Shay Carl Butler: YouTube Personality, Age, Siblings, Wife, Net Worth !

Shay Carl is a famous American YouTube personality. He has 3 YouTube channels, 2 of which (“shaycarl” and “SHAYTARDS”) have millions of subscribers. Shay and Corey Vidal developed a documentary titled Vlogumentary on a budget of more than $200,000, funded with an Indiegogo campaign. On 20th April 2016, Vlogumentary was released. Forbes called Shay one of the “most successful video entrepreneurs on YouTube.” Further, in 2011 The New York Times featured Shay’s production company, Maker Studios.

Shay Carl Early Life:

Full Real Name Shay Carl Butler
Family Name Butler
Profession YouTuber and businessman
Date Of Birth March 5th, 1980
Age 42 years old
Birthday March 5th
Year Of Birth 1980
Nick Name Shay
Current Residence Los Angeles
Country USA
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Religion Christianity

Shay was born on 5th March 1980 in Logan, Utah. At age 4, Shay’s family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, and afterward to Pocatello, Idaho. After graduating, he served a full-time, 2-year mission in Trinidad, Barbados, and Guyana for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Before appearing on YouTube, Shay installed granite countertops, worked as a school bus driver, and worked as a radio DJ for Z103.

Shay Carl Family Background: 

Father Carl Butler
Mother Laurie Butler
Brothers Casey and Logan
Sisters Carlie

Shay was born to Carl and Laurie Butler. He is the oldest of all siblings, and their names are Casey, Carlie, and Logan; they are all active on the YouTube platform. Casey is married to Kayli and Carlie Wood. Each has over 500,000 subscribers on their YouTube channels, whereas Logan Butler has around 400,000. 

Shay Carl Education:

Highest Qualification Graduation
University Idaho State University
High School Highland High School

Shay graduated from Highland High School. Further, he attended Idaho State University but later dropped out.

Shay Carl Physical stats:

Weight In Kg 95kg
Height In Feet 5 ft 9 in
Hair Color Dark brown
Eye Color Hazel green

Shay stands 5 ft 9 in tall and weighs around 95kg. Further, he has attractive hazel green eyes and dark brownish hair; he often keeps a beard. 

Shay lost around 50.8 kg in a year and later ran 3 marathons; in one of the marathons, he ran with motivational speaker Dave Ramsey, with whom he is a good friend. Shay has documented his weight loss journey on his ” ShayLoss ” channel.

Shay Carl Birth Signs:

Sun Sign Pisces
Star Sign Pisces
Birth Sign Duality Passive
Birth Sign Modality Mutable

According to Shay’s birthdate, he falls under the zodiac Pisces. Currently, he is 42 years old. Further, his birth flower is Daffodil and Jonquil.

Shay Carl Net worth:

Net Worth $30 million

Shay is a blogger, YouTube personality, and businessman whose estimated net worth is around $30 million. His large networth includes being a co-founder of Maker Studios, which he later sold to Disney for $500 million. This deal helped him get funds for his next business, his own clothing company, Trixin.

In 2014, Shay bought a property in Pocatello, Idaho, of around 1000 acres. In 2016, he also purchased the Pebble Creek Ski Area in Inkom, Idaho. In 2017, Shay purchased the Pebble Creek ski resort, and people worldwide visit to experience skiing. Other than these incomes, he earns through his YouTube channels. 

Shay Carl Relationship Status: 

Spouse Name Colette Crofts
Sons Gavin, Brock, and Daxton
Daughters Avia and Emmi
No Of Children 5
Marital Status married

Shay has been married to Colette Crofts since January 2003. It was reported that Shay allegedly exchanged sexual messages through Twitter with a webcam model named Aria Nina. Due to controversy, the couple started living separately in 2017.

Further, the couple has five children: Gavin, Avia, Emmi, Brock, and Daxton. Shay’s son, Brock, is known as the internet’s “first Truman baby” since birth; his life has been documented. In addition, his daughter, Emmi, was featured on the front cover of the album Some Kind of Trouble. On 12th June 2014, Shay’s other daughter, Avia, released the song “Forever Love.”

