Rhett McLaughlin is an American internet personality, comedian, and musician, best known as one half of the comedy duo Rhett & Link alongside his lifelong friend Charles Lincoln “Link” Neal III.
Born on October 11, 1977, in Macon, Georgia, Rhett has gained widespread recognition and success through his comedic content on YouTube, multiple podcasts, and various other creative endeavors. Rhett & Link’s YouTube channels boast millions of subscribers, with their daily show, “Good Mythical Morning,” becoming a cornerstone of internet culture.
|Full Name||Rhett James McLaughlin|
|Date of Birth||October 11, 1977|
|Birthplace||Macon, Georgia, United States|
|Education||North Carolina State University (B.S. in Civil Engineering, 2000)|
|Career||Internet personality, comedian, musician, entrepreneur|
|Family||Wife: Jessie McLaughlin; Children: Locke and Shepherd|
|Net Worth||Estimated $25 million (as of 2023)|
Rhett McLaughlin Early Life and Education
Rhett McLaughlin was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. He met his future creative partner, Link Neal, in the first grade, and the two quickly became inseparable friends. They attended Harnett Central High School together, where they began to explore their shared passion for entertainment and creativity.
Rhett went on to attend North Carolina State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2000. Despite his engineering background, Rhett ultimately pursued a career in entertainment alongside his friend Link.
Rhett McLaughlin Career
Rhett and Link initially gained popularity with their comedic music videos on YouTube, which featured original songs and parodies. In 2012, they launched “Good Mythical Morning,” a daily talk show covering a variety of topics and challenges, which quickly became a fan favorite.
In addition to their YouTube content, Rhett and Link have also produced and hosted several podcasts, including “Ear Biscuits.” They have made appearances on television shows, released a novel titled “The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek,” and created a comedy musical tour called “Rhett & Link: Live in Concert.”
The duo has won multiple awards for their work, including several Webby Awards and Streamy Awards.
Rhett McLaughlin Personal Life and Family
Rhett McLaughlin is married to Jessie McLaughlin, and they have two sons, Locke and Shepherd. Rhett and his family live in Los Angeles, California, where he continues to create content with his creative partner, Link Neal.
Rhett McLaughlin Net Worth
As of 2023, Rhett McLaughlin’s estimated net worth is around $25 million. His wealth primarily comes from the success of Rhett & Link’s YouTube channels, podcast revenue, book sales, merchandising, and various other creative projects.