MatPat is the online alias of Matthew Robert Patrick, an American YouTuber and Internet personality who is best known for creating the YouTube series Game Theory, Film Theory, Food Theory, and Style Theory. He is married to Stephanie Cordato, who is also his business partner and co-host on their gaming channel GTLive. MatPat is 37 years old, has an estimated net worth of $18 million, and has a son named Oliver with Stephanie. In this article, we will explore more details about MatPat’s personal life, career, and achievements.
MatPat’s Personal Life
Early life and education
MatPat was born on November 15, 1986, in Medina, Ohio. He was an only child and had a keen interest in video games, theater, and school from an early age. He was the valedictorian of his high school and received an academic scholarship to Duke University, where he graduated in 2009 with a double major in theater and psychology with a concentration in neuroscience.
Marriage to Stephanie Patrick
MatPat met Stephanie Cordato in 2006, when they were both freshmen at Duke University. They became friends and started dating in 2007. They got married in 2012, after five years of dating. Stephanie is also a YouTuber and Internet personality, who has a PhD in chemistry from Princeton University. She is the co-creator and co-host of GTLive, a gaming channel where they play and comment on various video games live. She also appears occasionally on MatPat’s other channels, such as Film Theory and Food Theory.
Children (son Oliver)
MatPat and Stephanie have a son named Oliver Julian Patrick, who was born on December 3, 2018. Oliver is often featured on their social media posts and videos, and has been nicknamed “Ollie” by the fans. MatPat and Stephanie have been open about their struggles with infertility and miscarriage, and have shared their journey of becoming parents with their audience.
Career and Collaborations
YouTube channels (The Game Theorists, The Film Theorists)
MatPat started his YouTube career in 2011, when he decided to revamp his channel as a portfolio to showcase his skills in writing, researching, and editing videos online. He was inspired by an Extra Credits episode on tangential learning, and created the first episode of Game Theory, a series that analyzes various video games using science, math, and logic. The channel gained popularity and recognition, and has over 18 million subscribers and 3.6 billion views as of January 2024.
MatPat expanded his YouTube empire by creating spin-off channels, such as The Film Theorists, which applies the same analytical approach to films, TV shows, and web series. The Film Theorists has over 9 million subscribers and 1.6 billion views as of January 2024. He also created Food Theory and Style Theory, which explore the hidden secrets and science behind food and fashion respectively. Food Theory has over 5 million subscribers and 500 million views, while Style Theory has over 1 million subscribers and 100 million views as of January 2024.
Other media projects
In addition to his YouTube channels, MatPat has also been involved in other media projects, such as hosting the YouTube Premium series MatPat’s Game Lab, where he tests the reality of video game scenarios with real-life experts and challenges. He also hosted the 2023 Streamy Awards, an annual award show that honors the best in online video and creators. He has also collaborated with other famous YouTubers and celebrities, such as Rooster Teeth, Did You Know Gaming, Jacksfilms, and Markiplier.
Net Worth and Awards
Estimated net worth
MatPat has an estimated net worth of $18 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He earns most of his income from his YouTube channels, which generate revenue from ads, sponsorships, and merchandise. He also has other sources of income, such as his Patreon page, where he offers exclusive content and perks to his supporters, and his Theory Wear brand, where he sells clothing and accessories inspired by his channels.
Awards and nominations
MatPat has won several awards and nominations for his work on YouTube and online media. He has won four Streamy Awards, for Best Gaming Series (Game Theory), Best Editing, Best Writing, and Best Educational or Learning Series (Film Theory). He has also been nominated for two Webby Awards, for Best Web Personality/Host and Best Science and Education Channel (Game Theory). He has also been featured on various lists of influential and creative people, such as Forbes’ 30 Under 30, The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 Digital Stars, and Variety’s Famechangers.
MatPat is one of the most successful and influential YouTubers and Internet personalities of his generation. He has created a loyal fan base and a media empire with his analytical and entertaining videos on various topics, such as video games, films, food, and fashion. He is married to Stephanie Patrick, who is also his business partner and co-host, and has a son named Oliver. He has an estimated net worth of $18 million and has won several awards and accolades for his work. He is a role model and inspiration for many aspiring creators and gamers.