Shay Carl Career:

On YouTube, Shay gained more popularity after Philip DeFranco watched one of his videos; he liked it so much that Philip gave Shay a shout-out. This shout-out resulted in a rise in Shay’s subscribers. By working with other YouTubers, he considerably increased his subscribers count. Later, he joined the YouTube Partner Program and co-founded Maker Studios.

In November 2009, Shay collaborated with Midi Mafia, creating a flash mob at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. That same year, at Mashable’s 3rd annual Open Web Awards, Shay’s “SHAYTARDS” channel won “Best YouTube Channel or Personality.” In 2013, the same channel, the 3rd Streamy Awards, was nominated in the “Best Non-Fiction or Reality Series” category. 

Shay and his wife run a podcast titled “When the Kids Go to Sleep.” Here the couple interviews celebrities and YouTubers like Bas Rutten and Terry Crews. In February 2013, actor Matt Damon made a guest appearance in one of Shay’s vlogs after he and Matt had collaborated on a video to promote a project. Shay sometimes creates sponsored videos promoting companies or brands like Foot Locker, General Electric, Kia, and Skype.

In 2014 the Shay YouTube channel ranked #31 on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channel list. The following year, he and his 12-year-old son Gavin wrote a lifestyle self-help book titled Fat Dad, Fat Kid.

On 28th September 2016, Shay announced that he would suspend the Shaytards YouTube channel for 1 year on 5th March 2017. On 12th February 2017, after taking a break from YouTube, he announced this on his Twitter page, where Shay said the reason behind his alcoholism and staying in rehab. 

In March 2018, the Shaytards channel became active again with a video where Shay and his wife talked about their relationship and the YouTube channel. In the following videos, he openly discussed attending addiction meetings while working on his and Colette’s relationship. Shay has a chapter advising Tim Ferriss’ book Tools of Titans.

Shay has 2 YouTube channels; his “shaycarl” and “SHAYTARDS” channels have millions of subscribers. For his “shaycarl” channel, he frequently works with celebrities like retired mixed martial artist Bas Rutten and retired basketball player Charles Barkley.

In 2009, Shay moved out to Los Angeles to form the company Maker Studios, along with fellow YouTubers and friends, including Dan Zappin, Lisa and Ben Donovan, Philip DeFranco, and Kassem Gharaibeh. Makers programming is divided into 4 networks: “Men,” “Women,” “Family,” and “Entertainment.” These 4 networks include “The Mom’s View,” which Shay’s wife appears regularly as a part of the weekly “Mom’s View Talk Show.” On 24th March 2014, Maker Studios was sold to The Walt Disney Company for $500 million. 


  • Mashable Open Web Awards Best YouTube Channel or Personality (2009): SHAYTARDS 
  • 4th Streamy Awards ICON award (2014 ) (entrepreneurship category)


  • 3rd Streamy Awards Best Non-Fiction or Reality Series (2013): SHAYTARDS.


  • The Station (web series; 5 episodes) as Randy and Shay (2009)
  • The Annoying Orange (web series; 2 episodes) as Cabbage (voice) and Shay Red (2010) 
  • No Ordinary Family (TV series; 1 episode) as Security Guard (2011) 
  • MyMusic (web series; 3 episodes) as Hipster Metal (2012–2013) 
  • Wonder Quest (web series) (13 episodes) as Heinous (voice) (2015–2016) 
  • Studio C (TV series; 1 episode) as Johnny “The Vlogfather” (2016) 

In addition, Shay has given voice acting as a Viking for Cartoonium’s Shaybeard online cartoon series. He has also co-starred in a public service announcement of the Adopt the Arts Foundation.


In 2008, Shal tweeted that he sold his cars and kept only his Tesla to donate money for hospital construction. In 2014, he created a fundraiser for UNICEF to help fight for the development and survival of children, especially those residing in unprivileged areas.

Shay Carl Social Appearance:


On Shay’s YouTube channel, “shaycarl” has around 1.60M subscribers; on “SHAYTARDS,” he has around 4.79M subscribers. Further, On Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, he has around 882K, 600K, and 385K followers, respectively. 


Shay Carl Butler is a talented and passionate person. He has succeeded with years of work, polished skills, and talents. He has a long way to go; our best wishes are always with him. 

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