Who is Johnny Dang?
Đặng Anh Tuấn was born in Đắk Lắk, Vietnam in 1974 – he hasn’t revealed the exact date of his birth, but his zodiac sign is said to be Aries, and he holds Vietnamese nationality. He’s a grillz creator, YouTuber and a social media star, known as Johnny Dang, who’s today living and working in Houston, Texas USA.
Grillz are today very popular in hip hop culture – they’re the dental jewelry which one wears over teeth. They’re usually made of metal and can be removed and replaced easily; grillz became popular in the ‘80s, and then even more so in the ‘90s, especially in Oakland, California.
Early life and education
Johnny was raised in Đắk Lắk by his parents, about whom not a lot is known, as he respects their privacy, but both his father and grandfather were in the jewelry business. Because Johnny hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, his fans believe that he’s an only child.
When Johnny was 13 years old, his father moved to the USA, and nine years later in 1996, Johnny and the rest of his family followed. Johnny completed his high school education in Vietnam in 1992, and hasn’t attended college.
Upon arriving in the US, he started working with his father, and was in charge of repairing jewelry. Johnny met the popular American rapper Paul Wall while he was working at a local flea market, and Paul was impressed by Johnny’s skills at making grillz; they thus started a business together in 2002.
Career as a grillz creator
Johnny has made grillz for so many popular rappers, that he can no longer remember them all. His works are loved and appreciated by his customers, and Johnny’s name can thus be heard mentioned in songs of numerous performers, including Juice WLRD, Chief Keef and Lucky Luciano.
Some rappers have even invited Johnny to appear in their music videos, including “Grillz” by Nelly, “No Angel” by Beyonce and “Gucci Bandanna” by Shawty Low, Gucci Mane and Soulja Boy.
Johnny can also be heard singing in several music videos, including Paul Wall’s “Stay Iced Up”.
Johnny’s YouTube channel
Johnny launched his YouTube channel “johnnydangandco” on 7 October 2009, and has since amassed close to a million subscribers, and nearly 100 million views of all his videos combined. He’s mostly focused on uploading videos which feature his grillz jewelry, and we’re going to mention three of Johnny’s most popular YouTube videos, which have helped him attract many subscribers.
His #1 video – “Dababy & Stunna 4 Vegas Customize Billion Dollar Baby ENT Chain” – has been watched close to 15 million times since 17 July 2019, and features Johnny helping the rappers Stunna 4 Vegas and DaBaby choose the perfect jewelry for themselves.
His second most popular video – “Trippie Redd, Dababy, & Juice Wrld Get New Jewelry With Johnny Dang” – has been viewed more than five million times since 9 November 2019, and features Johnny selling his jewelry to a couple of rappers, including Juice WRLD and Trippie Redd.
His third most watched video is “Johnny Dang Shows Lil’ Durk 1 Million in PURE GOLD”, and has been viewed more than three million times since 13 June 2020; it features Johnny showing off his gold bars which are worth over $1 million.
Johnny is quite popular on Instagram, and is today followed by close to three million people, while he’s uploaded more than 6,000 pictures onto the network, most of which feature him working on his jewelry.
He launched his Twitter account in April 2009, and has tweeted nearly 30,000 times, mostly about his jewelry store, while he’s followed by close to 50,000 people.
He has a Facebook page as well, and it’s today followed by nearly three million fans; Johnny’s most recent update was on 24 August 2021. He also uses Facebook to advertise his work.
Johnny has just recently become active on TikTok, and has already gathered close to 100,000 followers, and over 500,000 likes of all his videos combined; most of these feature him showing off his jewelry.
Love life and wife
Johnny prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, but it’s still widely known that he’s today a married man.
He married an American of Vietnamese descent Jennifer Dang sometimein the early years of the century; neither has shared the exact date of their wedding, but it’s said that it was a private ceremony, attended by only their closest friends and family members.
On 6 September 2005, Jennifer gave birth to their daughter Jacy, and on 19 April 2006 to their son Johnny Dang Jr.
There are rumors circulating the internet, claiming that Johnny has cheated on his wife on multiple occasions, and that they nearly divorced, but these hasn’t been confirmed.
As of November 2021, Johnny’s married to Jennifer, and they have two children together.
Hobbies and other interests
Johnny likes to travel, and has been to various US states, mostly for work; he apparently also goes home to Vietnam at least once a year, as he still has many relatives there.
He’s physically active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym each week, while he also enjoys playing sports with his friends, including table tennis and golf.
Johnny has his own favorite rappers, some of whom are Kanye West, Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar.
He’s a huge fan of fast cars, and apparently owns two Lamborghinis and an Audi.
Johnny enjoys watching movies late at night – his favorite actors and actresses are Vin Diesel, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Angelina Jolie, while a couple of his favorite films include the franchise “Fast and Furious”, “Jumanji” and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life”.
Age, height and net worth
Johnny’s age is 47. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and he weighs around 140lbs (65kgs).
As of November 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $20 million.