Germán Garmendia is a hugely popular Chilean YouTube star, TikTok star, singer, and songwriter.
He builds a large fanbase and attracts public recognition for sharing contents in his YouTube channel, HolaSoyGerman.
His other channel where he shares gameplay, JuegaGerman, is also wildly popular. Overall, he’s the most subscribed YouTube star in Chile.
His huge career started in 2011 when friends encouraged him to make a YouTube channel.
The next year, German earned 1 million subscribers and became one of the most-subscribed Spanish-speaking channels.
As he grew his fanbase, German expanded more channels based on the niche. In 2016, he released a song with his brother, Diego, titled Señales.
He also dubbed Julian, a character in the Latin version of the movie Ice Age: Collision Course
His profile was featured in many popular magazines, including 360, WIRED, and All Story.
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- Full Name: Germán Alejandro Garmendia Aranis
- Stage Name: Germán Garmendia, HolaSoyGerman
- Nickname: German
- Birthdate: April 25, 1990
- Birthplace: Copiapó, Chile
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Nationality: Chilean
- Religion: –
- Profession: YouTube Star, TikTok Star, Singer, Songwriter
- Education: Escuela Técnico Profesional
- Hobbies: Playing video games
- Facebook: @germangarmendia
- Twitter: @GermanGarmendia
- Instagram: @germangarmendia
- YouTube: HolaSoyGerman, JuegaGerman, German Garmendia Official
Height, Weight, & Physical Appearances
- Height: 183 cm (6’0″)
- Weight: 75 kg (165 lbs)
- Blood Type: –
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Body Measurements: –
- Shoe Size: 14.5 (US)
- Father: Germán Luis Garmendia Macías
- Mother: Cecilia del Carmen Aranis Mancilla
- Brother: Diego Garmendia
- Sister: –
Their relationship was confirmed in early 2014 by himself via a YouTube video. Since then, she had been making appearances countless time in his videos and they were seen together plenty of times.
However, his relationship with the Mexican celebrity ended in 2015. The reason wasn’t really disclosed to the public.
Lenay Chantelle Olsen
In May 2016, German announced his relationship with Lenay or Lele, through an uploaded YouTube video titled Mi Novia or My Girlfriend.
In March 2017, he posted a YouTube video titled This has to stop… please, adressing the harassment he and his girlfriend have been receiving from some fans.
Their relationship is still going strong.
His net worth is estimated to sit around $9 million. He builds the number mainly from his profession as an internet celebrity, in which he has amassed more nearly a hundred million following online.
According to Social Blade, his gaming channel JuegaGerman earns him $32.9 thousand to $526.9 thousand monthly or $395.1 thousand to $6.3 million annually.
Meanwhile, his humor-focused channel HolaSoyGerman rakes around $3.7 thousand to $59.4 thousand of revenue per month, which is equivalent to $44.6 thousand to $713.3 thousand of revenue per year.
Some of the known cars from his collection are a Tesla Model S ($100 thousand), BMW X5 ($59.4 thousand), and Mercedes AMG C43 ($56.5 thousand).
Crowd Crush that Made Ten People Injured
In April 2014, he’s slated to perform at the Telmex Digital Village in Mexico City’s Zócalo.
The event attracted higher number of attendees than expected, in which a lot of people waited in line to see him. Heat exhaustion made him fainted and had to be withdrawn from the location.
This caused the crowd to get out of controls. Poeple started to try getting through the barriers and inside the tent area.
Consequently, a lot of people got hurt and ten people were injured when a piece of light equipment fell down into the crowd.
Accused of Using Bots by YoLordestructor
In 2013, a video posted by YoLordestructor who’s a Spanish YouTuber, containing a claim that German had been using bots.
He attached a proof of HolaSoyGerman’s video titled Internet y Redes Sociales that allegedly using bots. The video in question has been deleted since.
- He defines his Internet persona as an exaggeration of himself.
- Despite growing up in Chile, he can speak English fluently.
- German had to continuously move houses because he had faced problems with stalkers.
- Even though he had built tall walls, many people still try to pass them and take pictures of him and his girlfriend.
- At the age of 3, his father passed away on Christmas day due to a car accident.
- He had to move a lot during his childhood because her mother worked at various places.
- Eventually, his family settled in Los Vilos, where German spent the majority of his youth there.
- After finishing school at the El Chañar Basic School, he continued his study at Escuela Técnico Profesional (ETP) and graduated from there in 2004.
- When German was 23 years old, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
- German was accused of using bots for viewing his YouTube videos.
- In 2014, ten people were injured while attending his event in Mexico City. At that time, he fainted due to the heat exposure and the crowd was massive.
- In 2015, he started dating an actress named Lenay Chantelle Olsen.
- Previously, he dated a model named Alison Smith, but the couple later broke up.
- Since 2015, German has decided to become a vegetarian for ethical purposes.
- The bot incident happened again after the YouTubers Mexivergas and Xodaaaa accused him of using it.
- The controversy was huge, even YouTube itself had to step in and proved that German did not use bots.
- His net worth is around $9 million.
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- Ice Age: Collision Course (2016), as Julian (Latin Spanish dubbing)
- 2021 Eliot Awards – Legend Award
- 2021 Esland Awards – Best Career
- 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards Mexico – Favorite Gamer
- 2016 MTV Millenial Awards – Master Gamer
- 2014 MTV Millenial Awards – Digital Icon
- 2020 Kids’ Choice Awards Mexico – Favorite Gamer
“My persona on the internet is an exaggeration of myself. I’m a pretty normal guy. I have happy days, sad days, high-energy days.”
“Maybe the whole thing is changing. Maybe celebrities don’t have to be the perfect person who looks perfect in every picture. Maybe it can be the normal guy who works really hard.”
Pics of Germán Garmendia
1. German wears a black hoodie
2. His yellow jacket and shoes match the entire wall
3. Hevenjoys the sea from the unicorn pool float
4. This social media star wears a grey beanie
5. German’s smile is adorable!
Germán Garmendia has climbed to fame. In spite of the controversies, many people still love his content and become his loyal fans.