• Real Name: Samuel R. Hyde (born 5 August 1991)
• Early Life: Bullied in school, parents unknown, older brother Zack, grew up playing Nintendo 64 and Xbox
• Career: YouTube star with 1.1 million subscribers and 260 million views, Twitch channel with 200,000 followers
• Controversies: Making fun of females and Jews, lifetime ban from Twitter
• Personal Life: Married with two children, loves animals and outdoors activities
Who is General Sam?
General Sam is an American YouTube star and video games player, who is known for his rather controversial videos, making fun of females and Jews, which got him banned from YouTube one too many times. Nevertheless, he is still popular, and the number of his subscribers is still on the rise.
Real Name, Age, Early Life, Parents, and Education
Born as Samuel R. Hyde on 5 August 1991 under the Leo zodiac sign, in Tallahassee, Florida USA, he hasn’t talked much about his parents, but has mentioned that he has an older brother Zack, who he talked about in one of his many videos.
He matriculated from a local Tallahassee high school in 2009 and has stated that he was a bully in his earlier school years, behaving rather badly towards other children. He hasn’t spoken about whether he pursued higher education or not.
He was fascinated by video games from an early age, mostly thanks to his father who was also an avid video game player. His favorite console was Nintendo 64 while growing up, and as he got older he started playing on the Xbox console, transferring to more serious games such as “Call of Duty” and “Halo” among others, which led to the start of his YouTube career.
General Sam uploaded his first video – “DayZ: A Series of Betrayals” – in 2013, which was soon followed by the gameplay video of the popular game “Skyrim”, entitled “Skyrim Dragonborn: The Beginning Is Never Easy”. He continued with “Skyrim”, and with his funny comments, he began attracting subscribers to his channel. As his popularity was increasing, General Sam started playing other games, including “FarCry 3”, “GTA IV”, “L.A. Noire”, but also staying true to “Skyrim”.
Rise to Prominence
His specific comedic manner got him far, and he currently has more than 1.1 million subscribers on his official YouTube channel. His videos have been viewed more than 260 million times, and some of the most popular videos include “Things You Can Only Do In Skyrim VR”, which has been viewed more than 4.5 million times, then “Skyrim: The Last Enemy That Shall Be Destroyed” then “The Two Types of Tarkov Players” both with over three million views, among numerous other videos that have millions of views and have only boosted his popularity.
In addition to his popularity on YouTube, General Sam has also launched his own Twitch channel, which currently has over 200,000 followers; he charges a subscription fee for his most loyal fans, which has also added to his wealth. He streams various games, focusing on those he hasn’t shared on YouTube, including “Dread Hunger”, “Hunt: Showdown”, “First Class Trouble”, and “Intruder”, among numerous others.
Some from the YouTube community have a lot of against him and his agenda, although General Sam is still popular. At first, his comedic statements were considered too rude for YouTube, and his complete channel was closed. He started his new channel and began creating a series of machinima short movies “Shekelstein Saga”, using the game engine from “Skyrim” to create stories about his character Shekelstein.
His fan base loved the form and stories, however, he was making lewd comments towards women and Jews, which wasn’t liked by a part of the YouTube community. As a result, General Sam had to delete more than 200 videos to save the channel. Nevertheless, some of the “Shekelstein Saga” videos have been saved by his loyal fans, and uploaded again onto YouTube.
He also made such comments on Twitter, on which his profile was then caught, and attracted a permanent lifetime ban.
It’s Father’s Day not Nephew’s Day you little shit pic.twitter.com/OE9dVb2Rdz
— ＧＥＮＥＲＡＬ ＳＡＭ (@GeneralSamsSec) June 20, 2021
Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children
When it comes to his love life, General Sam has shared a few details about his personal endeavors. He is a married man and his wife’s name is Abby; the two met while still in middle school, and have been together ever since. He hasn’t revealed when the two married but has said that they welcomed a daughter, Madeline in 2018, and that their second child was born in January 2021, but he hasn’t revealed the children’s name.
As of mid- 2021, General Sam’s net worth has been estimated to be around $625,000, while his income is around $120,000 a year, boosted by also selling his merchandise through his webshop.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
This popular YouTube star has short black hair and green eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), while he weighs approximately 143lbs (65kgs). His vital statistics are unknown as well as his shoe size, but he maintains a classic look and is known for wearing funny hats.
He doesn’t care much about his looks and fitness, as he enjoys eating fast food.
Hobbies and Interests
General Sam is an outdoorsman = considering that he plays video games so much, he also spends a lot of time visiting nearby forests and parks with his family.
He is an animal lover and has a pet dog named Rusty.
He is also active on Instagram, and his account has more than 70,000 followers. He has pictures of his children and wife and their activities as a family.