Micah Jabri Holmes, famously known as DJ Ghost, was born in Los Angeles, California, on September 24, 1988. He is an American YouTube content creator, musician, and social media personality best known for his work as a commentator and reaction YouTuber. Holmes has four YouTube channels where he posts a wide range of videos and content. “DJ Ghost” is his self-titled YouTube channel, where he uploads his reactions, storytime videos, vlogs, and commentary videos. Learn more about him here, and let’s celebrate his special day.
Micah Jabri Holmes, a.k.a. DJ Ghost, was born on September 24, 1988, in Los Angeles, California. He is a YouTuber, musician, and social media personality from the United States, best known for his being a commentator and making reaction videos. Holmes is the oldest of nine siblings, and when it comes to his parents, he has kept his family history private; he has not revealed anything about his parents’ names or professions except that his father went to jail when he was nine years old, and his mother struggled to raise him and his siblings. Holmes graduated from Crenshaw high school, which is the same high school where the rapper Ice-T studied and where the sitcom “Moesha” was set. Growing up without a father resulted in a very strong bond with his mother, and one of his goals is to ensure that his children have the best life possible and that he is always there for them.
Holmes has four YouTube channels where he posts a variety of videos and content. He created his self-titled YouTube channel, on October 10, 2016, where he uploads his reactions, story-time videos, vlogs, and commentary videos. On January 18, 2017, he launched his second YouTube channel, “Djay Ghost”, where he posted videos reacting to various T.V. shows and other YouTube videos. Holmes also has a vlogging channel called “The Ghost Family” where he posts daily vlogs of his life; he started the channel on October 22, 2017. He regularly posts videos on it in which he and his family participate in fun activities and meet other YouTubers and rappers.
Holmes also launched another YouTube channel dedicated to podcasts and livestreams on May 28, 2020, and he has been very active on it. Holmes has uploaded over 1,200 videos to his main channel alone, and over 1,600 videos to all four of his channels combined. Holmes’s first video on his main channel was titled “Lil Wayne Signs To Roc Nation,” and it has over 149,000 views. Since then, he has been sharing videos on various topics, and he continues to do so, and his channel is growing day by day.
Holmes posts his first video on his self-titled YouTube channel on October 10.
Holmes launches his second YouTube channel, “Djay Ghost,” accumulating over 915,000 subscribers and 111 million views.
Holmes posts a video entitled "6IX9INE "GOOBA" REACTION" on May 8, in which he reacts to the rapper 6IX9ine's song 'GOOBA,' garnering over 3.4 million views and 153,000 likes.
Holmes starts a podcast on May 29 by creating a channel named “DJ Ghost Podcast,” with his first video discussing an occurrence of harassment in Central Park with undertones of racism.
Why We Love DJ Ghost
He works very hard for what he wants
Holmes had a difficult childhood, so he works extremely hard to achieve his dreams and ambitions, which is how he got to where he is today. Since his first days on the platform, he has consistently uploaded videos at least every few days, and he continues to do so.
He does everything he can to provide for his family
Holmes spent his childhood without a father figure, which affected him greatly, so he does everything he can to prevent his children from going through the same experience. He once risked his job to be at his son's school, and he also visits his mother to ensure she is happy and has everything she desires.
He motivates his followers to chase their dreams
Holmes gets up early and spends hours searching for his passion, and he advises his fans to be creative and find what they love to be happy and fulfilled in life. He even posts photos of himself and his belongings on Instagram, captioning some of them with inspirational quotes.
5 Surprising Facts
He got his first tattoo at 13
Holmes got his first tattoo when he was 13 years old, and it was his mother's name; she was upset that he got a tattoo so young but she was happy that he loved her so much.
He wasn’t planning on making a YouTube channel
When Holmes was looking for ways to make money, he saw the YouTuber DJ Akademiks doing voiceovers about music, news, and reactions and thought about starting his channel, so he began doing the same thing and later bought a camera and did videos with his face painted.
He was once homeless
When Holmes was still unemployed, he sent his children's mother to live with her mother while he looked for work — he slept in his car in a Walmart parking lot because he had nowhere to live.
He also rapped when he was young
Holmes is well-known for his reactions to rap songs and rappers but, in fact, he tried to become a rapper, even staying up late writing rap songs.
He has 47 tattoos
Holmes became fond of getting tattoos after getting his first at the age of 13, so he continued to get tattoos as he grew — he now has 47 tattoos.
DJ Ghost FAQs
Is DJ Ghost a real D.J.?
Holmes chose the name after the main character in the T.V. show “Power,” but the first part ‘DJ’ was simply because he felt Ghost was insufficient and he liked D.J.s.
Where does DJ Ghost live?
Holmes has lived in Las Vegas with his wife and children since before he became famous, and he continues to do so.
How much does DJ Ghost make?
Holmes’s main YouTube channel has over 2.6 million subscribers and receives an average of 2 million views per day. Every year, he earns between $37,000 and $600,000 from YouTube alone.
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