Who is Philip Defranco? Wiki, Biography, Age, Spouse, Net Worth

Philip Defranco Wiki – Philip Defranco Biography

Philip Defranco is a well-known celebrity from United States of America. So let’s check out Philip Defranco’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details. Philip Defranco was born in the New York City in 1985.

BirthName, Nickname, and Profession

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Real Name Philip James DeFranco
Nickname Philip
Profession Video blogger

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Age, Birthdate, Religion, and BirthPlace

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This section will get Philip’s age, birthday, religion, hometown, food habits, and birthplace details.

Age (2021) 36 Years
Date Of Birth December 1, 1985
Sunsign Sagittarius
Food Habits Not Available
Nationality American

Philip James DeFranco was born on December 1, 1985 in . Philip age is 36 years as of in 2021 and his birthplace is .
Currently, He is living in , and working as Video blogger.
By nationality, He is American, and currently, his food habit is mix vegetarian & non-vegetarian.
He also worships all the Gods and goddesses and also celebrates all the festivals.
His hobby is acting. He loves doing acting in movies and shows.

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Height, Weight, And Body Measurements

Philip’s height is 1.83 m tall and he looks tall when standing with his friends. Though he is a little tall as compared to his friends still he manages to maintain his weight.
His weight is around Not Available and he always exercises to maintain that. He loves to do exercises regularly and also tells others to do that.
According to Philip, you must have to do exercise regularly to stay fit. his body measurements are not available currently, but we will update them very soon.

Height 1.83 m
In Meter: not available
In Feet: not available
Weight Not Available
In Pound: not available

Philip Defranco Spouse, Wife, , Personal Life

Parent Not Available
Father Not Available
Mother Not Available
Brother Not Available
Sister Not Available
Marital Status Married
Wife Lindsay Doty
Girlfriend Update Soon

Philip’s father’s name is Not Available. We have no more Information about Philip Father; we will try to collect information and update soon.
Philip’s mother’s name is Not Available. We have no more Information about Philip Father; we will try to collect information and update soon.
Also, we have no idea about his brother and sister, and we don’t know their names either.
But we are trying hard to collect all the information about Philip and will update you soon.
his Girlfriend’s name is Not Available. They are in relation from previous few years of strong relationship. We have no information about Philip’s Girlfriend.
But we are sure that Philip is Married and his Wife’s name is Lindsay Doty. Now, his relationship is perfect. We have no more information about his Wife.
Also, we have no information about his son and daughter. We can’t say their name. If you know some information, please comment below.

Philip James DeFranco Net Worth

The Philip James DeFranco Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.) $80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.) $4 million- $6 million USD

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Fast Facts You Need To Know


DeFranco has also been involved in the creation of other successful channels on YouTube, including personal vlog channel Philly D, the YouTube Original news channel SourceFed and its nerd culture spinoff SourceFed Nerd, gaming channel Super Panic Frenzy, and family vlogging channel TheDeFrancoFam. His primary channel having accumulated over 6.4 million subscribers and 2.7 billion views, as of January 2020. Over his decade-long YouTube career, he has been cited as a pioneer of YouTube and news coverage online, and has won various awards for his online content.

In 2020, YouTube tapped various YouTubers, with DeFranco amongst them, to interview Anthony Fauci, with the goal of bringing information related to the COVID-19 pandemic to younger audiences.


Since regaining control over his properties from the Discovery Network in May 2017, DeFranco has been working towards broadening his content and reach. On April 22, 2019, the Rogue Rocket website was launched.

DeFranco launched Beautiful Bastard in February 2019, a line of hair care named after his catchphrase from the introductions of his news show.

Following PewDiePie’s December 2019 announcement that he would be taking a break, CNN published an article about PewDiePie, focusing on his past controversies; DeFranco cited this CNN article when he addressed what he referred to as a “crisis of credibility problem” for mainstream media outlets.


In October 2018, BetterHelp gained attention from YouTube personalities after concerns were raised about alleged use of unfair pricing, paid reviews from actors, and questionable terms of service. Along with creators like Shane Dawson, DeFranco faced backlash for being among their most high-profile supporters. Both DeFranco and BetterHelp CEO Alon Matas addressed the issue, giving statements to Polygon’s Julia Alexander. On October 15, DeFranco tweeted that he had formally ended his relationship with BetterHelp.


In 2017, DeFranco announced he was no longer working with Group Nine Media and would instead be an independent creator again. In addition to this, DeFranco announced the launch of DeFranco Elite, a crowdfunding initiative on Patreon; DeFranco Elite functioned as a way for fans to help fund The Philip DeFranco Show, which DeFranco stated would help avoid the series’ funding to be tied to YouTube ad revenue. By the end of the year, The Outline noted that DeFranco had over 13,000 Patreon subscribers donating an amount of money that while undisclosed was enough to rank him within the platform’s top 20 creators.

