How does a popular YouTube star who calls his six-figure comedy talents “obscene” spend his money?
Timothy DeLaGhetto typically entertains his 2.5 million subscribers with sex jokes and television parodies. By contrast, his latest video is a real tearjerker.
The comedian and rapper’s real name is Tim Chantarangsu, and he’s the son of parents who immigrated from Thailand. Chantarangsu said his income is primarily driven by advertisements from his YouTube channel Timothy DeLaGhetto.
Recently, he posted a YouTube video in which he surprised his parents with $340,000 to pay off their home mortgage.
Chantarangsu, who lives not too far from his folks in Paramount, California, told ABC News that he cranks out YouTube videos, at least one a week, so that his parents don’t have to work so hard. He also is a regular on MTV2’s improvisation show, “Wild ‘N Out,” hosted by actor and television personality Nick Cannon.
In his newest video, he presents a check to his parents, who own a restaurant. The generous gift — $210,000 to the loan company and $130,000 to the bank — brings his mother to tears.