Ryan Shakes, better known as Itsryanshakes online, is an American social media influencer, content creator, and entrepreneur, who has gained immense popularity on TikTok. His debut in social media was through YouTube, when he was just 9 years old. Back then, he loved creating content for his channel.
Since then, he has moved onto the short form format through the now-defunct app Musical.ly, and later TikTok and Instagram. He then turned to TikTok and used his video-making skills to create lip-sync clips. Shakes deleted his previous YouTube channel and created a new one in 2016. He is more popular on TikTok, where he has amassed a huge fan base of over 6.8 million followers.
Shakes stepped into the social-media scene in 2011, when he pursued video-making as a hobby. His hobby eventually turned into a passion, and he got serious about it. In late 2016, Shakes began making lip-sync videos for 'TikTok,' which was known as 'musical.ly' back then. As time passed, he started garnering the attention of his viewers.
His lip sync and comedy videos became viral, and the number of followers on his channel began increasing. His “#AirfreshenerChallenge” videos acquired over two million views within just a week of being uploaded. Currently, his TikTok page, “Itsryanshakes”, has more than 6.8 million fans and over 195 million likes. He owns another TikTok account under the name “shakeyfam”, which is yet to acquire a fan base as huge as that of his first account.
Shakes launched his own YouTube channel on January 2, 2016. However, his first YouTube channel, which was created in 2011, is no longer active. His current self-titled channel on the platform hosts lip-sync clips, comedy videos, and vlogs. He also creates reaction videos on the TikTok clips that he finds cringeworthy.
The first video on the channel was an “intro vlog” posted on November 3, 2016. In one of the “Q&A” videos on the channel, he explained the reason behind his decision to quit YouTube earlier. His current channel has accumulated only 16.1K thousand subscribers to date.
Shakes runs an Instagram page called “Itsryanshakes”, where his random posts have earned him 169 thousand followers. He is also present on “Flipagram”, where he has amassed over a million 'views. His signature ear pods are available on his shopping website, shakeyfam.com. Shakes also has a Twitter account, but he isn’t very active on the platform, hence he has just acquired over 150 followers.
Shakes’s net worth is courted to be an estimated $500k. Most of his earnings come from his social media presence as a content creator, brand collaborations, and merchandise.
On TikTok, the creator could potentially earn upwards of an estimated $6k per post, excluding brand-sponsored deals. On Instagram, he could earn upwards of an estimated $1k for a brand-sponsored post. On YouTube, his average earnings are around the $300 mark per video, excluding brand-sponsored deals, for which he could charge upwards of $1k per video.
Shakes has associated himself with numerous top brands over his influencing career. His ever-growing popularity has helped him monetarily collaborate with these brands over the years. We can assume that the figures are of a hefty sum.
Shakes also sells his own line of merchandise on his website, “shakeyfam.com” which are catered to his fans. The items available include a variety of products such as Mobile Phone cases, apparel, signature earbuds, footwear, LED Lights, and more. We can speculate that Shakes earns towards the 5-figure mark each year in sales. We currently do not know how much he precisely earns, as there is no information available regarding that.
Shakes’s dominance on social media is very evident with over 6.8 million TikTok followers, while on Instagram he has over 169k followers, and on YouTube, he has 16k followers.
Ryan Shakes was born on December 3, 2001, in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America. He grew up with two sisters, Rochelle and Zayla, and a brother, Zayne. Nothing is known about his parents or background. He graduated from Azure High School in 2020, revealing it to his fans with an image on Instagram captioned “Verified, Lol I ain’t forget y’all calling me a “drop out”… I GRADUATED! I Lowkey Ain’t None To Play With!! Left school, & went back to ONLY do this for my mom yw”
He once said that if he had a superpower, he would want it to be the ability to read other people's minds. He also hopes to collaborate with Canadian rapper, singer, and songwriter Drake someday. In his spare time, he is often seen meditating. He is a huge fan of “chick flicks.” In September 2019, he introduced his pet Mylo to his fans, through an Instagram post. Shakes is good friends with fellow TikTok stars Matthew Scarfone and Mrgummyking.
Here are some of Shakes’s top videos on TikTok.
One of Shakes’s most engaging videos on TikTok with over 3.6 million views.
One of Shakes’s most viewed videos on TikTok with over 7.2 million views.
Another top video from Shakes’s TikTok account with over 2.2 million views.
Another popular comedic video by Shakes with over 1.1 million views.
Another popular comedic video by Shakes and his sister Zayla with over 1 million views.
A. Ryan Shakes, better known as Itsryanshakes online, is an American social media influencer, content creator, and entrepreneur. He is best recognized for gaining a large fan base on TikTok, through his comedic videos. His debut in social media was through YouTube, at just 9 years old.
A. Ryan Shakes was born on December 3, 2001, and is presently 21 years old.
A. Ryan Shakes grew up with two sisters, Rochelle and Zayla Shakes.
A. Ryan Shakes is from West Palm Beach, Florida, United States.