• Matt Carriker is a veterinarian, YouTube star, and social media personality.
• He was born in Boerne, Texas and grew up on a ranch with numerous animals.
• His YouTube channels • “Demolition Ranch”, “Vet Ranch”, and “OffTheRanch” • have close to 13 million subscribers and 2.6 billion views.
• He is married to Meredith Atkinson and they have three children together.
• Matt's net worth is estimated to be over $2 million.
Who is Matt Carriker?
Matt Carriker was born in Boerne, Texas USA, on 21 October 1986 – his zodiac sign is Libra and he holds American nationality. He is a veterinarian, YouTube star and a social media personality, who might best be known for his channel “Demolition Ranch”, which was launched on 3 January 2011, and today counts nearly nine million subscribers and close to 1.5 billion views of all Matt’s videos combined. All of his videos are related to weapons, and his most popular video “How Deep into Dirt Will It Go?”, has been viewed more than 22 million times since 26 May 2017.
Sister, childhood and education
Matt was raised in Boerne alongside his sister Ali and brothers Mark and Andrew, by their father Dr. Lee Carriker who was a veterinarian, and their mother who was a housewife and who occasionally worked at Matt’s father’s veterinary clinic (which Matt later bought).
He grew up on a ranch alongside numerous animals, and so soon fell in love with his father’s job. Matt spent most of his free time with his father, who taught him whatever he could about animals, and after Matt became a bit older, he also taught him how to use the guns they had at home.
Matt attended a local high school at which he was physically very active, as he played football and wrestled, and matriculated in 2004. In 2008,he enrolled at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, from which he graduated in 2012, and received his veterinary license.
Career as a YouTuber
Besides his YouTube career, Matt is working as a veterinarian at Fair Oaks Ranch Veterinary Clinic, and is also the founder and CEO of Bunker Branding Co., which designs, creates and sells apparel – he is also the founder of the non-profit organization Vet Ranch, which comprises several veterinarians specialized in treating animals which are close to dying, or are considered to be some of the hardest cases.
Matt’s second YouTube channel – “Vet Ranch” – was launched on 28 January 2014, and counts nearly three million subscribers and more than 400 million views of all his videos combined. All videos are related to animals and t,he most popular one, “Now That’s a LOT of Puppies!!!”, has been watched nearly 12 million times since 13 June 2015.
Matt launched his third YouTube channel – “OffTheRanch” – on 16 April 2007, and is about his everyday activities when he is not shooting weapons or spending time at his clinic. The channel is subscribed to by over 3.8 million people, and counts over 650 million views of all Matt’s videos.
The most popular video, “Top 10 Ways To Kill Ants” has been watched over 22 million times since 23 October 2018.
He has also launched his acting career, as he starred as himself in the episode “Demolition Ranch” of the documentary series “Somebody’s Gotta Do It”, as well as portraying Lucas in the 2020 adventure horror film “Strain 100”, written and directed by Hassan Hussein, and which starred Jemma Dallender, Alexis Boozer Sterling and Jennifer Jelsema. The film follows a young woman who, after being in a car accident, learns that zombies have taken over the whole city.
Matt is also very popular on Instagram, as his account is followed by more than 1.3 million people, while he’s uploaded over 1,300 pictures on to it, most of which feature weapons, old cars and his wife and children – he is also active on Twitter, followed by nearly 150,000 people.
Love life and wife
Matt is married to Meredith Atkinson – it’s believed that the two met while Matt was still attending college, and married after two years of dating. They have three children together, named Adalyn, Annie and Lincoln.
The family of five is living just outside of San Antonio in Texas, and Meredith is a housewife who is always busy as work to be done at the ranch never finishes. She is also a fitness and running coach, a home decorator and a travel planner. Meredith is a huge fan of shoes, and is today running her own blog onto which she mostly writes about fashion, workouts and interesting home projects.
Matt hasn’t talked about any other women he might have dated, so as of October 2020, he is married to Meredith and they have three children.
Hobbies and other interests
Matt is physically very active and has a couple of workout sessions at his own private gym every week, but doesn’t usually spend much time exercising as he is doing all kinds of physical work at his ranch.
He likes to traveml but his YouTube channels and his clinic don’t allow him to spend too much time away from home. He likes children and enjoys spending time with them.
Matt is a fan of old-timer cars, and has been to several auto shows dedicated to both old-timers and modern cars.
Late at night, he and his other half like to watch movies, and a few of their favorite actors and actresses are Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and Julia Roberts, and their favorite movies include “Catch Me If You Can”, “Titanic” and “Notting Hill”.
Age and height
Matt’s age is 33. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft (1.83m) and he weighs around 170lbs (78kgs).
As of October 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.