Rhett and Link are certainly one of the finest comic pairings in the American entertainment industry. This is pretty obvious when you consider their career attainments which is evident in the many coveted awards they have won and the nominations that have come their way. Not long past, the comedy duo won the Streamy Awards; this was in 2016, the same year they picked up a Webby Awards and two Shorty Awards for Best Podcast and Best Web Series. With many more prestigious accolades to their name, Rhett and Link take pride in regarding themselves as the Internetainers – Internet entertainers.
From music to thriving as YouTubers, film and television works, these guys have spread their wings to almost all the facets of the entertainment industry. In view of that, it is only normal that people have always wanted to know the facts of their life. Here is a concise account of their lives, including facts about their wealth, their family, and every other thing that’s worth knowing about the comedy duo.
Rhett and Link Bio (Age)
In addition to their age and childhood experiences, one of the things that people have always wanted to know about Rhett and Link is how they came to become partners. Well, it all started when they decided to cover their desks in graffiti. The year was 1984 and it was their first day of first grade in an elementary school located somewhere in Buies Creek, North Carolina. It is said that the two illicitly scribbled “dam” and “hell” on their desk, leaving their teacher with little option but to get them grounded. Serving the punishment, they became friends and has been the best of buddies since then.
Link is about half a year younger than Rhett, While he was born in the year 1978 and on the 1st of June, Rhett was born 11th October the previous year (1977). Named Charles Lincoln Neal III, Link was born in Boone Trail, North Carolina. This was not the case for Rhett James McLaughlin who was born in Macon, Georgia.
Since they met, through high school and university, Rhett and Link have remained inseparable. They nurtured themselves for the entertainment industry even at high school where they were members of a punk rock band. When it was time to further their education, the duo settled for the public research university in Raleigh, North Carolina – North Carolina State University – with Rhett studying civil engineering and Link, industrial engineering. They worked as engineers for a while but soon abandoned the profession to become YouTubers, creating their Rhett & Link channel on the platform on the 5th of June 2006.
As of April 2019, Rhett and Link which is their main channel on YouTube has been able to accumulate almost 822 million views with over 4.5 million subscribers. The channel boasts of ridiculous commercials, sketches, and funny music videos.
Their fame touched the skies when they launched their daily morning talk show, Good Mythical Morning which has seen over 5.2 billion views and more than 15.2 million subscribers. The success of this talk show inspired Rhett and Link to launch their production company, Mythical which produced a vast range of entertainment content. The comedy duo is also admired for their series, Rhett & Link’s Buddy System, their podcast, Ear Biscuits, and many other endeavors.
What Is Their Net Worth?
With their Youtube channel as one of the most watched on the platform, their book (Rhett & Link’s Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity and Tomfoolery) which became a New York Time Best Seller, their film and television activities, and the rest of the profitable things they have been part of, it is easy to understand why people are curious about the wealth that Rhett and his partner have accumulated from their career.
While various figures have been quoted by different sources as an estimate of the total value of their wealth, we haven’t been able to authenticate any of those amounts in any meaningful way. True, the two has reaped a robust fortune, but the exact value of their riches is best known to them.
Rhett and Link’s Family – Wife And Kids
Rhett was raised by his parents, Jim and Diane McLaughlin alongside Cole McLaughlin – his brother and only sibling. The internet star has been able to build his own family with Jessie Lane whom he married in 2001. Their union has seen to the birth of two kids they named Locke and Shepherd.
On Link’s part, his parents, Sue Capps and Charles Lincoln II ended their marriage when he was only 2. His mother moved on to marry Jimmy Capps who became his stepfather. To the best of our knowledge, he has no siblings. At the moment, his family life revolves around the woman he married in 2000, Christy Neal and the kids he has fathered with her – Landon James Neal, Lillian Grace Neal, and Charles Lincoln Neal IV.
The comedy duo is of good height, while Link Neal is 6 feet (1.83 m) tall, Rhett is almost 7 inches taller. Yeah, he’s 2.01 meters tall.