David So is a Korean-American musician, actor, entrepreneur, YouTuber, Instagram celebrity, restaurateur, and comedian, who appeared in a miniseries – ”Just Kidding Films” as well as in the film Gook.
So is best known for his YouTube channel that has accumulated more than 1.48 million subscribers.
David was born on March 30, 1987, in Seoul, South Korea. He has an older brother.
So moved to Sacramento, California when he was 2 years old.
David began his career at age 16 working as a stand-up comedian performing throughout California.
After high school, he went to the University of California, Riverside. Later, David transferred to California State University, Sacramento.
During college, So performed at various stand-up comedy clubs. But, in order to pursue his acting and comedy career, David did not graduate from college.
In 2012, David got an opportunity to play in a short comedy film, named – ”PSY Wants to Kill Me.”
So started his YouTube channel on January 28, 2011. The channel has more than 1.48 million subscribers and over 308 million views.
During an interview, So said:
”I decided to publish videos on a regular basis because I didn’t want to lay waste to the opportunity that was presented before me.”
David went on to say:
”A viral video does not happen to everyone, but it happened to me.”
David has another channel, named – ”DavidSoMusic.” The channel has over 147,000 subscribers.
So has more than 521,000 followers on Instagram. He once said about social media:
”Social Media is a platform where anyone can exist. You don’t have to fit a mold.”
”You find an audience that resonates with the art you create.”
In 2017, David starred in Justin Chon’s film, Gook.
Note – Justin Chon is an American YouTuber, director, and actor, who is a member of the K-pop parody group ”Boys Generally Asian.” Also, Justin is known for portraying Eric Yorkie in The Twilight Saga film series. In 2019, Chon has directed the film, titled – ”Ms. Purple.”
Gook was released on August 18, 2017, by Samuel Goldwyn Films, an American film company that was founded by the son of Hollywood mogul Samuel Goldwyn.
The film tells the story of two Korean-American brothers and their friendship with a neighborhood young black girl, during the first day of a series of civil disturbances and riots which happened in LA County in 1992.
During a recent interview, David said:
”That event had a ripple effect across the nation, especially in California.”
”So, if you were a Korean business owner during that time, your guard was up.”
Other stars in Gook:
- Ben Munoz;
- Curtiss Cook Jr.;
- Sang Chon;
- Simone Baker.
To promote the film, David and Chan ran an ”Ask Me Anything” thread on Reddit.
The review-aggregation website for film ”Rotten Tomatoes” wrote about Gook:
“From its confrontational title to its striking cinematography, this raw cinematic gem uncompromisingly proves writer/director/actor Justin Chon is a filmmaker to watch.”
David So is engaged to his longtime girlfriend – Mariel Song. He announced his engagement in August 2019.
In 2012, So said about his dream girlfriend:
”She has to be able to converse really well. I would like her to be able to hold a conversation because I enjoy listening to other people.”
David later added:
”I have to speak constantly for a living, so it’s nice to be able to listen and learn for a change.”
David is 6′ 1″ (1.85 m) tall.
”People hate personal responsibility. It goes to show with this astrology wave people are on.”
”A big part of me wants to do Uber just so I can collect stories.”
”I’m a good person because I record myself doing good things!”
”Just cause someone is really cool with you doesn’t mean they’re a good person.”
”You’ll be in a position one day where people will treat you well only because of what you can potentially do for them.”
”Nobody is forced to do anything. You’re forced to be on social media?”
”We need to find love in our similarities and acceptance in our differences to be better than the generations before us.”
”Everyone is in the ‘oppression’ Olympics and jumping through hurdles to see WHY we have a reason to be sad.”
In February 2018, Dan Tran, Bart Kwan, Joe Jitsukawa, and So opened a matcha-centric tea shop in Westwood, LA, called – ”Sip Matcha.”
On August 25, 2016, David started an ice cream and coffee shop in Koreatown, LA, named – ”Drips & Swirls.”
Currently, So co-hosts the food show “Send Foodz” with Timothy DeLaGhetto, an American rapper and YouTuber who is a former cast member on the show – ”Wild ‘N Out” on MTV.
In 2019, Thrillist (an online media website covering entertainment, travel, drinks, and food) has purchased the series “Send Foodz” from Timothy DeLaGhetto.
“David and I are all about being as raw and real as possible when it comes to our food adventures, and I think Thrillist is the perfect new home for all the shenanigans.”
For about five years, David was a cast member of the online series – ”Just Kidding News.”
So hosted Vevo’s first original scripted series – ”The Comment Show.”
David So – Net Worth
So earned most of his wealth from advertisements on his YouTube channel as well as on other channels that he has collaborated. For example, his channel has over 308 million views, meaning about $616,000 in revenue.
Moreover, he ran a clothing line called Go For Broke. In addition, So makes money from owning a matcha-centric tea shop and a coffee shop. David also starred in the film Gook. So also has 289 patrons on Patreon. Therefore, David So has an estimated net worth of $5.8 million.