Coby Persin

Who is Coby Persin?

Coby Persin is an American influencer and prankster who is active on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and other social platforms. He was born on 7th May 1994 in New York City, United States. He is known for posting various pranks and social experiments on his social media. He is known as "That guy from YouTube".  

Childhood of Coby Persin  

Coby grew up alongside his parents and his brother in the centre of New York - the city that never sleeps. While many may argue that one's birth town doesn't shape his personality or change his path, Coby experienced it first-hand. Since he grew up in a big city, Coby was always used to loud noises and lots of people. While other children his age were scared about getting lost in a big crowd, Coby knew his way around one of the busiest cities in the world. Besides growing up confident and independent, Coby was exposed to numerous cultures, races and languages, which only made him more curious.   

Even as a child, Coby became curious about other people's life experiences. He began asking people about their living conditions, their families and their hobbies. You could say that he began performing small, harmless social experiments on people. At first, Coby only asked these questions to his family members. But soon enough, he widened the circle to acquaintances and friends. Living in a city known for its stark socio-economic disparities, he witnessed first-hand the struggles faced by individuals from different walks of life. These experiences likely contributed to his drive to address social inequalities.   

Education of Coby Persin   

Since Coby was always an inquisitive child, his family expected him to do good at school. After all, being curious about the outside world is still one of the biggest preconditions to having good grades. The bigger was the surprise when it turned out that Coby was a bad student. He barely made it through middle school, and once he signed up for high school, Coby got in trouble. He was spending so much time performing his social experiments that he didn't have time to study and do homework. While he might get away with it earlier, his high school teachers weren't so condescending.   

After his initial attempts to get through high school without studying, Coby was told to start trying. The only other choice was to quit. While it might seem like a stupid thing to do, Coby thought about it as an opportunity. Instead of being stuck home in front of a pile of school projects, he could just quit and focus on what he thought was important. Even though his parents weren't exactly thrilled about the choice, Coby decided to drop out of high school. Once he did it, another world full of possibilities opened up for him.   

Coby Persin before fame   

As soon as he left high school, Coby began a journey of self-expression and self-knowledge. After all, he had to figure out his career in order to earn enough money for a living. The easiest way to do that was by researching different ways of sustenance. While many people are happy at regular 5-9 jobs, Coby knew that wasn't the answer for him. After performing his research, Coby realised that his future was in content creation. But since he left school so early, Coby found social media just in their beginnings, which didn't offer him enough opportunities. It was during this period that he began experimenting with various forms of digital media, honing his skills and finding his voice as a creator.  

Even before achieving fame, Persin displayed an entrepreneurial spirit. He recognised the potential of digital platforms and their ability to connect people and convey powerful messages. This drove him to establish Persin Studios, a creative agency specialising in video production and digital marketing. Through this platform, Coby offered his expertise as a content creator to various brands. Since online marketing was still new, Coby's knowledge proved to be very helpful to brands. He helped them advertise their products in the best way, reaching more people than other brands in the process.   

Coby Persin on YouTube  

Once he began earning enough money to support his needs and more, Coby started focusing on his social experiments again. But this time, it was different. Since he learned a lot about social marketing and internet algorithms, Coby knew that he could raise money at the same time. After enough research, he finally joined YouTube and created his self-titled channel, Coby Persin, in 2010. With a store-bought camera and determination, Coby began filming social experiments and posting them on YouTube. Before achieving widespread fame, Persin steadily built a following through his thought-provoking content. He crafted engaging videos which captivated viewers and encouraged discussions on important topics.  

