Eugene Lee Yang
Eugene Lee Yang
Celebrated Name: Eugene Lee Yang
Real Name/Full Name: Eugene Lee Yang
Gender: Male
Age: 38 years old
Birth Date: January 18, 1986
Birth Place: Pflugerville, Texas, USA
Nationality: American
Height: 6’0″ (183 cm)
Weight: 90 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): No
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): Matthew McLean (2019)
Is Eugene Lee Yang Gay?: Yes
Profession: American filmmaker, actor, and internet celebrity
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $1 Million
Last Updated: February 2024

Eugene Lee Yang is a US filmmaker, internet celebrity, and actor who is popularly known for his long-standing performance in BuzzFeed (2013 to 2018) and The Try Guys (from 2014 to till date). Being a humanitarian, he is famous for his association and contribution in the area of LGBT advocacy charities like “The Trevor Project,” and human rights.

Maybe you know about Eugene Lee Yang very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Eugene Lee Yang’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Yang was born and brought up in Pflugerville, Texas. He is the son of his Korean immigrant parents named Jae Yang, and Min-Young. Yang has one elder and one younger sister, as Whitney, and Christy. Yang had faced a lot of criticism regarding his body when he was a child. His friends used to tease and bully him due to which he developed low self-esteem.

as a child, he was a quite self-conscious, and insecure person. A teacher in his seventh grade advised him to study filmmaking. Yang attended the University of Southern California and earned a B.A. degree in cinema production in 2008.

Due to his unimpactful appearance, he was quite skeptical about whether he would make success in the film industry. This has been one of the reasons behind his lack of representation in films. While he was working at school, he got engaged in performing different types of artistic activities that include illustration, theatre, visual arts, dance, and choir. During that time, he wrote as well as directed six short movies on various social and political topics, that includes mental health care, school shootings, and gay marriage.

Personal Life

Eugene Yang is not married. He is gay. There is information that he is dating his boyfriend, Matthew McLean, since 2019.

In the past or the present. He is an accomplished actor bestowed with incredible talent as an actor as well as producer. Being a social media icon, he has garnered a million of fans all over the world. He receives fabulous comments from his social media fans praising about his stunning looks. For his gorgeous face, he has also secured the ‘LG Fame US Contest’ award!

Yang is very closely connected to his family. In most of his videos, you can find his mother and two sisters featured in them. Yang is a self-proclaimed workaholic. He loves life and makes the best use of his talent to realize his long-cherished dreams.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on January 18, 1986, Eugene Lee Yang is 38 years old as of today’s date 25th February 2024. His height is 6 ft tall, and his weight is 90 kg.


After his graduation, Yang started as a freelancer and produced short format music videos, writing, and filming commercials for a period of five years. In 2013, he began working for an internet media firm named BuzzFeed, where we experimented with video creations and explored new ways of storytelling. His production “If Disney Princes Were Real” earned more than seventy million views. Later his video “Women’s Ideal Body Types Throughout History” was viewed by over forty million times. This video remained one of the most-watched Buzzfeed’s on YouTube.

Due to the reliability and candor of his content, he got an opportunity in “The Try Guys” that got established in Buzzfeed (2014). The show was a blend of scenarios that depict social humor, and commentaries. Yang received a lot of recognition on social media that included “Underwear For the First Time,” “Guys Try Ladies.” The NY Times regarded Yang as the breakout icon of The “Try Guys.”

Below are some of his famous works:

In 2014, he wrote as well as directed Comfort Girls.

In 2019, he was starred in one episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Awards & Achievements

Eugene Lee Yang has been a popular YouTube personality who is critically acclaimed for his exemplary moviemaking skills. He was noticed for his unfiltered views regarding the wrongdoings prevalent in US society. Yang has received several awards and nominations throughout his career. He has won a majority of awards for his work in “The Try Guys.”

In 2016, it won the Sixth Ѕtrеаmу Аwаrdѕ for The Веѕt Nоnfісtіоn Сhаnnеl, Ѕеrіеѕ, and Ѕhоw.

In 2017, and 2018, thе movie won Webby Awards.

In 2018, the movie won Eight Streamy Awards for “Show of the Year.”

In 2019, the movie received 11th Shorty Awards for the Best YouTube Ensemble.”

For his performance in the movie, he was honored with “Unforgettable 2015 Male Breakout Star of the Year” in 2016. In 2019 he received the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award.

Net Worth & Salary of Eugene Lee Yang in 2024

Eugene Lee Yang Net Worth
Eugene Lee Yang Net Worth

Yang has produced a ton of captivating videos on a screen that has helped him create a mark in the industry. His amazing ‘Try Guys’ videos and BuzzFeed have mesmerized a million viewers worldwide. He has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of February 2024. A larger part of it comes from the success of his videos posted on YouTube channel. His channel has generated around 7.5 million subscribers, with 1.8 million views on a daily channel. As a YouTuber, he generates an estimated revenue of $9,000 per day.

In addition to it, he also started Buzzfeed in 2013, where he posts light and playful videos to entertain his viewers. He had earned nearly $39,990 to $114,700 per year when he was associated with BuzzFeed. He has several more acting jobs, planned business tours, and forthcoming books in the pipeline that will help him raise his net worth.

Yang is one of the successful television personalities who have to date earned a lot of love and respect from the industry and fans alike. For his crazy creations and funny social experiments on YouTube Channel “The Try Guys,” he has become a social media icon. Having inspired several Youtubers, the group is heading to make a massive fortune.


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