DanTDM is a professional gamer, author and YouTube personality who has taken the world by storm with his entertaining vlogs and let’s play videos. From his humble beginnings in 2012, he has grown his channel into one of the most successful gaming hubs in the world; winning accolades, critics' praise, and the hearts of millions of fans along the way.
Born Daniel Middleton, DanTDM started his channel under the name TheDiamondMinecart. Working from his home studio, Dan would look for interesting Minecraft updates and review them for his fans. His channel soon took off and Dan was asked to be the guest speaker at several Insomnia Gaming festivals. Unsurprisingly, his appearance dramatically increased his online profile and led to the budding YouTube star appearing in CBBC’s Technobabble and ITV’s Lorraine.
Garnering millions of subscribers and an impressive broadcast CV, Dan changed the name of his channel to DanTDM and expanded to include other games such as Fortnite, Roblox, Rocket League and Tomodachi Life. Dan’s success is in no small part due to the interesting stories and worlds he builds with characters in Minecraft. One of his most successful series includes his adventures with Dr Trayaurus. This Minecraft character has seen Dan develop a best-selling graphic novel entitled Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal and a YouTube Red series called DanTDM Creates a Big Scene.
Dan’s YouTube community has grown to over 20 million subscribers with the young YouTuber being named The World’s Highest-Paid YouTube Stars in 2017 by Forbes Magazine. He is currently valued at £16.5 million and there is no stopping this gaming influencer as he has added various social media platforms to his brand. Dan uses his Instagram, YouTube and Twitter to keep up-to-date with his beloved fans and gives them insight into his busy life with travel photos, pet snaps and vlogs. His constant companion, a pug named Ellie, often steals his limelight and the down-to-earth star is more than happy to show off his popular pooch.
Dan has also been part of major television series providing the voice for Cy on the Netflix animated series Skylanders Academy.
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