• Linus Gabriel Sebastian (born 20 August 1986) is a Canadian YouTube star and social media sensation.
• As of late-2021, his net worth is estimated at over $6 million.
• He attended Garibaldi Secondary School and the University of British Columbia and is the founder and CEO of Linus Media Group.
• He hosts four tech YouTube channels: Linus Tech Tips, TechLinked, Techquickie, and ShortCircuit.
• He is married to Yvonne Ho, and they have three children.
- 1 Who is Linus Sebastian?
- 2 How rich is he, as of now? Linus Sebastian Net Worth
- 3 Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background
- 4 Career Beginnings
- 5 Rise to Fame on Linus Tech Tips
- 6 Techquickie, TechLinked, and ShortCircuit
- 7 Other YouTube Channels and Social Media Platforms
- 8 Appearance and Vital Statistics
- 9 Personal Life
Who is Linus Sebastian?
Linus Gabriel Sebastian was born on 20 August 1986 under the zodiac sign of Leo, in Lander, British Columbia, Canada. He’s a 35-year-old social media sensation and YouTube star, who’s probably best recognized for hosting four technology YouTube channels – ‘Linus Tech Tips’, ‘TechLinked’, ‘Techquickie’, and ‘ShortCircuit’. He is also known as the founder and CEO of Linus Media Group.
How rich is he, as of now? Linus Sebastian Net Worth
As of late-2021, Linus Sebastian’s net worth is estimated at over $6 million, earned through his successful Internet-based career, which includes video monetization, donations, and creating sponsored posts and videos for various tech companies.
He has also increased his wealth through the sales of his line of merchandise.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background
Linus Sebastian spent his early years in his hometown of Lander, where he was raised by his parents; however, their names and professions are unavailable. Nonetheless, it’s known that he has two brothers named Asher and George, and two sisters named Emily and Isabelle. He holds Canadian nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group.
Regarding his education, Linus attended Garibaldi Secondary School, then studied at the University of British Colombia but he dropped out before he completed his degree, because he spent the majority of his time playing video games.
Linus Sebastian started his career as a sales representative for the Canadian online computer store NCIX in late 2005. He became interested in filming videos when he was invited by the company to work as the host for its technology YouTube channel, to demonstrate their products. Due to low viewership and high costs, he got instructions to launch another channel called ‘Linus Tech Tips’ which would be a cheaper offshoot of the NCIX channel, so this was created on 25 November 2008; his first video was “Undisclosed AMD Processor at 3.6GHz (Linus Tech Tips #1)”.
He continued to work for the company as a full-time sales representative, product manager, and high-end systems designer.
Rise to Fame on Linus Tech Tips
After leaving NCIX following a dispute regarding its inventory, Linus focused on creating content for his own channel. He also established the company Linus Media Group in 2013, out of a garage, and hired Edzel Yago, Luke Lafreniere and Brandon Lee. They developed Linus Tech Tips as an independent venture, working together on the channel, shooting reviews for various gadgets including gaming PCs, consoles, smartphones, cameras and headphones. The team later expanded content and added hardware reviews and guides to building PCs, so the channel quickly became the most-watched technology channel on YouTube.
So far, it’s amassed over 14 million subscribers, while their videos have been viewed more than 5.2 billion times. Some of his most popular include “Building a PC… using only Wish.com”, “Building a PC CHEAPER in CHINA?! feat. Strange Parts”, and “Are Walmart Gaming PCs actually THAT bad?”, to name a few.
Techquickie, TechLinked, and ShortCircuit
On 15 January 2012, Linus Sebastian and Luke Lafreniere, known as SlickPC, launched another YouTube channel under the name ‘Techquickie’, on which they uploaded short videos in which they present the latest gadgets; they’ve garnered nearly four million subscribers with almost 650 million views in total.
Some of their most viewed videos are “What is a Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 as Fast As Possible”, “HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, and DVI as Fast As Possible”, and “Why Does Your Internet Connection Randomly Stop Working?”, among others.
Linus also runs the channel ‘TechLinked’, launched on 3 May 2018, on which he shares news about gaming technology and others – it now has more than 1.6 million subscribers, and has attracted over 300 million views. His most popular videos include “Star Citizen: The Best Game Ever | TechLonger”, “Nvidia’s plan ISN’T WORKING”, and “HA! No One’s Buying iPhones!”, to name a few.
Moreover, he has a channel called ‘ShortCircuit’, created on 14 January 2020, with more than 1.6 million followers and nearly 210 million views.
He uploads videos of unboxing various tech products; some of his most viewed on the channel include “Nothing else is even close – Samsung Odyssey G9 Monitor”, “The First of Its Kind GAMING MONITOR! – Samsung G7 Odyssey”, and “Can this REALLY make bezels DISAPPEAR??? – ASUS ROG Bezel-Free Kit”, among many others.
Other YouTube Channels and Social Media Platforms
Apart from running his main channel, Techquickie, TechLinked, and ShortCircuit, Linus Sebastian also has four more channels on YouTube – ‘LMG Clips’ on which he posts clips and highlights from the other channels; ‘Mac Address’, on which he posts reviews of all Apple products; he also uploads videos about his cats to the channel ‘LinusCatTips’.
Linus is active on Instagram under the username ‘linustech’, on which he has more than 1.3 million followers. He also runs his official Twitter account under the nickname ‘@LinusTech’ with over 1.5 million followers. Besides that, he is active on the world’s leading streaming platform Twitch, on which you can find him under the same username. He has nearly 530,000 followers on the platform. Moreover, he has over 1.6 million fans on his own Facebook page.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Linus Sebastian has short light brown hair and dark brown eyes.
He stands at a height of 6ft 1ins (1.85m), while his weight is around 168lbs (76kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.
Linus Sebastian is a married man – the name of his wife is Yvonne Ho, who is a Chinese TV actress, now serving as the CFO of Linus Media Group. The couple exchanged their wedding vows at a ceremony held on 20 May 2011, and are now the parents of a son and two daughters, but their names aren’t disclosed. The family resides in Surrey, British Columbia.