Another topic DeFranco was noted by media publications for covering in 2017, was that of demonetization of YouTube creators. DeFranco continued to be frequently cited as critical of the platform, regarding issues involving ad revenue and demonetization, with noted criticism of ads being allowed on the YouTube channels of mainstream talk shows but not on those of native creators. Due to hot-button topics that can arise when delivering the news, DeFranco’s content is particularly prone to being deemed “unfriendly” to advertisers.

In June 2017, DeFranco’s channel was cited by The Verge as having over 5.4 million subscribers. DeFranco’s subscriber growth slowed down in 2017, although his channel’s monthly views continued to yield growing numbers.

In the works since 2017, DeFranco finally launched Rogue Rocket, a news network with an accompanying website in April 2019. A YouTube channel for the network, produced by Amanda Morones and featuring news story breakdowns launched in July; these breakdowns are presented in longer formats (such as 10- to 30-minute mini-documentaries) than those seen on The Philip DeFranco Show. Instead of being hosted by DeFranco, the channel features an on-camera cast of correspondents; the first of these correspondents was Maria Sosyan. In addition to the website and YouTube channel, the Rogue Rocket network also comprised a podcast named A Conversation With, in which DeFranco hosts and interviews a subject.


Beginning in 2016, DeFranco became notably critical of YouTube’s advertising policies, as they would begin to result in widespread demonetization–a term describing an incident in which something triggered YouTube’s system to remove advertisements from a video–for creators across the platform. DeFranco’s criticism of YouTube regarding this topic would continue in the following years.


DeFranco’s coverage of issues concerning YouTube culture—such as PewDiePie’s alleged anti-Semitism controversy and the DaddyOFive child abuse story—were among those most cited by online and mainstream media publications. In his stories covering the DaddyOFive channel, DeFranco highlighted the channel’s creators Mike and Heather Martin, and the abuse they inflicted on their children in videos posted on the channel. DeFranco’s coverage and criticism of the channel sparked a community backlash and heightened media attention that led to the Martins losing custody of two of their children, and ultimately being charged with and found guilty of child neglect.


He has been a student at the University of South Florida, a biology student at Asheville–Buncombe Technical Community College, and later a junior at East Carolina University. In 2007, Phil was living in Tampa, Florida, and later Atlanta, Georgia. He also worked as a waiter in a number of restaurants while making videos in 2007.

In January 2013, DeFranco took part in a Google+ Hangout with United States Vice President Joe Biden and Guy Kawasaki, discussing gun laws. In February, DeFranco was a featured as a guest judge on the second season of Internet Icon.

Later, in May, SourceFed Nerd, a branch of SourceFed, was launched. In the same month, DeFranco’s assets, including The Philip DeFranco Show and SourceFed, were acquired by Revision3, which itself was a subsidiary of Discovery Digital Networks. Upon the acquisition, DeFranco became added as an exec of Revision3, the Senior VP of a new Revision3 subsidiary, Phil DeFranco Networks and Merchandise. In October, as part of his new network, DeFranco launched the ForHumanPeoples channel, based on his clothing and merchandise line. In November 2013, DeFranco was a special guest in a live pre-show simulcast for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary from YouTube Space LA. Additionally, DeFranco has organized live shows and meetup events in locations such as Arizona, Los Angeles, and Toronto.

DeFranco aspired to have launched channels within his network by the end of 2013, though due to “the logistical complications of joining Discovery, adding staff and strategizing the future,” those plans did not materialize. DeFranco later planned 2014 to be the year that he would begin launching new channels. These plans once again fell through, but in 2015, DeFranco was involved in the launching of Super Panic Frenzy, a gaming network, including a YouTube channel and a Twitch live-stream show.

As of 2020, DeFranco lives in Encino, Los Angeles with his wife, travel vlogger Lindsay Jordan DeFranco (née Doty) and their two sons. DeFranco proposed to Doty, then his longtime girlfriend, on August 16, 2013 at his “DeFranco Loves Dat AZ” show in Tempe, Arizona. Their first son, named Philip James “Trey” DeFranco III, was born in 2014. The couple married on March 7, 2015, and it was captured on social media. Their second son, Carter William DeFranco, was born in 2017. In 2019, Lindsay launched Not So Fast, a media literacy campaign. The couple moved into their Encino home in late 2019, after previously living in San Fernando and Sherman Oaks.


In January 2012, DeFranco launched SourceFed, which at the time was produced by James Haffner. This came around the same time in which DeFranco signed with Revision3, a multi-channel network. In February, DeFranco stated he paid himself $100,000 a year, and reinvests the rest back into his company.

DeFranco, along with SourceFed co-hosts Elliott Morgan and Meg Turney, joined journalists at the 2012 Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention as part of YouTube’s “Elections Hub”. The Philip DeFranco Show and SourceFed were nominated for awards in the 3rd installment of the Streamy Awards.

In September, it was reported that DeFranco received almost 30 million views a month, while by October, his channel was noted to have accumulated 2 million subscribers. The Philip DeFranco Show and SourceFed were nominated for Streamy Awards; The PDS was nominated for Best First-Person Series and Best News and Culture Series. SourceFed was also nominated for Best News and Culture Series, as well as Best Live Series and its “#PDSLive 2012 Election Night Coverage” program was nominated for Best Live Event.

