Rhett McLaughlin
Rhett McLaughlin
Real Name/Full Name Rhett McLaughlin
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Rhett James McLaughlin
Birth Place: Macon, Georgia, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 11 October 1977
Age/How Old: 46 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 200 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs.
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Dirty Blond
Parents Name: Father – Jim McLaughlin
Mother –Diane McLaughlin
Siblings: Cole McLaughlin
School: Harnett Central
College: North Carolina State University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpion
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Jessie McLaughlin
Kids/Children Name: Locke and Shephard McLaughlin
Profession: Producer and Writer
Net Worth: $25 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Rhett McLaughlin is an American YouTuber, comedian, writer and actor. He is famously known for being the co-founder of the YouTube channel Rhett and Link. He is a partner of his childhood best friend Link Neal. The two are amongst the top paid YouTubers in the world.

Biography and Early Life

Rhett James McLaughlin was born on October 11, 1977 in Macon, Georgia. He met his business partner and best friend Link Neal on their first day in elementary school. His family had just relocated to Buies Creek in North Carolina.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Rhett McLaughlin in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Rhett McLaughlin’s age is 46 years old as of today’s date 25th May 2024 having been born on 11 October 1977. Though, he is 6′ 6″ in feet and inches and 200 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.


Rhett attended the Buies Creek Elementary School in 1984. It was here that he met his friend Link Neal. The two had written swear words on their desks and were required to stay in during recess as punishment. During this time they bonded and became best friends from then on. They had been told to draw mythical creatures as punishment hence the name of their YouTube channel.

Rhett attended Harnett Central High School where he played basketball and was a member of a punk rock band named The Wax Paper Dogz. Later on, he attended the North Carolina State University where he was roommates with Link.  Rhett studied Civil Engineering and graduated magna cum laude in December 2000.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Rhett McLaughlin With Wife Jessie McLaughlin
Rhett McLaughlin With Wife Jessie McLaughlin

Rhett married his long-time lover Jesse Lane on March 29, 2001. As a result of their matrimony, they have sired two sons, namely Locke and Shephard. The family lives in Los Angeles. As a child, he suffered from several seizures. Both his sons have inherited the same trait. Rhett and their wife bought their family a house in Los Angeles. The house is a modern traditional home built-in 1978. It is fitted with a large outdoor basketball court and a swimming pool and spa.

Is Rhett McLaughlin Gay?

Rhett is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is married to Jesse Lane and the two have two sons as a result of the union. There are currently no signs of the couple’s separation or divorcing as they seems happy.

Professional Career

Rhett and Link had to quit their engineering careers in order to focus on their channel. The comedy duo is regarded as one of the OGs of YouTube. They are known for hosting the show Good Mythical Morning. In total, they have four channels, a podcast and two books. Their first viral video was Wolfpack or Tarheels? This was uploaded on Rhett’s personal channel in 2006.

Rhett and Link officially joined YouTube on September 2008. Their channel, Good Mythical Morning has over 6 billion views and over 16 million subscribers. After being featured on YouTube’s homepage, Rhett and Link established their presence on the web. The duo had a television show named Rhett and Link: Commercial Kings. The show aired on the Independent Film Channel.

In the show, they traveled the country making commercials for small businesses. In February of 2019, they acquired the smosh brand after the channel’s former owner, Defy Media was liquidated. Under the Mythical Entertainment banner, the channel would acquire full creative freedom and launch its own podcast named Smoshcast.


In 2011, they were nominated and won for the Webby Awards best editing category for 2 Guys, 600 pillows. They were also nominated for the best online Film and video in the same year. In 2014 Rhett was nominated for the IAWTV award. 2019 saw the duo win the Webby Awards Peoples’ voice award for being the best hosts. They also won a Streamy Award for the show of the year. Among their many accolades and awards, they are the fourth-highest YouTubers in the world. Personally, he made a record for having the most 3 pointers during his basketball days in high school.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Rhett McLaughlin in 2024

Rhett McLaughlin Net Worth
Rhett McLaughlin Net Worth

As of 2024, Rhett is said to have a net worth of approximately to be $25 million. Most of his earnings come from his joint YouTube channel with Link Neal.  In 2019, they raked in a combined 18 million dollars from their various endeavors. They are ranked as the fourth-highest YouTubers in the world. Rhett and his wife bought a house in Los Angeles worth 1.425 million dollars. They have also made good money through advertisements on their YouTube channel and endorsements as well.

Rhett is a highly creative and outspoken artist. Together with his all-time best friend Link, they continue to inspire young people with their creativity and also their sense of humor. Over the years, the two have managed so soar to greater heights becoming amongst the most successful YouTubers of all time. Rhett is for sure going places.


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