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GermanLetsPlay

Manuel (born February 9, 1992, in Essen) is a German web video producer specializing in Let's Plays, which he posts on the video platform YouTube. He is most renowned for his videos on many old and flash games, as well as Minecraft. His trademarks are a mask and a striped blue and black sweater.

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He stated his intention to retire as a web video producer at the end of April 2022.

Personal Information

NameManuel
Profile NameGermanLetsPlay
DOB (Age)February 9, 1992 (30 years)
DOJ (YouTube)November 13th, 2010
Total Videos6,881
Schedule/StatusTwice weekly
Net Worth$2.78 million
NationalityGerman
ResidenceGermany

Social media statistics

PlatformFollowers/SubscribersViews
YouTube 3.69 million2,509,801,132

Twitch145,949 702,238
Instagram 644,576

Twitter1.5 million
TikTok542,000

Career

On February 28, 2010, he launched his first YouTube channel, GermanLetsPlay. After receiving two strikes for copyright infringements, he launched the GermanLetsFail channel on November 13, 2010, which would have been his primary channel in the event of a third strike.

“Singularity Gameplay | Let's Play #01 - Deutsch - E99 und die Singularität” or “Singularity Gameplay | Let's Play #01 - Deutsch - E99 and the Singularity” is the oldest video on Manuel’s channel. The video has over 168k views as of September 2022. The video is a walkthrough video in which Manuel plays the game Singularity.

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In September, he created the channel GermanLetsTrash, which he utilized from then on to publish videos with questionable copyright. However, due to a third strike on December 31, 2010, GermanLetsPlay was barred because he claims to have overlooked a copyright-infringing video on his prior channel.

Despite the fact that the channel was made operational again in March 2012 after consulting with YouTube support, he opted to continue publishing his Let's Plays under GermanLetsFail owing to the large number of followers and the administrative work. He was able to rename his account to GermanLetsPlay and republish his films under the original name after the renaming option was added in May 2013.

He deactivated the channels GermanLetsButton and GermanLetsButton2, which he also owned and where mostly vlogs were uploaded, in 2015 after years of inactivity. The former had just crossed 100,000 subscribers, while the latter had nearly 70,000 when it was terminated. On both channels, there were 37 videos.

GermanLetsPlay launched a new channel called GLP Shorts on July 8, 2021. He uploads small films of hilarious situations and highlights there, even though he has been gone since January 2022.

During his active time on his channel, he produced Let's Plays of several games such as GTA V and Bloons Tower Defense 6. He also frequently recorded with members of the Freedom Squad, which included Paluten, Zombey, and Maudado.

He began using a so-called VTuber avatar, a 3D figure that reflected his facial emotions and mouth movements, in his videos in the beginning of June 2021. He spent roughly 15,000 euros on this avatar. His goal was to add more passion and personality to his films without having to show himself. During his absence from January 2022, he also sold the technological means for the avatar.

There was a several-month gap on his primary channel beginning in January 2022, which was explained in a subsequent video. GermanLetsPlay states in a thorough statement video that he has experienced numerous health problems in the bowel and liver over the last ten years and has gotten several diagnoses, including ulcerative colitis and deadly primary sclerosing cholangitis, which was later amended.

With these incidents, he stated that he wished to "take a break indefinitely" and "take care of his body". He might, however, envision releasing videos "selectively" again and disrupting his break for a brief time. He attributed this to major improvements in games such as Raft and Minecraft.

This happened for the first time on June 22, 2022, for the final Raft upgrade. After it ended, about a month later, he reiterated that he did not yet know himself - or did not want to commit himself - to returning totally or merely appearing "punctually" However, the podcast that had begun during his absence would continue.

Manuel's debut comic, GermanLetsPlay: In the whirl of the worlds, was released on September 6, 2021. He published it with the Community Editions publisher, which focuses on web video producers. Haiko Hörnig authored the plot based on his ideas, which were later illustrated by David Fülecki. He's working on a second comic for 2023.

On April 19, 2022, Manuel released the school calendar 2022/2023, a kind of assignment book in the style of the previously published comic.

GermanLetsPlay has been co-hosting a weekly podcast called Kottbruder with Paluten since May 15, 2022. The name of the podcast is derived from the duo’s joking moniker, which references the fact that they "cooked" together in school.

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Net Worth

According to Net Worth Spot, Manuel has an estimated net worth of $2.78 million as of August 2022. GermanLetsPlay's YouTube channel receives over 11.9 million views every month. Using these figures, Net Worth Spot estimates that GermanLetsPlay earns $47.6 thousand every month, for a total of $713.98 thousand per year. GermanLetsPlay might earn more than $1.29 million per year on the high end. YouTubers rarely have a single source of revenue. Influencers can earn money by promoting their own products, accepting sponsorships, or earning affiliate commissions.

Personal Life

He was born and raised in Essen with his mother, and he has three elder brothers and one older sister. His two brothers, Debitor and SibstLP, are or were also active on YouTube. He attended a comprehensive school and currently resides in Münster, according to his own account. Since mid-July 2022, he has had two British Shorthair cats, who have appeared more frequently on his other social media accounts, notably during his sabbatical from YouTube.

He keeps his look absolutely private and has indicated repeatedly that he does not wish to appear in public. In his real-life films, which he published on the GermanLetsButton channel from 2010 to 2011, he wore only a white plastic mask, which he had previously fashioned out of cardboard.

Other Social Media Statistics

Manuel is an active social media user. Although his following on the rest of the platforms isn’t as massive as his following on YouTube, he still has an impressive following.

On Twitch, he has a following of over 145k and mostly streams games. However, as of September 2022, he hasn’t streamed in over 2 years. On Instagram, he has a following of 644k and posts pictures of food and his cat. On Twitter, he has a following of more than 1.5 million, with a following of over 542k on TikTok.

Content on YouTube

Manuel posts videos twice weekly. Usually, his videos generate hundreds of thousands of views, and some videos cross half a million views over time. The content on his channel comprises gameplays of various games such as PUBG Mobile, Minecraft, Naraka: Bladepoint, ShellShock Live and more.

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This video is his most watched video, with over 3 million views as of September 2022. Manuel plays GTA Online and shoots a rocket motorcycle from rocket cars..

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This video is his second-most watched video, with over 2.8 million views as of September 2022. Manuel plays GTA Online and talks about how buggy the game is while showing the same.

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This video is his third-most watched video, with over 2.7 million views as of September 2022. Manuel plays GTA Online and encounters various difficult situations.

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This video is his fourth-most watched video, with over 2.5 million views as of September 2022. Manuel plays GTA Online and finds the best car in the game with his friends.

Interesting Facts

  • On December 4, 2014, the GermanLetsPlay channel hit one million subscribers.

  • GermanLetsPlay was the third largest German gaming YouTuber in January 2020, according to the web spieletipps.de.

  • From 2012 to 2018, he uploaded a short April Fool's Day video pretending to make his arrival public on April 1.

FAQs

Q. How much does GermanLetsPlay earn?

A. According to Net Worth Spot, GermanLetsPlay's channel generates around $47.6 thousand per month, and around $713.98 thousand each year. On the top end, Manuel might earn more than $1.29 million each year.

Q. Where is GermanLetsPlay from?

A. Manuel was born on February 9, 1992, in Essen, Germany.

Q. Has GermanLetsPlay shown his face?

A. No, Manuel has kept his appearance secret on his channel. From 2012 to 2018, he uploaded a short April Fool's Day video pretending to show his face in public.

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