He currently has over 12.3 million subscribers on his main YouTube channel, whichi is the 115th most subscribed in the United States . He was previously part of a collaborative channel called Second Class, along with fellow YouTubers Cameron Kasper, Jack Dytrych, Jake Webber, and Bren Lunn. He also has a second channel David Dobrik Too which has accumulated over 5.3 million subscribers.
He is currently a DACA recipient.
David was born in Kosice, Slovakia before moving to Ohio then to Chicago, Illinois when he was about 5 years old. He is currently a DACA recepient living in Los Angeles, California. He has three siblings named Ester, Sara and Toby.
In 2015, he met a YouTube star named Liza Koshy and they began dating. In June of 2018 David Dobrik and Liza Koshy announced their mutually amicable breakup after keeping it hidden from fans for 6 months.
He started out on the now defunct 6-second mobile app, Vine where he was also popular, reaching over 1.3 million followers. On April 3, 2013, he uploaded his very first Vine video. He has collaborated with many other Viners such as Gabrielle Hanna, Alex Ernst, Brandon Calvillo, and Josh Peck.
- In 2019 he won a Kids Choice Award for Favorite Social Star.
- In 2017 he won Breakout Creator at the Streamy Awards.
- Dobrik is not a US citizen. Formerly an illegal immigrant, he is currently protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) signed by President Obama in 2012.
- According to an interview with WIRED, Dobrik has stated that he speaks Slovak. In the vlog, he once translated his mother's Hungarian comments to English, although it is not yet known how much Hungarian Dobrik can speak or understand.