Derek Deso Biography: Net Worth, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Kids, Ethnicity

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Derek Deso

Derek Deso is an American social media personality who has gained a considerable number of followers thanks to his extreme pranks that he posts on his YouTube channel. He has amassed over 2.5 million subscribers on his channel, and his following continues to grow as his content is unique.

The YouTube star’s content ranges from challenges, pranks, and family time videos, which are popular with his fans. Derek Deso gf is also heavily involved with the channel as she helps create content. Here is everything you need to know about Derek Deso.

Profile summary

  • Birth date: April 27, 1987
  • Age: 34 years (as of 2021)
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Height: 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
  • Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Hair color: Dark brown

Who is Derek Deso?

The YouTube sensation was born on April 27, 1987, in Los Angeles, California, USA. As of 2021, Derek Deso age is 34 years old.

He was born in a family of three children – he has two brothers named Steven and Ryan. The YouTube star is the second born in his family. He has mentioned that his mother is an independent woman who managed to raise her kids alone.

As for his education, the YouTuber attended Bellflower High School.


He started his professional career as a YouTuber in August 2010, when he, together with his friends, created the channel TheBoogShow. At the time, he was only 23 years old, and not much was known about him as he was a relatively new face on YouTube. Together with his friends Lil Moco, Qbanguy, and NesBoog, they would go on to release their first video.

Deso and wife

The YouTube channel has over 500K subscribers. The group uploads a variety of videos that range from prank videos, videos of them eating spicy foods, and alcohol pranks to pranks that involve dangerous creatures.

On March 16, 2015, the group uploaded a video titled Extreme Spider Prank (Gone Wrong), in which they tied up one of their friends on a chair and placed a tarantula on his lap. The video has over 5 million views and 30K likes. The group has not been as active as their last video was dated a year ago.

On July 11, 2011, the YouTuber started his own channel, DrerekDesoDaily, that has over 2.5 million subscribers. His content on his channel is similar to TheBoogShow channel. However, there is a slight variation in that most of his content are pranks with his girlfriend.

Derek Deso girlfriend is usually on the receiving end of most of the YouTuber’s pranks. The couple creates most of the channel’s content and sometimes prank family members together.

Desco and wife 2

How much is Derek Deso worth?

Derek Deso net worth is estimated to be $700,000. His primary source of income comes from his work as a YouTuber and as a social media influencer. Derek Deso job as a YouTuber has seen his net worth increase over the years.

He makes around $140 to $2.2k monthly from his channel alone. It is estimated that he earns about $630 per day ($230,000 a year) from the ads that run on his videos.

Who is Derek Deso dating?

Derek Deso wife is Sophia Turner. Before marrying his current wife, the star dated another prankster. Derek Deso ex girlfriend name is Lycette Cornejo. Lycette is also a YouTuber with her own channel. The two dated for a while before breaking up in 2018. They tried getting back together; however, they ultimately moved on.

Deso then started dating Sofia Turner. After a few months of dating, Sofia became Derek Deso fiance. Sofia Turner and Derek Deso wed in 2020.

Sofia is a lash tech, hairstylist, and salon owner. She recently started her YouTube channel, where she posts a random mix of workouts, beauty tips, and lifestyle videos.

Does Derek Deso have a kid?

Sofia has a son, Quicy, from a previous relationship. The young boy is known to many as Derek Deso kid, and the two share a father-son bond.

Derek with his wife and step son

Derek Deso has made a name for himself as a YouTuber. He is also using his platform to voice the Black Lives Matter message. He participated in protests in Los Angeles, and has been urging his followers to spread love.


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