Stuart Ashen Wiki, Biography, Age, Spouse, Height, Net Worth, Fast Facts

Dr Stuart Clive Ashen (born 16 December 1976), commonly known by his online alias Ashens ( ASH-ənz), is a British comedian, critic and YouTuber known for reviewing various products; his reviews usually include toys, video games and food. As of October 2022, his main YouTube channel has garnered over 1.56 million subscribers.
Stuart Ashen Biography
BornStuart Clive Ashen
(1976-12-16) 16 December 1976 (age 45)
EducationDoctorate in psychology
  • YouTuber
  • critic
  • comedian
  • actor
Also known as
Years active2006–present
Subscribers1.56 million (ashens)
318,000 (extraashens)
101,000 (Barshens)
Total views530+ million (ashens)
56+ million (extraashens)
18+ million (Barshens)
Associated acts

Last updated: 8 October 2022


Early life and education

Stuart Clive Ashen grew up on the Heartsease Estate, Norwich and attended Heartsease High School. He previously worked for PC World and Norwich Union. His mother, Pauline, died of cancer when he was eight years old.


He frequently collaborates with his friend and fellow YouTube vlogger Barry Lewis, and in the mid-2010s had a podcast and YouTube channel with him, both called Barshens.

As of 8 October 2022, Ashen has produced 905 videos, has 1.56 million subscribers to his primary YouTube channel Ashens and over 530 million video views. His secondary channel, used mainly for DVD extra-style clips, along with an annual look with Daniel Hardcastle at a series of Advent calendars throughout December, has over 322,000 subscribers and over 54 million video views. In addition to his own channels he has also produced videos for other YouTube channels, which included “The Multiverse”, a geek-themed channel controlled by ChannelFlip.

In 2013, Ashen, along with Emma Blackery, Dan Howell (Daniel Howell) and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil), starred as a contestant in a remake of the 1980s TV show Knightmare during the YouTube Geek Week event.


Ashen made his first television appearance on a 2008 episode of Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe, where he played a cameo role as Mr. Noseybonk, a character from the 80s BBC children’s show Jigsaw.

Ashen guest starred on The Armstrong & Miller Show for their “The Node” segment in October 2009. In early 2009, Ashen also released a very limited edition DVD anthology dubbed Ashenthology, containing a selection of his early videos, as well as some unseen videos and animations, some of these videos were later released on his second YouTube Account; extraashens.

In 2010, Ashen created the series Ashen’s Tech Dump for BBC Online Comedy. In 2011, Ashen co-starred alongside Karen Hayley in another BBC Online Comedy series Back Space. The next year, he starred as himself in The Proxy, a sci-fi webseries produced by ChannelFlip in partnership with Dell Alienware. The series took eight days to film, consists of 10 episodes and won a Marketing Week “Engage Award” in the “Gaming and Entertainment” section.

Published works

In November 2015 Ashen released the book Terrible Old Games You’ve Probably Never Heard Of, a collection of textual reviews of poor retro games, released through the Unbound crowdfunding platform. The book reached its funding target in 12 hours.

On 24 February 2017 Ashen announced a sequel to Terrible Old Games You’ve Probably Never Heard Of, titled Attack of the Flickering Skeletons: More Terrible Old Games You’ve Probably Never Heard Of, again through Unbound, was released on 2 November 2017.

Ashen released the book Fifty-Thousand Shades of Grey on 23 September 2012; it parodies the popular erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey. The title is literal, as the book simply consists of the phrase “Shades of Grey” repeated 50,000 times. A 25-part audiobook of the parody was recorded and released on YouTube.

Personal life

As of 2013, Ashen lives in his hometown of Norwich. He has a doctorate in psychology, but claims to have never professionally worked in the field. In addition to his YouTube channel, Ashen has maintained an active public Twitter presence for years, where he posts about various subjects ranging from his announcements for his YouTube channel to personal thoughts, while his personal website has been inactive since 2016.

Ashen has criticized the veracity of his Wikipedia article and the site in general, saying that it has listed untrue statements about him; he wrote in 2017, “[my article] used to claim I was a spokesman for the British Egg Council”.

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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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