Connor Franta is an American Youtuber, entrepreneur, and author who is mostly known for his Youtube channel with his own name. Franta started his Youtube career in the year 2010 after which he has also further collaborated in making other projects beyond Youtube. Franta is also one of the Youtubers like Tyler Oakley who came out on Youtube.
Beyond Youtube, Franta is also active on other projects that include various entrepreneurial ventures which includes a clothing line, coffee, and a lifestyle brand named Common Culture. Connor also became an author with the release of his debut book title A Work in Progress, that was released on April 21, 2015.
Connor Franta: Early life, education, and career
The youtuber was born on September 12, 1992, in Wisconsin, the U.S. which makes his nationality an American. Franta was born to Peter and Cheryl Franta. His father was a physician while his mother a homemaker. Franta grew up with his siblings in a Roman Catholic family. Franta went to St. Peter’s Catholic School, in Minnesota after which he went to La Crescent High School. Later he went to College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University where he minored in arts.
His career on the internet started in August 2010 after he was inspired to make videos by Youtubers like Shane Dawson and Mitchell Davis. Since then he is doing quite good on Youtube. Franta is also a part of the channel, “Our2ndLife” where he collaborated with five other fellow Youtubers that includes Justin “JC” Caylen, Ricky Dillon, Kian Lawley, Trevor Moran and Sam Pottorff. In the year 2014, he departed from the group.
Later Franta also received a Teen Choice Award nomination , Streamy Award in the “Audience Choice Entertainer of the Year” nomination as well. In the year 2014, Connor also initiated The Thirst Project to build water wells for people in Swaziland. Franta raised $12as 0,000 in 10 days with the help of his fans.
Likewise, Franta started his own line of coffee, called Common Culture Coffee followed by a clothing line as well. He turned into an author after releasing his memoir in the year 2015, which was given the title of A Work in Progress and became the New York Time’s Bestseller as well. In the year 2017, he announced to release a second book with title, Note to Self.
Connor Franta: Relationship and personal life
Connor Franta has several female fan following until his revelation in the year 2014. On December 8 2014, the hearts of his female fans broke as Franta released a video stating that he was actually a gay. The video was very personal and is about six minutes long. The video also became one of the most viewed videos on Franta’s channel with 12m views.
After the revelation, Franta has often spoken in the support of the LGBT community and encouraged people to speak out their true self.
Connor Franta: Net worth
Connor Franta has around 5.58 million subscribers on his channel and 420 million total views as of the latest reports. With his Youtube income and returns from other investments, Franta’s net worth stimation is about $3 million as of now.
Connor Franta is also active on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. On his Instgram account he has round 5.1m followers.