- 1 Who is Wilbur Soot?
- 2 How rich is he, as of now? Wilbur Soot Net Worth
- 3 Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background
- 4 Career Beginnings
- 5 Rise to Fame on YouTube
- 6 Twitch, DSMP Server, and Podcast
- 7 Other Social Media Platforms and Merchandise
- 8 Music Career
- 9 Appearance and Vital Statistics
- 10 Personal Life and Trivia
Who is Wilbur Soot?
Will Gold, better known by the name Wilbur Soot, was born on 14 September 1996 under the zodiac sign of Virgo, in Suffolk, England. He is a 25-year-old social media phenomenon, gamer, Twitch streamer, and singer-songwriter, who became famous for working with the group comedy YouTube channel SootHouse.
How rich is he, as of now? Wilbur Soot Net Worth
As of mid-2021, Wilbur Soot’s net worth is estimated at close to $1 million, acquired through his Internet-based career, which includes sponsored posts, donations, stream subscriptions, and collaborations with other famous social media personalities and gamers.
He has also increased his wealth through the sales of his merchandise line. Besides that, Wilbur Soot has added to his fortune as a music artist.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background
Wilbur Soot spent his early years in his hometown in Suffolk, where he was raised by his father who works as an engineer, and his mother who’s a public servant; however, their names are unknown. He is an only child born to his parents but he has step-siblings. He holds British nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. Regarding his education, Wilbur Soot went to Sussex Downs College, located in Lewes. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Editing and Post Production.
Wilbur Soot started his career on the social media scene back in 2008, when he uploaded videos onto the YouTube channel ‘settings66’, alongside his childhood friend Ben. Later, in 2011 he created another collaborative channel under the name ‘Minecraft And Donuts’, together with a girl named Sophie. During the same year, he was active on the channel ‘WilburGold’, and two years later, he ran the channel ‘ALittleBritOfWill’, on which he uploaded music videos and vlogs. In 2017, he started another channel called ‘Wilbur Music’ to post his songs and ballads.
Rise to Fame on YouTube
Wilbur Soot came to prominence when with some of his friends he formed a YouTube group channel called SootHouse, for which he served as a lead editor. They mostly created content with reaction videos, life hacks, and memes, among others. He also made recurring appearances in their videos before he left it to pursue his solo career. At the time, he also served as an editor for the channel ‘JackSucksAtLife’.
On 29 March 2019, Wilbur launched his official self-titled YouTube channel, and the same day uploaded his first video, entitled “TINY Minecraft 25 Block Survival Challenge (Minecraft 5×5 Challenge) [Ft. jschlatt]”.
He continued to share gameplay videos of the 2011 sandbox game “Minecraft”, and eventually expanded his content and added music videos. So far, he has garnered nearly six million subscribers, while his videos have been viewed more than 615 million times in total. Some of his most popular videos are “Wilbur Soot – Your New Boyfriend (OFFICIAL VIDEO)”, “Wilbur Soot – I’m in Love with an E-Girl”, and “I Got 2000 People to Join my Kahoot Game”, to name a few.
Twitch, DSMP Server, and Podcast
Concurrently with running his channel on YouTube, Wilbur Soot also created his channel on the world’s largest video live streaming service – Twitch – and started streaming “Minecraft” and other games.
As of now, he has amassed more than four million subscribers on the platform, which has led him to become the 37th most-followed Twitch channel. In 2020, he joined the invitation-only survival multi-player “Minecraft” server Dream SMP (DSMP), created by famous YouTubers GeorgeNotFound and Dream, and quickly became a lead writer for the server. Furthermore, he has participated in various “Minecraft” tournaments, such as Minecraft Monday and MC Championships. Most recently, Wilbur started hosting his own podcast, entitled “Hey And Stuff”, for which he created another YouTube channel on which he has attracted 140,000 subscribers to date.
Other Social Media Platforms and Merchandise
Once he gained enough followers on his YouTube and Twitch channels, Wilbur Soot became active on other social media platforms. He runs his official Instagram account under the username ‘wilbursoot’, on which he has more than three million followers. He also has almost three million followers on Twitter, on which you can find him under the same username. Besides that, he is active on the highly popular TikTok platform under the nickname ‘ogwilbursoot’, on which he has over 4.5 million followers. Moreover, he launched his own merchandise line that include sweatshirts, t-shirts, stickers and beanies.
Wilbur Soot – Your New Boyfriend
— Wilbur Soot (@WilburSoot) December 11, 2020
Wilbur Soot is also known for being a singer-songwriter. He released his debut single “The ‘Nice Guy’ Ballad” in January 2018, while he first charted with his sixth single – “Your New Boyfriend” – which out came in December 2020. It reached No. 65 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 10 on the UK Indie Chart, and No. 100 on the Irish Singles Chart. He also entered Rolling Stone’s Top Breakthrough Chart as well as Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart. He has released two EPs, “Maybe I Was Boring” in December 2019, and “Your City Gave Me Asthma” in June 2020. Recently, Wilbur founded an indie rock band called Lovejoy in 2021. Their debut EP, “Are You Alright”, was distributed in May 2021. The band debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Wilbur Soot has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 5ins (1.95m), his weight is around 130lbs (59kgs), vital statistics 42-32-38, and shoe size 11 (US).
Personal Life and Trivia
Wilbur Soot isn’t very open when it comes to his dating life. He was rumored to be romantically involved with social media personality Niki Nihachu, however, it turned out that they were just close friends. It is believed that he is single at the moment. and focused on his professional career. His current residence is in Brighton, England.
He likes geography, and calls himself a geography nerd.
He is currently learning to speak the Dutch language. At the age of 17, he snuck out of his house and traveled to the Netherlands.
He is a hypochondriac.
He is a licensed glider pilot.
His favorite drink is straight vodka.
His favorite film is the British black comedy crime “Shallow Grave” (1994). His favorite anime is “Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa)”.
He is a huge fan of Los Campesinos and his favorite song is “There Are Listed Buildings”.