Internet sensation who gained fame for the photo posted to Reddit in 2012 that became a popular meme and earned him the nickname of Bad Luck Brian. He used his overnight fame to accumulate a strong subscriber base for his YouTube channel which he titled Bad Luck Brian.
The photo posted to Reddit was a high school yearbook photo. His friend Ian Davies posted the photo in January of 2012.
The popular photo was printed on t-shirts, stuffed animals and other items that were sold in Walmart and Hot Topic. Companies including Volkswagen paid to use the photo.
He built churches for his father's construction business.
The meme generated from his high school photo was inspired by Laina Morris' Overly Attached Girlfriend meme.