Michael Buckley (YouTuber) Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Height, Net Worth, Fast Facts

Michael John Buckley (born June 8, 1975) is an American former YouTuber. Noted for his vlog What the Buck!?, Buckley commented on pop culture events and celebrities, at one point holding one of YouTube’s most popular entertainment channels. Buckley “broke all records” of YouTube ratings when four of his shows ended up on the week’s ten top-rated videos. He has appeared in magazines and newspapers such as The New York Times discussing Internet entrepreneurship and The Advocate discussing homophobia on the Internet. In 2008, he won a YouTube Award for best commentary with the video “LonelyGirl15 is Dead!”

Early life

Buckley is one of three children and is a fraternal twin. He moved to his parent’s summer home on Cape Cod in Massachusetts after graduating from Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire with a degree in psychology. He began working at a group home for children with developmental disabilities. He worked at Harwich Junior Theatre where he directed and choreographed Into the Woods and Leader of the Pack. He starred in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Little Women at HJT. In 2002, he moved back to Connecticut and started a “normal 9–5 office job” at Livenation. After appearing on television with his friend Kristin Tierney for a fund-raising drive for CPTV the two decided to create a public-access television cable TV chat show called Table for Two at Wallingford Public Access, the local public-access television studio in July 2005.

What the Buck?! began as a small weekly segment on Table for Two and gave him “a chance to riff and rant on his own”. His cousin then posted some on YouTube and “it snowballed”. Buckley started building a following on MySpace and started his YouTube channel in May 2006, with his main focus centered on celebrities and pop culture, often satirizing and parodying them. On September 11, 2008, he quit his low-paying day job as an administrative assistant for Live Nation, a music promotion company and began earning more money as an online entertainer. Edge Boston summarized his work as: “Three or four times a week, he uploads his slickly made commentaries on celebrities and pop culture that are amongst the snarkiest to be found on the web.” His high-energy and rapid-fire delivery and style has been described as being “irreverent, fast-talking, pop-culture-obsessed”; he has been likened to “a living can of Red Bull.” He was one of the most subscribed vloggers rising to be the second most popular comedian within the first five months of posting. His online success has led to more mainstream media work including DirecTV, Leeza Gibbons’s syndicated radio show, a regular guest spot on Fox News’ weekly gossip show Lips & Ears, and Red Eye. Courtney Friel, the host of Lips & Ears, came across What the Buck?! and invited Buckley onto the show, “The beauty of YouTube … is that they have complete creative freedom.”

Personal life

Buckley is pansexual and divorced. He lived in Connecticut with his former husband until 2017, and filmed the What the Buck?! show in his house there. As of December 2017, he lives in Denver, Colorado, to be close to his twin sister Debbie. To show his fans his “softer side”, he began to vlog about his home life on his peron75 YouTube channel and used to appear live on BlogTV.

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Net Worth


The 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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