The face behind the HowToBasic screen name is still an unsolved mystery till date, with the only details available to the public being that it is owned by a famous popular Australian YouTuber for creating and uploading tutorials. Additionally, the channel has faced a lot of criticism in the past for uploading confusing instructional videos that helped put it in the spotlight.

Currently, HowToBasic has managed to garner millions of subscribers worldwide with a total of over 9 million. In 2016, the YouTube channel made records as one of Australia’s biggest YouTube channels and in addition to the large fan base it has amassed on YouTube, the internet sensation has gained an admirable number of followings on other social media platforms like Twitter with 357k, Instagram with 264k and Facebook with over 4 million fans and also over 4 million likes.

Who is HowToBasic?

Although a name has yet to be made public, it has been established that the person behind the YouTube channel is an Australian, born in Sydney, Australia on July 8, 1979. Not much is known about his family background and formative years, but the channel garnered public attention between 2012 and 2013 after its debut. in December 2011. He has since become known for his bizarre videos after his first upload titled “How to Pick Up an Umbrella”. Other videos followed quickly, including among these: “How to save energy”, “How to dig a hole with your finger”, “How to close a door”, “How to fold a t-shirt in 5 seconds among many other videos.

Among all his videos, the weirdest as well as the most popular was the one titled “How to Put on a Condom” released on August 6, 2013 and by June 2017 he had already racked up over 49 million views and over 109,000 likes.

Each video shows the content creator as an aggressive personality who likes to create a lot of damage by throwing and smashing objects such as dolls, eggs, fish, printed images, pieces of chicken meat, electronic devices and many other things. ‘others. Regardless of its harsh demeanor, HowToBasic still owes its astonishing fame to its crazy videos with several of them having sexual undertones, and you don’t have to look far for why its channel has managed to rack up more of 9 million subscriptions.

What does it look like?

Describing the personality behind HowToBasic is rather difficult as the videographer never found it necessary to reveal his identity to the public. He has consciously avoided showing his face in his videos, nor does he speak, maintaining his
anonymity till date.

What you would normally see on the channel are weird and destructive sight gags that come as a disguise of how-to tutorials. The revealing video of his face was posted on March 24, 2018, but the video unfortunately turned out to be an absolute parody and collection of famous YouTubers claiming to be the creator of the channel, ultimately pursuing the anonymity of the original creators. Additionally, at his request,
his anonymity was preserved during an interview with Nine News Perth, which aired on STW as part of a 6:00 p.m. Australian News Bulletin in June 2013.


It is expected that a man who has refused to reveal his identity to the public will also keep his family details under lock and key. However, it has been established that HowToBasic has three brothers namely Dan, Joshua and Steven but no other information is available about his family life.

Facts about HowToBasic

  • HowToBasic has come under fire for food waste, although it has been alleged to use expired food products from a grocery store it owns.
  • Twice the channel had to be suspended, in 2014 and 2015, for allegedly abusing YouTube’s misleading content policy. However, on each occasion, the channel was quickly restored and the suspension lifted.
  • Online estimates of his net worth, but most sources pegged his current wealth at
    $1.5 million.
  • HowToBasic now owns a poultry farm as a result of his egg-throwing antics.
  • He created a hundred videos in a single day.
  • HowToBasic’s genres range from dark comedy to surreal comedy and visual