Popular Indian YouTuber, Ajey Nagar, also known as Carry Minati, has gained 20 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.
20-year-old Ajey Nagar’s roasting channel CarryMinati has many videos ranging from PUBG live-streams to his thoughts on pop culture, with 900 million-plus views.
He has also been named one of ‘Time’ magazine’s Next Generation Leaders of 2019.
Carry Minati’s videos range from video game live-streams to his thoughts on various different topics, he’s mostly known for making videos of himself roasting other YouTubers. But do y’all know what exactly is ‘roasting’? The YouTube sensation has talked about his specialized craft to a website via Skype.
“Roasting is picking out things that are funny and make a new video or product out of it. You can watch my videos as stand-alone, and they might even be funnier than the originals,” says Nagar. “In reaction videos, you’re just watching a video and reacting to it, while making comments like ‘oh nice’, ‘ha’ and ‘cool’.”
He gained a lot of notoriety after publishing his ‘diss track’. His viral diss track against the second-most subscribed user on YouTube, Felix Arvind Ulf Kjellberg – more popularly known as PewDiePie – garnered more than 22 million views within five months of its release.
“I really enjoyed shooting PewDiePie diss track! It was all very spontaneous, we wrote the concept and shot the whole video in less than a week. And the response made it absolutely worth it,” he says.
However, Nagar is anything but an overnight success. “I started making videos in 2009, but it wasn’t until 2014 that I decided I wanted to do it full-time”, he says. “It took me eight years before I achieved moderate success”.
Although, his fame certainly didn’t come without controversy-
Carry Minati’s roast video, ‘YouTube vs Tiktok – The End’, which went viral recently had been removed from Google’s video streaming platform. In YouTube’s defense, the video had been taken down for violating the platform’s terms of service.
His fans were really upset and expressed their outrage on Twitter using hashtags #CarryMinati and #JusticeForCarry with the narrative centered around the YouTube vs TikTok feud.
Nevertheless, Carry’s fans have got his back. Everyone is rooting for Carry Minati. With the world of YouTube at his feet, Carry is a full-time YouTuber and we’ll be seeing more videos by him.
However, his advice to all his young fans would be, “Before quitting school or your day job, ask yourself this one question: Are you good at what you do? If you really believe in what you’re doing, then, by all means, just do you.”
As per reports, Carry Minati’s net worth now is estimated to be somewhere around the US $3.8 million which is equivalent to 27 crores INR.