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Grian

Grian
Grian (Source: Instagram)


Charles Batchelor, better known online as Grian and formerly Xelqua, is an English YouTuber who makes Minecraft building tutorials, plays Minecraft minigames, and is a part of the popular Hermitcraft server. He is also known for his affiliation with the immensely popular Minecraft MMORPG, WynnCraft, which he helped create.


Personal Information


Name Charles Batchelor
Date Of Birth (Age)August 9, 1993, 30 years old
Date Of Joining YouTubeNovember 22, 2009
Net Worth$9.8 million
Total Videos876
Upload Schedule/Activity StatusWeekly/Active
ResidenceEngland, United Kingdom
NationalityEnglish


Social Media Stats


PlatformFollowers/Subscribers
Two Much Grian - YouTube862k
Grian 8.51 million
Instagram Followers Grian (@grianmc) • Instagram photos and videos 313k
TikTok Followers196.9k/2 million likes
Twitter Followers Grian (@GrianMC) | Twitter 281.6k
Twitch Followers GrianMC - Twitch 71.2k


Career


Grian originally started his channel in late 2009, but it took him until 2014 for his channel to grow. He then hit 1000 subscribers in 2015. His life before YouTube played a major part in his success. Before Grian became a fairly large YouTube personality, he was a part of the channel CraftedMovie, a Minecraft cinema channel that was active between 2011-2015. The channel originally consisted of a few starting members who starred in the short cinema clips; however, Grian became a part of the CraftedMovie team when he was invited to join the team as a set builder.


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Grian (Source: Instagram)


Grian was one of the various members who joined the CraftedMovie team after the original founders. After building sets behind the scenes for a long while, he eventually started appearing in videos of his own due to popular demand, starring as his own character, with a Minecraft version of Link from the game Zelda as his skin.


Grian became a popular internet personality through CraftedMovie. At the time, CraftedMovie was one of the largest Minecraft cinema channels and was one of the pioneers of cinema-type content in Minecraft.


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Grain’s oldest public video on YouTube dates back to January 1, 2015.


Years later, the overall humor of the videos decreased and the channel's amount of subscribers depleted rapidly. The channel was not extremely profitable due to YouTube's algorithms, so several CraftedMovie personnel, including Grian, decided to shift their focus to work on other projects, including Grian's own YouTube channel. His personal channel quickly became wildly more successful than CraftedMovie.


Wynncraft, an enormous Minecraft MMORPG server project to which members of CraftedMovie and Grian greatly contributed, eventually lead to the dissolution and permanent death of the CraftedMovie channel, paving the way for Grian's personal YouTube channel to grow, and the innovative Wynncraft server to be created under Grian's lead.


Wynncraft was a major project that was mainly focused on by Grian and others between the gradual death of CraftedMovie and the explosion of Grian's own YouTube channel. It was wildly successful and attracted many MMO-loving Minecraft players. Recently Tommyinnit has played Wynncraft, resulting in increased popularity of the server.


Grian's originally-small fanbase came mainly came from the Wynncraft community, and the channel became increasingly more popular with their publicity. Since Grian's YouTube channel took off, Grian has shifted his attention away from Wynncraft and more towards YouTube, which has angered some Wynncraft players, since Grian was one of the primary leaders.


However, this has not stopped Wynncraft from being Minecraft's largest MMORPG with nearly 2 million regular players. As of April 2024, Wynncraft still holds the World Record for the largest MMORPG in Minecraft.


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Grian (Source: Instagram)


A simple concept, (also known as Evo SMP) took its member's through different versions of Minecraft, starting with Minecraft Alpha. Grian's first episode was on October 1, 2017. He and his friends began their journey in a place that became a city, but they all had their own individual bases as well. His friends Martyn, Timmy, LDShadowLady, NettyPlays, Tomahawk, Bigbst4tz2, Mini Muka, Taurtis and SystemZee started their journey together, with PearlescentMoon joining in later.


