Roy Purdy is an American rapper, dancer, and YouTuber with a net worth of $1.5 Million. He came to the spotlight after uploading a video titled “Running Man Challenge” on his YouTube channel. Purdy’s video was set in his high school which he dropped in 2016.
Roy later pursued his music career as well, releasing a couple of tracks including “Walk It Out!” and “Oh Wow”. This music led him to get shoutouts from WorldStarHipHop, LADBible, Complex, Chris Brown, Kodak Black, and many more.
What is Roy Purdy’s Net Worth?
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Roy Purdy was born on February 25th, 1998, in Appleton, Wisconsin, to Brenda and Tom Purdy. His father owns a bunch of restaurants and his mother works in real estate.
Roy is the middle child of three boys and grew up with an older brother Bruce and a younger brother George. As a kid, Roy developed an interest in skateboarding and has been doing this since the age of 5.
At the age of 10, Roy discovered his next passion which was music. His parents were very supportive of his interest in the arts. In terms of education, he enrolled at Appleton North High School and completed his graduation.
Roy started off his music career by getting him some piano lessons. It helped set him up with a strong understanding of how to create music. By the age of 12, he formed a rock band with his friends where he was on the piano, singing and also throwing a little harmonica.
At the age of 13, Roy began to switch things up and started learning the guitar. Instead of singing, he decided to become a rapper. During high school, Roy was becoming less interested in performing covers and showed more interest in putting his work into the world.
While attending skateboard camp, Roy recorded his first rap song “Skate Rhyme”. He uploaded the music video for this song in August 2013. By junior year, he began recording songs using GarageBand on his laptop. Later in his senior year, Purdy made an entire mixtape titled “Peanut Butter Banana Sandwiches: Volume 1”.
In October 2015, Roy Purdy had his first big viral video which was him hanging out with random stuff on Halloween. He posted that video to his Facebook page which had about 3 million views.
A few months later, Roy found viral success again when he uploaded a simple video where he jumped into a trash can. That video went viral on Vine and Facebook, garnering millions of views on both platforms.
He followed it up two weeks later with the Roy Purdy “Running Man Challenge” which got him 30 million views on Facebook. The “Running Man Challenge” video blew up on all the social media outlets. As a result, he went from 2000 followers on Instagram to 25,000 off that video alone.
In April 2017, Roy’s video “Mannequin head dance” went viral on that clocked in another 30 million views on Facebook. Additionally, his high school graduation ceremony video was another viral success that he uploaded on social media.
Roy’s third lifelong obsession is 1980s fashion. Roy always loves wearing bright 80s windbreakers and weird clothes that he finds at the thrift stores. There are his pinky and green sunglasses which have become an iconic part of his brand.
Roy Purdy had developed new role models looking up to creators like Donald Glover and Tyler the Creator. He doesn’t plan on fitting into one profession, he wants to do it all. In April 2018, Roy teamed up with rapper Yung Gravy for a tour and then made a deal with CAA.
Here are some of the most popular videos of Roy Purdy:
- IN NEW YORK I MILLY ROCK (2017)
- ashjd;jwa’flsdghkfa;hdljx (2017)
- ROY PURDY | Best Of (2017)
- Roy Purdy mannequin head dance #5 (2016)
- Ocean Boy (2017)
- Oh Wow (2018)
Roy Purdy Net Worth
Roy Purdy is on his way to massive success, having already moved to Los Angeles and his audience is blowing up. The rapper gained popularity with his eponymous YouTube channel where he has over 3 million subscribers.
Moreover, he is also famous on other social media platforms including FaceBook, Instagram, etc. His music career is also doing well and his 2017 song “Pink and Green” has over 6 million views.
Roy has established two YouTube channels second of which is PurdyGang which he created in December 2015. He is gaining popularity in various outlets and he plans to take over Hollywood. As of 2023, Roy Purdy’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 Million.
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