Caspar Lee

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Caspar Lee
Caspar Lee by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Lee at Vidcon in June 2014
Personal information
BornCaspar Richard George Lee
(1994-04-24) 24 April 1994 (age 26)
London, England
OriginKnysna, South Africa
  • South African
  • British
YouTube information
Years active2012–present
Subscribers7.12 million
Total views954 million
Associated acts
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2012
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2013

Updated: 12 May 2020

Caspar Richard George Lee (born 24 April 1994) is a British-South African YouTuber[1][2] and entrepreneur.


Lee started his YouTube channel 'dicasp' in 2011, and later renamed it to simply 'Caspar'. As of May 2020, Lee's main YouTube channel has over 7 million subscribers and over 850 million video views; his second channel "morecaspar" has nearly 2 million subscribers and over 116 million video views.[3][4] Lee was part of the 'YouTube Boyband' that raised money in 2014 for Comic Relief.[5][6][7] He was named by Yahoo! News as one of "12 Web-savvy entrepreneurs to watch" in December 2013.[8] He was in a 2014 episode of the American television series Web Therapy.[9][10]

Lee played a character named Garlic in the comedy movie Spud 3: Learning to Fly, alongside fellow YouTuber Troye Sivan.[11] Lee and Joe Sugg appeared in a 2015 travel documentary, Joe and Caspar Hit the Road, and its sequel Joe and Caspar Hit The Road: USA, produced for BBC Worldwide.[12] Also in 2016, Lee starred in Laid in America alongside YouTube comedian KSI (Olajide Olatunji).[13] Lee appeared in the music video for Charli XCX's 2017 single, "Boys".

In August 2017, Lee was named "Chief Visionary Officer" of Influencer Ltd, a British influencer marketing agency.[14][2] Caspar Lee, a biography written by Lee and his mother, Emily, was published in hardcover in May 2016.[15] Lee also co-founded[16] Margravine Management with Joe Sugg.

In May 2020, Lee co-founded Proper Living,[17] a South African student accommodation company.

Personal life[edit]

Lee was born in London, United Kingdom to Emily Riordan Lee (b. 1956) and Jonathan Lee, but was raised in Knysna and Durban, South Africa where he attended Crawford College, La Lucia.[18] Lee moved from South Africa to live with Alfie Deyes until 2014, before moving to a shared apartment in London with fellow YouTuber Joe Sugg until 2016, when he relocated to a shared apartment with Josh Pieters, also a YouTuber.[18]


Lee won "Social Media Superstar"[19] at The Global Awards 2018. Caspar was listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe[20] for his work within Media and Advertising.


  1. ^ Cooke, Laura (11 March 2013). "Video made the internet star". Vodacom. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014. Born in March1994
  2. ^ a b Wood, Alex (17 March 2020). "30 Under 30: Meet The European Media & Marketing Moguls Of Tomorrow". Forbes. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Caspar YouTube Channel Stats". Archived from the original on 6 April 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  4. ^ "morecaspar YouTube Channel Stats, Subscriber Statistics, Ranking". Archived from the original on 16 March 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  5. ^ Dobbins, Amanda (21 April 2014). "Meet the YouTube Boy Band". Vulture. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  6. ^ Dredge, Stuart (21 March 2014). "YouTube Boy Band's cover version of It's All About You becomes viral hit". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Marcus Butler, Alfie Deyes, Joe Sugg, Jim Chapman and Caspar Lee are The YouTube Boyband for Sport Relief". 10 March 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Alfie Deyes | 12 Web-savvy entrepreneurs to watch". Yahoo! News. 24 December 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  9. ^ Boyd, Sarah (21 August 2014). "Stylish Sips With StyleHaul Founder Stephanie Horbaczewski". Forbes. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  10. ^ Jarvey, Natalie (25 June 2014). "Lisa Kudrow Digital Series 'Web Therapy' Moves to StyleHaul". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  11. ^ Evenden, Lucy (16 June 2014). "Caspar Lee and Troye Sivan to star in feature film". Ten Eighty. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  12. ^ "YouTubers Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee's Hit the Road special will air on E4". Digital Spy. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2016.
  13. ^ Laid in America (2016) on IMDb
  14. ^ "Caspar Lee joins Influencer as CIO". Influencer Insights. 2 August 2017. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Caspar Lee by Caspar Lee". Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  16. ^ "Joe Sugg And Caspar Lee Launch 'Margravine' Talent Firm With Strategic Partner IMG". Tubefilter. 7 June 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  17. ^ " - Your favorite newspapers and magazines". Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  18. ^ a b Marr, Wendy (16 August 2014). "Zoella, Tanya Burr and the UK's YouTube superstars". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  19. ^ Limited, Alamy. "Stock Photo - Caspar Lee wins the award for Social Media Superstar at The Global Awards, a brand new awards show hosted by Global, the Media & Entertainment group, at London's Eventim Apollo". Alamy. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  20. ^ Wood, Alex. "30 Under 30: Meet The European Media & Marketing Moguls Of Tomorrow". Forbes. Retrieved 18 May 2020.

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