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Philip DeFranco – The Popular YouTube News Personality

Full Name Philip James DeFranco Jr.
Birthday December 1, 1985
Age 37 Years
Born Bronx, New York
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation YouTube Creator, Podcaster, Entrepreneur
Years active 2006–present
Spouse Lindsey DeFranco (m. 2009)
Children 1 son
Subscribers Over 6 million (YouTube)
Net worth $12 million
Social media YouTube,

Philip DeFranco, commonly known as PhillyD online, is a famous American YouTube personality known for his candid news commentary on The Philip DeFranco Show channel. With over 6 million devoted subscribers, he is one of the most influential creators on the platform.


Born on December 1, 1985 in the Bronx, Philip James DeFranco Jr. first started his YouTube career in 2006. His early comedy channel The vloggity amassed over 100k followers before he launched The Philip DeFranco Show in 2007 – his first step into news commentary videos.

The show struck a chord with viewers and grew rapidly in popularity over the next few years. By 2009, DeFranco had over 1 million subscribers. Alongside, he expanded into additional shows like ForHumanPeoples, The DeFranco Fam, and A Conversation With… podcast covering news, pop culture commentary, and interviews.

Today, DeFranco‘s main The Philip DeFranco Show YouTube channel earns an estimated $300k a month from ads alone with millions of views daily. He discusses everything from politics to celebrity gossip with his trademark witty, candid takes.

YouTube Career

Some major milestones in Philip DeFranco‘s decorated YouTube career over the past decade:

  • 2007 – Launched The Philip DeFranco Show, his first step into YouTube news commentary
  • 2009 – Hit 1 million subscribers within 2 years of starting his news show
  • 2011 – Won his first YouTube Award for Commentary
  • 2014 – Relaunched The Philip DeFranco Show, his most popular long-running series
  • 2016 – Became one of the first YouTube creators to hit 1 billion total video views
  • 2017 – Won the Shorty Award for Best YouTube Series for The Philip DeFranco Show
  • 2020 – Named one of the Top 50 Most Popular Celebrity YouTubers

DeFranco is renowned (and sometimes criticized) for sharing bold, uncensored opinions on topics from world politics to YouTube drama itself. His candid yet nuanced takes on timely issues helped cement his influential status.

Expanded to an Online Media Company

In 2014, DeFranco co-founded a merchandise company called Rogue Rocket. As his media empire grew, this expanded into the Philip DeFranco Network and Merchandise – a digital media company known today as Phil DeFranco LLC.

Beyond his own YouTube channels, DeFranco has created and hosted other shows like TheDeFrancoFam and Rogue Rocket under the Phil DeFranco LLC umbrella. He also launched a podcast called A Conversation With… in 2019 that has featured big names like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dr. Anthony Fauci.

This evolution from YouTuber to digital media entrepreneur combined with his massive subscriber base makes DeFranco one of the most successful internet personalities today.

Personal Life

Philip DeFranco resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife Lindsey and young son Philip "Trey" DeFranco III born in 2014. His spouse Lindsey helps manage the business aspects of Phil DeFranco LLC.

Reports estimate DeFranco‘s current net worth at around $12 million, mainly attained through his thriving YouTube career and entrepreneurial ventures.

Beyond his online media presence, DeFranco values spending time with his family and dogs away from the limelight. His fans admire how for over a decade he has established himself as an independent internet success story.

With millions of loyal subscribers tuning in daily for his witty takes, Philip DeFranco remains one of the most influential personalities to emerge from YouTube‘s creator community. His candid yet nuanced commentary on the latest news continues making waves across the internet.