Tyler Oakley

Tyler Oakley

Tyler Oakley is an American internet sensation popular as a YouTube personality, actnike air max 90 futura jordan max aura 4 nike air jordan 1 elevate low yeezy boost 350 v2 hyperspace durex intense vibrations ring brock purdy jersey durex intense vibrations ring adidas yeezy boost 350 turtle dove blundstone uomo adidas yeezy boost 350 turtle dove decathlon bmx inflatable kayak sac à dos eastpak jock strap nike air jordan 1 elevate lowor, producer, author, and activist. Tyler Oakley is in limelight for “The Tyler Oakley Show”, humorous content on YouTube, and for advocacy about LGBTQ + rights and social issues including health care, education, and the prevention of suicide among the LGBTQ+ youths.

Birth Details, Childhood, and Education

Born on March 22, 1989, in Jackson, Michigan, United States of America, Tyler Oakley’s full name is Mathew Tyler Oakley. When he was an infant, his parents parted ways but he is very fond of his mother, Jackie Oakley whom he often features on his YouTube channel. Furthermore, he has twelve siblings. While he was studying in grade six, he moved to Okemos where he joined choir and drama.

Talking about his teenage years, he suffered from Bulimia nervosa. It is a kind of eating disorder characterized by ‘binge eating’ followed by purging; and excessive concern with body shape and weight.


Tyler has a degree in communication, marketing, and social media. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

Tyler Oakley’s Net Worth

Tyler Oakley’s estimated net worth is $10M in 2021. His sheer focus and hard work on YouTube, acting, and producing resulted in good fortune. He has multiple sources of income but his YouTube channel made him make $8 million. Since he has started hosting, podcasting, and started to tour live, his dedication would aid him to accumulate even more money in the near future.



Tyler commenced his YouTube journey with the motive of connecting to his old friends, scattered in different institutions because he was suicidal due to depression. His long-term relationship with his boyfriend could not sustain as a result of which he suffered from depression.

Tyler owns a self-titled YouTube channel with more than 6.98M subscribers. In 2007, he uploaded his first-ever video titled, “Raindrops” with hundreds of thousands of views. One of his most popular videos crossing over 13M views is “The Photobooth Challenge (ft. MirandaSings)”, One of the indispensable journeys Tyler as a YouTuber is a member of the “5awesomegays” where he used to upload Friday videos for consecutive three years.


Social Media

Being a graduate of social media, Oakley is very content and happy with social media. A professed “professional fangirl” is a big fan of ‘Darren Chris’ from ‘Glee’ grabbed the attention of the top celebrities and organizations, major celebrities like Liam Payne, Chris Colfer, and Taco Bell, and gain immense popularity on the Twitter handle.

Tyler was successful in grabbing the attention of the U.S president, Barack Obama too. He was invited to the White House where he thoroughly talked about the education issues with Michelle Obama.

Tyler Oakley
Tyler interviewing Michelle Obama on education issues


Talking about his podcast, he started a podcast with his best friend known as “Psychobabble“.He initiated this podcast with the motive of connecting with celebrities and make people laugh in 2014 and with almost 300 episodes it came to an end in 2020. Tyler also had Brenden in episode 5 on-air.

On-screen project

Oakley portrayed the role of “The Thespian” in 2017, TV series “Escape The Night” with ‘Joey Gracifa’. Similarly, he is immensely popular for other TV series such as ‘Team Kaylie’, ”Smosh’, and “The Real O’Neals” to name a few.

Likewise, he is also a producer and has produced TV series like “Spooktober”. Also, Oakley is the executive producer of ‘Psychobabble’ and “SNervous Tyler Oakley”. Apart from these, he has been a presenter and guest to various reality shows and events.

The Tyler Oakley’s Show

The prominent YouTuber regards Ellen DeGeneres as his role model. He further says, “She embodies what I want my experience to be and my influence to be, where it’s a positive one, it’s a happy one, it’s not something about the bad parts of life or the downsides of a lot of things. She’s using her influence for good, and everyone knows who she is, what she stands for, and that she is a lesbian.”

He caught the eye of Ellen too and shared a room in the ellentube with his own show titled, “The Tyler Oakley Show” which consists funny videos with celebrities. Some of the videos available are “‘The Tyler Oakley Show,’ Disney ‘Frozen Edition with Idina Menzel & Kristen Bell”, and ‘The Tyler Oakley Show’: Ouija Board with Alessia Cara” to name a few. He also experienced the Haunted House during Halloween which was full of fun for the viewers undoubtedly but scary for Oakley.

In the year 2016, Oakley and his best friend, Korey Kuhl competed in the 28th season of the Amazing Race in which they secured the third position. Likewise, they again took part in the 31st season of the show and they were able to secure second position. The LGBTQ+ activist was also seen in RuPaul’s DragRace where he was paired with Monet X Change.


Tyler is an LGBTQ+ activist best known for his generosity regarding the ‘TREVOR PROJECT’ is commendable. The ‘TREVOR PROJECT’ is an organization for the prevention of LGBTQ+ youth. Oakley interned with them in 2009 after two years in 2011, he co-hosted TrevorLIVE too. He has accumulated a huge amount of funds on the occasion of his birthday which have saved thousands of lives of innocent people. No one would disagree on one point that he is the man with a golden heart.

Tyler Oakley’s Partner

Tyler’s sexual orientation is Gay and is seeing Anthony Russow who is a product manager at Netflix. According to Distractfy, in 2018, Oakley and Anthony met through a dating app named Bumble. They got along well with each other and started dating each other. Among the duo, Tyler was the one who publicized their relationship via Instagram on September 9, 2018.

Tyler Oakley with his partner, Anthony Russo

At the end of December, Anthony also posted writing, “the best part of 2018.” They are proud to have each other and since then, we can see their adorable pictures on their Instagram handle. Their openly gay relationships are a source of inspiration to lots of people out there who are still in the closet.

Tyler Oakley’s Past Relationships

Unfolding about the dating history of Tyler, he posted a video titled, “The “Boyfriend” Tag (ft. Troye Sivan) | Tyler Oakley” on his YouTube channel which has garnered 11M views until now. The video bagged “Teen Choice Award for Most Popular Web Collaboration in 2014″. Because of this video, there was also a rumor that chemistry is brewing between the two of them.

Another rumor of Tyler’s dating is with Adam Rippon, an American former figure skater. Adam and Tyler got along after Tyler featured Adam on one of his YouTube videos, “gays on ice: Olympics edition (ft. Adam Rippon)”. The main reason behind the cause of the rumor was the playful caption of Adam on his Instagram, “Daddy loves a winner.” 

Oakley was in an abusive relationship in his college days, he was abused by his boyfriend and felt helpless as he could not escape from that long-term relationship. He was at his worst when his relationship ended and led him to depression. He shared his experience in his book titled, ‘Binge’ which made him an author too. Luckily, he is blessed with the best as of now.

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