Biography - Tyler Oakley

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
Tyler Oakley
Net Worth
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Mathew Tyler Oakley N/A
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March 22, 1989 (age 35)
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Jackie Oakley
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Anthony Russo
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Who is Tyler Oakley?

Tyler Oakley is a YouTuber, actor, author by profession, and American by nationality. Along with his self-titled YouTube channel with over 7.5 million subscribers, his dedication to the LGBTQ community has been well recognized.

Tyler Oakley – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Tyler Oakley’s birth took place on March 22, 1989, in Jackson, Michigan, USA. He was born Mathew Tyler Oakley to his mother Jackie Oakley but the name of his father is kept private. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler.

Oakley has 12 siblings including sisters, step-sisters, step-brothers, half-brothers, and in-laws.

Young Tyler Oakley with his mother Jackie Oakley (Source: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

After graduating from high school, he went on to attend Michigan State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communication, marketing, and social media.

His ethnicity includes English and Irish.

Tyler Oakley – Sexuality, Gay, Boyfriend, Husband

When Tyler Oakley was around 11 years old, his mother asked him if he was gay, to which he replied ‘yes’. His mother was supportive of his sexuality. Next, he came out to his friends when he was in grade 7. Like his mother, his friends were also supportive.

However, Oakley had not shared that he was homosexual with his father, who was a pastor. When he came out to his father, his father offered to send him to therapy to treat his ‘illness’. For more than 10 years, his relationship with his father was strained. 

Currently, Tyler Oakley has revealed that his father has accepted his sexuality and their relationship has been mended.

From left - Anthony Russo, Tyler Oakley - December 2018 (Source: Instagram)

Tyler Oakley – Boyfriend, Husband

Tyler Oakley is currently in a relationship with Anthony Russo. The social media influencer claimed that he had met his boyfriend in mid-2018 on the dating app Bumble. He is yet to marry and take a husband.

Although Oakley has been open with most aspects of his life, he is a private person when it comes to romantic relationships.

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Tyler Oakley – Career


Oakley joined YouTube on September 18, 2007. His YouTube channel was Tyler Oakley when he was a freshman at Michigan State University. After more than 13 years of dedication and hard work, Tyler Oakley has around 7.41 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and has around 595 videos.


In March 2013 he started to co-host Top That for PopSugar with Becca Frucht. He has also worked with Korey Kuhl, his college friend in his podcast Psycho-Babble. Moreover, Tyler Oakley has appeared in Insider Tonight, Smosh (2005), Escape the Night (2016), The Amazing Race and YouTube show Escape the Night with Joey Graceffa, among others.

His book Binge was released in 2015.

On Stage

Oakley has sung Christmas carols on stage with One Direction members Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, and TV presenter Jerry Springer.

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Tyler Oakley with One Direction members Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik in 2013 (Source: YouTube)

Tyler Oakley – Awards, Nominations

As of October 2019, Tyler Oakley has had around 40 award nominations among which he has won 18 including the Teen Choice Award, Streamy Award, YouTuber of the Year Award, People's Choice Award, etc.

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Tyler Oakley – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated to be around $8 Million while the estimate on his annual salary is under review and will be updated.

Tyler Oakley – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Being a social media influencer and YouTube personality, a large following is crucial for Tyler Oakley. He has 6 million, 6.1 million, and 2.6 million followers on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook respectively.

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