Connor Franta

Connor Franta

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Connor Franta is a web star. Connor Franta is also a popular Entrepreneur and writer alongside Youtuber and Entertainer. He gained popularity through the YouTube collaboration channel ‘Our2ndfLife’. At the age of 23, he wrote a best-selling memoir. Currently, he is a member of the Big Frame network.

Early life and Childhood

Connor Franta’s birth name is Connor Joel Franta. He was born on September 12, 1992, in Wisconsin, U.S.A. and his current age is 28 years old. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to La Crescent, Minnesota, where he grew up. Besides his parents Peter John Franta (father) and Cheryl Franta (mother), his family consists of three of his siblings: Dusti Franta, Brandon Franta, and Nicola Franta.

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Caption: Connor with his siblings during his childhood. Source: Instagram

He was raised in a Roman Catholic family along with his siblings in Wisconsin, America.  Likewise, born in America, Connor’s nationality is also American. Connor was rather chubby and overweight as a kid in school. So, his mother signed him up for the swimming team and he also won the YMCA state championship on a swimming contest.

Education

Connor Franta went to St. Peter’s Catholic School located in Hokah, Minnesota. He studied there since elementary level to 8th grade. In 2011, he graduated high school from the La Crescent High School and he also ran cross country while in this school. In his school year, Connor was very good at studies and athletics and sports too, hence he was called “athletic nerd”.  He was good at swimming while in high school and he won the YMCA state championship. However, his mother signed him up for a YMCA swimming team as he was overweight as a child.

He studied business at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. While in sophomore year, he added and arts minor too.

Professional life

Connor Franta is a multi-talented person. His profession ranges from being a YouTuber to a Writer and Entrepreneur.

As a YouTuber

Over the past few years, he has been making YouTube videos and hence Connor has established himself as an internet icon. In August of 2010, Connor uploaded his first video to his YouTube channel “ConnorFranta” out of his interest in the concept and also boredom. Little did he know his channel would only grow from there. He quickly started to gain viewers and subscribers, eventually securing a partnership with YouTube.

Connor posted his first ever video on YouTube in 2010, August. He was inspired by other YouTubers like Shane Dawson and Mitchell Davis. In the year 2012, he joined Youtube collaborative channel, Our2ndLife with other YouTubers. Later in 2014, he left the collaborative channel due to his personal reasons.

Currently, his YouTube channel has surpassed 5 million subscribers with more than 400 million video views. Hence, his channel is one of the most subscribed channels in the world. Likewise, he ranks 158 positions on YouTube.

As a writer

In 2015, Connor debuted as a writer with the release of his first-ever memoir ‘A Work in Progress‘, he wrote about his personal life moments. He also has a book tour in the cities of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. The book was on The New York Best Seller list for 16 weeks and 200,000 copies were sold.

Furthermore, in April 2017, Connor released his second book, Note to Sel, which talks about issues like depression, social anxiety, breakups, and self-love.

As a singer

Connor Franta, in the year 2014, released a compilation album, ‘Crown Vol. 1‘. With his popularity, his album was loved and supported by tons of people. Furthermore, his album charted on the Billboard 200.  Likewise, he released a second music compilation “Common Culture” in 2015 followed by third and fourth compilations in the same year. Moreover, In 2015, Connor teamed up with Andrew Graham and Jeremy Wineberg to launch a record label, Heard Well.

Awards and Nomination

Connor was nominated for a Teen Choice award in the ‘Web Star: Male ‘category in the year 2014 but he lost to Tyler Oakley. And again he was nominated in the ‘Entertainer of the Year‘ category, in 2015. He has made cameo appearances in the YouTube rewind videos. Moreover, his book “A Work in Progress” also won the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards Best Memoir & Autobiography.

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Caption: Connor Franta with Kate Hudson, executive director of GLSEN, Eliza Byard and Jess Cagle at the 2016 GLSEN Respect Awards (Source: Zimbio)

Likewise, he was also nominated for the Streamy Award in the ‘Audience Choice Entertainer of the Year‘ category. And in the year 2016, he won the “Favorite YouTube Star” award at the 42nd People’s Choice Awards.

Net Worth

As of 2020, Connor Franta’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. His source of income obviously being YouTube, advertisements, public appearance, and other activities. He has also earned his money off of his book. However, there is no information about his salary on the web.

Furthermore, he has his own coffee brand called ‘Common culture‘. To add, he also has a record label, a clothing line.

Personal life

Coming to his love life, Connor is supposedly single at the moment. Even after the rumors about him dating other YouTubers, he has not opened about his relationship status to the media or his fans.

On December 8, 2014, Connor made a shocking revelation and came out openly as gay through his YouTube channel.

Connor after he came out as gay was rumored to be dating another popular YouTuber and singer Troye Sivan. They were seen together handing out on multiple occasions which made them look suspicious to the people. However, the media has confirmed that they are just friends.

Body Measurements

Mr. Franta stands 5 feet 9 inches tall in height, which adds a perfect balance to his 68 kg body. His chest, biceps, and waist measures are 39, 14 and 32 inches respectively.

Likewise, Connor has been able to gather strong fan support with his attractive looks with green eyes and athletic build. Furthermore, he has light brown colored hair.

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Caption: Connor posing for a photo. Source: Instagram

Social Media

Connor Franta despite being so young has successfully gathered millions of fans on his social media. Being a social media star, he is very active on social media platforms like Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, etc.

Furthermore, he has more than 5.26 million YouTube Subscribers, 4.1 m Followers on Instagram, and 9.3 m followers on Twitter. He is also available on Facebook with over 1.7 million followers.