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March 1st, 2011
09:20 AM ET

Six-figure YouTube sensation

Michael Buckley makes his six-figure living off YouTube.

Buckley's the host, writer and producer of "What the Buck", a YouTube channel with over one million subscribers. He started posting videos for fun, but once the ad revenue started to roll in, Buckley was able to quit his day job.

Watch Ali Velshi's full interview with Michael Buckley.


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  1. Brian

    Buck has already said on numerous occasions that he loves Youtube, and wants to be a part of new media. He has also talked about how if the opportunity came up for an spot in traditional media, and it felt right he would grab it. Go buck, been watching since 07. 😉

    PS. I have a what the buck autograph. Jealous?

    March 15, 2011 at 2:09 am |
  2. avastry

    what the bu-GHADDAFI!!!!

    March 6, 2011 at 6:34 pm |
  3. avastry

    seriously? why is it called an interview? don't get me wrong i mean, i love buck n all. but that seemed more as a scripted discours he came to read. it was a bit confusing trying to follow up with every new topic and the incoherence that occurred in the studio...

    March 6, 2011 at 6:32 pm |
  4. Shannon Wright

    Woah he is such a hot mess. shout out with love !

    March 6, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
  5. Katyn

    hahaha the beginning! Yay Justin Bieber! Wo-oh-oh-oh! Shoutout to Canadiens. I love degrassi! oh my god you are so funny Love you buck! ❤

    March 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
  6. Mallory

    Love you Buck! You were so funny and did great!! ❤

    March 6, 2011 at 2:40 am |
  7. That's Nice

    Buck is so precious ❤ love you!

    March 6, 2011 at 12:51 am |
  8. Anonyyyyy

    I loveee you Buck, and all your positive energy! =D

    March 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm |
  9. Gabe

    Yay Buck! We love you!

    March 4, 2011 at 4:10 am |
  10. nina

    he was such a hot mess! we love you, buck!

    March 3, 2011 at 6:47 pm |
  11. MuttonChopInButchers

    Buckk!!!
    Haha oh you legend. You talk so fast! :'D
    You nailed it<3

    March 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  12. Sadea

    omggg I totally love how Buck overpowered the man that interviewed him.
    made it seem like it was the other way around.
    He is a genius!

    March 3, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  13. Ami

    Love you Buck! I didn't see you because I had to go to school TT, but I would have loved to see it on TV!

    March 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
  14. wanda

    You need your own show Micheal
    Loved it!!

    March 3, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
  15. SiriusHPfan

    Buck, you are SO effing cute. I love you and your dogs! I'm so glad you got to do this interview and expand your viewership. Please continue making the world a happier place! ❤

    March 3, 2011 at 10:22 am |
  16. jcmti

    buck should totally have his own segment !

    March 3, 2011 at 6:23 am |
  17. hermmendez

    he´s so chatty i love him xD

    March 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
  18. Mel

    Oh my goodness Buckley you make my day ❤

    March 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
  19. Jackie

    Great energy. If THAT didn't wake people up NOTHING will. I don't think that guy knew what hit him. Love how you did your own interview. You tried to keep HIM on topic. LOL Great job.

    March 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  20. M

    you are awesome!

    March 2, 2011 at 1:57 pm |
  21. Avenger

    haha don't ever mess with buck >:D

    awesome Buck!

    March 2, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
  22. Stephanie

    MB your hilarious! love yah! nailed it! lol

    March 2, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
  23. diego

    GREAT! You are so fun to watch.

    March 2, 2011 at 10:15 am |
  24. Cc

    Glass tables!! I love you Buck, you are hilarious!!!

    March 2, 2011 at 8:34 am |
  25. Micuko

    Love you, Buck!! ❤ This was amusing. xDD

    March 2, 2011 at 6:48 am |
  26. zaeem

    WHAT THE BUCK IS THE BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 2, 2011 at 6:00 am |
  27. Sarah

    I couldn't love Buck more! He's my favorite Youtuber ever! I love that he went on all peppy, you totally nailed it sugar! ❤

    March 2, 2011 at 5:23 am |
  28. Tyriq

    We LOVE Michael Buckley. He's my favorite youtuber!!!

    March 1, 2011 at 11:40 pm |
  29. Cai Dee

    I'm so happy for you Buck, keep it up!

    March 1, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  30. me

    LOVE YOU, MICHAEL!!!!!!!

    March 1, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  31. julia

    love you

    March 1, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  32. Ashlee

    I love BUCK! =D

    March 1, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  33. Joyce

    Michael Buckley! He is amazing!

    March 1, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
  34. Cassy

    I love Buck! ❤

    March 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
  35. Valerie

    I LOVE YOU BUCK! He is such an amazing person and hilarious! Favorite youtuber

    March 1, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
  36. nicole

    Congratz to you Buck.

    March 1, 2011 at 8:29 pm |
  37. Alyssa

    WHATTHEBUCK RULES!!! Your the best Buck!!

    March 1, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
  38. Igs

    Amazing.

    March 1, 2011 at 8:22 pm |
  39. Nicole

    LOVE YOU BUCK!

    March 1, 2011 at 8:17 pm |
  40. Brittany

    yayy! Buck you are amazing!

    March 1, 2011 at 8:17 pm |
  41. Mariah

    BUCK<3
    Haha, you're so funny!

    March 1, 2011 at 8:13 pm |
  42. IlseFemke

    Loveyou Buck! great energy

    March 1, 2011 at 8:12 pm |