How much is Lucas Cruikshank worth?
|Date of Birth:
|August 29, 1993 (age 29)
|United States of America
|5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
About Lucas Cruikshank
Lucas Alan Cruikshank is an American actor, comedian, musician, and YouTube personality. Cruikshank has earned income equal to an estimated salary of $1.2 million dollars per year, since 2019. He’s best known for his fictional character Fred Figglehord in the eponymous web series. In addition to the series, he also gained national popularity from his two accounts on the video-sharing platform YouTube entitled FRED and Lucas, where he has more than 3 million subscribers on each channel, thanks to which he has earned over a million dollars.
He was born in Columbus, Nebraska on August 29, 1993. He is one of eight children to Dave Allan and Molly Jeanne Cruickshank. Lucas attended the Lakeview High School, from which he graduated in 2011. While he was still attending high school, at the age of twelve, in July 2005, he created his first of two YouTube channels – Lucas. Three months later, he created his second channel FRED.
The idea of Fred Figglehorn came in the early months of 2005. Upon its creation, Cruickshank used it as the central character in the internet video series titled Fred. His first video on the channel titled Fred on Halloween was uploaded in May 2008 and now has more than 17 million views and 105 likes.
Throughout the rest of the year, he continued to upload videos on the channel, with the most notable being Fred on Saint Patrick’s Day, Fred Goes to the Park, Fred on the 4th of July, and Fred Get Babysat. Despite being no more than two to four minutes long, the videos quickly blew up and almost all of them now have gathered more than 10 million views.
Concurrently with uploading content revolving around his fiction character, the YouTube personality also began creating videos for his main channel Lucas. The first video on that channel is Welcome to my YouTube Channel from January 2009 that now has more than 1.2 million views. He continued to upload occasionally on his channel and almost all videos on that account have 1 million views. Towards the 2010s, only from his main channel, Lucas had already earned a net worth estimated to have been close to $300 thousand.
In 2012, the FRED series came to an end and instead, the social media mogul began using the channel to upload other series. In the early 2010s, he collaborated with fellow YouTuber (turned boxer) Jake Paul for the web series In Your Face.
He also uploaded various parodies of films and television shows, with the most notable being Angry Birds: The Movie, Back to School, and Adventure Time. In 2015, before the channel became defunct, he uploaded episodes of the web shows The Substitute, Kaboom Sports, and The Chronicles of Fred. By the end of 2015, we estimate, that his net worth was about $2 million all told.
Over the last seven or eight years Lucas Cruickshank has built an incredible presence online through his bubbly personality and unique creativity. With over 3 million loyal subscribers and almost 300M in total views.
Cruikshank’s Total Net Worth
Lucas Cruikshank has earned from his career in acting and on YouTube with an estimated total career income of $8.5 million dollars. As Cruikshank lives in Columbus, Nebraska he will have had to pay around 37% taxes on his career earnings. After tax, it is estimated that his career earnings are at around $5.35 million, having paid $3.15 million dollars in taxes.
Lucas Cruikshank is not married and has no children. In his personal life he has likely spent $1.5 million dollars but also earned $900,000 from his investments. He will have also had to pay around $450,000 in business costs. Therefore, it is estimated that Lucas Cruikshank has a net worth of around about $4.5 million dollars.
The success of the actor and comedian comes from his many film and television roles as well as his large online presence. At the very peak of his career as an entertainer, Lucas has taken part in many award ceremonies, realities, television specials and programs such as Youtube Live, The Tyra Banks Show, Teens React, Big Time Rush. He also became a regular use ton the series Figure It Out, YouTubers React, The Night Time Show, and Everything is Gay.
Apart from creating videos on YouTube, all of which that now have more than 5 million views, Lucas Cruickshank is also an actor that portrayed various characters on film and television productions. His first appearance came in the popular teen show iCarly in 2009, where he played the roles of both himself and Fred Figglehorn.
He later reprised his role in other teen shows Hannah Montana, The Annoying Orange, and Super Ninjas. In the early to mid-2010s, he landed regular and guest roles in Marvin Marvin and Cute Combat. He also appeared on the short series Ask Orange, Starter Pack, and The Wayback.
Lucas Cruickshank rose to prominence after he created his YouTube channels Lucas and FRED. Concurrently with creating videos for both channels and appearing on acclaimed films, internet and television series, the social media personality also became a musician. He has released several singes and two comedy albums that thrived in various US album charts.