Rubén Doblas Gundersen (born 13 February 1990), better known as elrubiusOMG or simply El Rubius, is a Spanish-Norwegian YouTuber whose channel primarily consists of gameplays and vlogs. He is one of the 50 channels on the platform with the most subscribers worldwide and has the most subscribers in Spain.
He was listed as one of the "next generation leaders" and dubbed an "online conqueror" by Time magazine in 2016. During a live YouTube broadcast for a Fortnite video game tournament in 2018, he set the record for the most views ever. With the third-highest followers worldwide, he is one of the most well-liked Twitch streams.
|Name||Rubén Doblas Gundersen|
|DOB (Age)||13 February 1990 (age 32)|
|DOJ (YouTube)||Dec 20th, 2011|
|Net Worth||$7 million|
Under the handle “elrubius”, Rubén Doblas Gundersen launched his first YouTube channel in 2006. In reference to his name and the fact that he used to have blonde hair as a child, he claimed that this channel is a play on words. On December 8, 2006, his first video, “The audience”, was posted online. His video was an English-language montage of the video game Grand Theft Auto IV. In 2011, he started posting montages of the more recent video game Skyrim on a daily basis, to which Rubius added commentary on peculiar and entertaining circumstances.
El Rubius launched “elrubiusOMG” as a new channel on December 19, 2011. He started uploading older versions of his Skyrim montages in January, along with newer ones in which he discussed events in several video games, like Battlefield and Happy Wheels. It was a pretty common format on the platform at the time.
“Skyrim - Doesn’t know how to dialogue with giants” is the first video on Gundersen’s channel. In the video, he plays Skyrim and shows a few dialogue options.
In the Spanish-speaking community, Rubius was a pioneer in popularizing this kind of video. His fame started to soar tremendously. He produced the video “MI CARA” on January 28, 2012. There, on YouTube, he first revealed his face. The “(X video game) in 1-minute” section was then established by him for his YouTube channel.
El Rubius’ channels generally feature gameplays, sketches, vlogs, and montages, most of which are about video games and are done with humor, satire, and sarcasm. His charm, naturalness, simplicity, and straightforward language, together with his ability to connect with his audience and forge a close bond with those who relate with him (who are, on average, between the ages of 14 and 23), are some of the most infamous reasons for his videos’ success and virality. He doesn’t play a character like other television celebrities or content producers, which makes him more popular with the general public.
His channel gained 200,000 followers on July 22, 2012. He posted a video on July 29 in which he first met Mangel (Miguel Angel Rogel) face to face. When they were both teenagers, Rubius and this other Spanish YouTuber connected on message boards online.
When Rubius and Mangel signed a deal with the production company BGames, they declared that they would both go to live together in Madrid. They had to devote their time to making videos on the platform there. His channel surpassed 300,000 subscribers on September 16, 2012. In Chatroulette on October 7, Rubius posted a video of himself.
By surpassing fellow YouTuber Willyrex in November 2012, Rubius rose to the position of most-subscribed Spanish channel. He introduced a new section in January 2013 called “Meet The Rubius” (an allusion to a popular video game series Team Fortress 2, on YouTube). There, Rubius related stories from his own life. On February 18, 2013, his channel attracted one million members over the course of two months, breaking into the top ten Spanish-language channels with that brand (or more) at the time.
Along with fellow YouTuber Vegetta777 from Spain, he was presented with the Diamond Play Button at the YouTube 10th Anniversary Party in Madrid in October 2015. He took part in the second Club Media Fest in Argentina and Chile during this month. He collaborated in a video with the Spanish singer Edurne dancing on the Just Dance video game in December.
In order to “sell more”, El Rubius claimed in a video that the Spanish daily El Mundo had misrepresented and edited an interview that he himself had granted. He declared that he would stop giving press interviews and reports going forward.
Rubius created a significant splash with a tweet that stated “Limonada” after reaching 20 million members in August 2016. It is the fifth-most shared tweet in history as of September 2019. He posted a video in September criticizing YouTube’s new anti-censorship guidelines. Rubius made a joke about having to alter his approach since “he didn’t want to lose his partner and that he loved his money” The video was demonetized and has an age restriction, yet he continued to violate all the new laws while making it.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gundersen is worth $7 million as of August 2022. The YouTube channel El Rubius rose to the top spot for subscribers in Spain. With 1.3 million retweets, one of his tweets from 2016 held the record for most retweets ever. He uploaded his first video in 2006, and in 2011 he started working full-time as a YouTuber. Additionally, he runs the ElRubiusOMG YouTube channel, which he founded in 2011. He produces a variety of content, such as channels, vlogs, and gameplays. In 2014, he released the interactive book The Troll Book.
Rubén Doblas Gundersen was born on 13 February 1990 in Mijas, Andalusia, Spain. He has a younger sister named Liv on his mother's side and two brothers on his father's side. He is the son of a Norwegian mother named Bente and a Spanish father. He and his mother relocated to Bergen after his parents divorced when he was three years old, where she partnered with another Spaniard named Héctor, whom Rubius frequently alludes to in his videos as "The Godfather".
When he was sixteen, his parents split up once again during his high school years. He moved to Norway, completed his education there, and then joined his godfather in returning to Spain. He had an internship there and worked in a grocery store. Later, he enrolled in Ateneo School in Madrid to study 3D modeling and animation.
Gundersen is active on several social media platforms and has a huge fan following on all of them. On Twitch, he is followed by 12.5 million users making him the 3rd most followed personality on the platform. He streams Minecraft, Fortnite, Mario Kart and more. On Instagram, he has a following of over 17.2 million, where he posts solo photos and pictures of places he visits. On Twitter, he is followed by 19.8 million users, and on TikTok, he has a huge fan following of 26.7 million.
Gundersen uploads videos weekly. However, he hasn’t uploaded in over 6 months as of August 2022. His videos easily attain several million views, given his massive subscriber count. His content focuses on reaction videos, vlogs, challenge videos and gaming.
This is a music video for Gundersen’s song Miner.
Gundersen plays Super Smash Brothers.
Gundersen shows clips of himself playing Minecraft.
Gundersen gives a tour of his house in 5 minutes.
A. Yes, El Rubius revealed via a Twitch broadcast in January 2021 that he was relocating to Andorra in order to be nearer to his friends and escape the attention he received while residing in Madrid. Due to the lower tax burden in that nation, some YouTubers and streamers took this move, which sparked uproar on social media.
A. Having started to experience tension, anxiety, and nervousness while filming videos and performing live concerts in the preceding months, he declared on May 25, 2018, that he would temporarily leave YouTube.
A. According to SocialBlade, he earns upto $44K per month and upto $528.3K per year.