Ronald Williams, also known as Grandpa Lou Pickles, was a 79-year-old Grandpa and a beloved TikTok personality with over 14 million followers, who he referred to as his "grandkids" His net worth is estimated to be $500k. His main account was run by his grandson Ryan Adams and as of 24th March 2021, Williams sadly passed away which was announced by Adam on his main page.
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Williams was dubbed as the "TikTok Granddad" and was well-known for his love for Jelly Fruits and Toy Story's Woody. “Thanks for the good times. Ronald Williams will never be forgotten, RIP Grandpa." reads the caption of his last video uploaded by his grandson Adam, which collected over 3.8 million likes and 24 million views.
As of July 2021, the video had reached over 18 million likes. After his death, his accounts were shut down and most of his content is no longer available. Adam revealed to Insider that Williams suffered from dementia and that they began making videos together after he moved in with Adams' parents.
On February 3, 2020, Williams posted his first TikTok video, where he introduces himself to the audience and asks, "Don't I look like Grandpa Lou Pickles?" while promising more TikTok videos in the future. Williams regularly posted videos on TikTok throughout 2020, reaching 1 million followers for the first time in April. He was a frequent participant in "Hit or Miss," a TikTok game involving jelly fruit candies created by TikToker Jaden Sprinz.
Williams was also known as "Grandpa Lou Pickles" on some platforms due to his resemblance to the character from "Rugrats". He built a social media following throughout 2020, becoming a major presence on TikTok in particular, as well as YouTube and Instagram.
Adams, Ronald’s grandson, has appeared in a number of his videos. Adams described Williams as "full of joy and happiness" and "a real-life cartoon character (in a very good way)”.Adams told Insider that he "never had to worry what he thought of me because he would never judge me or anyone," and said that he "felt so at peace" while with Williams.
Fans have flooded the comments of Adam's videos after his grandfather's death with messages of support and love, with some posting videos remembering him. "He loved every single one of you," Adams said in his own video. "He did call you his grandkids because he cared about you a lot. Not only were you happy to see him on these videos. It made him happy to see you happy."
|Date Of Birth (Age)||September 30, 1941 - 2021 Died - 79 years old|
|Followers||TikTok - 14.7 million Instagram - 30k YouTube - 41k|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches|
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Williams’s actual net worth isn’t known but his earnings from social media were courted to be an estimated $500k.
On TikTok, the creator could have earned upwards of an estimated $10k per post, excluding brand-sponsored deals.
He also had Instagram and YouTube accounts, each with over 30k followers, but we do not have figures for his earnings from there.
No public information is available on Williams’ expenditure. He was a retired army vet and was a musician as well who played with Frank Zappa many years in the past. From what we can gather, William’ would have purchased musical equipment over the years, but that information is very uncertain.
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A. Ronald Williams, also known as Grandpa Lou Pickles was a 79-year-old Grandpa and a beloved TikTok personality with over 14 million followers, who he referred to as his "grandkids".
A. Ronald Williams died when he was 79 years old.
A. On 24th March 2021, Ronald Williams passed away.
A. Ronald Williams’ grandson is Adam Ryan, who is also an influencer.