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 Linus Gabriel Sebastian (born: August 20, 1986 (1986-08-20) [age 33]), better known online as Linus Tech Tips, is a Canadian YouTuber, video presenter, technology demonstrator and advertiser.


Linus is currently the third most subscribed tech channel on YouTube, the first being Unbox Therapy and the other being Marques Brownlee.

Linus also has six more YouTube channels under the names Techquickie, TechLinked, Channel Super FunLMG Clips, LinusCatTipsShortCircuit, and Carpool Critics respectively.

Personal Life

Linus is married to his wife Yvonne Ho; they married in May 2011. They also have three children in their family (a son and two daughters).

Before he made his YouTube channel he used to work for the now-closed Canadian electronics shop "NCIX" running the NCIX Tech Tips channel. He started the Linus Tech Tips channel while still working at NCIX.

Make A Wish Foundation

On a live stream, Linus Sebastian talked about a boy who had stage four Leukemia. The kid asked the Make-A-Wish-Foundation for a personalized video from LinusLinus talked about his emotions over the whole situation along with any thoughts he had about it, including how depressing the subject was. In the email where the Make-A-Wish-Foundation contacted him about making the video, they said "Be upbeat, and don't talk about death." Linus's response was “this kid's twelve, he's like dying of Leukemia - the last thing I could do right now is be upbeat.” The kid originally planned on making a visit to Linus Media Group but his condition was upgraded to severe and he could not leave the hospital due to becoming heavily sick. He received an email from the son's father a couple of weeks prior to the live stream containing a digital photo album of his son during the last part of his life. The last part of the album was dedicated to the computer they built him, with Linus making up specifications for a computer and sending over the parts for him to build it. Initially he was almost too weak attempt the build, but eventually did get to build it and play some games. A month later the son's father thanked Linus for making the last part of his son's life worthwhile, saying he made a big difference.[2]

Thinking of Retirement

In a live stream on the 22nd of January, Linus Gabriel Sebastian known online for Linus Tech Tips talked about retiring, he talked about his 10 Million Subscriber Milestone, he stated that he didn't want to treat it as anything special as it was just another milestone, He stated that his viewers made him "the luckiest person in the world" for helping his channel grow the way it has and how the channel has progressed. He talked about how stressful his job is becoming and the tribulations he has faced, he stated the title of the live stream was not click-bait, but he is only thinking about retiring, he is not actively planning retirement or will retire as of now. Linus stated that all he could see in the album of the kid who had Leukemia were his own kids, he questioned why he was doing "all of this", referring to his life choices and career choices. He joked about not doing videos anymore and spending time at home, these are his main reasons for thinking of early retirement, the company will still be run by the current Employee's but Linus Gabriel Sebastian may be the former CEO or Shareholder of Linus Media Group when or if he retires, the future is still uncertain.[3]


Linus Media Group is a corporate entity based in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

Meme Status

Sad Linus is a still image of tech YouTuber Linus Sebastian taken from his January 2020 video "I've been thinking of retiring." The image, which features Linus staring solemnly at the camera with his headset on, has been used as a reaction image and in ironic memes on Reddit and iFunny. 

On May 23rd, 2019, tech blogger Linus Sebastian uploaded a front camera selfie to Twitter, writing "how much does YOUR selfie cam distort near the edge of the frame."[4] The tweet received over 150 retweets and 1,700 likes in two months.




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