Who is Lannan Eacott?
Lannan Eacott was born on 14 December 1994, in New South Wales, Australia. He is a YouTube personality, professional gamer, and social media personality, best known for his YouTube channel which he operates under the alias LazarBeam. He’s been active on the site since 2014, and has achieved a huge following for his work in the online video game niche of YouTube.
The Wealth of Lannan Eacott
As of mid-2020, Lannan Eacott’s net worth is estimated to be over $550,000, earned through a successful career as an online content creator.
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He has over 13 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and accumulated billions of views, most of which contribute to his wealth through the revenue Google gives him as a part of their advertising program. He’s also gained other opportunities thanks to his fame, including sponsorships, partnerships, and many more.
Early Life and Gaming Beginnings
At a young age, Lannan showed a strong interest and passion for gaming – one of his earliest was the video game “RuneScape”, which is considered a classic by many gamers of the early-2000s. The video game could be accessed through a browser, and over the years it’s received numerous updates, making it the world’s largest and most updated massively multi-player online role-playing game.
At the time, he used the online alias LazarBeam, which would be his inspiration for his YouTube name later on.
He was never really interested in school and showed no sign of doing well. At 15 years of age he dropped out of high school, preferring to work the family business. He was involved in his father’s construction videos, and it was during this period that he discovered the website YouTube, which at the time was just starting to gain popularity online.
YouTube is one of the most popular websites in the world, and responsible for helping elevate numerous online content creators known as YouTubers.
It is in a particular a large hub for video game content, as many video gamers found success online as seen with names such as PewDiePie. However, Eacott didn’t first start with gaming, as he created the YouTube channel CrushSlash to showcase videos of demolition work he recorded while on the job, done in slow motion. However, his work on the channel was eventually discontinued after his recording equipment was stolen.
He took a bit of time off and then returned to the site in 2015, creating a video game-focused channel LazarBeam. At first he began creating commentaries, challenge videos, and gameplay videos of the video game series “Madden NFL”, which is a simulation of the National Football League (NFL).
He then started shifting and experimenting with other games, but growth was slow, but he stayed diligent and continued working his channel for the next three years, until the advent of the video game “Fortnite Battle Royale”, which is responsible for his huge boost in fame and fortune.
“Fortnite Battle Royale” was created as a spin-off from the video game “Fortnite: Save the World”, intended to capitalize on the hype brought on by “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” of battle royale games. In “Fortnite”, players skydive onto an island with 100 competitors and must then look for gear, fighting against other players to hope to remain as the last person standing.
To help ensure faster games, the island’s area shrinks, leading players to eventual confrontation. The game received high praise and became a cultural phenomenon, elevating the stock of its company, Epic Games.
Its wave of fame also led to the popularity of various online content creators such as Ninja, with LazarBeam being one of the YouTubers at the forefront of the game’s wave of popularity. He quickly hit 10 million subscribers thanks to the game, becoming the first gaming content creator of Australian descent to do so. Following his rise, he became a part of a collective of Australian gaming personalities called The Click Crew.
He continued to play the game until sometime in 2019, when he took take a step back from it, after dissatisfaction with the game’s second chapter.
Eacott continues to stay active and update his channel regularly, though he’s been more focused on the release of videos relating to the game “Minecraft”, the bestselling video game of all time; he’s been playing a lot more of it especially with the new updates to the game. In 2019, it was announced that he would be appearing as one of a few famous popular online content creators for the film “Free Guy”, which stars Ryan Reynolds. Other personalities who will appear in the film include Jacksepticeye and Ninja.
During the same year, LazarBeam was idnetified as one of the most viewed content creators of the year, mainly thanks to his popular editing style, and the use of comedy as well as memes.
The following year, he signed an exclusive contract with YouTube to stream for that platform, meaning that he would end all streaming association with Twitch for the duration of the contract. He signed the deal alongside fellow Australian YouTube personality Muselk, and the two celebrated the new contract by raising money for charity through a 12-hour stream. This effort helped donate funds to the bushfire relief efforts in Australia, following its devastating wildfires that affected a large portion of the country in late 2019 and early 2020.
Lannan is in a relationship with Instagram model and social media personality Ilsa Watkins. The two met through Ilsa’s sister Muselk, and began dating in 2019. He is the only member of his family to pursue a career online, as his sister became a photographer, while one of his brothers pursued professional baseball. Aside from his gaming endeavors, he does a lot of charity work, a way for him to give back after all the success he’s had on YouTube. In recent months, he’s been stuck at home – and has been growing a mustache – with quarantine restrictions being held in Australia due to the coronavirus.