Biography - Will Sonbuchner

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
Will Sonbuchner
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Sonny Side
Best Known For
Best Ever Food Review Show (YouTube channel)
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Who is Sonny Side?

Sonny Side is a YouTuber, former TV host by profession, and American by nationality. Since constantly publishing on his YouTube channel Best Ever Food Review Show since December 2015, he has over 9 million subscribers and rapidly gaining.

Sonny Side reviews food in Iran (Image: YouTube)

Sonny Side – Age, Parents, Siblings

Sonny Side’s birth took place on August 22, 1984, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA as Will Sonbuchner. However, in a 2023 interview with Joe Rogen's podcast, he revealed that his real name is Bill.

He grew up with his older academic siblings - one of his brothers has a Ph.D. while his other brother has a law degree.

Other facts about Sonny Side’s early life including his mother’s name, father’s name, siblings, childhood, and what his parents did for a living have not been publicized.

Education, Ethnicity

After graduating from Sauk Rapids-Rice High School, he went on to study at a University. However, he failed to complete his college education. In fact, he made two more failed attempts to earn a degree.

His ethnicity is Caucasian.

Sonny Side – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

The YouTuber and food reviewer has always been secretive when it comes to his romantic as well as family life. He frequently jokes on his YouTube videos about “stamina” and his girlfriend. 

In early 2021, Sonny Side began wearing a wedding ring, also revealing that he is now married to a wife. His partner is Vietnamese. There are no details of his wedding and the couple does not have any children as of yet.

Sonny Side (Image: Vietcetera)

Sonny Side – Career

Early Days

At the age of 24, he moved to South Korea where he worked as an English teacher. He also learned film production there. Side worked several odd jobs before starting on the YouTube journey. He shared that he was overweight and lost 80 pounds. 

In his YouTube channel Best Ever Food Review Show, he uploaded his first YouTube video in December 2018 in which he reviewed the cheese sandwich. As he had always been interested in foods that are considered weird in Western culture, he moved to Korea and then to Vietnam. There he hired a cameraman and worked to show the foods that are less documented.

Travel Show

Sonny Side also had an opportunity to work with a travel channel where he hosted a show called Crazy Delicious. 

He had worked with the crew on this project for a year and a half. The show’s pilot was aired in early 2018. However just after two of the episodes were aired, the travel channel was purchased by Discovery Channel and his show was replaced by another.

YouTube growth

Although he lost his chance to host a show on a travel channel, the exposure helped him to take his videos to the highest level in terms of filming, production, and marketing. 

His channel is mostly known for its humor, weird foods, and its cover of remote to less documented locations. With rapid growth, Sonny Side’s YouTube channel Best Ever Food Review Show has well over 9 million subscribers. In addition to hosting, he also produces, directs, and shoots videos.

He also holds the position of video producer in a local travel company in Vietnam. As of April 2022, he has filmed his videos in over 25 countries, including Iran- making him the first US-owned YouTube channel to receive filming access there.

Sonny Side (Image: YouTube)

Sonny Side – Awards, Nominations

Along with this Best Ever Food Review Show team, he won the 2020 Webby Award for People's Voice: Viral Video of The Year as well as the 2020 Webby Official Honourree for Food & Drink.

Sonny Side – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated at around $5 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review and will be updated.

Sonny Side – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Sonny Side is active with 165k, 2.8k, and 1.12 million followers respectively. His main YouTube channel The Best Ever Food Review Show has gained more than 9 million subscribers with over 1.7 billion views.

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