Politically, he is a libertarian and voted for Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson in the 2012 United States presidential election. DeFranco has described his political views as, “fiscally conservative, socially liberal, for the most part.” While on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, DeFranco stated that prior to moving to California he was “ultra-liberal”. DeFranco also stated that starting a business caused him to start leaning more center. DeFranco has used cannabis in the past, stating, “I have a prescription and I take it to sleep. Also if it makes the movie I’m falling asleep to 10x funnier, that is a side effect I am ok with.”


DeFranco entered the 2010s having his “sxephil” channel as the fifth-most subscribed on the platform. In July 2010, DeFranco attended the first VidCon event, where he was a speaker. Also in the month, DeFranco co-created CuteWinFail, along with Toby Turner; the online series was described by Fruzsina Eördögh of ReadWrite as “essentially the YouTube equivalent of America’s Funniest Home Videos.” DeFranco launched a merchandise line called ForHumanPeoples in 2011.


DeFranco used his large audience to win the Spore Creature Creator, a game promotion competition, and in doing so beat celebrities such as Stan Lee, Katy Perry, and Elijah Wood. The winner’s prize was to choose which charity would receive a donation of $15,000. He chose the PKD Foundation, an organization dedicated to fighting polycystic kidney disease (PKD), which he attributed to his family’s history with the condition. DeFranco’s large online audience also enabled him to win Wired’ s Sexiest Geek of 2008 competition, a reader voted contest.

In October 2008, DeFranco co-starred with Jessica Rose and Kevin Wu in Hooking Up, written and directed by Woody Tondorf as a promo for HBOLabs (the online arm of HBO). Hooking Up is a scripted 10-episode web series set at a fictional university where the students spend most of their time emailing and using Facebook, but still manage to miscommunicate. Guest appearances on Hooking Up were made by Kevin Nalty, Michael Buckley, and other popular Internet celebrities.

In 2008, he stated in an interview that his listed salary of $250,000 from a number of sources on the Internet, including and beyond YouTube, was initially a joke, but would become accurate. He has been paid by companies to create videos to promote Carl’s Jr.’s burgers, and the US television series Lie to Me and Fringe.

Dating as far back as 2008, DeFranco has been frequently cited as pondering a potential end to his eponymous news series or an exit from the platform altogether. DeFranco’s reasons for this have varied from a personal want to “not overrun [his] time” to being frustrated with platform’s unstable revenue source. In April 2018, DeFranco again expressed frustrations with the YouTube platform and detailed his progress on developing a network; he hired a six-person research and investigative team, curated hosts for short- and long-form content, and tested a morning podcast, among other things in preparation for the network’s launch. Months later while at VidCon, he stated that he saw himself walking from hosting the PDS within three years, saying “I don’t know how to do the show I’m doing now in three years without phoning it in.” He also added that he would remain online in some capacity, expressing, “in some way, I will always want to make a show and have that interaction, and I think that will evolve.”


An online viewer census from 2007 showed that one-third of his viewers were 16- and 17-year-old girls. In the same year, DeFranco opened his second YouTube channel, “PhilipDeFranco”, which includes a series of vlogs which he calls “The Vloggity”.

In August 2007, DeFranco conducted an experiment by uploading a video titled “Big Boobs and You”. The video’s thumbnail image was what the title described, except that the image only flashed for a split second. The rest of the video’s content was DeFranco talking. It quickly became his most successful video at the time, with 1.8 million views. From then on he changed his content to sex, gossip, and news.


On September 15, 2006, DeFranco began his YouTube career during his finals at East Carolina University when he created his YouTube channel, originally registered as “sxephil”, in which he talks about “newsie type stuff, and things that matter to [him] today.” DeFranco has cited his influences as Ze Frank, Dane Cook, and the Vlogbrothers. Early on, he began calling his news-centered videos The Philip DeFranco Show. The oldest video available for public viewing on DeFranco’s channel is a 2006 non-news video titled “Top 10 ‘How to Get Out of an Argument'”.

Due to joining YouTube in 2006 and soon gaining a sizable audience on the website, DeFranco has been cited as a pioneer of both YouTube and new media, in general. Lucas Shaw of TheWrap described DeFranco as “one of the first video bloggers to find success on YouTube, and has since built”, as well as having an, “entrepreneurial spirit and understanding of YouTube”. DeFranco was described by The Washington Post as part of the first generation of YouTube’s creators, with the publication writing, “there are the originals, the older ones who became famous on YouTube when the only sort of Internet fame that existed was random viral stardom: Phil DeFranco, Jenna Marbles and Hannah Hart, for instance.”


Philip James DeFranco (born Philip James Franchini Jr.; born December 1, 1985), sometimes known online as PhillyD or sXePhil, is an American news commentator and YouTube personality. He is best known for The Philip DeFranco Show, a news commentary show centered on current events in politics and pop culture.

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