CGP Grey is an Irish-British-American YouTuber, based in London. He usually uploads animated, educational videos about technology, geography, history, or science. His most viewed video is “The Difference Between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England Explained”, with over 12 million views. He has two other channels, CGPGrey2 (for vlogs) and CGP Play (for gaming videos.)

Channel History

CGP Grey joined YouTube in August 2010 and uploaded his first video on October 6, 2010. His channel rose to notability after his video “The Difference Between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England Explained” went viral. He began animating his videos in the stick-figure style with his “5 Historical Misconceptions” video.

His second channel, CGPGrey2, was created on July 19th, 2011. It features vlogs and things that would not fit on the main channel. His third channel, CGP Play, was created on September 17th, 2015, and is for gaming videos. These include American Truck Simulator and Mario Kart 8.


Hello Internet is a podcast with 109+ episodes co-hosted by CGP Grey and educational YouTuber Dr. Brady Haran where they discuss “YouTube, life, work and whatever”. The first episode was released on April 30th, 2014.

Cortex is a podcast with 73+ episodes by Relay FM co-hosted by GCP Grey and Myke Hurley discuss their working lives and technology. The first episode was released on August 28th, 2015.


  • He can speak fluent Dutch. His mother speaks Dutch.
  • He likes coffee and even produced a video on it, "Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Ever"[1]
  • He used to be a physics teacher.
  • He went to school in New York, USA, where he earned two college degrees. One was in physics, the other was in sociology. He moved to London, where he earned a PGCE in Science Education. He then became qualified as a physics teacher in England.

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