General Facts and Figures
- Name: Sean Evans
- Net Worth: $40 million
- Occupation: YouTuber, TV producer
- Date of Birth: April 26, 1986
- Place of Birth: Evanston, Illinois
- Zodiac: Taurus
- Spouse: Natasha Martinez
- Social: Twitter
Early Life and Education
Sean was born in 1986 in Evanston, Chicago, Illinois State in the US. He went to the University of Illinois and obtained a Degree in Broadcast Journalism.
He has a younger brother named Gavin.
Career and Net Worth
Sean Evans is a renowned American YouTuber and internet personality. His fame stems from the interviews he conducts with celebrities as they take chicken wings that progressively gets spicy.
He’s also famous for consuming the Guinness world record’s hottest spice, Carolina Reaper pepper. He cited that he started taking it while still a child and thus developed tolerance while eating it.
Evans began his career as a Copywriter at the Chicago Tourism Board. He then transitioned into Freelance interviewing for Complex magazine in New Orleans. He conducted their interviews, made publications, and posted them on their YouTube Channel.
He later resigned and began to host the “Hot Ones” show. This show is a FirstWefeast and Complex production started by Christopher Schonberger.
The series involved interviewing top celebrities while making them eat spicy chicken wings. The celebrities would eat 10 chicken wings that progressively got spicier. Each season of the series had a different spice that would be rotated and added with new ones.
The latest final sauce of the show was named “The Last Dab XXX” which has an estimated 2 million Scoville Units.
Famous personalities like Shaquille O’Neal, Kevin Hart, Guy Fieri, and Sasha Banks participated in the show. Some episodes featured two celebrities at a time, who would each eat five chicken wings, also progressively spicier, as they answered Sean’s questions.
Those who managed to finish all chicken wings got promotions for their upcoming projects. Those that failed also had the same opportunity but got listed in the show’s Hall of Shame.
The American YouTube star net worth currently stands at $40 million (as of early 2021). The mega share of his wealth comes from the “Hot Ones” show he hosts.
The culinary YouTube channel that runs the series also boosts his monthly income. The channel so far has amassed over 1.5 billion views. This translates to about $3.5 million in revenue. Moreover, it has sponsorships from Dream in The Woods, Reebok and Roberta’s.
Sean Evans is currently dating his fellow Journalist, Natasha Martinez. She’s also a professional interviewer with a Degree in Journalism. Her Mexican-Nicaraguan descent makes her have a taste for a variety of food. This causes her to be a perfect match for Sean Evans, a fan of spicy foods.