Nathan Zed

Nathan Zed

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Nathan Zed is a popular American Vine star, YouTuber, vlogger, and internet personality. Nathan Zed is known for his hilarious ‘Vines’ and prank videos on YouTube.

Early Life and Childhood

Nathan Zed was born on 6th April 1997, in Virginia, USA. As of now, he is 23 years old and his zodiac sign is Aries. He is of Ethiopian descent. His father was an engineer. He frequently posts photos on Instagram of his younger cousins.

Moreover, he attended ‘Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,’ also known as ‘Virginia Tech,’ where he studied business. Nathan’s father wanted him to be an engineer. However, since Nathan was terrible in mathematics, he chose business instead. He had plans to enter the entertainment industry, too, and had also planned to start a venture of his own. Thus, he decided to study business.

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Caption: Nathan Zed’s childhood picture. Source: Instagram

More about himself

Nathan’s all-time favorite web series is ‘The Platoon of Power Squadron,’ which was also one of the inspirations behind his YouTube career. He has a crush on popular singer and actor Zendaya. He is an ardent dog lover. Nathan’s favorite drink is a milkshake. He loves sailing on yachts.

Professional Life

Nathan started his career in social media when he was still in school. A major factor that influenced his career decision was racism. Since Nathan is Ethiopian, he was subjected to a lot of racist comments in the past. The fact that not many Ethiopian YouTubers had gained popularity back then also influenced his decision to start a YouTube career.

He created his self-titled YouTube channel on June 11, 2011. He chose “TheThirdPew” as his online pseudonym. However, he posted the first video on the channel, ‘Annoying Stereotypes,’ about six months later. The video featured Nathan discussing human psychology and habits. Soon, he began uploading videos on a variety of content.

Nathan has struggled with depression and anxiety in his past. Being an Ethiopian, he has encountered racist comments, too, on several occasions. These issues later became the subject of most of the content on his channel. Nathan speaks about such social evils through his satirical videos. His video ‘You’re Not Good Enough’ featured him sharing his own experiences and struggles while growing up as an Ethiopian.

This video also led to the foundation of his merchandize line, ‘Good Enough,’ which he trades on several shopping sites. The merchandise line offers sweatshirts, hats, and other accessories, with his logo printed on them. Nathan later started a musical story, which expressed the hardships and struggles of being a victim of racism. This four-part musical story consisted of selected tracks with visuals, all edited by Nathan himself.

More about his YouTube career

He is also famous for his funny and satirical videos. In one of his videos, Nathan discussed rape and negative thoughts associated with the heinous crime. In another video, Nathan discussed the dilemma of dropping out of college or school, a common phenomenon among youngsters.

Nathan has collaborated with many established Viners and YouTubers, such as PewDiePie, ‘Smosh,’ and Jenna Marbles. He once posted a reaction video to popular ‘Vine’ star Nash Grier’s video, ‘What Guys Look For In Girls.’ Nathan’s response video became immensely popular and increased the number of subscribers on Nathan’s channel. He also created a video segment, ‘YouTube Sings,’ where he compiled clips of YouTubers proposing words to songs. Nathan has performed tracks such as ‘Get Lucky’ by Daft Punk and ‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jepsen in his ‘YouTube Sings’ videos.

Since May 2015, he has uploaded only a handful of videos. The reason behind this has been explained in his video, ‘THE FUTURE OF YOUTUBE,’ which shows him stating his wish to discontinue his ‘YouTube’ career in the future. In August 2013, Nathan attended a ‘Vidcon,’ where he interacted with other popular social-media personalities. He later visited more video conventions, vlogs of which were later posted on his channel.

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Caption: Nathan Zed in one of the YouTube videos. Source: YouTube

Famous videos

Some of the mots-viewed and famous videos on her channel include “NASH GRIER RANT (RE: WHAT GUYS LOOK FOR IN GIRLS),” “Whenever an exam starts off too easy,” and “Youtube Sings Call Me Maybe (Ft. PewDiePie, Smosh, JennaMarbles, Nigahiga, Tobuscus, ERB, PSY, etc.).” These videos have garnered more than 3M views, 2.5M views, and 1.5M views respectively.

Personal Life

There is no information if he is dating anyone or not. He has not shared any details regarding his dating history. Nathan is fully focused on his career rather than involving in any kind of relationship. He prefers to keep his private life away from the public.

Likewise, he has not faced any sort of rumors or controversies to date. He has stayed away from the rumors that would hamper his career.

Body Measurement

Nathan is a good looking guy who has an amazing personality. He stands the height of 6 feet 1 inches or 186cm tall and weighs around 82 Kgs or 181 Pounds. He has black hair and dark brown eyes. Other than this, there is no further information regarding his body stats.

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Caption: Nathan Zed clicking a selfie catching a snake. Source: Instagram

Social media and Net Worth

He is quite famous on social networking sites. Nathan has gained over 180K followers on his Instagram account. He is also available on Twitter with more than 533K followers. Likewise, his self-titled YouTube channel has earned more than 528K followers. He has shared his Gmail, [email protected], for business inquires.

By profession, Nathan Zed is a social influencer. He earns an enormous amount of money through the videos and has a large number of subscribers on his YouTube channel. Beyond his YouTube career, he has his own merchandise called ‘Good Enough’ which trades T-shirts for both gents and ladies. It also sells sweatshirts, hats, and other accessories. However, he has an estimated net worth of around $205K.