Ranboo was born in the United States between December 24, 2003 and April 9, 2004. He is older than TommyInnit, younger than Tubbo, and claims to be 6'6" (198 cm) tall. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, as confirmed by one of his main Discord admins & Twitch mods after he posted a picture of the Twitch Headquarters, located in San Francisco.
Ranboo always wears a black and white mask, sunglasses, and gloves when on camera as part of his online persona, and also to protect his privacy. He plans on doing a partial face reveal at 3.33 million subscribers and a full face reveal at five million subscribers, but has said that he will continue to wear his "costume" after the reveals.
Ranboo created his channel on January 30, 2020. He uploaded his first video on August 13, 2020, a Skywars gameplay video titled "I decided to play skywars, it was a nightmare". Just under a month later, on September 11, 2020, Ranboo began streaming on Twitch.
He quickly gained traction by also posting on TikTok and from this was able to reach 200 YouTube subscribers on his first day of posting content. A few days after he started streaming, on September 25, he was raided by Punz with 5,000 raiders. Punz's raid led Ranboo to gain even more of a following, and over time he was able to talk to other well-known Minecraft streamers like Eret.
He later experienced massive growth on November 27, 2020 when he told his stream chat that he would run for president of L'Manberg, a nation on the Dream SMP, without even being on the server. He was raided by Ph1LzA and Fundy (two popular streamers on the Dream SMP) during this stream, and Dream invited him to join the server. Ranboo was able to reach 1 million YouTube subscribers in January 2021, and within the next few months, became one of the most popular creators on the SMP.
- See also: Dream Team Wiki
Ranboo was invited to join the Dream SMP on November 27, 2020. During his second day on the server, Ranboo helped TommyInnit burn George's house, an event that led to Tommy's exile from L'Manberg. This forced Ranboo into the server's story, and he began working on his character later that evening.
Ranboo plays an enderman-hybrid character who suffers from memory loss. His character also has a state called "enderwalk" that is similar to sleepwalking, where he acts more enderman-like, and has amnesia after waking up from the state. He is currently trying to figure out more about his enderwalk state and how to stop it.
Ranboo's "lore streams" are some of the most popular on the SMP, often reaching over 100,000 live viewers due to the writing of his character and his accompanying acting. His extremely complex character has impacted the server's writing as a whole, influencing other creators on the server to flesh out their characters by adding various details such as backstories and unique abilities.
On January 11, 2021, Ranboo announced the creation of the "RanbooLIVE" channel, which he planned on using to upload his Twitch VODs twice a week. Despite this, he has not yet uploaded to the channel.
On February 16, 2021, Ranboo found a feature allowing him to mass email all of his Twitch subscribers, and subsequently created a sub goal promising to send an email. This caused a huge influx of subscribers who wanted to receive the email and led Ranboo to gain over 10,000 new subscribers throughout the rest of the stream, making him the third most subscribed Twitch streamer at the time. After this, Ranboo decided to host a subathon stream on February 20 with the goal of becoming the most subscribed streamer on the site, with all of the proceeds from the stream going towards an American LGBTQ+ charity called The Trevor Project.
Over the 10-hour charity stream, Ranboo was given incredible support, far surpassing his original goal of #1, gaining 44,500 new subscribers and reaching a total of 100,000. He broke several Twitch records, having a hype train hit almost 60,000%, becoming one of only three streamers to hit 100k subscribers, and becoming the second most subscribed streamer at the time. He was also gifted large amounts of subscribers from several other creators on the Dream SMP, including Dream who gifted a total of 1,000. The stream even managed to cause glitches across Twitch's website.
He raised over $100,000 USD for the Trevor Project and later received thanks from the charity on Twitter.
Ranboo has planned to meet up with Tubbo, a fellow creator on the Dream SMP who he quickly became close friends with. Ranboo is going to go to the United Kingdom to live with Tubbo for around four months, and has used Twitch to raise money for his flight expenses. The pair have planned many variety streams to do during their months together.
- His favorite color is royal blue.
- His favorite video games are Minecraft and Portal 2.
- His Discord server is named "Ranboo's Corner".
- He has declared the 26th day of each month as National Ranboo Day, to celebrate the day that he joined the Dream SMP.
- Ranboo became a Twitch partner on November 18, 2020.
- Ranboo got a custom YouTube URL for his YouTube channel on September 14, 2020, and was verified on November 9, 2020.
- Ranboo obtained YouTube rank on the Hypixel minecraft server on October 20, 2020.
- He has been playing Minecraft for around 9 years.
- A poll during one stream revealed 83% of his viewers to be LGBT+.
- Many of his transgender or nonbinary fans jokingly ask him to share "the gender", since there has been an overwhelming number of fans getting gender envy (the feeling of wanting to be like someone gender-wise or wanting to have someone's gender expression) from him.
