Ryan Higa, now the #19 most subscribed creator on YouTube, has come a long way since he produced his first videos, with no editing software or tripod, at age 14 at home in Hawaii.
Today, he’s best known for his comedic video vlogs and short films, which average approximately 10.4 million views per video, making him one of the most successful partners on the YouTube platform. His “Nice Guys” video has more than 68.9 million views.
With more than 18.7 million subscribers and 3 BILLION! video views on his main channel and 4.6 million subscribers and 566.3 million video views on his second channel , Ryan continues to concentrate on his passion: making people laugh.
Ryan launched his personal mobile app called “TeeHee” developed by the company Victorious on April 23, 2015. The app features a game, releases previously unseen footage, hosts live chats, and gives fans the opportunity to submit their own content. Ryan says “This is more than just a ‘hey, come see me app’. I can send (fans) video messages and I know that my community wants to see them”.
“YouTube stars, as the community called them (and, for the record, is a term I’ve always loathed since they’re so much more than artists of just one platform–see their pan-web presence, makeup lines, tours, etc.),… Ryan Higa was one of those ‘YouTube stars.’ He is the most-subscribed-to Asian in the world on YouTube, and holds the record for being the platform’s most popular digital native for the longest period of time.”
Bing Chen,YouTube Global Creator Development & Management Lead at Google.
May 8, 2014
If you’re an advertiser, where would you rather put your money? If Cozart or, say, Ryan Higa can deliver a bigger weekly audience AND have their audiences email addresses and more, I’d put my ad money with them…[ ]…Ryan Higa has more than 7-Million SUBSCRIBERS and more than 1,300,000,000 views. Yep, that’s 1.3 BILLION!! Each new video he produces every week gets an average of 4-million eyeballs in its first week. Some end up with more than 8-million up to 20-million. Ever see “Bromance”? It’s quickly approaching 20-million views.
From the Huffington Post on March 14, 2013: