Technological innovation has created an opportunity for young people to develop ideas that will help them generate money for themselves. A contemporary example is Tanner Fox. He is one of the famous young American YouTubers. Tanner is known for posting vlogs about his daily life experiences. His favorite hobby is riding a scooter, which he also posts on his YouTube channel. This article not only targets his current lifestyle, but also seeks to answer the how and when of his process of building a $6 million net worth. To fully understand this, we will look at his youth, his career and the lessons we can learn from him.
The early and personal life of Tanner Fox
Born on December 22, 1999, he grew up in San Diego, California. At ten, his parents divorced, and he remained with his mother-Ronda Fox. He stayed with his sister Lindsay who also works on YouTube. He attended the local elementary school in San Diego. Fox went to Sacred Heart School (a private school also in San Diego), but he was suspended a year later for shooting videos, and he was later taken to a Charter School by his father.
According to WikiCelebs, he is a Christian of straight sexuality. Tanner is single but has had two girlfriends: Taylor Alesia and Avalon Nadfaulsi. Physically, he is 168 centimeters tall with a lean physique, blond hair and dark brown eyes. Tanner had a pet dog called Kirby Fox, who died in 2018 and is a huge fan of basketball. He was once involved in an accident with his friends which resulted in his leg surgery.
Career and sources of income of Tanner Fox
Tanner’s admiration for social media dates back to when he was in high school. In September 2011, he created a YouTube channel named MT Films and posted his first videos. According to Net Worth Spot, he earns mostly from YouTube and enjoys a following of over 10.5 million followers. In 2016, his channel was ranked as the fastest growing YouTube channel. Almost every day, he posts videos of what he does with his friend, Jake Angeles. He is famous for his freestyle scooter videos, which many followers admired.
He says he was inspired by the famous Dylan Morrison, from whom he learned the art of performing fun and exhilarating stunts using his scooter. His favorite trick is the flairs scooter. Sometimes he likes to skateboard. On his road to success, he was strongly supported by Root Industries, Grind Shop and Lucky Scooters, who partnered with him to advance their products. Besides, he has also worked with other celebrities such as Justin Stuart, Casey Neistat, Carson Luders, Roman Atwood, Harry Main, and Jake Angeles. Each time he posts a video, it generates an average of 2 million views, and he has used this influence to win by influencing the market for specific products. Apart from his YouTube channel, he has Instagram and TikTok accounts which he uses to generate more money.
Besides being a vlogger, Tanner is also an entrepreneur, actor, and musician. One good thing about him is that he shows the world what he is doing and makes money for it. According to Bounce Mojo, Tanner owns his clothing brand TFox and is the co-founder of Space Gaming Station, which gives people the opportunity to play with strangers online. As a musician, he composed several hip hop rap songs:
- We Do It Best (2006, with Dylan Matthew)
- Hold Up (2017, with Dylan Matthew)
- We Did It Worst (with Dylan Matthew),
- Monaco (2017, with Kid Tayy and Dylan Matthew)
- Ride Around (2018, with Steele 11)
His acting career kicked off when he played a young Wyatt Halliwell in Charmed. In 2019, he was featured in the movie Be Our Guests. Along with paid TV appearances, his acting career helped boost his overall income.
How does Turner Fox spend his money?
To get a full understanding of Tanner’s network, we also take a look at his spending. Tanner is famous for enjoying life to the fullest. At just 16, he bought a 2010 Nissan R35 GT-R. He then bought a Porsche 991.2 GT3 RS. A Lamborghini Widebody sitting idle in his garage adds to his hectic life. They say that giving is not a big deal for those who have. In one of his videos, he broke his sister’s laptop and gave her a new one.
He surprised her with her dream car as a Christmas present to thank her mother. Tanner bought a house in California, where he now lives with his mother and shelters his friends. In front of his house, he built a real hot wheel track. Can you imagine how good life can be for you to have a private warehouse where you can place a trampoline to party with your friends before the age of 22? – He just did.
Traveling does not fall off his list of hobbies. South Africa, Germany, Swaziland, Italy, Holland and Canada are just some of the countries he has visited. Like any other celebrity, he has controversies – he had challenged fellow TikToker Ryland Storms to box in June 2021, only to back down alleging the gaming commission could not allow him to participate due to his physical condition. Tanner Fox joins the list of famous young men who have been active in philanthropy. In 2018, along with the Ace family and other YouTubers, they honored a basketball charity event by using and donating proceeds to build wells in Swaziland. When a Fox family member lost his home in the fire, he flew to Minnesota and helped the family.
In Tanner Fox’s success story, we learn several lessons. First, educational institutions should improve children’s hobbies. The suspension of Sacred Herat seems unjustified. Its success justified it. Moreover, it encourages young talents to realize that they have new platforms to showcase their skills. These are no longer the days when you walk around begging for a sponsorship. Like Tanner and simple computer savvy, you can make a living through different social media platforms. Finally, he taught us how to earn from our daily lives. Every time he visits a hotel, he uploads his stay there, and his followers would like the place and make money from it. At 22, Tanner is living the life that many have admired.