YOUTUBER Tim Pool is often at the center of political controversy.
Tim Pool is a self-defined “Disaffected Liberal” and often ruffles many feathers on social media.
Who is Tim Pool?
Pool, full name Timothy Daniel Pool, was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 9, 1986.
The 35-year-old YouTuber is widely known for his live streaming of the 2011 Occupy Wall Street protests.
He later went on to join the news outlet and media company Vice Media.
Pool also joined Fusion TV from 2014 to 2016 before he began working mostly independently.
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He has over 1million subscribers on his YouTube channel Timcast IRL.
The description of the channel reads: “News, Politics, Culture Podcast.”
The YouTuber also has a massive following on Twitter with a total of 1million followers.
On other platforms such as Instagram his following is lower but still substantial at over 300K.
Did Tim Pool go to college?
Despite calling himself a journalist, pool did not receive any formal journalism training.
On his Linkedin he leaves his education section blank.
“this is empty on purpose, I have no institutional education,” the page states.
In 2011, TIME featured him as Person of The Year and two years later he won a Shorty Award for Best Journalist.
In March 2014, he co-founded the iOS application Taggly which markets itself as an app for journalists and photographers.
According to his Linkedin, in 2019 he founded and became the CEO of Timcast Media.
What is Tim Pool’s net worth?
Pool has been working in media for just over a decade and has built a cult-like following.
He has had much success with his YouTube channel, podcast, and media attention.
Net Worth Spot reports that Pool has an estimated net worth of $1.4million.
Some of his other accolades include being Featured TIME’s top 140 twitter accounts of 2012.
His live coverage has been featured by outlets such as NBC, Reuters, and MSNBC.
What happened between Tim Pool and Kanye West?
On November 28, 2022, Kanye West was scheduled to sit down for an interview with Pool.
The two were slated to talk about topics such as Kanye’s dinner with Donald Trump on Saturday, November 26, as well as the rapper’s 2024 Presidential campaign.
Will Sommer, a politics reporter at the Daily Beast, tweeted that the exit came after “Pool offered him the slightest pushback to his anti-Semitism.”
The podcast was conducted for 20 minutes before he made the decision to walk out.