How Old Is CoryxKenshin? Microsoft Once Guessed This $20 Million YouTuber Over 30 When He Was Just 22 

PersonalityHow Old Is CoryxKenshin? Microsoft Once Guessed This $20 Million YouTuber Over 30 When He Was Just 22 

Maybe you stumbled across his “I AM NOT 36” video. Or maybe sheer curiosity brought you here.

Either way, the answer you’re looking for is 31.

Cory was born in November 1992, which makes him 31 years old as of April 2024. He’s been a YouTuber for about half of his life, with lots of hiatuses in between.

Read on to find out more about his “Not 36” video, hiatuses, and career highlights!

CoryxKenshin’s Full Bio

CoryxKenshin’s Full Bio

Okay, so CoryxKenshin was born in 1992. What else do we know about him? Let’s check out a quick bio:

  • Full Name: Cory DeVante Williams
  • Nicknames: CoryxKenshin, The Samurai, and The Shogun
  • Parents: Anthony K. Williams Jr. and Stephanie Williams
    • Nationality: American
  • Residence: Farmington Hills, Michigan
  • Education: University of Michigan
  • Profession: YouTuber
  • Genres: Gaming and Comedy

How Old Does Microsoft Think CoryxKenshin Is?

How Old Does Microsoft Think CoryxKenshin Is

Now and then, DeVante will share a video or an Instagram post to celebrate his birthday.

But on May 19, 2015, things were a bit different. In a video titled “I AM NOT 36!!!,” Cory tried running pictures of himself on Microsoft’s age-guessing website.

The results were shocking. The guessing tool believed DeVante was 30+. The tool even threw a “48” at DeVante at one point.

Mind you, he was 22 at the time.

At first, he thought the facial hair just made him look older. But then he did a few test runs with selfies from his teen years (yes, he did dig into MySpace for those pictures!). Yet, he still got way too high estimates.

That’s ironic when you consider how some of CoryxKenshin’s fans keep saying he has a babyface. It looks like Microsoft’s guesser has a mind of its own.

CoryxKenshin’s YouTube Timeline and Hiatuses

Now that I’ve covered all the basics about his age, I’d like to discuss CoryxKenshin’s YouTube timeline.

From Vlogging to Gaming

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DeVante created his YouTube Channel in 2009 when he was just a teenager.

Initially, the channel was mainly for vlogging and comedy skits. His first upload was titled “Girls in particular.” But even back then, it was clear he was into video games.

Soon enough, he was uploading gaming videos with much better production and editing.

In 2015, DeVante got his silver YouTube play button, an award for creators who hit the 100K subscriber milestone.

Hiatuses and Personal Insights

The YouTuber is also known for taking a lot of hiatuses. I’m talking 10+ hiatuses.

The gap most fans remember is the 2016 hiatus when he went offline for two months—no uploads and not a word on social media. He did get back and post semi-regularly for a while, sharing gaming videos and skits and even opening up about his personal life.

In fact, in 2017, he talked about having ectodermal dysplasia, a rare genetic condition that affects teeth and body hair. He dreaded discussing this topic but did it anyway to encourage his fans to overcome their insecurities. That’s quite admirable if you ask me!

DeVante took a few more breaks in 2018, 2019, and 2020. The 2020 hiatus got so bad that rumors surfaced online that CoryxKenshin was dead. Thankfully, they were just rumors.

That said, 2020 was particularly rough on Cory—so much so that he called it “chaos” and the “worst year” of his life.

Climbing up the Ranks

Things start taking a turn for the better in 2021. CoryxKenshin was the nation’s fourth top YouTube creator, behind Mr Beast, Dhar Mann, and SSSniperWolf.

He even made it to the top trending videos that year with his “Friday Night Funkin’” rap-style video.

Tracking CoryxKenshin’s YouTube Subscriber Count

Tracking CoryxKenshin’s YouTube Subscriber Count

CoryxKenshin has 18+ million subscribers so far!

But it took him ages to get there. Although he created the channel in 2009, it didn’t start blowing up until 2015 (when Cory was around 23).

From 2016 to 2019, his subscriber list grew by about a million annually. Then, things blew up in 2020. Yes, despite the long hiatus and the rough year!

Year Subscribers
2014 30K
2015 250K
2016 1 Million
2017 2 Million
2018 3 Million
2019 4 Million
2020 8 Million
2021 12 Million
2022 15 Million

It’s worth noting that, at one point, DeVant announced he’d be retiring from YouTube when he hits the 10-million subscriber milestone (diamond play button award). He’s still around, though, trying to make his fans’ day a little bit better with his gaming videos and skits!

Final Thoughts

Despite taking frequent breaks, 31-year-old Cory DeVante found lots of success as a YouTuber (and Swedish Fish lover).

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