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Muaaz
Muaaz 2016.jpg
Muaaz Shakeel in December 2016
Personal information
BornMuaaz Shakeel
(1997-06-24) June 24, 1997 (age 22)
NationalityAmerican
ResidenceMadison, Wisconsin
YouTube information
Also known asMuaaz
Channel
Years active2008–present
Subscribers181,234
(as of August 2019)
Total views22,583,451
(as of August 2019)
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2018

Muaaz Shakeel (born June 24, 1997)[1] is an American YouTuber, influencer, and media personality known professionally as Muaaz. He currently boasts over 22 million views on his YouTube channel since it's creation in 2008.[2]

Early Life[edit]

Shakeel was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin[3] and went on to attend the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He graduated in May 2019[4] receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems.[5]

Career[edit]

Shakeel joined YouTube on June 15, 2008.[2] He originally created videos in the niche market of comedy due to inspiration from the comedic duo Smosh.[6] Later he moved to creating content focused on gaming and the growing space of esports. After multiple failed attempts at growing a gaming-related following, Shakeel took a hiatus from the YouTube platform until August 2015.[7] Prior to Shakeel starting college, he gave YouTube content creation one last attempt but focused on creating content he knew he was good at, tutorials.[8] According to a 2017 article done by The Huffington Post, within two years of resuming content creation, Shakeel had seen growth in the tens of thousands.[9] Through creating tutorials and building his influence over the years, he was able to successfully incorporate gaming into his tech-oriented content.[10] Through a 2019 interview with TubeBuddy, Shakeel proudly boasts that the content he currently creates is centered around the intersection of both gaming and technology.[11] Shakeel successfully grew a YouTube audience by helping others build their own influence through the strategic use of online video and social media.[12]

Recognition[edit]

In July 2017, Shakeel was recognized by The Huffington Post as one of the few digital creators "qualified to discuss rapid strategic growth in the current YouTube climate."[9]

In May 2019, Shakeel announced a partnership he long-awaited with G FUEL.[13]

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