|Estimated value:||€8.5 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||YouTuber|
Unge’s real name is Simon Wiefels. He is a German YouTuber and has over 3.2 million total subscribers. He became known primarily through Let’s Plays on the computer game “Minecraft” and larger projects with this game.
Unge was born on August 31, 1990 in Erkelenz near Mönchengladbach. There he grew up with his siblings with his parents. His father died when he was nine years old. After that, his mother raised him and his siblings alone. In 2013 he completed his education as an educator and worked in an institution with mentally handicapped people. In his spare time, he started uploading videos to various YouTube channels. Unge started his Let’s Play channel, which made him famous, in 2013. In 2014 he moved to Cologne, where he began to work exclusively on YouTube and Let’s Plays. There he lived with other YouTubers in several flat shares. In 2017 he moved to Hamburg. At the end of 2018 he emigrated to Madeira with his girlfriend, where he still lives today.
In 2011 he opened his first YouTube channel, “unschwer” where he published videos about longboards and dreadlocks. In early 2012 he published vegan recipes on the “unproblematic” channel. Both channels have been discontinued.
In July 2012 he began publishing Let’s Plays for the computer game “Minecraft” on the new channel “unspielt”. He was the initiator of some major “Minecraft” projects, in which other YouTubers were also involved.
At the same time, he published regular vlogs and real-life videos on the “unfilmed” channel.
In December 2014, Unge uploaded a video in which he addressed problems with his network, Mediakraft Networks. Promises made by the network have repeatedly not been kept. In addition, videos would be deleted without consultation or not published. Mediakraft Networks is also said to have threatened to drive Unge into bankruptcy if he tried to leave the network through legal means. He set this video to “private” in 2015 so that it can no longer be viewed. It became known that Unge had terminated the contract with Mediakraft Networks and that it is now expiring. From the end of December, no more videos were published on the “unplayed” and “unfilmed” channels.
Unge then opened the channel “unge”, which he used as his main channel for eight months.
In summer 2015 he signed a contract with the network Maker Studios.
In August 2015, he announced on the “unplayed” channel that he would upload his Let’s Plays there again and his vlogs on “unge”. In May 2016, a final video was released on the “unge” channel, in which he explained the future of his channels. He only wants to publish all videos on “unplayed”.
In September 2016 he opened the channel “unclicked” where he mainly uploads videos in which he reacts to other videos.
Since November 2019, the channel “Hochformat” is his main channel where he uploads vlogs daily. This channel already had over 271,000 subscribers two months later.
He regularly publishes life streams on various topics on the life stream platform Twitch and on YouTube. B. Let’s plays and vegan diets.
In September 2014 he went on a longboard tour throughout Germany. The YouTuber Dner, whose real name is Felix von der Laden, Cheng Loew and Julien Bam were there. The start was in List on Sylt. The tour went through Kiel, Hamburg, Leipzig, Halle, Magdeburg to Füssen and Neuschwanstein Castle. They were accompanied by a team from the Stern TV show, where Unge and Dner were guests after the tour. In addition to the reportage, vlogs were uploaded to “unfilmed” daily.
In 2015 he made a trip around the world. He started this with the YouTuber Anton Reyst. Later he continued it with different companions. The journey started in Los Angeles. The following goals were determined by the viewers using a specially programmed app. So that the accompanying persons could also work on other projects, the trip around the world took place with interruptions.
“Cocktail in German means tail tail.”
“What kind of toy is that? What’s that supposed to mean? What the fuck? … I want one like that too.”
He has been living with his girlfriend on the Portuguese island of Madeira since the end of 2018. He lives in Funchal, the capital of the island.
His network belongs to Disney.
He has been eating vegan for several years, which resulted from a self-experiment.
His favorite color is green.
|Estimated value:||€8.5 million|