Story of a 17-year-old school dropout millionaire, Emma Chamberlain

A 17-year-old made it from living in San Francisco to owning a house in Los Angeles and having a net worth of approximately 2.5 million dollars, all of this just by making videos on YouTube. This Emma Chamberlain, aged 18 now, who not just won hearts of teenagers with her wit and sarcasm on her YouTube vlogs, she also has her own merch line and has collaborated with renowned YouTubers like James Charles, Dolan twins and many more.

Roadtrip yo Vegas, Emma Chamberlain

Emma’s Beginnings

Emma Chamberlain’s inspiring story starts not very long back, she made her first ever YouTube video in June 2017, where she filmed a video montage for an outfit she had worn. What made this video stand out was her witty editing skills which people found funny and relatable. In 2018, Emma moved to Los Angeles with her mother and has moved into two houses since then. She hasn’t gone to school for one class above tenth grade.

Here, she became friends with the controversial YouTuber James Charles and the Dolan twins and formed the famous sister squad. Normally, people who attain fame do not want to work more after a certain limit and Emma is definitely not one of them. She has worked on her video quality so much, that not only her content has gotten much better, but the kind of editing she does in all of her videos is amazing. Her popularity reached its peak when she got signed with the united talent agency. This is where she started her own merch/clothing brand called high key.


The stats of a person speak about them, so let me shoot in some stats real quick. Her social media engagement [amount of likes divided by the total amount of followers] is 25%, which is much her than world class celebrities like Kim Kadarshian [9%] and Selena Gomez [5%]. She won the Streamy Awards for breakout creator and got nominated for the creator of the year. She has also been a finalist for “YouTuber of the year”.

With height a little taller than 5 feet, but she is a giant when it comes to stats. She has also recently launched a podcast called stupid genius, which comes under the courtesy ramble, a podcast network. Here, she answers the most random of questions in the silliest way possible, just for laughs. She has also been a model for many famous photographers like Bryant and been to Coachella twice.

An Inspiration

Emma Chamberlain is an example for teenagers. One must keep looking for their talents and try to harness them. Spend more time on yourself at the present and keep investing your time in whatever you are good at. Emma wasn’t good at academics, but she found interest in another field and is making millions out of it now., to such an extent, that she doesn’t even need to attend school now. She’s singing deals with more and more people, and we hope to see her at a very high platform in the future. What we can learn from Emma is that; you can’t make a fish climb a tree, but you can certainly make it swim and it would swim miles.

~Written by Shruti

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