Rhett McLaughlin

Rhett McLaughlin was born on October 11, 1977, in Macon, Georgia. When he was three years old, his family moved to Thousand Oaks, California, until he was about five years old. McLaughlin’s father is a law professor at Campbell University and he has a younger brother. McLaughlin is known for his YouTube show “Good Mythical Morning,” which he co-hosts with Charles Lincoln “Link” Neal III. He is married to Jessie McLaughlin and they have two children.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Rhett James McLaughlin

Birth date:

October 11, 1977



Zodiac Sign:



6' 7"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$20 million

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Rhett McLaughlin was born on October 11, 1977, in Macon, Georgia. When he was three years old, his family moved to Thousand Oaks, California, until he was about five years old. After that, in 1984, they moved once more to Buies Creek, North Carolina. Here, McLaughlin’s father became a law professor at Campbell University. He has been married to Jessie McLaughlin since 2001 and they have two children named Locke and Shepherd. He graduated from Harnett Central in Angier, N.C. in 1996, and he has a degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University.

McLaughlin is a producer and writer known for “Good Mythical Morning,”
“The Mythical Show,” and “Looking for Ms. Locklear.” He co-hosts “Good Mythical Morning” with Charles Lincoln “Link” Neal III and together they form the comedy duo known as Rhett & Link. The duo has a fandom by the name of “Mythical Beasts” and they have been best friends since first grade. These best friends went through high school and college together and they quit their engineering jobs to make videos together full-time. By the time they were 14, the duo had already written a screenplay together and they created their first YouTube channel in 2006 which has gained over four million subscribers since then. In 2008, they started the “Good Mythical Morning” YouTube channel, which has over 17 million subscribers to date. The channel revolves around McLaughlin and Link trying out and rating various products. In 2009, the duo established a production company that produces online videos, television shows, podcasts, books, recorded music, and live tours, as well as merchandise.

McLaughlin has made an impact in the lives of his fans through his comical and entertaining videos, and he and Link continue to grow as celebrities.

Career timeline

He Graduates From College

McLaughlin graduates from North Carolina State University with a Civil Engineering degree.

“Good Mythical Morning”

He starts the YouTube channel “Good Mythical Morning” with Link.

Rhett & Link, Inc.

McLaughlin and Link establish a production company called Rhett & Link, Inc., but the name is later changed to Mythical Entertainment in 2017.

He Surpasses 17 Million Subscribers

His joint YouTube channel “Good Mythical Morning” surpasses 17 million subscribers.

Why We Love Rhett McLaughlin

  1. He loves charity work

    McLaughlin and Link often host live streams where they raise funds for various charities. They have helped raise funds for charities such as Inner-City Arts, m2m, and Make A Wish.

  2. He cares about personal hygiene

    McLaughlin and Link have a line of grooming products for sale on the “Mythical” website. Here you can find everything from lip balm to a musical comb.

  3. He is romantic

    McLaughlin often writes love letters to his wife. He sees them as a special gift that was handcrafted by him, for her.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He competed in beauty pageants

    According to Link, McLaughlin competed in three beauty pageants when he was younger.

  2. He has a record

    McLaughlin holds the record for most three-pointers scored in a single basketball season at his high school, Harnett Central.

  3. He is afraid of heights

    For someone as tall as McLaughlin it's surprising to learn that he is afraid of heights.

  4. How he met Link

    The two were caught writing profanities on their desks in first grade and have been best friends ever since.

  5. He loves wood

    McLaughlin loves things made of wood and he often gets gifted wooden nicknacks from his friends and family.

Rhett McLaughlin FAQs

How old are McLaughlin’s sons?

Locke is 18 and Shephard is 13 in 2022.

Who is Link Neal’s wife?

He is married to Christy Neal.

How much is Mythical Entertainment worth?

It’s worth $16 million.

Rhett McLaughlin’s birthday dates

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