- Real name
- Lilly Singh
- Date of birth
- 26th September 1988 (33 years)
Lilly Singh is one of the world’s highest-paid YouTube stars today. She is famously known for her comical skits. Since her fame, she has not stayed only on YouTube only, but also on other social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
In this article, we will be highlighting Lilly Singh’s net worth, family, career, as well as early life, among other topics about this Canadian YouTube personality.
Lilly Singh is a Canadian YouTuber who claimed fame for her funny and witty comical video skits mostly highlighting Punjabi culture among others. She had been creating videos since 2010 and has become one of the social media rockstars today.
Lilly Singh was born on September 26, 1988, in Scarborough, Ontario to a Sikh family of Indian descent. She is the second daughter of her parents: Balwinder and Sukhwinder Singh, and has an older sister named Tina Singh who is also a YouTuber.
Lilly Singh attended Mary Shadd Public School in elementary and later graduated from Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute. She finished her BA in Psychology at York University but decided not to pursue graduate school.
Lilly Singh created her own YouTube channel called IISuperwomanII in 2010 as a hobby. She has made controversial videos and parodies like the ones highlighting Punjabi heritage and Indian culture. Her making videos about these is what she’s mostly known for because of her acting skills and relatability.
As of April 2022, Lilly Singh has 14.7 million subscribers on YouTube; and on her second channel, Lilly Singh Vlogs, 2.76 million subscribers as of April 2022.
Her hilarious YouTube content has amassed tens of millions of views. Even her vlog channel is successful, where she shows her fans her daily life, as well as the behind-the-scenes footage of her sketch videos.
Lilly Singh won multiple awards for her YouTube career in 2014.
Aside from her sketch comedy on her YouTube videos, she has made a name outside of her YouTube career.
MOVIES, SHOWS, MUSIC
Lilly Singh has currently collaborated with NBC for her own sketch comedy show as a talk show host, called, “A Little Late With Lilly Singh”, where she also acts as the executive producer of the late-night talk show.
Over the years, Lilly Singh began appearing in Indian films, such as, “Thank You” and “Speedy Singhs”. She had also released a music video of a rap song alongside Jassi Sidhu titled, “Hipshaker”, which was later featured in a Bollywood movie, “Gulaab Gang”. In 2015, Lilly Singh collaborated with Sickick and released the music video, “The Clean Up Anthem” which was a success.
She then released another song, “#IVIVI” and then relocated to Los Angeles, where she was booked for a voice acting role in the animated film, “Ice Age: Collision Course” in 2016; and in that same year, she cameoed in the movie, “Bad Moms”. She was also cast for the 2020 animated film, “Hitpig” where she plays the role of “Pickles”.
Lilly Singh also appeared in the film adaptation of, “Fahrenheit45”, and hosted, “SlutWalk”. She appeared in multiple music videos for other music artists such as, “Girls Like You” with Cardi B and Maroon 5, and others mentioned above.
BOOKS AND DOCUMENTARIES
Lilly Singh has millions of fans around the globe for her versatility in the entertainment industry. This was evident when she went on a world tour called, “A Trip to Unicorn Island”. The tour was documented in Lilly Singh’s first feature film and titled, “A Trip to Unicorn Island”, the same name as her world tour.
In 2017, she received the People’s Choice Award. After that, Lilly Singh then released a book called, “How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life” which became an award-winning book and number one on the New York Times Bestseller list.
Lilly Singh won her first MTV Fandom Award for the Social Superstar of the Year Award in 2015. She has also won the Streamy Awards in that same year; and bagged two Teen Choice Awards in 2016. She won the People’s Choice Award as Favorite YouTube Star in 2017 and was nominated on Shorty Awards. In the same year, she was listed as the tenth rank on Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid YouTube stars.
Lilly Singh became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2017. She has devoted her fair share of time in fighting for children’s rights. She also traveled to South Africa in 2018 to talk about violence and bullying to children in elementary schools; and created a campaign against bullying among girls that called, “GirlLove”.
Most controversies associated with Lilly Singh over the years were mostly about accusation on cultural inappropriation, as well as the portrayal black people in a questionable manner. However, Lilly Singh clarified that her skits are indeed influenced by her upbringing and her descent, and her mannerisms portrayed in her sketches are in fact genuine.
Lilly Singh has always been open about her struggles in mental health, as well as her depression, caused by different factors. She also revealed that she suffered from bullying in her younger years, especially in school. She also mentioned that one of the reasons why she made YouTube videos is a coping mechanism for the things she’s been dealing with. She announced herself as bisexual in 2019.
PROJECTS IN 2022
Most of Lilly Singh’s earnings are from YouTube and other social media platforms. Lilly Singh’s net worth is estimated at $20 million dollars. Aside from YouTube and other socials, here’s a list of how she earns money:
According to Social Blade, Lilly Singh earns between $1K – $16.5K each month; or between $12.4K – $198K each year. Lilly earns mostly earns from YouTube revenues, monthly subscriptions from her fans, and brand sponsorships on her videos.
Adding her YouTube earnings to her other sources of income, Lilly Singh net worth is estimated to be around $20 million in 2022.
Lilly Singh has a lot of sponsorship deals. Some of them are:
Lilly Singh is such a versatile individual and a whole package as an entertainer. She has achieved so much that she also has become a motivational speaker. There is still a whole lot of things that she can and will do. There’s still so much in store for her. She’s such an inspirational human being.