What Is Cam Wilder Famous for? Age, Height, Net Worth

Cam is an American social media personality and basketball player, who is perhaps best known for posting basketball-oriented content on his YouTube and TikTok accounts.

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Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Cam Wilder hails from the USA, born under the Libra zodiac sign on 5 October 2000, which makes him 23 years old as of 2023. Cam has a sister, with whom he spent part of his childhood in Litchfield Park, Arizona.. He grew up very physically active, and began playing basketball when he was around four years old.

Cam was educated at Millennium High School, in Goodyear, Arizona, played for his school’s basketball tea, and in his senior year 26 games averaging two rebounds and four points per game. He matriculated in 2019, and went on to join Midland University, in Fremont, Nebraska – he played forward for the junior varsity team, in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) for a season, averaging 1.5 points and six minutes per game. It’s reported that Wilder dropped out of college to focus on his social media career.

TikTok

Wilder was playing collegiate basketball in Nebraska when the COVID-19 pandemic began hitting, and TikTok became increasingly popular. In an interview with “The Sporting News,” he stated ‘I didn’t know too much about TikTok, and my roommates were like, “Yo, you should start doing TikTok, you’re kind of funny” – I only knew TikTok is like a kid’s app.’ Wilder began uploading comedic videos, which attracted hundreds of thousands of views. Currently, Wilder has garnered over 5.5 million followers on TikTok, has at least 177 million likes, with one of his most liked a comedy skit about the American rapper 6ix9ine, which was posted in July 2020. He previously posted a short video about accompanying his mother to the store, which also went viral.

Cam is represented by Long Haul Management, which has its headquarters in Los Angeles, California.

 

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Basketball and Rod Wave Elite (RWE)

Cam is the founder of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) – also referred to as travel basketball or club basketball – team, Rod Wave Elite (RWE). He named the team after his best-loved American singer-songwriter and rapper, Rod Wave. RWE is not as ‘serious’ as the National Basketball Association (NBA) teams and other leagues. Instead, it’s an entertainment style of basketball founded to create videos for social media platforms such as YouTube. Wilder hosted his first RWE tryout in Houston, Texas, and surprisingly attracted thousands of players, which saw him take the internet by storm. Following this success, Wilder began touring other cities such as Los Angeles and New York City to select new RWE players. Some of the famous who consistently play with RWE include Nelson Newman and Lavar Johnson.

YouTube

Cam launched his main, self-titled YouTube channel on 31 January 2017. He started off recording himself sneaking into AAU games and going to parks, where he would challenge random people to play one-on-ones. Cam uploaded his first video on 3 January 2021, “AGGRESSIVE 1v1 AGAINST TRASH TALKING COLLEGE HOOPER!”, which has over 86,000 views as of late 2023. Three of Cam’s most viewed videos have over 1.9 million views each: they are “ME & K SHOWTIME SNUCK INTO AN AAU TOURNAMENT IN HOUSTON!!” (uploaded on 6 February 2022), “WE SNUCK INTO AN AAU TOURNAMENT WITH GIO WISE AND GOT KICKED OUT!” (uploaded on 19 May 2022), and “I COACHED THE MOST CHAOTIC AAU GAME OF THE YEAR!” (posted on 4 July 2023). Currently, Cam has posted over 250 videos, garnered over 1.03 million subscribers, and attracted over 116 million views.

Cam opened his second YouTube channel, ‘Wilder Side’ on 9 January 2022. He predominantly uploads basketball-oriented content and uploaded his first video on 1 January 2023, which is about a 7ft 7ins (2.31m) tall high school basketball playe,. Two of his most popular videos are “REACTING TO MY PRODIGY NELSON PLAYING FOR A DIFFERENT AAU TEAM…” (uploaded on 11 August 2023) and “NELSON & LAVAR PLAYED THE NASTIEST 1V1 I’VE EVER SEEN…” (uploaded on 18 July 2023), which have over 510,000 and 340,000 views respectively. Currently, Cam has gained over 142,000 subscribers ,and his 70+ videos have over 7.3 million views.

Other Social Media Platforms

Wilder has a verified Twitter account (@camwilderr). He joined the platform in June 2015, and is currently followed by around 30,000 fans. He’s also active on Instagram (@camwilderr) with close to 800,000 followers, and often posts modeling photos with fashionable outfits on the platform. Cam is active on Twitch too, with almost 38,000 followers. He’s promoted and endorsed numerous brands such as PUMA Basketball through his social media accounts.

San Antonio Incident

In 2021, Cam began doing ‘park takeovers’ – he used his social media platforms to invite players to compete in street basketball. In early September 2023, he invited his fans for a meet-and-greet, and a crowd of over 3,000 young adults and teenagers swarmed San Antonio’s Lady Bird Johnson Park to meet him. However, the crowd was dispersed by the San Antonio Police Department, who pointed out that although the crowd wasn’t violent, its size posed an ‘imminent threat to public safety.’ Nobody was arrested during the incident.

Personal Life

Cam a Christian; he hasn’t introduced anyone as his girlfriend, and so is presumably single as of 2023. He rarely speaks about his love life, is unmarried, without any children. Currently, Cam splits his time between Houston, Texas, and Fremont, Nebraska.

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Cam is of half-White and half-Black ethnicity and has a set of dark brown eyes and black hair. Some of his distinctive features include a wide smile and a thick Afro-hairstyle. He has inked a tattoo on his right hand. He has an athletic body, stands at an impressive height of 6ft 5ins (1.96m), and his weight is about 185lbs (84kgs). His chest, waist, and arm sizes are approximately 42ins, 32ins, and 14ins respectively. Cam wears shoe size 13(US).

Net Worth

Cam has monetized his YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram accounts, which have a large number of followers and fans. He’s reputedly worth approximately $2 million, as of late 2023.

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