- 1 Who is Gigguk?
- 2 How rich is he, as of now? Gigguk Net Worth
- 3 Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
- 4 Career Beginnings
- 5 Rise to Fame on YouTube
- 6 Further Success
- 7 Other Social Media Platforms and Website
- 8 Personal Life, Appearance, and Vital Statistics
Who is Gigguk?
Garnt Maneetapho, better known by his online alias Gigguk, was born on 31 May 1990 under the zodiac sign of Gemini, in Brighton, Sussex England. He is a 31-year-old social media sensation, YouTuber and podcaster, who gained fame for creating comedic rants and reviews of anime, manga, and otaku culture.
How rich is he, as of now? Gigguk Net Worth
As of late-2021, Gigguk’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million, earned through his successful Internet-based career, which includes video monetization, donations, and creating sponsored posts and videos for various companies.
He has also increased his fortune through the sales of his line of merchandise.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Gigguk spent his early years in his hometown of Brighton, where he was raised by his parents; however, their names and professions aren’t disclosed, but they’re both from Thailand. It is also unknown whether he has any siblings or is an only child. He holds British nationality, belongs to an Asian ethnic group, and is a Buddhist, who has twice served as a monk.
Regarding his education, Gigguk attended a local high school. Upon matriculation attended the University of Bristol, from which he graduated with a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2013.
Garnt Maneetapho started his reviewing career back in 2008, when he launched his channel on YouTube under the name ‘The Anime Zone’, and did his first review of the Japanese anime series “Bleach”. It brought him a huge number of views and encouraged him to continue creating similar content.
He then started using the pseudonym Gigguk, a combination of his family’s nickname “Gigg” and “uk” that stand for the United Kingdom. In late 2009, his channel reached his first 1,000 subscribers, increasing to 100,000 by May 2013.
Rise to Fame on YouTube
After gaining popularity on YouTube, in 2012 Gigguk was invited to join the podcast “PodTaku”, alongside Tristan Gallant (Arkada), Jeanne Jean, and Holden Bremley. At the time, he became involved in other projects, including dabbling in anime music videos (AMV) and producing “EvAbridget”, a satirical parody of Amazon Prime Video’s series “Rebuild of Evangelion”.
In 2013, with the rest of the “Podtaku” cast members he launched another podcast, entitled “J-Taku”, in which they also talked about various anime topics. Right after he graduated later that year, Gigguk went on an hiatus, since he landed a job at Atos as a sub-contractor for the BBC, where he worked for the next two years before he quit to pursue his career as a full-time YouTuber. After returning, his channel subsequently reached a million subscribers, changing the name of the channel to ‘Gigguk’.
He then started co-hosting the podcast “Anime No Yume”, next to Jeanne Jean and Holden Bremley, but it was ended after only two episodes.
In November 2019, Gigguk moved with his girlfriend to Tokyo, Japan, where he started working as a social media influencer for GeeXPlus, being in charge of promoting anime and Japanese pop culture to the rest of the world. In February of the following year, he became a co-host of the weekly audio and video podcast “Trash Taste”, along with Joey Bizinger known as The Anime Man, and Connor Colquhoun, known as CDawgVA.
The guys mostly discuss Japanese culture and life in Japan. Recently, he competed next to other YouTubers in a chess tournament, the Tournament Arc, which was streamed on the Twitch platform, and was crowned champion.
So far, Gigguk has amassed more than three million subscribers on his YouTube channel, while his videos have been viewed more almost 500 million times in total. Some of his most popular videos are “Attack on Titan IN 9 MINUTES”, “Tokyo Ghoul IN 5 MINUTES”, and “Sword Art Online IN 5 MINUTES | Anime in Minutes”, to name a few.
Other Social Media Platforms and Website
Once he gained enough followers on his YouTube channel, Gigguk expanded his influence across other social media platforms, which he uses to promote his YouTube videos and other projects.
He’s active on Instagram under the username ‘giggukaz’, on which he has nearly 140,000 followers, and runs his official Twitter account under the same nickname ‘@GiggukAZ’ with more than 650,000 followers. He also has over 160,000 fans on his Facebook page, and he has a website through which he sells his own line of merchandise. Besides that, he creates exclusive anime content for those who pay through the Patreon service, on which he offers seven different levels of membership.
Personal Life, Appearance, and Vital Statistics
Gigguk has been romantically involved with fellow YouTuber Sydney Poniewaz for a while. The two took a step closer to marriage when he proposed to her on 12 April 2019. Their residence is still in Tokyo, Japan.
Speaking about his appearance, Gigguk has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.85m), while his weight is unknown, and information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size is also unavailable.