Who is Keemstar?
Daniel M. Keem – known better on the internet as Keemstar – was born in Buffalo, New York State USA, on 8 March 1982 – his zodiac sign is Pisces, and he holds American nationality. He’s a YouTuber, Twitch streamer, podcaster, and a social media star, who’s perhaps known best for his YouTube channel “DramaAlert”, which he launched on 16 June 2014; it’s today subscribed to by more than five million people, and numbers over 1.2 billion views of all his videos combined, mostly focused on criticizing other YouTubers and social media stars.
Keemstar is also known for being a very controversial person, which we will also cover below.
Early life and education
He was raised in Buffalo alongside his sister and brother, by their parents about whom nothing’s known, as Keemstar respects their privacy; it’s said that his father is the owner of a car wash, and that his mother is an accountant.
Keemstar became physically active while attending a local high school, and was mostly focused on playing soccer and basketball. It was during his four years there that he also became interested in playing video games, and acting with the school’s drama club.
He matriculated in 2000, and because he hasn’t spoken of his further education, most of Keemstar’s fans believe that he hasn’t attended college.
He worked various jobs for the following 14 years, prior to launching his YouTube channel; Keemstar started appearing in other people’s videos in January 2009, and it was his fans who eventually convinced him to launch his own channel.
Most popular YouTube videos
Keemstar is mostly popular on YouTube for daring to expose and talk about YouTubers who are a lot more popular than him, however, he is also popular for his original songs, which he only has a couple. We’re going to mention three of his most viewed YouTube videos, which have helped him attract many subscribers.
His #1 video “KEEMSTAR – Dollar In The Woods! (Official Music Video)” has been watched more than 10 million times since 8 October 2017, and it is his first original song that has managed to attract some attention on the internet.
His second most popular video “James Charles Losing Subs EXPLAINED! #DramaAlert Tati Westbrook UNLEASHED! James Charles Apology!” has been watched more than five million times since 11 May 2019, and features Keemstar talking about the YouTuber James Charles who lost many subscribers in a short period of time.
Third on his popular list is “The Hard Truth About FouseyTube”, viewed over five million times since 18 July 2018, and shows Keemstar talking about the popular YouTuber fouseyTUBE, whose channel is today subscribed to by more than 10 million people.
Keemstar has announced that he’s thinking about retiring from YouTube on his 40th birthday, on 8 March 2022.
Keemstar launched his Twitch channel on 13 April 2017, and has since amassed close to 150,000 followers, and nearly 10 million views of all his streams combined. He has spent a total of over 250 hours (10 days) livestreaming, and has an average of 8,500 viewers per stream, while Keemstar’s highest recorded number of concurrent viewers is 74,195.
He’s mostly focused on playing the popular video game “Fortnite: Battle Royale” while streaming, but has also played a couple of others, including “Call of Duty: Warzone” (60 hours), “Call of Duty: Black Ops” (30 hours) and “Red Dead Redemption II” (four hours).
Keemstar is quite popular on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which he’s receiving from his close to 250,000 followers; he has uploaded nearly 1,000 pictures onto the network, most of which have been taken during his everyday life.
He launched his Twitter account in October 2012, and has since tweeted more than 120,000 times, and is today followed by close to three million people. Keemstar mostly tweets to announce the upload of his new YouTube videos, as well as his upcoming Twitch streams.
He also has a Facebook page, which is currently followed by close to 30,000 fans, while Keemstar’s most recent update was on 30 October 2020.
He’s quite popular on TikTok, and has amassed more than 400,000 followers on the network, as well as over three million likes of all his videos combined; most of which feature him pulling pranks, doing challenges and telling jokes.
In 2010, Keemstar got into a fight with the BattleCam.com moderator Alex, and encouraged his fans to write ‘Alex is a stupid nigger’ in the website’s chat; Keemstar later apologized for his behavior.
In January 2016, he stated that he couldn’t wait to report on the death of the YouTuber TotalBiscuit, who had previously been diagnosed with cancer; TotalBiscuit died in May 2018.
The YouTuber IDubbbz released a video about Keemstar in May 2016, exposing him and stating that he often threatens popular YouTubers with saying negative things about them in his videos; Keemstar has denied these accusations.
The very popular YouTuber Jake Paul (20 million subscribers) accused Keemstar of body-shaming his now former girlfriend Erika Costell in January 2019, after Keemstar apparently compared her to the YouTuber Eugenia Coooney, who is suffering from the eating disorder anorexia.
In June 2019, people accused Keemstar of having pushed the YouTuber Desmond Amofah into committing suicide; it’s widely known that Amofah believed that he was living in a simulation, to which Keemstar told him that he should jump off a cliff, and that it wouldn’t matter because it’s all a simulation. Amofah’s mother then defended Keemstar, claiming that he was concerned about the late YouTuber, and that Amofah loved his videos.
The popular YouTube Ethan Klein released an ‘expose’ video about Keemstar in May 2020, which led the company G Fuel Energy Formula to stop sponsoring him.
Love life and girlfriend
Keemstar is highly secretive when it comes to his love life, but has still allowed his fans to have a glimpse into it. He has a daughter named Mia, who can be seen featured in a couple of his Instagram pictures, however, Keemstar hasn’t revealed any details about her mother, apparently the two weren’t in a relationship, but were rather ‘sex buddies’.
In 2021, he revealed that he was in a relationship with Christine Youngman, a 20-year-old social media personality who is followed by over 4,000 people on Instagram. Keemstar was heavily criticized for being in a relationship with someone who is nearly 20 years his junior, but he responded that those who mind their age gap are only jealous. Keemstar and Christine have recently split for unknown reasons.
As of December 2021, he seems to be single, hasn’t married, but has a daughter.
Hobbies and other interests
Keemstar is a Republican, and has supported the former President of the United States of America Donald Trump in many of his tweets.
He likes to do cosplay, and doesn’t usually skip on an opportunity to put on a costume; his favorites are Halloween parties.
Keemstar is into travelling, and has been to a couple of US states for both work and pleasure, while he’s apparently also been to Germany and England in Europe.
He’s a dog-lover, and his pet dog Jack can be seen featured in a couple of his Instagram pictures and YouTube videos.
Keemstar enjoys watching Hollywood movies late at night – his favorite actor and actress are Robert Downey Jr. and Angelina Jolie, while some of his favorite films include “Avengers: Infinity War”, “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life” and “Mr. and Mrs Smith”.
Age, height and net worth
Keemstar’s age is 39. He has short brown hair and long brown beard, his eyes are also brown and he’s 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall; Keemstar weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).
As of December 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.