- 1 Who is Zach Clayton?
- 2 How rich is he, as of now? Zach Clayton Net Worth
- 3 Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Education
- 4 Social Media Star
- 5 Rise to Fame
- 6 ‘Our Journey’
- 7 His Presence on Other Social Media Platforms
- 8 ‘5 Squad’
- 9 Solo Career and Debut EP
- 10 Appearance and Vital Statistics
- 11 Personal Life
Who is Zach Clayton?
Zachary Reed ‘Zach’ Clayton, also known under the stage name BadZach, was born on 22 June 2000 under the sign of Cancer, in Round Rock, Texas USA. He is a 19-year-old social media phenomenon and rapper, probably best recognized for running accounts on Tik Tok, on which he has amassed over 5.5 million followers, Instagram with more than 2.5 million followers, his YouNow with over 1.5 million followers, and Twitter with more than 1.1 million followers. He also runs his self-titled YouTube channel with almost two million subscribers, while his videos have garnered more than 185 million views in total to date.
How rich is he, as of now? Zach Clayton Net Worth
As of early 2020, Zach Clayton’s net worth is over $150,000, earned from being one of the most followed social media personalities, which led him to monetize his YouTube videos through advertisements for various companies and brands. He also earns money through his music career.
Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Education
Zach Clayton spent his early years in his hometown of Round Rock, a suburb of Austin, Texas, raised with his elder brother named Tyler by their father whose name is unknown, and mother Apryll Priest. His nationality is American, and he belongs to the White Caucasian ethnic group.
Zach initially wanted to become a professional soccer player, since he started playing it at the age of three and would later join his school team, and also the Lonestar Soccer Club. However, he didn’t have enough time to dedicate himself to a sports career, since he started blogging and reached popularity that way. Regarding his education, Zach hasn’t shared any information yet.
Social Media Star
Being exposed to various social media platforms from a very young age, and watching how others made money through them usually causes you to become an active social media personality someday, which was the case with Zach Clayton.
Both his parents were involved in the entertainment industry, as regular broadcasters on the app YouNow, so it didn’t take him long to decide to follow in his parents’ footsteps, and he created accounts under the username ‘BruhitsZach’ on YouTube, YouNow, and Facebook. He also had an account on the platform called Vine for short videos, but the app was shut down in early 2017.
Rise to Fame
In September 2014, Zach launched his self-titled YouTube channel, and began creating and uploading videos of comedy content, but also made challenge videos, pranks, cooking videos, vlogs, Q&A sessions, etc.
Thanks also to his charismatic personality, Zach gained an enormous fan base in a very short time. Moreover, he has collaborated with such social media stars as Baby Ariel, Danielle ‘Cash Me Ousside’ Bregoli, Bryce Hall, Hunter Rowland, and Mario Selman, among many others. Some of the most popular videos on his channel are “MUSICAL.LY OLYMPICS | Zach Clayton”, “DANIELLE BREGOLI ROASTED ME! | Zach Clayton”, and “I PRANKED A FAN! – Prank It Fwd | Zach Clayton”. Zach even has his second YouTube channel, called ‘BadZachVlogs’.
In February 2016, Zach co-founded the collaborative YouTube vlog channel ‘Our Journey’, alongside six other YouNow and Musical.ly sensations, Baby Ariel, Loren Gray, Brennen Taylor, Mario Selman, Nick Bean, and Weston Koury. The channel has over 770,000 subscribers, and their videos have attracted more than 90 million views in total.
His Presence on Other Social Media Platforms
Zach runs his official Instagram and Twitter accounts under the username ‘zachclayton’. He is also active on Snapchat under the username ‘zach’. Moreover, you can follow him on his official accounts on both Tik Tok (former Musical.ly) and YouNow.
In 2015 Zach co-formed the boy group ‘5quad’, along with fellow YouNow broadcasters Edwin Burgos, Nick Bean, RudanC, and Timmy Connors. They released their debut EP entitled “Trenz” in December of the same year, which included three songs – “Best Night Ever” featuring Tion Phipps, “Wifi Wifey”, and “Bomb Chick”. The group appeared on the DigiTour’s SlayBells Ice tour, and started their own tour named ThaLightsGlobal.
Solo Career and Debut EP
Zach has also been pursuing his solo career for a while, managed by Blair Dreelan, who currently serves as the CEO of Alphadog Management.
So far he’s released his debut single “Nothin’ But Love” in July 2016, and his next single “Face To Face” in November of the same year. He then recorded the single “Insta Bae” in January 2017, and a month later released his fourth single, “Odd Petals”.
Zach eventually took a step forward and released his debut EP, “Kick It With Me” on 28 April 2017. The music video for the title track was uploaded to YouTube in June of the same year, and has amassed over six million views to date. By the end of the year, Zach also put out the singles “How Bout Dat” and “Off White”, and most recently released the single “Rattle”. He is signed to the record label COLLAB.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The handsome social media star has short light brown hair and green eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68m), while he weighs around 154lbs (70kgs). He has a muscular body.
Zach Clayton was romantically linked to Baby Ariel back in 2016, then following their break up, he started dating Daniella Perkins in 2017, however, the couple ended their relationship in September of the same year. He is currently in a relationship with a girl whose name is not disclosed. In his spare time, Zach serves as an advocate against bullying and racism. He also collaborates with various charitable organizations.