Coby Persin – The Dangers of Social Media  

Coby's first video, titled "The Dangers of Social Media (Child Predator Social Experiment)," is widely recognised as the breakthrough moment that catapulted him into the spotlight. This video, released on YouTube on 25th August 2015, remains one of his most impactful and widely viewed productions. In this social experiment, Persin assumed the role of a child predator to expose the potential dangers of online interactions. He created a fake Facebook profile for a 15-year-old boy named Jason, complete with pictures and personal information. Persin then reached out to three young girls who had previously accepted his friend requests. To the shock and concern of the girls' parents, Persin successfully arranged meetings with each of them in various public locations. As the unsuspecting girls arrived at the designated meeting spots, they were confronted by Persin and their parents, who aimed to highlight the risks of connecting with strangers online.  

The video quickly gained traction, amassing millions of views within days of its release. It sparked widespread conversations about online safety, particularly regarding interactions between young individuals and potential predators. The video showcased his commitment to raising awareness, addressing societal issues, and initiating conversations through the power of digital media.  

Coby Persin – Popular videos   

While he initially made a name because of social experiments, it wasn't Coby's only trick. Once he attracted enough followers, he decided to entertain them by filming pranks. Coby already knew how to work with a camera in public, so creating this content wasn't an issue. Most of his popular pranks were filmed in the hidden camera format, where participants weren't aware of being filmed. While those pranks were filmed to make people laugh, a lot of them had some hidden meaning, turning them into one of Coby's experiments. His most popular video is Girl Walks Around NYC In Painted On Jeans!, with over 77 million views. Other Coby's popular videos often included some kind of financial reward to strangers, usually homeless people. While these videos were packed with emotions, they reaped a lot of hate as well. Coby was multiple times accused of exploitation of the homeless and of using them for clout.   

Copy Persin – The Voice of the Voiceless   

Even though some of Coby's videos weren't exactly well received by the public, he was undeniably trying to help people. Coby often made videos in order to raise awareness about some important issues of to send a clear message. Since he didn't know about all people's problems, Coby decided to give them space as well. He filmed several interviews with people who wanted to share their stories. Whether they needed money or just some sympathy, Coby's platform helped them to get both. Persin's inclusive approach has made him a champion of change, inspiring his audience to empathise with those who have been overlooked or silenced.  

Coby Persin – The Clone Master  

After all those years of entertaining people, Coby reached another level of content creation. While remaining active on his main account, he created a new YouTube channel in 2022. On that channel, Coby entertains his audience by allegedly cloning people. This whole concept began with Coby reacting to some weird video of a girl who filmed herself licking some statue. Coby filmed a reaction where he acted as if he took her sample from the statue and cloned her in a laboratory. As stupid as that sounds, this format became viral in a matter of weeks. Other girls began filming themselves licking statues and buildings in different locations. The trend is based on a simple sentence: "I bet you can't clone me, Coby!". Coby usually reacts by posting a video, showing his thought process of finding the exact location and collecting samples. Besides YouTube, this trend became extremely popular on TikTok.   

How much does Coby Persin earn? Net Worth   

As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be over 2 million US dollars. Coby has successfully built a substantial following on social media platforms like YouTube, which has allowed him to collaborate with brands, monetise his content, and pursue entrepreneurial ventures. These factors contribute to his overall financial success and influence.  

Interesting facts about Coby Persin   

  • As of 2023, he is 29 years old.   
  • His zodiac sign is Taurus.  
  • His height is 5'10" or 178 cm.   
  • He grew up in New York alongside his family.   
  • He didn't finish high school. He dropped out before graduation.   
  • He was one of the first people who made a big career in content creation.   
  • He is known for filming various social experiments.   
  • His platform is known to raise awareness about important issues.   
  • Coby's first video, titled "The Dangers of Social Media (Child Predator Social Experiment)," made him famous all around YouTube.  
  • He has over 6,3 million subscribers on his main YouTube channel, with an additional 1,7 million subscribers on his second channel.   
  • His most popular video is Girl Walks Around NYC In Painted On Jeans!, with over 77 million views.  
  • He has over 9 million followers on TikTok.   
  • On his second channel, Coby films videos where he allegedly clones people.   
  • As of 2023, his net worth is estimated to be over 2 million US dollars.