Philip DeFranco is a celebrated YouTube sensation, famous for his show – The Philip DeFranco Show, often abbreviated as PDS. In his show, the Internet star focuses on current gossip, news, politics, trendy events, and pop culture, usually expressing his opinions satirically. Before his fame, Philip worked as a waiter in several restaurants until he started making videos for public consumption in 2007.
An old hand in the YouTube business, he owns the popular YouTube channels Philip DeFranco and Philly D, which boast 6.32 million subscribers/2.46 billion views and 1.28 million subscribers/252.49 million views respectively. The 5-foot 11.5-inch entrepreneur began to benefit from its online business in 2007. Today, he has become a force to be reckoned with on YouTube and an important inspiration for budding YouTubers.
Philip Defranco’s Bio
The YouTube personality is best known to the world under his professional name Philip DeFranco, but his birth name is Philip James Franchini Jr. He was born on December 1, 1985, in the Bronx, New York City, in the United States. He has American citizenship and is of Italian descent. His parents divorced when he was about 10 or 11 years old, which led his mother to move with him to Asheville, North Carolina, while his father married another woman who worked in a car dealership.
DeFranco studied at the University of South Florida, then went to Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College to study biology. He was also a junior at East Carolina University, but never received a bachelor’s degree. He once lived in a car until he finally moved to live with his father in Tampa, Florida, on the condition that he would continue his college education, but unfortunately, he never found his way back to the classroom. He lives with a kidney condition called Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), which he inherited from his father and grandfather. In his opinion, the disease “kills” their kidneys slowly. In 2017 he announced that a certain man named James had donated one of his kidneys to his father sometime in 2013.
Thanks to his flourishing online career, Philip DeFranco has been able to attract and maintain a steady cash flow. His main YouTube channel has over 6 million subscribers and over 1,800,000,000 hits. According to sources, his site receives over 800,000 hits daily, which means he receives $1,200 a day in revenue. Vlogger’s most popular video – “You’re closing MY channel and I don’t know what to do” – was uploaded in 2016 and has over 6,000,000 views. If Philip earns $3 for every 1000 views, it means that he will earn $18,000 with just one video.
At some point in his life, the Internet sensation decided to expand his career by launching another channel on YouTube. Well, finally he did and started discussing technology. However, DeFranco closed the channel after some time, although he received solid feedback from his Mammut fans. He then replaced the channel with a new one, which he titled: DeFranco Fam, which is a kind of family blogging site. The channel is growing rapidly and was another major source of income for the YouTuber and his family.
Beginning in 2018, Philip DeFranco has accumulated a net worth of $8 million, which has helped him greatly to improve his status both in the YouTube community and in real life.
Wife of The Famous American YouTuber
The YouTube licensee is married to his long-time girlfriend Lindsay Jordan DeFranco. Philip and his wife met on YouTube in 2007 when their online careers were still in their infancy. The YouTube star finally proposed to his traveling love on August 16, 2013, in front of 600 fans who attended his show “DeFranco loves the AZ” in Tempe, Arizona.
The couple welcomed their first child together on April 22, 2014, exactly six months after they announced in October 2013 that their first child was on the road. DeFranco would later reveal that the name of their son Philip James “Trey” is DeFranco III. The couple’s wedding took place on March 7, 2015, and was marked by a strong presence of YouTube elites such as AlphaCat, GloZella, Jess Lizama, Shay Carl, Meghan Tonjes, and others. The stylish event, which was extensively documented in social media, was hosted by Vlogger/Comedian/Internet personality Michael Buckley.
Philp and Lindsay had their second child, a son named Carter William Defranco, on September 8, 2017. The YouTube loyalists live happily with their children in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, and there are no signs that the two loves will divorce now or in the near future.