Last Updated: May 20, 2024
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Net Worth:
$13 Million
Feb 4, 1990 (34 years old)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Internet personality, filmmaker, author, actor, illusionist
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Zach King is an American social media personality and filmmaker who has a net worth of $13 million. He is best known for his fame on TikTok. Zach is one of the highest paid social media personalities in the world. In a given recent year he has made $5 – 10 million from all income sources.

Zach King is an Internet personality known for his videos on the platforms Vine, YouTube, and TikTok. He is best known for his "magic" videos, which use precise editing and optical illusions to make it look like he's doing real magic. King is one of the most-followed individuals on TikTok, with over 90 million followers.

Early Life and Education

Zach King was born on February 4, 1990 in Portland, Oregon. He is of Chinese, Austrian, and Nicaraguan descent. With his three sisters, King was homeschooled by his mother. At the age of seven, he made his first film using a video camera, and when he was 14 started making and editing videos on his Mac computer. For his higher education, King went to Biola University in La Mirada, California, graduating in 2012 with a degree in cinema and media arts.

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Career Beginnings

King began his career online in 2008 when he started the website, which offered tips on using the editing software Final Cut Pro. The same year, he began posting videos to YouTube about the software. Due to the audience he was able to gain, King started selling training seminars.


In 2011, King went viral on YouTube when he posted a video entitled "Jedi Kittens" that he made with a college friend. Featuring two cats battling with lightsabers, the video racked up over a million views in just three days, eventually amassing over 18 million views. A sequel video, "Jedi Kittens Strike Back," scored over 27 million views, while the third video, "Jedi Kittens – The Force Awakens," gained over 28 million views. In 2013, King won YouTube's NextUp Creators Contest, and was awarded $35,000 and a trip to New York City for a four-day YouTube creators' camp.

On YouTube, King is also known for his "Magic Short Films," many of which parody famous films. In 2018, he co-directed "A Magician Home Alone," starring Jamie Costa, and directed "Magic Duel: Jack Black vs. Zach King," featuring the titular actor. King has also co-directed such shorts as "Viking Academy," "Zach King's the Magical Night Before Christmas," "Zach King's Day Off," and "First to the Gate." Additionally, he has appeared in videos by other filmmakers, including the "Stranded" series by Josh Fapp.


King launched his Vine account in 2013, and decided to create one Vine video each day for 30 consecutive days. He soon became known for his "magic" Vines, which he edited to make it look like he was doing real magic. In these videos, King used editing and optical illusions to seemingly turn Rubik's cubes into candy and eat cereal with a spoon without using his hands. He became so popular for his "magic" Vines that he appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in early 2014, displaying his work and making several Vines with the show's crew.



In early 2016, King began posting to, which later in the year became TikTok. Like he did on Vine, he has made videos for the platform utilizing editing tricks and optical illusions. In late 2019, King posted his most-viewed TikTok, in which he appeared to be flying on a broomstick. The video was viewed upwards of two billion times in just four days on TikTok. Since launching his account on the platform, King has become one of the most-followed individuals on TikTok, with over 90 million followers.

Television Appearances

Due to his popularity online, King has made some appearances on television. In 2015, he and his wife competed in the 28th season of the reality competition show "The Amazing Race," finishing sixth in the overall standings. Later, in 2021, King appeared on the Nickelodeon game show "Unfiltered" and the FXX series "Dave."

Personal Life

In 2014, King married Rachel Holm. Both of them have adopted siblings, which inspired Holm to become a case manager for adopted and foster-care youth. King and Holm have an adopted son of their own named Mason, as well as a biological son named Liam and a daughter named Emerson.

King considers himself a devout Christian, as his family converted to Christianity when he was a child. In addition to having attended the nondenominational evangelical Christian Biola University, he has led youth groups at a variety of Christian camps.

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