Daniel Howell (born 11 June 1991) and Phil Lester (born 30 January 1987) are an English entertainment, and business duo noted for their joint work since they first met in 2009 on YouTube, books, tours, and original films.
|DOB (Age)||Daniel Howell: 11 June, 1991 (age 31)|
|Phil Lester: 30 January 1987 (age 35)|
|DOJ (YouTube)||May 2nd, 2014|
|Net Worth||Daniel Howell: $3 million|
|Phil Lester: $1.98 million|
Lester posted his debut video to his AmazingPhil channel in March 2006, while Howell did so to his danisnotonfire channel in October 2009. Dan and Phil first worked together on a truth-or-dare style Q&A video called Phil is not on fire for Lester’s channel in the same month that Howell posted his first YouTube video.
“MONKEYING AROUND - Dan and Phil Play: Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze” is the oldest available video on their channel. In the video, they play Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze.
This cooperation grew into a 10-part series, with one episode being uploaded each year. Dan and Phil have frequently appeared in one other’s videos on YouTube since then. In 2010, Dan and Phil participated in “Stickaid” a live, continuous 24-hour internet broadcast that benefits UNICEF.
Ben Cook’s twelve-part 2012 online series Becoming YouTube featured interviews with Dan and Phil on a variety of subjects. As an April Fools’ joke, Dan and Phil debuted DanAndPhilCRAFTS, a spin-off crafts channel, on April 1. It contained a single video of them folding squares of paper into snowflakes, with humour and sloppy editing throughout. In just one week, it received over 154,000 subscribers and 500,000 total views.
Dan came out as gay and discussed his memories of growing up in the 1990s in a video that he aired on his channel on June 13, 2019. The next day, Phil released a tweet. Phil also released a coming-out video at the end of June, going into more depth than he had in his tweet.
Through the platform My Damn Channel, Dan and Phil jointly launched a YouTube channel in 2011. It featured the pair talking about and looking into spooky happenings and was titled The Super Amazing Project. The show’s viewers would send in “Viewers Spooky Happenings” items for the video bloggers to respond to in segments like “scary” and “In The News This Week”, where the team reviewed recent humorous news stories and viral videos.
It was revealed in October 2014 that Dan and Phil would stop working on The Super Amazing Project as of that month in order to focus on their Radio 1 show. The first video on Dan and Phil’s brand-new gaming YouTube channel, DanAndPhilGAMES, was published on September 12, 2014. The channel gained 1 million subscribers on March 8, 2015. It held the title of YouTube channel with the quickest growth rate.
This channel has a number of well-liked recurrent and seasonal programmes, including those for Sims 4 and Google Feud, Spooky Week, and Gamingmas. The channel has been off the air since December 2018, when its most recent upload was made as of August 2022.
The BBC announced in November 2012 that starting in January 2013, Dan and Phil would host the Sunday night entertainment and requests programme for BBC Radio 1’s national broadcast in the UK. The pair have previously produced films for Radio 1’s YouTube account and hosted two Christmas programmes as part of their infrequent collaboration with the station.
The programme was meant to be an interactive, audio-visual event that included music videos created by viewers, physical challenges done live on air by Dan and Phil, and song requests from listeners. It was broadcast live in video form and available to everyone in the world on the BBC Radio 1 website.
According to various sources, Howell is worth $3 million, and Lester is worth $1.98 million as of August 2022. As per SocialBlade, they earn $203 - $3.2K per month and $2.4K - $38.9K per year. From their individual channels, they earn a combined total of up to $3k per month and 36.2k per year.
Howell spent his childhood in Winnersh, Berkshire. Adrian, his younger brother, is a lifestyle coach and photographer who launched his own YouTube channel in 2018. At the age of 16, he began working for the Focus DIY store chain. Later, he moved on to Asda and growing up, he participated with Wokingham Youth Theatre. Howell had a gap year following his 2009 graduation from The Forest School, at which time he began making videos for his channel as a pastime.
Lester was born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, on January 30, 1987. Martyn, his elder brother, is a man. He worked as a dog walker, a car washer at WHSmith and a veterinary clinic before making vlogs and radio hosting his full-time careers. He also had a role in the movie Faintheart as Tim. He went to Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School with Martyn. Later, he earned both a Master of Arts in Video Postproduction with Visual Effects in 2009 and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English Language and Linguistics in 2008, both from the University of York.
Dan and Phil have separate Instagram and Twitter accounts where they have a massive following. Dan has over 3.4 million followers on Instagram, while Phil has over 3.6 million followers. On Twitter, Daniel is followed by 7.7 million users, whereas Phil is followed by 6.9 million users.
Dan and Phil haven’t posted a video on their channel in over 3 years on their channel as of August 2022. Their videos still draw in a huge number of views, and almost all of their videos cross a million mark. Their content is focused on gameplay videos where both of them play games such as PUBG, Dumb ways to die, Sims 4, Fortnite and more.
Dan and Phil play the Sims 4.
Dan and Phil Play Five Nights At Freddy’s.
Dan and Phil play Just Dance.
Dan and Phil Play Akinator.
A. Yes, Howell and Lester have written a book. The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire was the title of the book that Dan and Phil revealed they had co-written in a trailer posted on Howell's channel on March 26, 2015. The UK and the rest of the world received it on October 8 and 15, respectively.
A. According to SocialBlade, they make $203 - $3.2K per month and $2.4K - $38.9K per year from their channel.
A. Yes, they have a merchandise line. In 2014, Phil Lester's brother, Martyn, co-founded IRL Digital, Ltd. a business that began as the Dan and Phil Shop and has since expanded to design and market items for other media stars.