Scotty Kilmer created his self-named YouTube channel on 19 August 2017, where he regularly shares his knowledge of cars and other vehicles. In only five years span, he has amassed over 5.26 million subscribers on his channel and has become one of the most successful car YouTubers in the USA.
Only a few months back, Scotty was admitted to a hospital because of some inconsistencies in his health condition. After that, several rumors have begun to swirl the web regarding the YouTuber’s demise.
So, has he really deceased? Or are his death rumors just a hoax? What happened to Scotty Kilmer? Let us elucidate the matter with the article below. Also, get to know about his wife and kids.
Who is Scotty Kilmer?
Scotty Kilmer is a renowned American entrepreneur, YouTuber, and author. He is best known for his knowledgeable yet controversial car videos on his YouTube channel titled ‘Scotty Kilmer.’
The YouTuber was born on 2 October 1953, making his age 68 years as of September 2022. He took birth to his mother Shirley Kilmer and his father John Kilmer in Niagara Falls, New York, USA.
Early in his teenage years, Kilmer developed an interest in cars and repairing them. He primarily attributes his knowledge about cars to his grandfather Elmer Kilmer who taught him mechanic skills from the age of 14.
Regarding Scotty’s academics, he is a Master’s degree graduate in Anthropology from the University of Illinois. He priorly received his Bachelor’s level education at York University in Ontario, Canada.
Later, in 1994, Scotty published his first book ‘Everyone’s Guide to Buying a Used Car and Car Maintenance.’ Following the book’s popularity, he became the host of the CBS radio show, Crank it up with Scotty.
The show first began airing in 1994 and ran for approximately ten years before its closure in 2004. Moreover, in 2004 itself, Crank it up with Scotty earned Scotty Kilmer his first Emmy Award.
How did Scotty Kilmer Pass Away?
The rumors of Scotty Kilmer’s passing away have turned up to be entirely false. The rumor had first begun to swirl the web after he was apparently admitted to a hospital.
However, the YouTuber is very much alive and in good health condition. To make it more clear, Scotty uploaded his last YouTube video only 11 hours before this article was published on 5 September 2022.
In his latest YouTube video, He talked about the Chinese electric vehicle manufacturing company Geely which gives 600 miles of range on a single charge. In the video, there is no sign of Scotty’s illness. Moreover, the 68 years old seems as good as his videos from years ago.
Scotty Kilmer’s Wife and Kids
Scotty Kilmer has long been married to his wife, Leslie Kilmer. The pair tied the wedding knot almost 43 years back in 1979 and are still living life married to each other.
Reportedly, Leslie worked as an elementary school teacher for a long time. However, her current profession is out of the media’s knowledge despite her being the wife of a famous YouTuber.
From Scotty’s over four decades of marriage with Leslie, he is the father to his two sons, Ryley and Wyeth. Their elder son, Ryley, is a University of Vermont graduate. On the other hand, Scotty’s younger son Wyeth is currently employed at Bravo Company as their chief engineer.
Scotty Kilmer Net Worth
As of September 2022, Scotty Kilmer’s net worth is approximately $10 million. He primarily attributes his fortune to his YouTube channel, which earns an estimated maximum of $1.9 million annually. Besides that, Scotty hosts several TV programs.