Who is Todd in the Shadows?
Kenneth Munson was born on 3 June 1984, in San Diego, California, USA, and is a YouTube personality as well as a writer, best known for his work with the YouTube network called Channel Awesome. As a part of his online personality, he takes on the name Todd Nathanson or Todd in the Shadows.
The Wealth of Todd in the Shadows
How rich is Todd in the Shadows? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $200,000, earned largely through a successful career on YouTube. He’s also worked on other shows for Channel Awesome, and as he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will further increase.
Early Life and Accidental Pop Music Interest
There is very little known about Todd’s life before his rise to fame online, as he is adamant on keeping secrets when it comes to his identity. The reason he is referred to as Todd in the Shadows is because he often wears a grey hoodie and other clothing to keep his face from being fully exposed in recordings. He is also fond of using silhouettes to hide himself, hence his name.
He wasn’t initially interested in pop music until an incident in 2007 when the antenna of his car broke. Not having any money to have it fixed, he was forced to listen to a pop music station, which started to develop his interest in the genre. He began to write reviews of songs through a personal blog, and this led him to gain one of his first jobs as a part of the website That Guy with the Glasses (TGWG), which was one of the first projects of Channel Awesome.
TGWG and Channel Awesome
That Guy with the Glasses began in 2008, and became known for its satirical reviews. They covered films, television shows, video games, and comic books inspired by previous web shows such as “5 Second Movies”, which featured hyper editing. Over the next few years, the website would gain a lot of popularity, with over 100,000 viewers per week, while also having over a million in page views each month. This led to the website deciding to expand their reach through the platform YouTube in 2009.
More personalities subsequently joined the show, with Todd continuing in his position of producing reviews for the company. YouTube is a website owned by Google, and was created in 2005 with the intention of allowing users to share video content. The website has since grown to become one of the most popular and high traffic places online. Content creators can earn advertising revenue from the Google AdSense program. Corporations and companies have been drawn to the site due to the number of people online at any given time. Videos which can be seen on the site include video clips, short films, documentaries, live streams, original videos, and many more.
Other Projects and Solo Channel
Todd’s continued work with Channel Awesome led him to numerous other projects contributing to other series produced by the network. He became a contributor for “Atop the Fourth Wall”, which is the comic book review show of the network, and is known for its tamer tone compared to the rest of their series. The show is known for incorporating storylines in videos, due to the host of the show Linkara being a fan of sci-fi and fantasy franchises. Todd also became a contributor to The Nostalgia Chick, which was a companion show of Nostalgia Critic hosted by Lindsay Ellis, and is one of the most popular video series of the channel, and the flagship show of Channel Awesome.
Another project he did was with The Cinema Snob, which focuses on a pretentious art critic who comments on pornography as well as obscure exploitation films. In 2018, Todd suddenly announced that he was parting ways with Channel Awesome, wanting to focus more on his personal channel. His personal channel continues his original passion towards pop songs, with reviews of popular singles. He also does coverage of one hit wonders and albums which were expected to do well but actually performed poorly.
What does it want? pic.twitter.com/Mn2EappYVc
— Todd in the Shadows (@ShadowTodd) September 8, 2019
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, not much is known in terms of Todd’s romantic relationships, as he’s managed to keep this aspect of his life away from the media. He is a very private person as evident from the way he treats his appearances online. He doesn’t want his viewers to know exactly who he is, and find out more of what he does outside of YouTube. In this way, he retains his privacy and the privacy of the people around him.
Similar to numerous YouTube personalities, he is active online through accounts on social media. He has an account on Twitter on which he has over 63,000 followers, using the website to communicate with fans and promote his YouTube videos, in a manner which is similar to how he reviews pop songs. He also established an account on the website Patreon which is a popular platform for YouTubers to earn extra income. Fans or patrons can make pledges, donating money each month for access to exclusive content. He’s very popular on the site with over 2,000 patrons which gives him over $5,000 per video release.