• Benjamin Dreyer Vestergård, better known as Crainer, is a YouTuber and gamer from Denmark
• He has over 7.5 million subscribers and 2.2 billion views on his YouTube channel
• He is a 'child-friendly' YouTuber, known for his gaming videos featuring games such as Minecraft, Fortnite, Among Us, Grand Theft Auto V, and Roblox
• He is married to fellow YouTuber and gamer Thea Kornum, and also has a pug and a Sphynx cat
• He has an estimated net worth of over $2 million
Who is YouTuber Crainer?
Benjamin Dreyer Vestergård was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 12 December 1994, in Copenhagen, Denmark; he holds Danish nationality, his ethnicity is of mixed British and Irish descent, and he follows the Christianity religion. He is a YouTuber and a gamer, perhaps known best for his YouTube channel entitled by his moniker “Crainer”.
Early life and education
Crainer was raised in Copenhagen alongside his older sister Josefina, by their parents, whose names are unrevealed to the public, but it’s known that Crainer comes from an upper-middle-class family, as he once stated.
He attended a local private high school, and upon matriculating in 2012, he didn’t enroll at college but pursued his gaming career.
Crainer started as a Twitch streamer in 2011, in a collaboration with Lanceypooh, who was one of the most popular streamers at that time; Crainer used the moniker MrCrainer, and has gained recognition among other gamers for his survival “Minecraft” videos.
He launched his YouTube channel on 22 February 2014, which is today subscribed to by over 7.5 million people, and all of his videos combined have amassed over 2.2 billion views. Crainer uploaded his first video “Minecraft SkyFactory (Modded SkyBlock) – Ep: 01 ‘TWERK TREES’?!” on 11 August 2014, which has been viewed over 1.1 million times, and it was a “Minecraft” series which he started recording with famous YouTuber SSundee, whose channel has been followed by near 20 million subscribers.
They were recording together until 2019, when Crainer left due to huge time-zone differences, although they remain close friends.
Crainer is known as a ‘child-friendly’ YouTuber – he calls his subscribers ‘Crazy Family’, and most of his videos feature him playing games such as “Minecraft”, “Fortnite”, “Among Us”, Grand Theft Auto V”, and “Roblox”, while he also uploads collaboration videos with other gamers, his close friends Jelly and Slogo. Some of his videos feature his pranks, reviews on funny kinds of events, and his reactions to various themes.
Most viewed videos
Crainer uploads two videos every day; his subscribers enjoy his gaming skills, which is confirmed by the number of views that his videos have gained; we will mention three of his most viewed.
Number one most viewed video on his channel “THIS IS CHOCOLATE?!” has been watched nearly 12 million times since 24 January 2017, and he was showing various things made of chocolate, such as a Rolex watch, camera, knife, and tools among others.
The second most popular video, “I TRIED SAVING LOOT LAKE FROM THE CUBE!” was uploaded on 20 September 2018, has been watched over nine million times, and is related to the game “Fortnite”.
Third on his list of most viewed videos is “*NEW* Trick Or Treat Gamemode in Fortnite Battle Royale!” uploaded on 13 October 2018, with over 8.5 million views, and the title’s quite self-explanatory; it was a gaming collaboration video with SSundee.
Crainer has an Instagram account, which is followed by over 400,000 people – he’s posted over 700 photos and videos, most of which have been taken during his everyday life.
He established his Twitter account in April 2011, and it’s today followed by nearly 300,000 people, while he’s tweeted just 70 times, mostly about his gaming matches with Jelly and Slogo.
Crainer has his official page on Facebook, which has gained over 75,000 fans, although he hasn’t posted any updates about his work for almost a year.
Love life and relationships
There were various rumors concerning both Crainer’s love life and his sexual orientation, however, he hasn’t spoken about his private life as he prefers to keep it a secret.
However, it’s widely known about his short-term relationship with Fie Laursen, with whom he had been before meeting his future wife, Thea Kornum. Thea was born under the zodiac sign of Taurus on 22 April 1998, in Denmark; she’s also a YouTuber and gamer, her videos mostly featuring vlogs and pranks, besides gaming.
Crainer and Thea met in 2017, and soon started dating; they’ve produced some collaboration gaming videos, Crainer having presented her to his fans in the video “Girlfriend First Time Playing Minecraft”, uploaded on 21 March 2017 – they become known as ‘Minecraft Couple’.
On 22 June 2019, the two married in the presence of their family and friends, and although there were some rumors in 2020 saying that they are getting a divorce, Crainer stated that it isn’t the truth. As of December 2021, Crainer is still in a marriage with Thea; they don’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Besides his gaming skills, Crainer is known as a successful businessman, the owner of Crainer Store, which sells merchandise such as hoodies, T-shirts, backpacks, hats and all kinds of accessories that can be bought online.
One of Crainer’s favorite hobbies is watching movies late at night – some of his favorite actors are Ryan Reynolds and Chris Evans, and a couple of his favorite movies are the franchise “Deadpool” and “Captain America”. He also likes anime, and his favorite is the series “Pokemon” – he has tattooed Pikachu on his right hand.
Crainer is into traveling, and has visited a couple of US states, and other countries around the world, while his favorite travel destination is Nassau, Bahamas, and he dreams of visiting London, United Kingdom.
He’s an animal lover, with dogs and cats being his favorites; he has a pet dog, the pug named Bobby, and a pet cat, the Sphynx cat Melvin; he often posts pictures featuring ithem on his Instagram account.
In his spare time, Crainer loves to go for a walk with his dog; he isn’t much into sports, except extreme ones as sky-diving, bungee jumping, and rafting.
Age, height, and net worth
Crainer is 26 years old, natural brown hair which he dyed red, and his eyes are green; he weighs around 160lbs (73kgs) and is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall.
As of December 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $2 million, and he has a minimum income of $20,000 per month from his YouTube channel.