Caspar Lee

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Caspar Lee
Lee in 2022
Personal information
Caspar Richard George Lee

(1994-04-24) 24 April 1994 (age 29)
London, England
OriginKnysna, South Africa
  • British
  • South African
Occupation(s)YouTuber, entrepreneur
YouTube information
Years active2012–present
Subscribers6.83 million[1]
Total views781 million[1]
Associated acts
100,000 subscribers2012
1,000,000 subscribers2013

Last updated: 1 September 2021

Caspar Richard George Lee (born 24 April 1994) is a British-South African YouTuber[2] and investor[3][4] He was featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2020 for his work in media and advertising.[5]


Lee started his YouTube channel 'dicasp' in 2011, and later renamed it 'Caspar'. Lee was part of the 'YouTube Boyband' that raised money in 2014 for Comic Relief.[6][7][8] He was named by Yahoo! News as one of "12 Web-savvy entrepreneurs to watch" in December 2013.[9] He collaborated with Lisa Kudrow in two episodes of Web Therapy[10][11] (2014).

Lee played Garlic in the 2014 comedy movie, Spud 3: Learning to Fly, with John Cleese and Troye Sivan.[12] Lee and Joe Sugg appeared in a 2015 travel documentary, Joe and Caspar Hit the Road, and its sequel Joe and Caspar Hit The Road: USA, produced for BBC Worldwide.[13] Also in 2016, Lee starred in Laid in America alongside YouTube comedian KSI (Olajide Olatunji).[14] Lee appeared in the music video for Charli XCX's 2017 single, "Boys".

In August 2017, Lee was named "Chief Vision Officer" of Influencer Ltd, a British influencer marketing agency.[15][5] Caspar Lee, a biography written by Lee and his mother, Emily, was published in hardcover in May 2016.[16] Lee also co-founded[17] Margravine Management with Joe Sugg.

In May 2020, Lee co-founded Proper Living,[18] a South African student accommodation company.

In 2022, Lee launched Creator Ventures[3] with former private equity investor cousin Sasha Kaletsky. Their venture capital fund raised $20m to finance early-stage, consumer-internet startups.

Personal life[edit]

Born in London, Lee is the son of TV commercial producers Emily Lee (née Murphy, b. 1956) and Jonathan Lee (b. 1955). Lee's older sister, Theodora Lee (b. 1991), is an author and advertisement creator. The family emigrated to South Africa in 1996. Lee was raised in Knysna and Durban, where he attended Crawford College, La Lucia.[19] When Lee was younger he was diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome.[20] In 2013, Lee moved from South Africa to live with YouTuber Alfie Deyes. In 2014, Lee moved into a London apartment with fellow YouTuber Joe Sugg. In 2016, he moved into an apartment with Josh Pieters, who is also a YouTuber.[19] Lee is engaged to Ambar Driscoll.[21]



Year Title Role Notes
2014 Spud 3: Learning to Fly Garlic
2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Seagull Voice role (UK version)
2015 Joe & Caspar Hit the Road USA Himself Documentary
2016 Laid in America Jack
2019 Wonder Park Cooper Voice role (UK version)


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Web Therapy Himself (fictional) 2 episodes
2015 Lorraine Himself Episode: 24 November 2015
2018 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two Himself Episode: 13 December 2018
2019 Celebrity Mastermind Himself Contestant (Episode: 31 December 2019)

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Web Therapy Himself (fictional) 2 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Artist
2017 "Boys" Charli XCX


Lee won "Social Media Superstar" at the 2018 Global Awards.[22]


  1. ^ a b "About Caspar". YouTube.
  2. ^ Innes, Molly. "Caspar Lee was one of the original YouTube stars but suddenly stopped posting videos in 2019. For the first time, he explains why he quit amid intensifying competition and his pivot to entrepreneurship". Business Insider. Retrieved 22 August 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Europe gets its first creator-founded, creator-backed VC | Sifted". 29 June 2022. Retrieved 22 August 2022.
  4. ^ Cooke, Laura (11 March 2013). "Video made the internet star". Vodacom. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014. Born in March 1994
  5. ^ a b Wood, Alex (17 March 2020). "30 Under 30: Meet The European Media & Marketing Moguls Of Tomorrow". Forbes. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  6. ^ Dobbins, Amanda (21 April 2014). "Meet the YouTube Boy Band". Vulture. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  7. ^ Dredge, Stuart (21 March 2014). "YouTube Boy Band's cover version of It's All About You becomes viral hit". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  8. ^ Wood, Lucy (10 March 2014). "Marcus Butler, Alfie Deyes, Joe Sugg, Jim Chapman and Caspar Lee are The YouTube Boyband for Sport Relief". Archived from the original on 11 March 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Alfie Deyes | 12 Web-savvy entrepreneurs to watch". Yahoo! News. 24 December 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  10. ^ Boyd, Sarah (21 August 2014). "Stylish Sips With StyleHaul Founder Stephanie Horbaczewski". Forbes. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  11. ^ Jarvey, Natalie (25 June 2014). "Lisa Kudrow Digital Series 'Web Therapy' Moves to StyleHaul". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  12. ^ Evenden, Lucy (16 June 2014). "Caspar Lee and Troye Sivan to star in feature film". Ten Eighty. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  13. ^ Nissim, Mayer (1 April 2016). "YouTubers Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee's Hit the Road special will air on E4". Digital Spy. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  14. ^ Laid in America (2016) at IMDb
  15. ^ Tickner, Lauren (2 August 2017). "Caspar Lee joins Influencer as CIO". Influencer Insights. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Caspar Lee by Caspar Lee". Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  17. ^ Weiss, Geoff (7 June 2018). "Joe Sugg And Caspar Lee Launch 'Margravine' Talent Firm With Strategic Partner IMG". Tubefilter. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  18. ^ "Hi-tech Observatory project nears completion". Cape Argus. 21 May 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020 – via Pressreader.
  19. ^ a b Marr, Wendy (16 August 2014). "Zoella, Tanya Burr and the UK's YouTube superstars". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  20. ^ Lee, Caspar (23 April 2017). "My Tourette's Story". YouTube. Google.
  21. ^ McKay, Bronwyn. "YouTube star Caspar Lee on getting engaged: "It's a Christmas miracle."". Life. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
  22. ^ Ryan, Joel. "Caspar Lee wins the award for Social Media Superstar at The Global Stock Photo". Alamy. Retrieved 18 May 2020.

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