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DanTDM
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Middleton in 2017
Personal information
BornDaniel Robert Middleton
(1991-11-08) 8 November 1991 (age 29)
NationalityBritish
ResidenceWellingborough, Northamptonshire, England
OccupationYouTuber, gamer, actor, author
Spouse(s)
Jemma Middleton
(m. 2013)
YouTube information
Also known asDanTDM, and TheDiamondMinecart
Channels
Years active2012–present
GenreGaming
Subscribers24.5 million
Total views17.6 billion
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2013[1]
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2013[2]
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers 2016[3][4]

Updated: 7 November 2020

Daniel Robert Middleton[5] (born 8 November 1991), better known online as DanTDM (formerly TheDiamondMinecart), is an English YouTuber, gamer, actor and author known for his video game commentaries.[6] His online video channels have covered many video games including Minecraft, Roblox and Pokémon.

His channel has been listed among the top YouTube channels in the United Kingdom.[7] In July 2015, he was listed as one of the most popular YouTubers in the world by viewership.[8] He has won several Kids' Choice Awards and set Guinness World Records for his gaming and presenting. In 2017, Middleton topped the Forbes list of Highest-Paid YouTube Stars, earning $16.5 million (about GB£12.2 million) in one year. As of November 2020, his YouTube channel has reached over 24 million subscribers, 17 billion video views, and has posted more than 3,400 videos.

Early life

Daniel Middleton was born on 8 November 1991 in Aldershot, England as the elder son of two siblings.[9] His parents divorced when he was little.[9] He attended the University of Nottingham,[10] and started a YouTube channel in 2009 dedicated to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive while at university, in which he called himself "PokemanDanlvl45".[11]

Career

In 2012, Middleton created TheDiamondMinecart, a gaming channel.[12] He changed his channel's name into TheDiamondMinecart // DanTDM, and then, on 12 December 2016, to DanTDM.[13][a] He currently produces videos out of his home studio in Wellingborough.[12] Middleton's content is largely targeted at children.[14]

He released a graphic novel called Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal on 6 October 2016.[15][16][17] The novel remained at the number one spot on The New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover graphic books for eleven weeks.[18] He was a featured guest at the Cheltenham Literature Festival and went on a book tour that included parts of the UK and a visit to New York City.[15][19][20][21] In 2017, he embarked on a tour through the United States and Australia.[22][23]

In 2017, he starred in a web series called DanTDM Creates a Big Scene starring himself and featuring other social media entertainers and actors.[24][25] The series premiered on 7 April 2017 exclusively for YouTube Red, YouTube's subscription service.[26] The show "follows DanTDM and his group of animated friends as they battle to keep their live show on the road".[27] and ran for six episodes.[28][29][30]

In 2019, Middleton ranked 41 in UK's Top 100 Influencer List by The Sunday Times,[31] which also estimated Middleton's net worth to be £25 million.[6] His online video channel had focused primarily on the popular game Minecraft, as of January 2020, he has allocated part of his channel to playing random video games, community Discord challenges and reaction videos. Middleton also maintains a Minecraft Hardcore series which is a substantial part of his channel.[32] He streams it live on Twitch and posts an edited version on his YouTube channel.[citation needed] Starting October 2020, Middleton began competing in the Minecraft tournament MC Championships.[33][34][35]

Personal life

In June 2013, when his channel exceeded 100,000 subscribers, he posted a video revealing his face for the first time ever.[1] Middleton married his girlfriend Jemma on 17 March 2013.[36] They have a son, Asher, born on 5th January, 2020. However, they have chosen not to show his face anywhere on the Internet.[37]

Filmography

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet[38] eBoy Voice role; UK theatrical version[39]
2019 DanTDM Presents The Contest[40] Himself Main voice of the film.
Web roles
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Skylanders Academy[41] Cy Voice role; recurring
2017 DanTDM Creates A Big Scene[42] Himself YouTube Original series; 6 episodes
2019 DanTDM Presents The Contest[43] Himself From the 2nd tour.
Commercial roles
Year Title Role Notes
2016 DanTDM and Danni Tabor play Super Mario Maker 2![44][45] Himself
Video game roles
Year Title Platforms Role Notes
2016 Minecraft: Story Mode[46] Microsoft Windows, macOS, Xbox 360, Xbox One,

PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Nintendo Switch,

iOS, Android, Apple TV, Web browser

Himself Episode 6: A Portal to Mystery

Awards and nominations

Publications

  • DanTDM (6 October 2016). Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-1409168393.
  • DanTDM (17 November 2016). Official DanTDM 2017 Diary and Activity Book: Lots of Things to Make and Do. Trapeze. ISBN 978-1409171188.

Notes

  1. ^ Although DanTDM's channel name has changed, the channel still lists itself as TheDiamondMinecart within its URL.