On January 10, 2017, Grian joined the Minecraft Evolution SMP as an "Evolutionist". The SMP took place in Minecraft from Beta, and players could slowly advance to a later version of Minecraft, i.e. after Beta was version 1.1, then advancing to version 1.2, etc., allowing an opportunity for players to experience older versions of Minecraft that they may not have played before.


On August 17, 2018, just after entering version 1.7 of Evo, Grian announced via Twitter that he would no longer be a part of the Evo server, stating that while he didn't enjoy it too much anymore, he had enjoyed his time there, and the other members would be continuing to be a part of the server after his departure. One final episode of the SMP was released after announcing that he would be leaving. As of August 2018, it was his longest-running series on the channel.


HermitCraft


Grian is a member of Hermitcraft, a server that only consists of YouTubers who were invited to join. Grian joined in season 6, and has been actively participating in every season since that date.


Net Worth


Grian's net worth is said to be around $9.8 million based on YouTube advertising revenue. Grian' YouTube channel gets around 41 million views a month and around 1.36 million views each day. It is estimated that Grian earns $163k thousand a month, reaching $2 million a year.


Grian also has sponsors, and they could earn more by promoting their products. How much he earns from there is currently unknown. On Twitch, his average earnings are unknown, but he could earn upwards of $2k to $5k per stream through donations.


Social Media


Grians’s dominance on social media is very evident with over 313k Instagram followers, while on Twitter he has over 281.6k followers. On TikTok, Grian has 196.9k followers and 2 million likes.


Personal Life


Charles Batchelor was born on August 9, 1993, in an undisclosed location in the UK. Surprisingly, very less information is known about his early life. From what we could gather, he has a brother and sister, whose identities haven’t been revealed as yet. He has a degree in biology.


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Grian (Source: Instagram)


He got married on August 15, 2020. Grian’s marriage to his wife was a small and intimate ordeal. He has managed to keep his wife’s identity hidden away from the public eye. He said in a statement “I like to keep my private life as private as possible, but sometimes you have to make a point of sharing your best moments. I recently married my soul mate in the middle of a pandemic. It was the best day of my life. Everything went perfectly, the weather was good and everyone had a wonderful time.” He has two pet cats, named Maui and Pearl.


Content On YouTube


Grian is mainly known for his Minecraft as most of his content revolves around the game. Occasionally, he also posts vlogs, usually about his holiday trips and invitations to Minecraft conventions and occasionally plays other non-Minecraft games (such as "Who's Your Daddy?" and GangBeasts).


Grian's channel exploded quite quickly, and was one of the fastest-growing channels on YouTube for a short period of time, after uploading the video, "5 Easy Steps To Improve Your Minecraft House".


Many of his tutorials focus on how to improve existing builds and often focus on how to improve building skills in specific areas, such as building pillars, towers, roofs, and rustic houses. Here are some of his most popular videos.


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A Minecraft tutorial video by Grian with over 86 million views.


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Another popular Minecraft tutorial video with over 25 million views.


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Another popular Minecraft tutorial video with over 23 million views


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A popular Minecraft video by Grian with over 21 million views.


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Another popular Minecraft video by Grian with over 20 million views.


Facts


  1. Grian was formerly the owner of the mc.Grian.net Minecraft multiplayer server, which hosted many minigames, including a "Survive the Disasters" minigame, which he has featured on his YouTube channel in his videos. Sadly the server had to be shut down due to funding running out.
  2. Grian is the creator of TNT run, which is now a popular minigame used in multiplayer minigame servers such as Hypixel. He also created the popular minigame "Build Swap" and "Drawing... Badly".
  3. Grian was born on the same day as his friend and fellow YouTuber fWhip, although Grian is one year older.

FAQ's On Grian

Q. What is Grian’s real name?

A. Grian’s real name is Charles Batchelor.

Q. Who is Grian’s wife?

A. Her identity is unknown as he has managed to keep his wife’s identity hidden away from the public eye.

Q. How much is Grian worth?

A. Grian's net worth is estimated to be around $9.8 million.

Q. Where is Grian from?

His exact location is unknown, but we do know he is from the UK.

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