German Garmendia Success Story
German Alejandro Garmendia Aranis was born on the 25th of April 1990. He is popularly known by his YouTube channels Hola Soy German and Juega German. He is a Chilean YouTuber, comedian and writer. With a combined subscriber count between all his channels reaching over 80 million, he is not only one of the biggest Spanish-speaking YouTubers, but also one of the biggest Youtubers of all time. He has produced a variety of songs together with his band Ancud. His book titled Chupa El Perro was released in multiple stores in Latin America and Spain on 28 April 2016. He was also featured in the Latin Spanish dub of Ice Age: Collision Course as Julian. At the age of three, his father, German Luis Garmendia Macias, died in a car crash on Christmas Eve 1993. Garmendia has an older brother named Diego from whom he lived separately during childhood until reuniting in Los Vilos. German and Diego call their mother “Super Mom” because she took care of them both. He was very interested in music from a young age, and when he was 13, he formed a band with his brother called Zudex.
Garmendia is not a pop star or a reclusive poet. He’s a YouTuber. His main channel, which has 33.8 million subscribers, is ranked one spot below Justin Bieber’s. Garmendia is a Chilean who had his life in Mexico City.
His videos are about aggressively normal stuff, everything from applying for jobs and making new friends to things people do at the gym. All his videos are delivered in breathless Spanish. At meet and greets, tens of thousands of fans flock to see him. So many people showed up at a 2014 appearance in mexico City that some fainted from heat exposure. His handlers halted the event when a riot broke out. He once posted a video asking fans to stop knocking on his front door, trying to get into his house, scaling walls to peer inside, and slapping their phones against windows to snap pics. Late last year, Garmendia moved to Los Angeles with the aim of breaking into Hollywood. He wants to write, act, and direct. In addition to his YouTube fame, Garmendia has accumulated 18 million Facebook followers, 11.5 million Twitter followers, and 9.5 million Instagram followers, all without a significant profile in a major publication. The videos on his main channel, Hola Soy German (“Hello, I’m German”), include skits on what it’s like to have a brother, the curse of having bad friends, and the lies you tell your parents. The videos play out like stand-up routines, interspersed with mini-dramatizations illustrating his points. He has a second channel, Juega German (“Play German”), where he uploads videogame play-through, reaction videos, and whatever else he feels like.