Who is Chance Sutton?
Chance Sutton was born on 2 September 1996, in Lakewood, Ohio, USA, and is a YouTube personality, best known for being one half of the channel Chance and Anthony alongside his friend Anthony Trujillo. Prior to his fame on YouTube, he gained a lot of popularity on the app Vine, alongside his friend Jake Paul.
The Riches of Chance Sutton
How rich is Chance Sutton? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is at $2 million, earned through success in his online career. He was also a member of the group called Team 10 founded by Jake Paul, but left in 2018. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Very little information is available about Chance’s childhood, family, and his education. It is known that growing up, he enjoyed doing pranks and this was his motivation to share something he loved when he realized that people can create such content online. He began his career on the video sharing platform Vine on which he uploaded funny videos.
The app became popular due to giving users the capability of posting six second looping videos. Videos posted by other users can be browsed and used and sorted according to several categories, including theme, popularity, trending, and many others. During its time, it competed with other social media services such as Instagram, launched in 2013 and in the span of two years having 200 million active users. However, a year after its peak, Twitter announced that the app would disable uploads but people could still view and download. Eventually, the app was shut down but content was put in an archive.
Sutton gained a bit of fame through Vine, but with the app shutting down, he needed a new avenue to continue his career. Like many other Vine personalities, he decided to transition to YouTube, but knew that he could not do it alone. To lighten the load and help with the transition, he decided to partner with Anthony Trujillo, and they began their YouTube channel called Chance and Anthony in 2017, posting their first video, a prank video which they snuck up on actor and fellow YouTube personality Jake Paul.
Their first video gained 500,000 views during the first week, and their subscribership grew steadily. Since they started with making prank content, the duo decided that it would be the over-arching theme of their channel, and settled on having a regular upload schedule, uploading videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The duo try their best not to make their videos vulgar or offensive, which has been the problem with many YouTube personalities, so needed to strike a balance between being funny and clever. Their friend Jake Paul became a regular feature of their videos, and a regular target of their pranks. His brother Logan Paul also started appearing in their videos from time to time.
Team 10 and Recent Projects
Chance and Anthony also started targeting other people with their pranks, mainly their roommates, often the twin brothers Emilio and Ivan Martinez, with the duo also gaining fame through their YouTube channel. They also collaborated regularly with Tessa Brooks, and eventually this group of friends would become a part of Team 10, a group founded by Jake Paul consisting of online personalities who frequently collaborate together to help create content. Eventually, their channel created “The Prank War” series, which would become one of their most viewed series on their channel.
A lot of the members of Team 10 are housemates, and their goal is to help create content that would help them become recognized in Hollywood. The numerous opportunities and fame coming Sutton’s way allowed him to make a television appearance in the show “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in 2015, which is focsused on the lead detectives of the Special Victims Unit in a fictionalized version of the New York City Police Department (NYPD). However, he decided to leave the group in 2018, to have more creative control over his content. He then created his own personal channel, no longer collaborating with Trujillo.
— Chance (@imchancesutton) September 1, 2018
For his personal life, it is known that Sutton was in a relationship with fellow YouTuber and collaborator Tessa Brooks, also known through her online name Chessa, who also earned fame through YouTube, and is a model as well as a dancer, having done work for Skechers, Coca-Cola, and Disney. They were together for most of the early part of his career, but broke up in 2017. According to several sources, their relationship ended amidst rumors that he had cheated during their relationship. Many believe that their break-up was one of the reasons why the two chose to eventually leave Team 10.
He later started dating Instagram model Alex DeLena who is best known for her online account and her modelling endeavors, often consisting of her wearing swimwear with friends. She has amassed over 100,000 followers on Instagram and is known to be close friends with Jessica Newman. Similar to other YouTube personalities, Chance is highly active online through social media having accounts on Instagram and Twitter, mainly posting personal photos along with promotional content for his YouTube channel.