- 1 Who is Coby Cotton?
- 2 How old is he, as of now?
- 3 Early Life, Family, Siblings, Education
- 4 Rise to Fame through ‘Dude Perfect’
- 5 Other Projects: Mobile Games, TV Series, Book
- 6 Appearance and Vital Statistics of Coby Cotton
- 7 Personal Life: Wife Aubrey Ellett, Residence, Hobbies
Who is Coby Cotton?
Coby Andrews Cotton was born on 17 July 1987 under the sign of Cancer, in Dallas, Texas USA, and is a 32-year-old social media personality and YouTuber, best known for being one of the five founders of one of the most popular YouTube channels – ‘Dude Perfect’.
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How old is he, as of now?
Coby Cotton’s net worth is over $9 million; his current annual income is over $3 million. This decent amount of money is earned from his activity on the social media scene, launching of various mobile games, TV series, and the sales of a book.
Early Life, Family, Siblings, Education
Coby Cotton was raised alongside his two siblings in his hometown of Dallas by his father, Larry Cotton, who served as a pastor, and his mother, Diann Cotton. He has a twin brother, named Cory Cotton, who was also involved in the founding of ‘Dude Perfect’, and a sister, named Catherine. He holds American nationality and is of Caucasian ethnicity. Upon matriculation in 2006, Coby enrolled into Texas A&M University, and graduated with a BA degree in Communication and Psychology in 2010. Parallel with that, he worked for an Apple store between 2005 and 2008.
Rise to Fame through ‘Dude Perfect’
While in college, Coby, his twin brother Cory, and their friends and college roommates Garrett Hilbert, Coddy Jones and Tyler Toney came up with an idea to create their official YouTube channel under the username ‘Dude Perfect’, in March of 2009. A month later, they filmed their basketball gameplay and uploaded the video, called “Backyard Edition”, which went viral. The group continued posting various trick shots and comedy videos, which led them to be noticed by the ESPN’s “E:60”, for which they filmed a segment, later broadcast in such TV shows as “Around The Horn”, “SportsNation”, “First Take” and “Pardon The Interruption”, among others.
After receiving several sports approbations, they collaborated with such popular personalities as professional NBA player Chris Paul, NASCAR driver Travis Pastrana, NFL coach Pete Carroll, and volleyball player Morgan Beck. They have even filmed some videos with such teams as Arsenal F.C., Chelsea F.C. and Manchester City F.C.
Having more than 46 million subscribers and over nine billion views in total, ‘Dude Perfect’ is one of the most popular channels in the US, and the ninth channel with most subscribers in the world.
Some of their most popular videos are “Ping Pong Trick Shots 3 | Dude Perfect”, “Water Bottle Flip 2 | Dude Perfect”, “Real Life Trick Shots 2 | Dude Perfect”, all of which have garnered over 200 million views.
Guinness World Records
The ‘Dude Perfect’ group set their first world record for the longest basketball shot, when they shot basket from Kyle Field’s third deck back in 2009. During the next year, the record was extended as they shot a basket from a cross-tower, which stood at 216 feet.
Their other records includ the record for blowing pea with one breath, and walking barefoot on Legos, both set in 2018.
Controversy: Are Trick Shots Real or Fake?
A lot of people think their trick shots are not real, so the ABC morning show “Good Morning America” dedicated one of their segments ‘live’ to the tricks of Dude Perfect, and how they make them. The segment features experts who discussed if they were fake or not, and stated that they could not find any proof of being fake.
Other Projects: Mobile Games, TV Series, Book
In 2011, the group created the self-titled mobile game for iOS and Android, which was followed by its sequel, entitled “Dude Perfect 2”. They’ve also launched other games, including “Endless Ducker” and “That’s Lit”. Additionally, they were offered to film the TV series “The Dude Perfect Show”; it premiered in September of 2015 on the CMT network, while the second season was aired on Nickelodeon. Moreover, Coby Cotton has also published the book “Go Big”.
— Coby Cotton (@CobyCotton) February 26, 2019
Appearance and Vital Statistics of Coby Cotton
- Short dark brown hair
- Dark brown eyes
- Height – 5ft 9ins (1.75m)
- Weight – 167lbs (76kgs)
- Body Measurements – Unknown
Personal Life: Wife Aubrey Ellett, Residence, Hobbies
In May of 2017, Coby Cotton announced through one of his Instagram posts that he was dating Aubrey Ellett. Three months later, he proposed to her and the couple eventually tied the knot at a ceremony held on 30 November 2017. They currently live in Los Angeles, California. In his spare time, Coby enjoys hunting and fishing.