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Willyrex
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Personal information
BornGuillermo Díaz Íbañez
(1993-05-09) May 9, 1993 (age 26)
NationalitySpanish
OccupationYouTube personality and author
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2011–present
GenreGameplays and vlog
Subscribers14.2 million
(March 10, 2019)
Total views3.4 billion
(March 10, 2019)
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers 2017

Guillermo Díaz Ibañez, better known by his YouTube name Willyrex, is a Spanish YouTube personality and author. He has two YouTube channels: Willyrex and TheWillyrex. As of November 2017, his YouTube channel TheWillyrex has over 12 million subscribers and 4.35 billion views, making it the 3rd most subscribed channel in Spain[1] and the 75th most subscribed channel in the world.[2]

Biography

Guillermo Díaz, better known by his YouTube name Willyrex, is a Spanish YouTube personality and author. He has two YouTube channels: Willyrex and TheWillyrex.

As of November 2017, his YoutTube channel TheWillyrex has over 12 million subscribers and 4.35 billion views, making it the 3rd most subscribed channel in Spain and the 75th most subscribed channel in the world. According to Diaz, he originally started his YouTube channel to share gameplays with his friends.[3]

Diaz has said that he created his YouTube name, Willyrex, as a messenger screen name when he was about 11 years old- years before starting his YouTube channel. He chose willy, because it is a nickname for the English equivalent of his first name, William. He chose rex because it was Latin for the word king.[3]

Diaz began studying a degree in Business Administration but left school a few months after starting in order to focus full time on YouTube.[3]

In 2014 he moved to Los Angeles, then briefly moved to Andorra before moving back to Spain.[4]

On 21 August 2019 he announced he will marry Cristina.[5][6]

Books

Along with fellow YouTuber Vegetta777, he has published a saga of books titled Wigetta.[7][8]

Games

Willyrex and fellow YouTubers Vegetta777 and sTaXx created a mobile game for Microsoft, Android and iOS called Karmarun,[9][10][11] which has been downloaded over 2 million times.[7]

References

  1. ^ "YouTube Top 100 Most Subscribed Spain Channels List - Top by Subscribers". Vidstats. Archived from the original on January 11, 2018. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  2. ^ "YouTube Top 100 Most Subscribed Channels List - Top by Subscribers". Vidstats. Archived from the original on December 27, 2017. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Fernandez, Juanma (June 17, 2013). "Willyrex: "Me despertaba cada día una hora antes, preparaba mi vídeo y me iba a clase"". ABC (in Spanish). Diario ABC, S.L. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  4. ^ Reche, Cristian (August 27, 2017). "Los negocios de los youtubers fuera de cámara". Economía Digital (in Spanish). Barcelona: Grupo ED.
  5. ^ "El 'youtuber' Willyrex anuncia que se casa con su novia". Antena 3 Noticias. Madrid: Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  6. ^ "El youtuber Willyrex le pide matrimonio a su novia Cristina". 20 Minutos (in Spanish). 21 August 2019. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  7. ^ a b Palazón, Joseto (March 20, 2015). "De 'youtubers' a escritores: Vegetta y Willyrex publican un libro inspirado en los videojuegos". 20 Minutos (in Spanish). 20 Minutos Editora, S.L. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  8. ^ Plaza, J.M. (May 30, 2017). "El imparable éxito de los 'youtuber'". El Mundo (in Spanish). Madrid. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "KarmaRun". Microsoft.com. U-Play Online. 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  10. ^ "KarmaRun". Apple.com. iTunes. Apple Store. 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  11. ^ "KarmaRun". Google Play. Android. 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2018.