BatDad (real name Blake Wilson) is a popular American social-media influencer who is best known for creating videos dressed as ”Batman.”
Blake’s videos mostly feature him helping his children with their day-to-day activities like going to school, eating vegetables, and dressing up, while he amuses them, dressed as ”Batman.”
He was born on December 20, 1983, in Georgia, USA.
Blake initially began making videos on ”Vine” (a short-form video hosting service where users could share 6-second-long looping video clips).
He appeared on the screens on viewers with a mask of Batman on his face and many different and good parenting tips.
After Vine was taken down, he began making videos for his YouTube channel, ”BatDad and Family.”
The YouTube channel was created in September 2013.
During an interview, Wilson explains:
”I was actually out toy shopping with my wife and I saw the mask in an aisle and I picked it up as a joke and bought it, and as soon as we got in the car I started making Vines with it and called myself BatDad.”
”After messing with my family for a couple of weeks things just kind of took off and here we are almost two years later and somehow it’s still going on so it’s been pretty cool.”
Being a father, he chooses parenting as the theme for his YouTube videos portraying his adventures together with his wife and children.
BatDad also stressed that he doesn’t intend to teach any lesson; he is not giving parenting guides or advice.
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Moreover, he admits that parenting is not easy at all unless you learn how to find the funny side of every problem you face.
One YouTube video shows Wilson driving with his young son in the back seat.
”If you don’t chew with your mouth closed, I’m going to take the Nutrigrain bar away.”
Blake told the Today show, unveiling his identity for the first time:
”I’m just a normal dad with four kids and a wife having fun with them. We live a very normal life.”
His videos are hilarious and goofy, and they are relatable to most parents who have had to juggle work, children, and home life.
Also, many videos have been filmed in their family car. However, there are skits shot at home.
In December 2016, Blake posted a video to YouTube including all of his Vine uploads entitled “BATDAD – EVERY VINE WE EVER MADE MASSIVE COMPILATION.” Also, it could be considered their family’s video album.
Lately (end of 2018 – the start of 2019), he stopped posting videos regularly on his YouTube channel.
He said in a recent interview:
”I always said I would stop when it’s not fun anymore and there have been times in the past couple years where it hasn’t been as fun as it was in the beginning and I’ll take a little break but I seem to keep coming back to it.”
BatDad is married to Jen. She also features in his videos.
Jen has become a central character in his videos.
For instance, Blake sneaks up on her in the bathroom, laundry room, and in the car. He quoted:
”I feel bad for her. I know that I can be annoying.”
On March 4, 2019, Blake confirmed on Instagram that he and Jen had separated.
Even though they have split, the duo appears amicable.
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The couple has four children, namely, Ben, Sierra, Taylor, and Kaya.
On May 10th, 2016, Wilson published a book, entitled – ”BatDad: A Parody.” In this book, you will get one picture a page of BatDad in many different situations with an added caption, occasionally featuring cuss words.
Important note – if you love his YouTube videos, you will most likely love the book. If you don’t like his YouTube videos, you probably won’t like the book.
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He owns a Chevrolet Tahoe, a full-size SUV from General Motors.
His Facebook page has earned around 7.8 million likes.
Sometimes, Blake talks in a hoarse voice, which can irritate some people.
Wilson currently lives with his family in Roswell, Georgia.
He is a Sagittarius. Sagittarius-born people are optimistic and always look at the brighter side of things. They focus on playing to their strengths since they see no point in dwelling over their misfortunes.
Their philosophical and open mind view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Moreover, Sagittarius-born people can take on the most difficult challenges in life, much more efficiently than most other signs. Difficult traits of the Sagittarius sign include flaky, preachy, argumentative, and tactless.
He was born in the Year of the Pig. People with Chinese zodiac Pig sign are responsible, independent, considerate, and optimistic.
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They are energetic and are always enthusiastic, even for boring jobs.
They have great concentration: once they set a goal, Pigs will devote all their energy to achieving it. Male Pigs are cheerful, mild-tempered, low-key, good-natured, dedicated and understanding, showing insightful views for numerous things.
Their shortcomings are too kind-hearted to easily believe in others, near-sighted, lack of responsibility, and only paying attention to the present.
BatDad – Net Worth
Wilson earned most of his fortune selling his book (especially online), selling merch, sponsors (especially on Instagram, where he has over 1.5 million followers), and advertisements on his YouTube Channel. Earnings on YouTube are difficult to calculate due to the fact that they depend on so many things, but, on average, 1,000 views on YouTube bring about $2.
Currently, his YouTube channel has over 76 million views, which means about $150,000. Keeping this in mind, BatDad has an estimated net worth of $250,000.
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