References

  1. ^ a b TDM Vlogs – 100,000 Subscribers, IRL & Events!. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  2. ^ The Diamond Minecart // DanTDM (17 September 2014). YouTube's Golden Award! – TheDiamondMinecart. Retrieved 11 February 2016 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ TheDiamondMinecart: DanTDM (28 March 2016). "10 Million Subscribers!!!!". Retrieved 8 June 2016 – via YouTube.
  4. ^ TheDiamondMinecart: DanTDM (30 July 2016). "Our Diamond Play Button!!!!". Retrieved 30 July 2016 – via YouTube.
  5. ^ "Daniel Robert Middleton – Personal Appointments (free information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b Agnew, Megan. "Dan Middleton interview: playing Minecraft on YouTube earned him £25m". The Sunday Times. Archived from the original on 24 June 2020. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Top 100 YouTubers in United Kingdom Filtered by Subscribers". socialblade.com. Archived from the original on 30 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  8. ^ Dredge, Stuart (1 September 2015). "The Diamond Minecart becomes most popular YouTube channel". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  9. ^ a b DanTDM (10 December 2013). "Draw My Life - TheDiamondMinecart | 1,000,000 Subscriber Special". YouTube. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  10. ^ Llewellyn, Tom (2020). "Where Does DanTDM Live? UK's Biggest YouTuber Resides In Humble Market Town". HITC. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  11. ^ "PokemanDanLv45". YouTube. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Dan Middleton's Minecraft videos a global hit". BBC News. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  13. ^ DanTDM (12 December 2016). "I'm Changing My Name..." Retrieved 1 April 2017 – via YouTube.
  14. ^ Anderson, Dan (2019). "DanTDM". Common Sense Media. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  15. ^ a b Merrell, Andrew (5 October 2016). "Bet you've not heard of the biggest star at literature festival?". Gloucestershire Live. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  16. ^ Cowdrey, Katherine. "YouTube's Dan the Diamond Minecart inks book deal - The Bookseller". The Bookseller. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  17. ^ Staff (3 August 2016). "The On-Sale Calendar October 2016 Children's Books". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  18. ^ Listings on The New York Times Best Seller list per week: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12, when it fell to the second spot.
  19. ^ Merrell, Andrew (11 October 2016). "Hundreds rush Cheltenham Literature Festival tent to reach DanTDM". Gloucestershire Live. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  20. ^ Knox, Kelly (25 November 2016). "Take 'Minecraft' to the Next (Reading) Level With DanTDM's New Graphic Novel - GeekDad". geekdad.com. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  21. ^ DanTDM [@dantdm] (25 October 2016). "My Book in the U.S. & Mini U.S. Book Tour!!!: youtu.be/DsURl099Cog?a via @YouTube" (Tweet). Retrieved 14 February 2017 – via Twitter.
  22. ^ Grixti, Shannon (19 July 2017) "YouTuber DanTDM Is Touring Australia Again" Press Start AU.
  23. ^ IQ (15 February 2017). "Live Nation takes YouTuber DanTDM on US tour - IQ Magazine: Live Music Business News". iq-mag.net. Archived from the original on 18 August 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  24. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (16 February 2017). "YouTube Red Slates First Original Kids Shows". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  25. ^ "YouTube Is Secretly Run By Insane CGI Kids Videos". Decider | Where To Stream Movies & Shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant, HBO Go. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  26. ^ "DanTDM's 'Big Scene' Can Tide Diehard Fans Over - GeekDad". GeekDad. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  27. ^ "11 YouTubers Who Smashed It In 2017 – TenEighty — YouTube News, Features, and Interviews". teneightymagazine.com. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  28. ^ DanTDM (5 May 2017). "Draw My Show - DanTDM Creates a Big Scene (Ep 6)" – via YouTube.
  29. ^ DanTDM (7 April 2017), Save The Show - DanTDM Creates a Big Scene (Ep 1), retrieved 15 June 2017
  30. ^ "The World's Highest-Paid YouTube Stars 2017". Forbes. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  31. ^ "The Sunday Times Influencer List 2019: meet the UK's top 100". The Times. 8 September 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  32. ^ "Minecraft HARDCORE Survival w/ DanTDM - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  33. ^ Michael, Cale (24 October 2020). "All Minecraft MC Championship 11 teams". Dot Esports. Gamurs. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  34. ^ Michael, Cale (31 October 2020). "All Minecraft MC Championship 12 teams". Dot Esports. Gamurs. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  35. ^ Çakır, Gökhan (26 November 2020). "All Minecraft MC Championship 13 teams". Dot Esports. Gamurs. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  36. ^ Lobb, Adrian (22 May 2014). "Diamond Minecraft interview: "I have more YouTube subscribers than the BBC"". The Big Issue. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  37. ^ "Asher Middleton was born on the 5th January 2020. We couldn't be happier. We have made the decision not to show his face anywhere online so please respect our wishes. Thank you, I'll be back soon :) 💙 xx". Instagram. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  38. ^ "Rich list: Which young YouTubers are in the money?". BBC Newsround. 20 December 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  39. ^ Middleton, Daniel (27 November 2018). I'm in a Disney Movie!. YouTube. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  40. ^ Brew, Simon (2 October 2019). "DanDTM is heading into UK cinemas this weekend". Film Stories. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  41. ^ Kamen, Matt (14 October 2016). "Watch the trailer for Netflix's exclusive Skylanders Academy animated series". Wired. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  42. ^ Knox, Kelly (5 April 2017). "'DanTDM Creates a Big Scene' In This Exclusive Sneak Peek". Geek Dad. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  43. ^ Weiss, Geoff (8 July 2019). "Gaming Luminary DanTDM Concludes Arena-Only U.K. Tour Dubbed 'The Contest'". Tubefilter. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  44. ^ "I'm in a TV COMMERCIAL!". YouTube. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  45. ^ "DanTDM and Danni Tabor play Super Mario Maker 2!". Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  46. ^ Cork, Jeff (31 May 2016). "Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 6: A Portal To Mystery". Game Informer. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  47. ^ Doultrey, Stephen (9 September 2015). "Minecraft and Rocket League records smashed at Legends of Gaming event in London". Guinness World Records. Archived from the original on 16 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  48. ^ Swatman, Rachel (14 December 2015). "YouTube stars including Dan TDM smash Rocket League record at Insomnia gaming festival". Guinness World Records. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  49. ^ Swatman, Rachel (27 October 2016). "Youtuber Dan TDM enters Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition for Minecraft channel". Guinness World Records. Archived from the original on 30 October 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  50. ^ "2015 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards". 2015 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. Archived from the original on 2 May 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  51. ^ "2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards – UK Favourite Tipster". 2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. Archived from the original on 27 March 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2016.

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