Although YouTube has a reputation as a young person’s domain, recent statistics tell a different story. YouTube is becoming more popular among people of all ages, with more than 1 billion videos watched, worldwide, every day. In 2019, over 80 percent of 45- to 55-year-olds watched videos on YouTube. Over half of people over 65 watched YouTube videos.

With all of the viewers in their age bracket, YouTube can be a great second-act career for people 65 and up, or a way to share passions and interests with others.

Here’s to all the boomers, and beyond, who have carved out a niche for themselves on YouTube! In case you want to check them out, and support older YouTube entrepreneurs, here are a few of our favorite channels!

 1. Tim Rowett, 77

Channel: Grand Illusions 

Subscribers: 1.43 million

A resident of England, this former children’s party entertainer shares his collection of more than 20,000 toys with his audience. He demonstrates how toys work and offers reviews. The toys he has featured on his channel include a shot glass made of ice, joke cutlery and magic watches.

2. Shirley Curry, 84

Channel: Shirley Curry

Subscribers: 899,000

An online gamer who lives in Ohio, Shirley uploads her gaming sessions on YouTube for her subscribers. She has four sons, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and her favorite game is Skyrim.

3. Grandma Lill, 89

Channel: Kevin and Lill

Subscribers: 537,000

The Kevin and Lill YouTube channel features playful interactions between a grandson and his grandmother. Every Sunday and Thursday, Kevin makes humorous videos of his quick-witted grandma giving makeup and fashion tips and tutorials.

4. Bob Wells, 64

Channel: Cheap RV Living 

Subscribers: 400,000

Well-known among those living the nomadic life, Bob is a longtime vanlifer who started his channel in 2005. He has been living in a converted van for the past 14 years, and he helps others do the same. Bob recently started a nonprofit, Homes on Wheels Alliance, which helps people escape homelessness by giving them converted vans and helping them learn how to live the mobile lifestyle.

5. Wendy Ida, 68

Channel: Wendy Ida

Subscribers: 25,600

According to her channel, Wendy is “America’s #1 expert on living fit, fierce and fabulous over 40.” She began working out at age 43 and has since lost 80 pounds and changed her life. She describes her mission as “guiding and coaching women and men on how to reinvent their life, recapture their youth and make their body smile.”

We hope you’ve enjoyed these tidbits about ageless YouTubers, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our campus soon. Give us a call at 215-697-8000 to arrange your personal tour, or click here to watch our Virtual Information Series, a collection of informative videos about life at PPH.