Australia’s richest Youtuber: Meet the uni dropout turned gamer

A millennial university dropout has become one of Australia’s richest online stars after making millions from posting clips of himself playing video games on YouTube.

Brisbane-based Lachlan Power, 25, makes at least $2.4million a year, lives in a $4.4million apartment with a riverfront view and drives a $200,000 Tesla X SUV.

He has also recently dated international lingerie model Morgan Krizmanich. 

Australia’s sixth biggest YouTuber has 14.6million subscribers and lucrative deals with massive companies like Samsung and Disney.

Brisbane-based YouTuber Lachlan Power is estimated to make at least $2.4million a year, owns a $4.4million apartment with a riverfront view, drives a $200K Tesla (pictured) and dated an international lingerie model

Brisbane-based YouTuber Lachlan Power is estimated to make at least $2.4million a year, owns a $4.4million apartment with a riverfront view, drives a $200K Tesla (pictured) and dated an international lingerie model

Brisbane-based YouTuber Lachlan Power is estimated to make at least $2.4million a year, owns a $4.4million apartment with a riverfront view, drives a $200K Tesla (pictured) and dated an international lingerie model

The 25-year-old university dropout (pictured) is one of Australia's most unexpected millionaires. He is pictured with international lingerie model Morgan Krizmanich, who he recently dated

The 25-year-old university dropout (pictured) is one of Australia's most unexpected millionaires. He is pictured with international lingerie model Morgan Krizmanich, who he recently dated

The 25-year-old university dropout (pictured) is one of Australia’s most unexpected millionaires. He is pictured with international lingerie model Morgan Krizmanich, who he recently dated

The YouTube star has made millions by posting clips of himself playing video games on the video platform

The YouTube star has made millions by posting clips of himself playing video games on the video platform

The YouTube star has made millions by posting clips of himself playing video games on the video platform

Darren Power had a humble upbringing but has risen to global stardom through his YouTube channel. Pictured with Ms Krizmanich

Darren Power had a humble upbringing but has risen to global stardom through his YouTube channel. Pictured with Ms Krizmanich

Power with Ms Krizmanich

Power with Ms Krizmanich

Darren Power had a humble upbringing but has risen to global stardom through his YouTube channel. He is pictured left and right with Ms Krizmanich

Power grew up in Logan, Brisbane

Power grew up in Logan, Brisbane

He now lives in a $4.4million apartment In Kangaroo Point, Brisbane

He now lives in a $4.4million apartment In Kangaroo Point, Brisbane

Power grew up in Logan, Brisbane (pictured left) and now lives in a $4.4million apartment in Kangaroo Point, Brisbane (pictured right) 

The son of Logan mayor Darren Power had a humble upbringing in the south side of Brisbane in Shailer Park with his councilor father, bank manager mum Lynne and three siblings, reported the Courier Mail

Power reportedly started YouTubing as a hobby in 2014 but when video game Fortnite surged in popularity a few years later, his channel exploded and he was launched into a life of unfathomable fame and wealth.

The entrepreneur started a self-titled clothing line, Power by Lachlan, and hawks various products through lucrative endorsement deals with companies like Emirates and The Pokémon Company in his videos and social media channels.

Australia's sixth biggest Youtuber (pictured) has 14.6million subscribers and lucrative deals with massive companies like Samsung and Disney - but a recent tweet has fans worried he might be about to throw away the career that has made him millions

Australia's sixth biggest Youtuber (pictured) has 14.6million subscribers and lucrative deals with massive companies like Samsung and Disney - but a recent tweet has fans worried he might be about to throw away the career that has made him millions

Australia’s sixth biggest Youtuber (pictured) has 14.6million subscribers and lucrative deals with massive companies like Samsung and Disney – but a recent tweet has fans worried he might be about to throw away the career that has made him millions

Power (pictured) started YouTubing as a hobby in 2014 but when video game Fortnite became super popular a few years later, his channel exploded and he was launched into a life of unfathomable fame and wealth

Power (pictured) started YouTubing as a hobby in 2014 but when video game Fortnite became super popular a few years later, his channel exploded and he was launched into a life of unfathomable fame and wealth

Power (pictured) started YouTubing as a hobby in 2014 but when video game Fortnite became super popular a few years later, his channel exploded and he was launched into a life of unfathomable fame and wealth

Canadian lingerie model Morgan Krizmanich is pictured in a series of loving snaps with the YouTuber (pictured)

Canadian lingerie model Morgan Krizmanich is pictured in a series of loving snaps with the YouTuber (pictured)

Canadian lingerie model Morgan Krizmanich is pictured in a series of loving snaps with the YouTuber (pictured)

The Youtuber’s whole level Kangaroo Point riverside apartment was bought for $4.4million in July last year by a Power family trust and includes a private lift and stunning waterfront views.

The same trust also owns a seven-bedroom property in Cornubia which includes a basketball court, pool and custom bar and a Newstead unit Power bought at age 18 for $462K. 

The millionaire drives a Tesla SUV worth $200,000 with the customised number plates ‘BANTER’ and owns a designer dog, a Groodle called Otto. 

Power dated international lingerie model Morgan Krizmanich until August last year when she had to return to Canada, and even has a trademarked lightening bolt. 

Photos of the pair shared on Instagram in late 2019 and early 2020 showed the pair enjoying the sunset at Sydney’s Bondi Beach and posing together at bars and restaurants.

The millionaire's Tesla has the customised number plates 'BANTER' and he owns a designer dog, a Groodle called Otto (pictured)

The millionaire's Tesla has the customised number plates 'BANTER' and he owns a designer dog, a Groodle called Otto (pictured)

The millionaire’s Tesla has the customised number plates ‘BANTER’ and he owns a designer dog, a Groodle called Otto (pictured)

The usually private gamer has hinted a life of affluence and stardom might not be enough, as he told shocked fans earlier this week he is no longer 'passionate' about the job that has made him millions

The usually private gamer has hinted a life of affluence and stardom might not be enough, as he told shocked fans earlier this week he is no longer 'passionate' about the job that has made him millions

The usually private gamer has hinted a life of affluence and stardom might not be enough, as he told shocked fans earlier this week he is no longer ‘passionate’ about the job that has made him millions 

However, the usually private gamer has hinted that a life of affluence and stardom might not be enough, as he told shocked fans earlier this week he is no longer ‘passionate’ about the job that has made him millions.  

‘I just want to find the burning passion for creating Fortnite content that I once had…’ he tweeted.

‘For the record I love playing Fortnite and enjoy playing it almost everyday.

‘Just creatively I cant find the passion I once did for creating content, [and] it feels like recycling another challenge video only draws me [further] away from it.’  

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