• Tal Fishman is a successful YouTuber, best known for his channel Reaction Time.
• He was born in Los Angeles in 1996 and grew up with an older sister and younger brother.
• Fishman has two YouTube channels, Reaction Time and Free Time, and 15 million subscribers.
• He is in a relationship with model and online personality Maddie Dean.
• His estimated net worth is $600,000.
Not all YouTubers and online personalities have lives that are constantly filled with scandals and bad behavior. Some live rather private and secluded lives, and carefully choose what they’ll share with the public. Such is Tal Fishman, who is perhaps best known for his YouTube channel Reaction Time. How much do you really know about this young but successful person?
Early life and Education
Tal Fishman was born on 27 December 1996, in Los Angeles, California USA. Nothing is known about his parents, but he’s a middle child, with an older sister named Shani, while his younger brother is Adi Fishman.
Fishman was raised in Los Angeles; he loved watching films and series from a very young age, and that only extended towards his fondness for YouTube once he discovered the internet and online world.
As of June 2020, there is no information about his education, including whether or not he went to college.
Fishman first appeared on YouTube as a guest on his brother’s profile, on which they used to produce comedy skits under the name Tal and Short – ‘Short’ became Adi’s nickname as he was around four inches shorter than his older brother.
They weren’t fans of that kind of video, but their fans loved them and urged them to continue, so they kept making them for a while until Adi lost interest in making videos, and quit from the platform. In just a year, they gathered over 200,000 subscribers.
So Tal Fishman create his own channel on YouTube, which he named Reaction Time, on 25th April 2015, but didn’t post his first video until his birthday that same year, when he recorded “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy Reaction”.
He started filming videos in which he would react to various photos or online content, while adding his signature editing effects to make his clips unique and entertaining. From time to time, he is still joined by his brother, and his friends. Some of his most popular video clips are “Reacting to Videos with 0 Views”, “Calling Numbers You Should Never Call” and “World’s Most Craziest Magic Tricks Revealed (Fake Tricks)”. His most popular video is “Kids Who Beat the System”, in which he reacts to photos and short clips of kids doing funny but useful tricks.
The number of people who enjoy his videos kept increasing since the first upload he made, and just five months after starting his channel he gained more than 100,000 subscribers! A year from creating his channel he reached a million subscribers, and as of June 2020, he has more than 15 million subscribers on the platform.
Fishman’s outgoing personality was what made his fans love him and feel close to him. He is easily recognized by his funny expressions and overall goofy videos. He loves making fun of himself, and he doesn’t mind self-deprecating jokes.
He has another channel called Free Time, on which he posts various challenges, vlogs, and fun things he does with his friends and family. Originally, this was his brother’s and his joint channel, Tal and Short, but Fishman renamed it and invited several other people to film with him, including Mike and Anthony, his brother, fellow YouTubers Jojo Siwa and Cenna, as well as several others.
Fishman also has his monthly vlogging channel, called Tal and Anthony.
Fishman is a frequent guest on his friends’ profile, called Mike and Anthony.
On their channel, they upload gameplays of low-budget video games, which is different from Fishman’s regular content.
Fishman tries his best to keep his personal life private. Despite there being pictures of him and his family, his parents’ names are not disclosed, and he avoids posting information about his private endeavors. For a long period of time it wasn’t known whether or not he was in a relationship, and so he was presumed to be single, but in 2019 he filmed a girlfriend tag with the model and online personality Maddie Dean, and disclosed that they have been in a relationship for a while.
My baby pic.twitter.com/BqbqFXnVck
— Tal Fishman (@talfishman) May 28, 2020
Dean is a model who is represented by State Management Los Angeles and Elite Model Management, and has modeled for big brands such as Chanel.
As well as YouTube, he is active on several other social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Fishman owns his own clothing brand, and sells his merchandise on-line.
He loves exercising and works out often so he can stay in shape.
In 2016, Fishman got into conflict with another YouTuber who goes by the name Leafy Is Here. Leafy made a video called “The Most Deprived Man on the Internet” in which he strongly criticized Fishman’s video reacting to “Don’t Judge Me Challenge”. He complained about Fishman yelling at women, and stated that Fishman ‘overreacted’ and ‘tried being too dramatic for views’. He also mentioned that Fishman is profiting from other people’s videos and that he is using ‘clickbait’ thumbnails and video titles.
Calculating Fishman’s exact salary is difficult, as YouTubers don’t make a fixed amount of income.
However, if we consider the fact that earnings on YouTube can reach up to a few dollars per video, we can conclude that he probably earned several million in revenue. As he gets around four million views a day, he could earn up to several thousands of dollars daily! This is why his net worth is estimated at around $600,000, as of mid-2020.
Fishman is considered to be a short man, standing at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.67m). His weight isn’t disclosed, but he has an athletic built. His eyes are bright blue and his hair is brown.