|Estimated value:||€1.2 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||Youtuber|
Uwe Schüder, better known as Flying Uwe, is a German youtuber, martial artist and entrepreneur. After he opened his first channel on the video platform on January 5th, 2007, it now has over 1.4 million subscribers. Sport, nutrition and fitness were initially among the trademarks of his YouTube channel. In the meantime, the Hamburg native is also increasingly concerned with lifestyle, entrepreneurship and gaming in the context of his videos. He is involved in several companies, with Uwe Schueder’s assets being estimated at around 1.2 million euros. The income from his YouTube videos alone is around 25,000 euros per month.
Flying Uwe was born on February 11, 1987 in Hamburg. In interviews, the YouTuber described his childhood as eventful. Both of his parents were drug addicts, and his father died as a result at the age of 21. Due to his father’s enthusiasm for martial arts, Flying Uwe also began regular training at the age of 14. To this day, the Hamburger can prove several titles at national level. He still appears publicly as an MMA fighter today and is also considered a black belt holder in the Wun Hop Kuen Do fighting style.
Flying Uwe gained a foothold professionally by training as a painter and varnisher, but also worked as a bartender. In addition, in 2009 he was awarded the title “Mr. Hamburg”, which he was denied after repeated sexist statements in the 10th season of Big Brother.
Even before his appearance on the television show, Flying Uwe opened his YouTube channel of the same name on January 5th, 2007. There he initially uploaded self-made videos showing him practicing martial arts, but later also spoke about topics in the areas of fitness and nutrition. The canal was able to show extraordinary growth early on. The cooperation with various well-known YouTube colleagues such as Albertoson also contributed to this. Flying Uwe was one of the first successful channels on the German-speaking market, with Uwe Schüder being one of the first web video producers in Germany to earn money with his clips.
Flying Uwe opened his gaming channel “flyinguweGaming” on July 27th, 2015. There he publishes Let’s Plays for popular games as well as reaction clips for well-known videos on the platform several times a week. With over 400,000 subscribers, this secondary channel also contributes to the Youtuber’s net worth. The Hamburg Youtuber built up another mainstay through streaming. On his Twitch account “flyinguwe87” live streams on gaming are broadcast several times a month.
Flying Uwe is also directly involved in several companies as a founder or shareholder. For example, he sells clothing through the company Smilodox, while Neosupps sells food supplements and Foodsbest tea online. He is also partnered with several advertising clients as part of his work as a video producer. In 2017, he was fined 10,500 euros by the Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein media authority for not labeling the advertising in his videos. After he deleted the videos in question, in which he promoted his own products, the case was closed.
At the beginning of 2017, Flying Uwe reached the one million subscriber mark with its main channel on YouTube. In addition, he has appeared in several film productions since 2015, including alongside Otto Waalkes and other YouTubers in the movie “Kartoffelsalat – Don’t ask!” In February 2019, the man from Hamburg celebrated his first victory as an MMA fighter against Nenad Dunovice. More than 35 videos from his main channel have so far broken the sound barrier of one million views. Thanks to well over four million views, his video for Oktoberfest 2013, published on October 15, 2013, is the most successful clip. Flying Uwe has been married to his wife Mina Schueder since 2017. Together they have a daughter.
“I don’t like negative talk – no matter who it comes from. I’ve always sorted out negative people from my life.”
“But sport also includes personality, which needs to be constantly developed in order to become more experienced.”
“One can say that if YouTube had existed back then, I would have found YouTube videos from my father.”
Flying Uwe’s stepfather was a drug dealer and was considered a good friend of his father, who had already died from consuming illegal substances.
After Flying Uwe moved into his first apartment at the age of 19, he suffered from money problems and had to live without electricity for a while.
Flying Uwe prefers not to follow a precise training plan and trains purely according to routine and feeling. He also only roughly defines his respective nutritional plans.
At the age of 22, Flying Uwe took part in the 10th season of the TV show “Big Brother” but was voted out after 112 days.
|Estimated value:||€1.2 million|