- He sprained his wrist in October 2020.
- On June 3, 2021, Ranboo announced on his stream that he had graduated from high school.
- He uses a Shure SM7B microphone.
- He spent one summer learning how to play Monopoly; he played Monopoly Plus on Sapnap and Tubbo's streams.
- On March 16, 2021, Ranboo announced the creation of an alternate reality game based around his Dream SMP character, called the Enderwalk ARG. It follows the journal entries of a researcher named Z as they investigate the "enderwalk state".
- His canonical name on the Dream SMP is Ranboo, my Beloved.
- He plays piano-based instruments and owns a keytar.
- He applied for multiple jobs before streaming, but got denied every time.
- He said that if streaming didn't work out, he would be working at Taco Bell. He also has multiple Taco Bell shirts and wants to buy a Taco Bell employee shirt.
- He used to play volleyball and his position was middle blocker.
- He has gray eyes.
- He currently holds multiple Twitch records which include being #1 most actively-subscribed Twitch streamer (during February and March 2021, as well as May 2021), youngest person to be #1 on Twitch and to hit 100k, fastest person and Minecraft streamer to be #1 on Twitch and to hit 100k.
- He plays D&D.
- He can solve a Rubik's cube in less than 20 seconds.
- His favorite TV show is Gravity Falls.
- Through a Twitter competition Ranboo got the "Ranboo my beloved" meme gif put on a billboard in Times Square, New York.
- They say I'm built different, and I am built different in the fact that I have no moral backbone.
- A pity pickaxe? Tommy, you have to realize that nothing I ever did for you was out of pity. Nothing.
- I don't need to watch the streams anymore! I can just join and ruin the bits!
- Dream SMP: where the server is normal, but the people are not.
- It looks like a detonator!
- And I'm getting stabbed again. Always fun.
- If the crown fits, wear it.
- You can't see it, but I'm dancing... very, very white-ly.
- If the things the voice tells me are true... I deserve to be in that prison as much as Dream does.
- Goodbye, L'Manberg. You were never a good idea to begin with. But at least you tried.
- This is not supposed to be a good cake. This is supposed to be a cake that can kill god.
- Can I get a hype train for me and Tubbo's canon marriage?
- Let's punch some children.
- The only thing that remains constant in life is death, and if we try to run from it, or react to it, we're only really blinding ourselves from something that we're gonna have to deal with.
Note: The following dates are according to
- 1,000 subscribers: September 13, 2020
- 5,000 subscribers: September 20, 2020
- 10,000 subscribers: September 26, 2020
- 25,000 subscribers: October 8, 2020
- 40,000 subscribers: October 13, 2020
- 50,000 subscribers: October 15, 2020
- 100,000 subscribers: October 30, 2020
- 150,000 subscribers: November 28, 2020
- 200,000 subscribers: December 5, 2020
- 300,000 subscribers: December 13, 2020
- 400,000 subscribers: December 20, 2020
- 500,000 subscribers: December 30, 2020
- 600,000 subscribers: January 6, 2021
- 700,000 subscribers: January 16, 2021
- 800,000 subscribers: January 24, 2021
- 900,000 subscribers: January 30, 2021
- 1 million subscribers: February 2, 2021
- 2 million subscribers: April 20, 2021
- Ranboo revealing he is older than TommyInnit
- Tweet by Abby, one of his main Discord admins & Twitch mods (has direct contact w/ Ranboo)
- Ranboo's first stream announcement
- A TikTok made by Ranboo after Punz's raid
- RanbooLIVE channel announcement
- Trevor Project thanking Ranboo
- Ranboo becoming a Twitch partner
- Ranboo getting a custom YouTube URL
- Ranboo getting verified on YouTube
- Ranboo getting YouTube rank on Hypixel
- Ranboo's stream poll saying 83% of viewers are LGBT+
- Ranboo talking about gender envy
- Ranboo mentioning his sprained wrist
- Ranboo's eye reveal
- Ranboo's first, second, and third episodes on Just Roll With It
- Ranboo's pink suit subgoal
- Ranboo my beloved in NY
- Ranboo hitting 1,000 subscribers
- Ranboo hitting 5,000 subscribers
- Ranboo hitting 10,000 subscribers
- Ranboo hitting 25,000 subscribers
- Ranboo hitting 40,000 subscribers
- Ranboo hitting 50,000 subscribers
- Ranboo hitting 100,000 subscribers
- Ranboo hitting 200,000 subscribers
- Ranboo hitting 300,000 subscribers
- Ranboo hitting 400,000 subscribers
- Ranboo hitting 500,000 subscribers
- Ranboo hitting 800,000 subscribers
- Ranboo hitting 1 million subscribers
- Ranboo hitting 2 million subscribers