Who is Jacob Sartorius?
Born Rolf Jacob Sartorius on the 2nd October 2002, Sartorius is an American singer and internet sensation, who became famous for his videos on the lip-syncing application Musical.ly. He eventually became a recording artist, and is best known for his songs “Sweatshirt”, “Hit or Miss”, and “All My Friends.”
Jacob Sartorius ChildhoodBorn in Oklahoma, Sartorius was adopted by his parents Pat and Rolf Sartorius when his biological parents weren’t able to take care of him. They then moved to Reston, Virginia, where he now lives with his sister Caroline.
At the age of seven, Sartorius started acting in musicals where he discovered his passion for performing, but which unfortunately also led him to being bullied. In 2014 he discovered the application Vine, and at the age of 11 he went viral for his video about bullying.
How did Jacob Sartorius Became Famous?
Sartorius’ video about bullying was only the beginning of his internet fame. After uploading more videos on Vine, he then joined the lip-syncing application Musical.ly, and started lip-syncing famous songs from various artists, which catapulted him to fame, and also started his net worth by attracting millions of followers.
In 2016, Sartorius was signed to an independent record label, and released his first single entitled “Sweatshirt” on 3 May; the song became a huge hit, entering the US Billboard Hot 100 and the Canadian Hot 100. He was even dubbed as the next Justin Bieber by Business Insider.
Later that year, two more singles entitled “Hit or Miss” in July and “All My Friends” in October, which also became hugely popular among his fans, which prompted him to start a tour entitled “All My Friends Tour.” The popularity of his songs and the success of his tour also helped catapult him to fame, and significantly increased his wealth.
In 2017, Sartorius released more songs starting off with “The Last Text” in January. With the success of the song he once again embarked on a world tour to promote his works. In June he released “Hit Me Back”, which became one of The New York Times’ top 54 songs of the year, then in October released “Left Me Hangin’”, which is still selling well.
His latest hit was his first Christmas song – “Cozy” – which he released in December 2017. His multiple hit songs, and successful world tours continued to boost both his career and his net worth.
Jacob Sartorius Net Worth
As of early 2018, based on information from authoritative sources, Sartorius’s net worth is $3 million acquired largely from his years as an internet personality and recording artist. The sales of his songs and his world tours have also helped to increase his net worth.
Jacob Sartorius Followers
Can’t get you out of my head even if I try ? pic.twitter.com/HXUeNKEOI1
— Jacob Sartorius (@jacobsartorius) April 26, 2018
Sartorius has gained a huge following in various social media platforms since he became famous in the Musical.ly application. He currently has 1.65 million followers on Twitter, 2.9 million on YouTube, and 9.2 million on Instagram. He also had 19 million fans on Musical.ly, and had almost a million on Vine. These millions of followers have helped him to increase his net worth considerably through the years.
Jacob Sartorius Personal Life
Before becoming famous, Sartorius shared how he was extensively bullied when he was a kid. In 2016, he described how he had to transfer to three schools in 2015, after being attacked by his classmates verbally and physically.
Today, Sartorius is doing well with his career, and he is currently known to be dating actress Millie Bobby Brown, who became famous in the series “Stranger Things.”