mom & Pop Empire, popular film production company.
When Ray William Johnson moved to Los Angeles, he created his own company called Runaway Planet. He created it with his ex-girlfriend Anna Akana. They were making vlogs about their company and they posted videos where they were talking about their success and their journey. In the beginning they were talking only about their company and their success, but later when they gained a big number of fans they started talking about many different topics. This channel soon became their general vlogging channel. Later they had to change the name of the channel from Runaway Planet to Runaway Machine.
Ray William Johnson has been promoting his work on YouTube, Facebook and other social media. He used to gain between 3000 and 15 000 subscribers daily, but when he announced that he will not host Equals Three anymore, he started to lose about 1000-3000 subscribers every day.
Ray William Johnson was in a relationship with Anna Akana. They were friends in the beginning, but they started a relationship on March 1, 2013. At that period Anna Akana changed her Facebook status from Single to It’s Complicated. Ray William Johnson and Anna Akana were together for about 2 years and they broke up in May 2014.
Full name: Ray William Johnson
Nick name: Riley Rewind
Date of birth: August 14, 1981
Birth place: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Residence: Los Angeles, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, comedian, writer, director, producer, rapper, songwriter, singer
Education: Norman North High School
Columbia University (history)
Filmography: Equals Three (2009-2014), The Professionals (2010), The Annoying Orange (2010), Breaking NYC (2010-11), Breaking Los Angeles (2011-2012), Your Favorite Martian: The Animated Series (2011-2012), RVC: The Lone Shoppong Network (2012), Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Carton Movie (2013), Riley Rewind (2013), Epic Rap Battles of History (2013-2014), The Fluffy Movie (2014), Mansion Family Vacation (2015), Booze Lightyear (2015), Comedians On (2015), Top 6 (2015), Who’s Driving Doug (2016), We Love You (2016)
Awards: Riley Rewind, the scripted web series of Ray William Johnson, was among 7 best web series in 2013.
Personal Life and Family
Father name: Unknown
Mother name: Unknown
Marital status: Single
Ex-girlfriend name: Anna Akana
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight: 81.6 kg (180 lbs)
Hair Color: Black
Eye color: Dark brown
Body: Muscular, athletic
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $5 Million
Ray William Johnson has more than 1.57 million followers on Twitter and over than 870 000 followers on Instagram. Today he is #6 most subscribed personality on YouTube. YouTube stars who have more subscribers than Ray William Johnson are PewDiePie, HolaSoyGerman, Smosh, NigaHiga and Jenna Marbles.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raywilliamjohnson/ (@raywilliamjohnson)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RayWJ (@RayWJ)
Ray William Johnson is a popular American actor, comedian and YouTube star who became famous through his YouTube show called Equals Three. Not only is he an actor and comedian, but he is also a producer, writer and rapper.
Ray William Johnson was born in Oklahoma City in 1981, but now he resides in Los Angeles. He started his career by posting videos on YouTube and later he became an actor and producer. In 2013 he released the web series Riley Rewind where he starred his ex-girlfriend Anna Akana. Now he is single but they are still working together.
The estimated net worth of Ray William Johnson is $5 million, so we can say that he is one of the most successful YouTube stars. If you want to know something more about this YouTube star and comedian, we recommend you to look for him on social networks.