The young YouTuber traded college for streaming – and he’s been successful ever since.
Who is Karl Jacobs?
In 2020, he rose to fame after appearing on the DreamSMP server – one of the most popular Minecraft servers.
On March 27, Jacobs toured American rapper Lil Nas X around the server alongside YouTuber Corpse Husband.
DreamSMP is a server owned by YouTuber Dream – Jacobs joined in August 2020 after he competed with Dream’s team in the Twitch Rivals Minecraft tournament.
Following the tournament he launched a Twitter campaign #Karl4DreamSMP, which ended up trending and he finally got invited to the server.
He is gained further popularity for being part of MrBeast’s crew – Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson is one of YouTube’s biggest creators.
Karl dropped out of college just five weeks before he was going to graduate to take a job working alongside MrBeast.
He has also collaborated with other YouTubers such as TommyInnit and Technoblade.
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Karl has long been a gamer and started his Twitch stream in 2017 under the brand “GamerBoyKarl”.
From August 2020 to January 2021, Karl gained over 1.3 million followers on Twitch.
He now boasts 3.5 million followers on the streaming platform.
Jacobs’ other social media accounts have gained huge followings, particularly his TikTok, which now has a staggering 11.3 million fans.
In August 2022, he announced that stories from his series Tales from the SMP would be adapted as a series of comic books titled Time Traveler Tales for Dark Horse Comics,
What is Karl Jacobs’ net worth?
Karl Jacobs’ net worth is estimated at $500 thousand – $1 million USD.
As well as making money through his streaming content, Karl writes editorials, reviews, and news for GamerBolt.com.
Which health conditions does Karl Jacobs suffer from?
Karl Jacobs has used his platforms to open up and share with fans that he suffers from headaches and anxiety.
In 2021, the YouTuber took to Twitter to tell fans he was taking a break from his stream.
In the tweet he wrote: ”Idk what’s going on tonight, been rly anxious and have a head ache today so I’m gonna take a break from Internet more or less for the night. Love u guys hope everyone is all feelin good n safe!”
Within minutes, his post was swarmed with supporters and fans who wanted to check on him.
Karl has also opened up about being diagnosed with ADHD – a condition that affects his behaviour.
In an interview with Anthony Padilla, Karl spoke of his struggles with taking ADHD medicine and how it made him feel like he ”didn’t have his personality anymore.”