Linus Sebastian is a Canadian YouTube personality. He is the founder and CEO of Linus Media Group. He has been the CEO since 2014. Linus is also the creator and host of several technology channels. Here is all to know about him.
The YouTube personality hosts Linus Tech Tips (LTT), Techquickie, TechLinked, and ShortCircuit. The four channels have more than 19 million subscribers.
Linus Sebastian profile summary
- Full name: Linus Gabriel Sebastian
- Date of birth: 20th August 1986
- Place of birth: Ladner, British Columbia
- Linus Sebastian age: 34 years (as of 2021)
- Nationality: Canadian
- Ethnicity: Mixed-race
- Marital status: Married
- Spouse: Yvonne Ho
- Profession: YouTube personality
- Net worth: $6 million
- Linus Sebastian LinkedIn: Linus Sebastian
Linus Sebastian biography
The YouTube personality was born on 20th August 1986 in Ladner, British Columbia. He has not offered any information about his parents. The YouTuber has four siblings, two brothers (Asher and George) and two sisters (Isabelle and Emily).
Linus Sebastian education
He studied at Garibaldi secondary school after his elementary education. Later on, he enrolled at the University of British Colombia. He dropped out before graduation as he spent the majority of his time tinkering with his computer. He played lots of video games and engaged in other hardware forums.
The YouTube personality's career spans across different sectors. He owns and runs four major YouTube channels as follows:
NCIX and Linus Tech Tips
Initially, he worked as a product manager for a now-defunct Canadian online computer store known as NCIX. He worked as the host for its YouTube channel. During the early days of the channel's establishment, it experienced low viewership and high production costs.
As a result, the YouTuber was asked to create another channel, Linus Tech Tips. The channel came in as a cheaper offshoot option than the NCIX channel. The main aim was to reduce the production value without having a negative impact on the original NCIX brand.
The channel was launched on 25th November 2008. So far, it has over 13.2 million subscribers and 4,640,732,076 views. Apart from developing videos at the company, he also worked under the following categories:
- Full-time sales representative
- High-end systems designer
- Product manager
- Category manager
Eventually, he left the company after a dispute regarding its inventory. They negotiated an agreement to keep the channel upon signing a non-compete clause.
How much do Linus Tech Tips employees make? The salary varies from one employee to another. This is dependent on their job specifications and title. Here is the breakdown of some of the employees' salaries.
- Project manager - $86,600 per year
- Strategy salaries - $213,447 per year
Linus Media Group
Who owns Linus media group? Sebastian owns it. He founded Linus Media Group (LMG) out of a garage in January 2013. Eventually, Linus Media Group developed Linus Tech Tips as an independent venture.
Some of his most notable projects on YouTube include:
- 2nd January 2016 - The content creator released a video to demonstrate how a computer can support seven users at once. Part two was uploaded in August 2017.
- April 2017 - The YouTuber uploaded a clip claiming that Apple declined to repair his iMac pro.
- December 2018 - The channel released a 4-part series narrating his experience as he bought a gaming PC.
- In 2021 - Tech Tips released a 3-part series to showcase the process one goes through while making an 18-karat gold Xbox controller.
Linus Sebastian twitch
The YouTuber also owns and runs a twitch channel. The channel has 480K followers and engages in the following:
- WAN Show
- Hardware builds
- Question & Answers
Linus Sebastian wife and children
Who is Linus Sebastian's wife? His wife is known as Yvonne Ho. There are no details about how and when they met. However, the duo tied the knot in April 2011 in an outdoor wedding ceremony. His wife serves as the Chief Financial Officer at the Media Group.
The two have been blessed with three adorable children. They have two daughters and one son. The family also owns two Bengal cats by the names Rocket and Rumble.
The YouTuber has a slimly built body that weighs 76 kg. Linus Sebastian height is 6 feet 1 inch. He has dark brown eyes and light brown hair.
Linus Sebastian house
In 2018, the YouTube content creator moved to a new place that was more spacious than his previous house. He had a room that is solely dedicated to computers and other gadgets in the new home. He even shared a build vlog to document the following:
- Building and painting an entire desk from scratch.
- Draining a custom-made loop.
- Modding internal brackets.
Linus Sebastian is one of the most talented individuals in matters of technology and gadgets. His dedication has made him one of the most successful persons in the tech world.
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