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Miniminter
Personal information
BornSimon Edward Minter
(1992-09-07) 7 September 1992 (age 29)
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
NationalityBritish
ResidenceLondon, England
OccupationYouTuber
YouTube information
Also known asStimpy
Channels
Years active2012–present
Genre
  • Entertainment
  • Comedy
  • Gaming
Subscribers13.4 million (combined)
Total views5.3 billion (combined)
Associated acts
  • Sidemen
  • Randolph
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.png 100,000 subscribers 2014
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2014
Updated 11 July 2020

Simon Edward Minter[1][2] (born 7 September 1992), better known as Miniminter, is an English YouTuber and Internet personality.[3] He is also a member and co-founder of the British YouTube group known as the Sidemen.[4]

The Miniminter channel was created in 2008, although his first video was not uploaded until December 2012. Before that, Minter was a cameraman to KSI, helping him on his journey to success. Minter said, "[...] I was basically JJ's bitch that followed him around."[5] Minter's channels mainly consist of football videos, gaming–commentary videos of the FIFA video game series, vlogs and random challenges with his friends.[6] As of July 2020, his main channel has received over 8 million subscribers and over 3 billion video views.[7] In 2018, he was ranked as the eighteenth most influential online creator in the United Kingdom by Izea.[8]

Early life

Simon Edward Minter was born on 7 September 1992 to British parents. He was born and raised in Hemel Hempstead, a town in Hertfordshire, England.[9] Minter attended Berkhamsted School, a private school for boys in his local area, where he first met JJ Olatunji. They both have admitted to hating each other at first, before ultimately becoming best friends.[10] In the early years of Olatunji's channel, Minter helped make his videos, being his cameraman and guest star. After huge encouragement from Olatunji, Minter was convinced to start uploading his own videos on the Miniminter channel.[5][11]

Minter was studying criminology at the University of Hull when he first began to upload videos to YouTube. Shortly after, he dropped out of university to pursue YouTube full time. He has said that he "didn't enjoy it" and that he "felt pretty miserable."[12][13]

Career

2008–2013: Beginning of YouTube career

Minter began his first Youtube channel, "Miniminter", in February 2008 although his first video was in December 2012. He was inspired to start making videos from JJ Olatunji. In 2012, Minter was studying in university and was also uploading videos to YouTube. He then, felt that university wasn't the right thing for him, so he dropped out to continue YouTube.[12] Eventually, Minter started uploading a lot more videos and became famous with a large fan base.[14] Minter mainly posts gaming–commentaries of the FIFA video game series, football videos, vlogs, random challenges with the Sidemen and occasionally feature his other close friends (JME, Calfreezy and Callux). In the videos, his older brother Nick can also be sometimes seen.[6][15]

2013–2017: Sidemen and development

In September 2013, Minter launched his second channel, "MM7Games", wherein the content is mainly off of random games.[14] A month after, on 19 October 2013, Minter, Olatunji and three other British YouTubers formed the entertainment collective Ultimate Sidemen, later shortened to just Sidemen. Since 2014, the group has consisted of seven British YouTubers: Josh Bradley (ZerkaaHD), Vikram Barn (Vikkstar123), Harry Lewis (W2S), Tobi Brown (TBJZL), JJ Olatunji (KSI), Ethan Payne (Behzinga), and Minter (Miniminter).[16] As a group, they produce online videos, most often consisting of sketches, challenges and video-game commentary, as well as selling exclusive Sidemen merchandise on their website.[17][18]

In 2016, Minter along with fellow Sidemen members Olatunji, Bradley, Brown, and Barn created the YouTuber influencer event Upload, gathering gaming, music and comedy content creators. A second edition occurred in September 2017.[19]

Minter, as an influencer helped test an app called Mykicks by using it in his videos. The app could apparently measure anyone's shooting skills and it even briefly passed FIFA's official World Cup app with the help of Minter and other YouTube influencers like ChrisMD.[20][21]

2017–present: Music career and What's Good? podcast

In August 2017, Olatunji tweeted that he would be leaving the Sidemen because of conflicts with fellow member Ethan Payne.[22][23] Shortly afterwards, he released several diss track videos criticising the members of his then-former group. Most of the members responded with their own, including Minter, although the diss was directed towards Olatunji's brother, Deji.[24] In May 2018, Minter released his first song titled "Fiver",[25] with an accompanying music video.[26] In 2020, Minter collaborated with fellow YouTuber Randolph and together they released two songs; "Survive The Night" in February and "The Helium Song" in May.[27][28]

In 2018, Minter and Randolph started the What's Good? podcast where they talk about various relevant and random topics.[29]

Charity work

Miniminter co-organised and participated in the three Sidemen charity football match events. The first match was played in 2016 at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, and raised £110,000 for the Saints Foundation.[30] The second match, played in 2017 at The Valley Stadium, London, raised £210,000 for the NSPCC's Childline and Charlton Athletic Community Trust.[31] The third and final match, played in 2018, again at The Valley Stadium, raised £65,747 through the JustGiving donation page alone (the total amount raised is still unconfirmed) for Young Minds and Charlton Athletic Community Trust.[32]

In December 2018, Minter created a non-profit organisation called M7 Education, along with his brother Nick, designed to organise informative school trips for school children, allowing them to learn visually instead of always sitting in classrooms. Each of the tours is led by the school itself even though it's based outside the school and fully funded by M7 Education.[33][34][35]

In October 2019, Minter donated $10,010 to Team Trees, a fundraising drive taking action against deforestation by pledging to plant one tree for every dollar donated.[36]

Personal life

Miniminter has an older brother by the name of Nick, who sometimes appears in his videos.[15][12] In February 2014, Minter moved into a house with Olatunji, Bradley, and Barn near London, dubbed the "Sidemen House".[12][37] In 2019, they moved out of the house, with Minter and Olatunji moving into an apartment in central London.[38][39]

He is a supporter of Leeds United F.C.[40] In late 2017, Miniminter began dating singer and Internet personality Talia Mar.[41][42]

Discography

Singles

  • "KSI's Little Brother" (2018)[43]
  • "Fiver" (2018)[25]

Collaborations

  • "The Gift" (as part of Sidemen featuring S-X) (2019)[44]
  • "Survive The Night" (with Randolph featuring Talia Mar) (2020)[27][45]
  • "The Helium Song" (with Randolph) (2020)[28]

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2014 The Sidemen Experience Himself Comedy Central UK Main role; 5 episodes [46]
2018 The Sidemen Show Himself YouTube Premium Main role; 7 episodes [47][48]

Publications

Year Book Publisher Notes Ref.
2016 Sidemen: The Book Coronet Books Sidemen: The Book. 18 October 2016. ISBN 978-1473648166. [49]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2017 British Book Awards Non-Fiction: Lifestyle Book of the Year Sidemen: The Book (shared with the Sidemen) Nominated [50]
2019 Shorty Awards Best YouTube Ensemble Himself (shared with the Sidemen) Nominated [51]

In the media

              

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