Shane Dawson

Shane Lee Yaw, known professionally as Shane Dawson, is an American YouTuber, actor, writer, director, and musician.

Shane Lee Yaw, popularly known as Shane Dawson is an American YouTuber, writer, comedian, actor, director, musician, and media personality. Shane Dawson is best known for his YouTube channel, Shane, which has already garnered over 22 million subscribers as of July 2019.

He posts vlogs, docu-series, conspiracy theories, and many more on his channel. He has over 10.8 million followers on his Instagram.

What is Shane Dawson Famous For?

  •  Popular YouTuber.

Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality

Shane Dawson was born on 19 July 1988. His birth name is Shane Lee Yaw. His birthplace is in Long Beach, California in the United States. He holds an American nationality.

He was born to a father, Kyle Yaw Jr., and a mother Teresa Yaw. His zodiac sign is Cancer. He has 2 older brothers, Jacob Yaw, and Jerid Yaw. He grew up in Long Beach, California.

He was mentally and physically abused by his alcoholic father. His father later abandoned the family. He reconciled with his father during the 2010s.

He attended Lakewood High School.

Net Worth-2023

Shane Dawson mostly earns as a YouTuber. He is one of the popular YouTubers, having garnered over 22 million subscribers on his channel. He has also starred in commercials for Taco Bell and McDonald’s among others. His net worth is estimated at $12 million.

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Career and Professional Life


He started his YouTube channel, “Shane Dawson TV” in March 2008. He started making videos and posted them on his channel. His channel has garnered over 8.4 million subscribers.

At the same time, he was working at Jenny Craig along with his mother and brother. After he uploaded a video of himself pole dancing in the building he worked in, he was fired in August 2008. His mother, brother, and about 6 coworkers who appeared in the video were also fired from the company.

He then started posting web films, music video parodies, film trailer parodies, and original music on his channel.

He started his second channel, “Shane Dawson TV 2” in April 2009. The channel is renamed Human Emoji.

His channel, “Human Emoji” has been inactive since 2012. The channel has over 2.2 million subscribers.

He started posting vlogs on his third YouTube channel, “Shane”. The channel was created in 2005 and Dawson started using this channel in 2010.

As of July 2019, his channel has already garnered over 22 million subscribers.

He posts vlogs, original videos, docu-series, conspiracy theories on his this channel, Shane.

He often collaborates with other YouTubers including Joey Graceffa, BrittaniLouiseTaylor, TheFineBros, Trisha Paytas, iJustine, Tyler Oakley, Miranda Sings, Sawyer Hartman, and Drew Monson among others.

He began his conspiracy show, a video series on YouTube in 2015. He discussed a variety of conspiracy theories on the show.

He released his first docu-series on YouTube in late 2017. He reconciled with his abusive father in the series.

He has also released docu-series about Jake Paul, Jeffree Star, Eugenia Cooney, and TanaCon among others.

TV Show

He announced in 2010 that he was in the making of a 30-minute pilot, SD High. The pilot was set to release in September 2010 on his main YouTube Channel. However, appeared on an accompanying 10-episode docu-series The Chair.


He released his first and only feature film, Not Cool in 2014. The film was a part of a Starz original series, The Chair. Dawson and Martemucci were given the same script and must each make their own film from it. Though producer, Zachary Quinto named Dawson’s film “deeply offensive” and “tasteless”, Dawson won the competition and won a $250,000 prize.

He was also cast in the 2012 psychological slasher horror film, Smiley. He has also appeared in short films, Friends 4 Ever, How Shananay Stole Christmas, It Gets Worse: Short Film.

He narrated The Lottery: Short Film.


He also pursued a music career. He released several songs including his first single “Superluv!”.

He later released “The Vacation Song” in June 2012, “Maybe This Christmas” in December 2012, “F**K Up” in March 2013, and “Wanna Make Love To You” in October 2013.

He has made parody songs of several singers. He later focused on his YouTube career.


He started his podcast, Shane and Friends in 2013. He was inspired by Howard Stern to launch his podcast. He started his talk show to talk about him working at a weight loss center.


He released his first memoir, I Hate Myselfie in March 2015.

He released his second book, It Gets Worse: A Collection of Essays in July 2016.

Both his books were named in the New York Times best-selling books list.


2010 The Streamy Award – Best Vlogger.

2010 Teen Choice Award – Choice Web Star.

Three 2018 Streamy Awards – Creator of the Year, Documentary, and Editing.

2018 People’s Choice Award – The Social Star of 2018.

2019 The Shorty Award –  YouTuber of the Year.


Relationship Status of Shane Dawson

Shane Dawson is not married but engaged. He is engaged to YouTuber Ryland Adams. The couple got engaged in March 2016. He previously dated YouTuber Lisa Schwartz. They dated for about 4 years and separated in 2015. After his separation from Schwartz, he came out as bisexual in his video in July 2015.

He has two dogs, Uno, and Honey, and a cat, Cheeto. He lives with his fiance in Calabasas, California.

Body Measurement – Height, Weight

Shane Dawson stands at a height of 1.83 m i.e. 6 feet tall. He has a bodyweight of 174 lbs i.e. 79 kg. He has an average body build. He has blue eyes and his hair color is red.

FAQs of Shane Dawson

How old is Shane Dawson?

  • As of 2023, he is 34 years old.

How tall is Shane Dawson?

  • He has a height of 6 feet.

How much is Shane Dawson’s net worth?

  • His estimated net worth is around $12 million.

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