Callum Leighton Airey was born on 17 November 1994, in England, and is a video gamer and YouTube personality known as Calfreezy, best known for gaining fame through his channel which primarily focuses on the “FIFA” video game franchise, but also featured other games. He’s so far gained over three million subscribers to his account.
The Riches of Calfreezy
How rich is Calfreezy? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a successful career on YouTube. His online fame has led him to numerous opportunities, including sneak peeks, collaborations, and sponsorships. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Gaming Beginnings
Very little is known about Calfreezy’s life outside of his YouTube endeavors. He grew up with a sister and is very close to his mother, who would later appear in one of his videos. He travelled a lot throughout his childhood, and resided in various countries including Scotland, Russia, Vietnam, and Egypt. He also became a big fan of football (soccer), and is a strong supporter of the club Liverpool. This would help him direct his passion of video gaming later on, which oriented more towards the sport.
He loved playing video games as a child, and when he discovered the opportunity of being able to gain income through YouTube, he quickly turned his attention towards it. YouTube is a video sharing website owned by Google, which originally began as a project of three former PayPal employees. Content creators can upload videos for others to view leading to interactions such as ratings, comments, shares, and many more. The website has given the rise to numerous gaming personalities focused on a particular game, or focused on playing a variety of games and sharing them through the website.
Calfreezy didn’t really think of posting about sports-related videos, initially starting out posting gameplay of “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” – it is a first person shooter game published by Activision and is one of the most popular installments of the entire “Call of Duty” series. The game breaks away from the World War II setting of previous entries, deciding to take it to modern times. The game received a lot of critical acclaim, towards both its story and gameplay, which follows various task forces as they deal with an ultranationalist movement.
After showcasing a few videos of “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare”, he then decided to turn his attention towards “FIFA” with the release of a new game nearly a year after he created his account. “FIFA” is a series of soccer video games under the EA Sports label, and is the most popular of all the video games related to the sport. It has featured numerous professional teams from around the world, along with some of the most high profile names in the sport.
Collaborations and Recent Endeavors
Calfreezy’s continuous dedication towards “FIFA” content would help his fame rise significantly over the next few years, and he soon gained over three million subscribers. The sharp rise of his popularity began when he began collaborating with a “FIFA” gaming group called the Ultimate Sidemen, which consists of numerous popular YouTube personalities such as Wroetoshaw, KSI, Vikkstar, and Miniminter. While they initially started out collaborating for the game, the group then decided to start collaborating together on other types of video content.
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In recent years, Calfreezy’s been more focused on creating entertainment content alongside his YouTube friends, as opposed to playing “FIFA” video games. He still loves the sport and does videos of it from time to time, though the recent shift in focus is mainly due to the fact that the influx of his new subscribers weren’t really interested in the game anymore, but in his interactions with his friends. Some of his most popular videos include playing actual soccer with the Ultimate Sidemen, performing pranks with them, and also other types of video blog (vlog) related content. He’s revealed in a video that he lives with WroeToShaw and Callux, which leads them to work together more frequently.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Calfreezy previously dated fellow YouTuber Emily Canham, who is known for her YouTube content focused on beauty and fashion. They were together for some time but things eventually fell apart, and he is currently single as evident from the lack of any updates on his online accounts which usually reveal his current relationship status. According to him, he is a big fan of hip hop and rap when it comes to music. He is also a big fan of soccer player Lionel Messi who holds numerous soccer records, winning numerous championships throughout his career, and is the all-time leading goal scorer from Argentina.
Similar to numerous YouTubers, Calfreezy is highly active online through accounts on several high profile social media websites. He has an account on Instagram which has over 1.1 million followers. His account mainly showcases his love for the sport, as he goes to various sporting events while also working on his own football club called Rebel FC. He also has a Twitter account with over 1.39 million followers, on which he posts some of his day to day thoughts.