How is The Net Worth of Roman Atwood a Whopping $15m?

What is Roman Atwood’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$15 million
Source of WealthYouTube comedian and prankster
Date of BirthMay 28, 1983
Height5’8 (1.7 m)
Place of BirthMillersport, OH
Star SignGemini
PartnerBrittney Smith

Roman Atwood is a YouTube vlogger and prankster with more than 15 million subscribers. Roman is one of the highest-paid YouTube personalities. Due to his various career ventures, he brings in approximately $10 million each year. His current estimated net worth is $15 million.

Before the Spotlight

Born to Curt and Susan Atwood in Millersport, Ohio. Roman Atwood developed a love for producing videos early on. Before his film career, he worked for his family’s rope company, Atwood Rope. 

Atwood graduated from Millersport Jr./Sr. High School. After creating videos in high school, he launched a career filming videos in 2006. He pursued that until 2010 when he struck out on his own and started following his life-long passion for making comedy videos.

The Journey to Success

Atwood’s career began in 2006 when he produced “The Nerd Herd,” a series of DVDs he sold at that year’s Warped Tour. He worked on various other projects until 2010 when he created his first YouTube channel, “Sketch Empire.”

Some of his most popular pranks include his “Plastic Ball Prank,” in which he fills his house up to 2.5 feet high with balls. The video currently has over 91 million views and was liked by Nissan, who used his video at the half-time at Super Bowl XLIX during the “WithDad” campaign in exchange for a 2015 Nissan GTR. This also earned him the 5th Streamy Awards for ‘Best Campaign.’

Atwood’s most viewed video is “Anniversary Prank Backfires!!” which garnered 93 million views. In the video, Atwood initially tried to pull off a prank by confessing to his wife that he cheated on her on their 5 year anniversary. However, his wife, who already had seen the hidden camera, pranks him that she is cheating on him too. 

On November 30, 2014, Atwood made a video titled, “Killing My Own Kid PRANK!!” in which he plays with his children, dressed up in a spider-man costume. While his wife is away, he throws a dummy off the stairs wearing a spider-man outfit. She runs towards the dummy and takes off the mask realizing it was all a prank. She starts shouting at him and tells him to sleep on the couch, which he later did as confirmed by Atwood in the reality television show “Tanked.”

His other highly popular videos include Insane Toilet Prank, Pee Prank on Cops, Ferrari Pee Prank, and ATM Prank. He has organized a worldwide tour called Roman vs. Fousey with Yousef Erakat. In 2013, he launched “Smile More,” a merchandise store in which he sells shirts, hoodies, accessories and many other items.

The Best Moments

Over his lengthy career online, Atwood has had numerous highlights, such as:

  • Produced and sold his first video, “The Nerd Herd,“ in 2006
  • Started his YouTube channel Sketch Empire in 2010
  • Launched his merchandise store, “Smile More” in 2013
  • Won the Streamy Award for his Crazy Plastic Ball Prank in 2015
  • Received the Streamy Award for Best YouTube Comedian in 2016
  • Released Roman vs. Fousey in 2016
  • Took a year-long hiatus from social media in 2019

The Private Side

In 2001, Atwood married Shanna Riley. The couple welcomed their first child in 2004 but divorced in 2008 after Shanna cheated on Atwood with his friend while he was gone on a tour. He married his second wife, Brittney Smith, in 2018. They have three children — two sons and a daughter born in 2011, 2017, and 2020 respectively. 

Atwood’s mother suddenly died in 2019 in a scooter accident. Shortly after, he took an unexplained hiatus from social media. He returned in 2020 to announce the birth of his son. Currently, Atwood lives and works in his hometown, Millersport, with his wife and children.

Roman Atwood’s Related Videos

Roman Atwood Shares his Success Journey

ROMAN ATWOOD – Before They Were Famous

Roman Atwood’s most highly-viewed video is “Anniversary Prank Backfires,”

in which he attempts to trick his wife into believing he cheated. However, she flipped the script when she saw the camera ahead of time. 

Famous Quotes of Roman Atwood

1.) “Bring the excitement back, really try to focus on fun again.”

2.) “Everybody goes through crap it’s how you handle that crap, that gets you through the day with a smile.”

3.) “Time doesn’t give a crap about you. Use it while you have it.”

“4.) A healthy person wants a thousand things, a sick person only wants one. You have so much more than you think.”

The Social World

Atwood is most active on his YouTube channel, Ryan Atwood Vlogs, with 15.5 million subscribers. His next largest accounts on social media are his Instagram (with 4.9 million followers) and Twitter (2.7 million followers).

He started a Discord channel in 2021 and has since amassed over 31,000 followers. Atwood also recently started building his TikTok account. Although he has posted only a few videos on the site, he already has more than 412,000 followers. 

Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Atwood’s life has many success lessons to draw inspiration from, such as:

  • When he and his wife suffered harassment from several stalkers in 2019, he learned the importance of prioritizing family over his career. 
  • After a prank on his wife, Britney, backfired, he learned never to underestimate the people he pranked. 
  • Over the years, Atwood has expanded his career beyond filmmaking, showing his understanding of thinking outside the box. 

The Unusual Stuff

There are various interesting and weird facts about Atwood, including:

  • He tricked his wife, Brittney, with the Killing Your Kid prank, which prompted her to force him to sleep on the couch. 
  • Atwood was the first YouTuber to film with a 360-degree camera.
  • In 2020, he took a long hiatus from social media due to multiple stalkers who threatened his life and family. 

Answering Frequent Questions

Here are the answers to a few common questions about Roman Atwood. 

Did Roman Atwood go missing?

Fortunately, Roman Atwood never went missing. He took a year-long break from social media due to harassment by several stalkers, but he returned in 2020. 

How many children does Roman Atwood have?

Roman has four children: Noah Vaughan from his first marriage and Kane, Cora, and Knox from his second marriage. 

Are Roman Atwood and his wife still together?

Roman Atwood split from his first marriage to Shanna Riley in 2008. He’s still married to his second wife, Brittney. 

What cars does Roman Atwood own?

Roman owns a Nissan GTR which he got from Nissan as an exchange for using his video during the half-time of Super Bowl XLIX in the ongoing “WithDad” Campaign. 

Why and What car did Roman Atwood buy his dad?

Roman Atwood bought a Corvette Z06 for his dad on his birthday. 

How much does Roman Atwood earn in a year?

Roman Atwood earns around $10 Million annually from YouTube and other business ventures. 

The Closing Remarks

Roman Atwood is a famous YouTube blogger with an estimated net worth of $15 million. His career spans more than 15 years, during which time he built up a following of over 15 million. He’s most active on YouTube, but you can also find him on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Discord.

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