|Real Name:||Lannan Eacott|
|Birthday:||December 14, 1994|
|Net Worth:||$14 million|
|Occupation:||Australian YouTuber, Professional Gamer, Internet personality|
LazarBeam is the online alias of Lannan Eacott. Born in 1994, he is one of the more famous YouTube gamers. A professional gamer and internet personality, he posts Let’s play videos, but also memes and comedic riffs. He started his YouTube career in 2014, and since then, he got millions of views and followers.
Lannan is a member of the entertainment collective Click. As of June 2020, his YouTube channel has more than 14 million subscribers. He accumulated more than 5 billion video views. That ranks his channel as the third most-viewed channel from Australia.
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Before he joined YouTube, Eacott worked in his family business. His family has a construction business. There, Lannan worked for a while. But he quickly decided that is not the job for him. He wanted to pursue his passion for making and posting videos.
Career Ups and Downs
Lannan used his construction and demolition equipment to start his YouTube career. He dropped out of high school at the age of 15. While working in his family’s construction business, he posted videos of demolition in slow motion. At the time, he used the name CrushClash.
To this channel, he posted videos of breaking random household objects. He often described videos as “Shitty Australian version of the Slow Mo Guys”. Even now, he says the channel CruchClash holds a special place in his heart.
In January 2015, his equipment got stolen. So, he changed his name and channel. Eacott registered as LazarBeam on YouTube for a gaming channel on January 4, 2015.
In the beginning, he posted Let’s Play and challenge videos of various video games. He focused on video game commentaries mostly of the Madden NFL video game.
His popularity grew when he started playing Fortnite in 2018. As his popularity grew, he made the roster of the entertainment collective Click.
In December 2019 he got named as eight most-viewed content creator of the year. In 2019 Eacott amassed more than 2 billion views.
At the same time, he got named the third most-subscribed Fortnite streamer on YouTube. He had more than 10 million subscribers and 3 billion video views.
By the summer of 2019, LazarBeam criticized the tenth season of Fortnite Battle Royale. Same as other players, he said the introduction of B.R.U.T.E made the game overpowered and unbalanced. As a result, he increased his number of Minecraft-related videos. And after the second chapter in October 2019 of Fortnite, he got disappointed. He completely shifted his focus to other videos.
In 2020 LazarBeam will appear as himself in the movie Free Guy, alongside other streamers like Ninja and Jacksepticeye. In January 2020, he signed a deal with YouTube to stream exclusively on the platform. He doesn’t do Twitch videos. He celebrated the deal with fellow YouTuber Elliot Watkins by streaming for 12 hours. They used the raised money for ongoing Australian bushfire relief.
The two of them raised 100,000 AUD. After that, LazarBeam and other members of Click did a 36-hour charity stream. This time, they raised more than 300,000 AUD for the bushfire relief effort.
LazarBeam is a YouTube streamer. He doesn’t stream on Twitch. And that makes him different than most gamers. While many gamers use Twitch for their streaming, Lannan partnered with YouTube. In January 2020, he signed a deal to exclusively use the platform.
LazarBeam wealth is more than $14 million as of June 2020. He plays games like Ark Survival, Bear Simulator, Madden, The Sims 4, Turbo Discount, WWE 2K, Super Mario, and more. And he uploads videos every day.
As of June 2020, his channel has more than 15 million subscribers. With his videos, he accumulated more than 5.8 billion views. LazarBeam gets an average of 5 million views per day. That results in more than $25,000 of revenue per day. Do the math, and that is $9 million per year from ads on his videos.
YouTubers get between $3 and $7 per 1000 monetized views on their content. As a popular gamer, LazarBeam is also part of the Google Preferred program. This is where rich companies can target ads on the top 5% most popular content. Here, the ad rates are much higher than normal.
Eacott also makes money through different partnerships and paid sponsorships. He has contracts with Elgato Gaming, Apex Legends, and more. Lannan sells merchandise as well.
Why Fans Love Him?
Fans love him for his comedic riffs and the use of memes. His video-editing style is also top-notch. LazarBeam uses zoom and spliced graphics to highlight his reactions. The camera focuses directly on his face as he sits in front of the screen.
His fan base uses the term Bloody Legends to describe themselves. The comedic gamer has a wild gaming commentary. And he is entertaining to watch. So far, his YouTube channel has more than 15 million subscribers.
Eacott has two brothers and a sister. Tannar, his sister, also has a YouTube channel with almost 1 million subscribers. In 2019, he tattooed “code lazar” on his forearm. This is his unique identifier for Fortnite in-game purchases.