Philip DeFranco
Philip DeFranco

Philip DeFranco was born as Philip James Franchini Jr. Sometimes he is known online as PhillyD or Sxe Phil, is an American YouTube personality and news commentator. He is best known for The Philip DeFranco Show (PDS), a news commentary show centered on current events in politics and pop culture that has a playlist of over 1,000 videos since 2014.

Quick Biography

Philip Defranco was born on December 1st, 1985. His father was Philip Franchini, Sr, and was raised by his stepmother.  He dropped out of East Carolina University without completing his studies and launched his career as a Youtube personality.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Philip James Franchini, Jr.
Age: 35 years old
Birth Date: December 1st, 1985
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York City
Nationality: American
Religion: Atheist
Parents: Philip Franchini, Sr
Spouse: Lindsay Jordan Doty (m. 2015)
Children: Philip “Trey” DeFranco III, Carter William DeFranco
1.83 m
Weight: 75 kg
Profession: News commentator,  journalist, and YouTube personality
Net Worth in 2021: $8 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Having been born on December 1st, 1985. Philip is currently 35 years old. Philip DeFranco stands at 1.83 meters tall while his weight is 75 kg. Philip DeFranco’s Eye Color is brown while his hair color is Dark Brown.

Education, School/College University

Philip DeFranco studied at the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, University of South Florida. Later he moved to East Carolina University but dropped out of college without completing his studies.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Philip DeFranco’s father was Philip Franchini, Sr, while details about his mother are undisclosed. He is an American citizen and a white Caucasian of Italian descent. Though Philip DeFranco was raised a catholic, he later became an atheist.  Politically, Philip DeFranco is a libertarian and voted for Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson in the 2012 United States presidential election.

DeFranco has described his political views as “fiscally conservative and socially liberal, for the most part. DeFranco has used cannabis in the past, stating, “I have a prescription, and I take it to sleep. Also, if it makes the movie, I’m falling asleep to 10x funnier, that is a side effect I am ok with.”

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Philip DeFranco With Wife Lindsay Jordan Doty
Philip DeFranco With Wife Lindsay Jordan Doty

Currently, Philip DeFranco is married to Lindsay Doty. The couple lives in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, with their two sons Philip “Trey” and Carter. Philip DeFranco proposed to Lindsay, who was his long-time girlfriend, on August 16, 2013, at his “DeFranco Loves Dat AZ” show in Tempe, Arizona.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): 7 March 2015
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Philip DeFranco Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Lindsay Jordan Doty (m. 2015)
Kids: Philip “Trey” DeFranco III, Carter William DeFranco

Professional Life and Career

Philip started his YouTube career during his finals at East Carolina University when he created his YouTube channel named The Philip DeFranco Show. In this channel, Philip DeFranco talked about “newsie type stuff, and things that mattered to him then.

Philip DeFranco opened his second YouTube channel, “Philip DeFranco”, which includes a series of vlogs which he calls “The Vloggity.” In 2007, Philip uploaded a video titled “Big Boobs and You.” This video quickly became his most successful video, with over 1.8 million views.

Later, Philip DeFranco changed his video content to sex, gossip, and news. Philip made use of his large audience to win the Spore Creature Creator, a game promotion competition, and in doing so beat celebrities such as Stan Lee, Katy Perry, and Elijah Wood. The prize which was to be given was to choose which charity would receive a donation of $15,000.

Philip chose the PKD Foundation, an organization dedicated to fighting polycystic kidney disease (PKD), which he attributed to his family’s history with the condition. His large online audience also enabled him to win Wired’s Sexiest Geek of 2008 competition, a reader-voted contest.

Awards & Nominations

Philip DeFranco has been able to win various awards as a result of his efforts. Some of the awards bagged by Philip DeFranco include Best News and Culture Series (The Philip DeFranco Show. (8th Streamy Awards) in 2018, Audience Choice for Best Show of the Year(8th Streamy Awards) in 2016, Best News and Culture Series (6th Streamy Awards) in 2016, News and Current Events (4th Streamy Awards) in 2014 and Audience Choice for Best Series of the Year (4th Streamy Awards) in 2014

Philip DeFranco Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2021

Philip DeFranco Net Worth
Philip DeFranco Net Worth

As of October 2021, Philip De Franco’s net worth is estimated at $8 million.  Philip De Franco has accumulated his wealth by posting his videos on YouTube.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Philip DeFranco has managed to steer away from controversies in both his personal and professional lives.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Philip DeFranco Facebook page has around 1.3 million fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 1.2 million followers. On Instagram account, Philip DeFranco has around 662,000 followers, while on YouTube, Philip DeFranco has around 6.40 million subscribers.

Though Philip DeFranco started from humble beginnings to the point that he was asking for donations from his viewers, he has managed to establish himself as one of the prominent YouTube personalities.


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