Dávid Julián Dobrk is a well-known Internet figure. Before starting his vlog on YouTube in 2015, he gained early popularity on the video-sharing app Vine. He co-founded the photography app Dispo in 2019.
David Dobrik Biography
Dobrik is best known as the leader of the popular YouTube group The Vlog Squad, which appears frequently in his vlogs and consists of a rotating group of his friends.
Dobrik’s vlog channel had 18.3 million members and approximately 7 billion views as of January 2022. With 2.4 billion views in 2019, the channel was the seventh most popular creator channel on YouTube.
Dobrik has also voiced characters in The Angry Birds Movie 2, served as a judge on Nickelodeon’s America’s Most Musical Family, presented a SpongeBob SquarePants special, and hosted the inaugural season of Discovery Channel’s reality competition show Dodgeball Thunderdome.
David Dobrik Career
Dobrik created his first Vine video in 2013. He collaborated on Vine with Liza Koshy, Gabbie Hanna, Jason Nash, and Zane & Heath, among others.
Dobrik was a member of the YouTube group Second Class before beginning his own channel. In 2015, Dobrik created his own YouTube channel.
This channel’s videos have featured comedy vlogs based on real-life circumstances and semi-scripted segments since its debut, involving many of his old Vine partners.
Dobrik launched his second channel, David Dobrik Too, in August 2016, where he shares blooper reels, challenge videos, and more direct sponsorship partnerships.
Popularity of David Dobrik
Dobrik has acquired popularity in recent years as a result of his high-energy films, which include pranks, inside jokes, cute animals, Vine and YouTube stars, genuine celebrities, and numerous comedic bit characters, and which he used to upload three days a week but now only posts two.
Dobrik received a Diamond Play Button from YouTube in December 2018 in honour of his YouTube channel achieving 10 million subscribers. Paper magazine named Dobrik one of the “10 Social Media Personalities Making the Most Noise” for 2018.
W magazine, among others, recognised Dobrik in July 2019 for being part of a trend of creating a distinct Instagram account dedicated to images taken with film or disposable cameras.
Dobrik was named to Variety magazine’s annual “Power of Young Hollywood” list in August 2019. Dobrik co-hosted the 2019 Teen Choice Awards with Lucy Hale in the same month, and he was named Choice Male Web Star.
In addition, Dobrik competed in the inaugural Kids’ Choice Sports Championship.
According to a Piper Jaffray & Co. survey conducted in October 2019, Dobrik is the most popular media celebrity among teenagers.
David Dobrik as a 2019 Sexiest Heartthrob
Dobrik was awarded Sexiest Heartthrob of 2019 by People magazine in November, beating out runner-ups Harry Styles and Shawn Mendes.
Dobrik was a guest judge in the first episode of the ninth season of Chopped Junior and was one of the presenters at the 2019 American Music Awards.
Dobrik was named the fifth-most-viewed creator on YouTube in December 2019, with 2.4 billion views, according to YouTube Rewind 2019.
With 17.5 million likes and 180 million views, Dobrik’s TikTok video showcasing a large-scale elephant toothpaste experiment was declared the Number One Top Viral Video on the platform in 2019. [More information is required]
Dobrik also made his late-night television debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where he discussed his motivation for his viral videos and popular YouTube channel, as well as his first encounter with Justin Bieber.
According to Nielsen Social Content Ratings, Dobrik’s presence on the show alongside Martin Short and Yola was responsible for the show being ranked as the #1 most-social late-night series of the week, with 2.2 million interactions across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, up +582 percent.
According to Nielsen Media Research, the show tied for first place in the key demographic of adults aged 18 to 49, as well as people aged 18 to 34, for the late-night ratings week of January 20 through 24, and won the week outright against its competitors in all major adult-female demographics.
With five videos featuring Dobrik totaling more than 15 million views, the show also placed first across all entertainment companies in total and new views for the week.
Most well-known media figure
In April 2020, Dobrik was named the most popular media personality among teenagers for the second time in a row, according to a Piper Jaffray & Co. survey.
According to Vanessa Pappas, general manager of TikTok US, Dobrik became one of the first 19 recipients of TikTok’s $1 billion Creator Fund in August 2020 because of “his ability to show what it means to be your authentic self, bring joy and inspiration to people, and creatively connect with an audience.”
Dobrik became the host of Dodgeball Thunderdome, a Discovery Channel reality competition show alongside Erin Lim and Andrew Hawkins as his co-hosts.
Dobrik also intends to turn his David’s Disposable App into a full-fledged social media network, with the goal of creating the next big social media network based on authenticity.
Dobrik signed up for Twitch to start his own streaming channel. According to the analytics platform SullyGnome, his first live stream had 47,233 concurrent viewers, and his channel had 201 thousand subscribers overall.
Dobrik struck a deal with streaming platform Discovery+ in September 2021 for a travel series called Discovering David Dobrik, which would premiere in November 2021.
Dobrik joined Ciara and Debbie Gibson as judges on Nickelodeon’s America’s Most Musical Family musical competition in 2019.
Dobrik released the Dispo smartphone camera app in January 2020.
The app had achieved a million downloads as of January 2020, and had momentarily risen to the top of Apple’s App Store’s most popular free apps list, ahead of Disney+ and Instagram, as well as landing a spot on Apple’s curated “Apps We Love Right Now” list.
David Dobrik established his fragrance brand David’s Perfume
Dobrik debuted his fragrance brand David’s Perfume with Flower Shop Perfumes Co. in October 2020.
To encourage voter registration via the nonprofit HeadCount’s website, Dobrik worked with HeadCount to give five fans the chance to win one of five Tesla 3 vehicles.
This alliance has reached its objective of registering 200,000 voters for the 2020 election, with a total of 300,000 registered voters.
Later, the New York-based nonprofit was able to register about 120,000 people, making it the single largest voting push in HeadCount’s 16-year history, which has worked with a number of celebrities, notably musicians like Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande.
People magazine named Dobrik Sexiest YouTube Star of 2020 in November 2020, beating out runner-ups Donal Skehan and Korean Englishmen Josh Carrott and Ollie Kendal. Dobrik was one of the presenters for the American Music Awards of 2020 in the same month.
Dobrik was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for the year 2021 in the social media category in December 2020. Dobrik was also named one of Forbes’ top-paid YouTube stars for 2020.
In the same month, Dobrik and Keke Palmer produced a year-end special on Facebook Watch called “Peace Out 2020,” which featured notable moments and memes from the year 2020.
Spotify hired Dobrik to narrate Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in January 2021, one of a dozen celebrity collaborations to boost their audiobook portfolio.