Austin Hargrave - Updated May 2024

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Austin Hargrave

Austin Hargrave is an American YouTube star popular on the web by his alter ego of Peanut Butter Gamer or PBG. Austin Hargrave rose to fame through sharing videos and reviews of his Zelda, Minecraft, and Diablo gaming adventures. Likewise, he is also active on other social accounts such as Twitch, Twitter, and Instagram.

Early Life and Childhood

Austin Hargrave was born in Dallas, Texas, USA, on July 25, 1990. He is 33 years old and is under the birth sign, Leo. He holds American nationality. Moreover, he spent his early years in Texas and then relocated to Seattle, Washington.

The name and information about his parents are not available at the moment. However, he has a brother and his name is Stewart Hargrave. Moreover, he worked as a night-time warden along with his brother, and his brother is popular as “Professor McJones”.

Other than this, Austin likes to keep his personal and family life private and doesn’t want the public or critics to know. So, he doesn’t speak much about his family members on any social media platforms.

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Caption: Austin Hargrave and his mother (Source: Instagram)

Regarding his educational background and qualification, the name of the school and university he attended is not available at the moment.

Considering his age, Hargrave must have graduated from both high school and university. Unless Austin is a dropout or quits his further studies.

Austin Hargrave – Social Media

Austin is pretty active on all of his social accounts. He has 2.04M subscribers on his first and main channels, 869K subscribers on his second channel, and 45.4K subscribers on his third channel.

Likewise, he has 341.1K followers on Twitter, 132K followers on Instagram, and 197K followers on Facebook. Moreover, Austin has 104K followers on Twitch. Furthermore, he is also active on Tumblr and Patreon.

Professional Life

Austin began his career as a gamer while living in Dallas, Texas. In the year 2009, he created his first YouTube channel under the name “PeanutButterGamer“.

He created this channel on January 16, 2009, and has altogether garnered 430,545,656 views until now. Austin shares funny video games, gaming videos, top 10’s, hacking, and more on his YouTube channel.

The first video he uploaded was Top 10 Weirdest/Creepiest Video Game Characters. This video was posted on October 19, 2009, and has 2.2 million views now.

Likewise, his YouTube channel also hosts video-game commentaries. The following year, Austin joined the “ScrewAttack” community and made a minor appearance in “Metal Gear Ben”, which is a nine-part “ScrewAttack” series.

Austin Hargrave initially created skits on video games but later started focusing on reviews. He has also created several video game series.

One of them, ‘The G-Files”, mainly focused on weird video games and the mysterious elements associated with them. The series is regarded as one of the most dominant series on his YouTube channel.

Similarly, Austin created the series “To Kill an Avatar” which majorly focused on killing people and creatures in video games. Later, he stopped these shows, as he was not satisfied with the content anymore.

Moreover, he has also created a few hacking videos. These videos provide cheat codes and glitches to ace popular video games such as “Super Mario 64” and “The Legend of Zelda”.

One of his favorite video game series is “The Legend of Zelda”. And, in November 2011, Austin Hargrave introduced a new Zelda game, “Skyward Sword” and announced the month as “Zelda Month”.

Since then, he shared gameplay videos, reviews, and “Top 10” lists related to “Zelda” every year in November. Then, he finally ended “Zelda Month” in the year 2016. Moreover, the channel “PeanutButterGamer” now has over 2M subscribers.

Other Youtube Channels

Austin launched his second YouTube channel, ‘PBGGameplay,’ on March 24, 2010, and has altogether 300,679,491 views now. This YouTube channel mainly hosts “Let’s Play” videos, “Hardcore” series, and “Collection” series.

He has collected every mask in the game “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask”. Likewise,  Austin has also visited every island in the “Wind Waker HD Collection Series” and has collected every bobblehead in “Fallout 3”.

Austin started a video series on the channel titled “PB&Jeff”, collaborating with fellow video-game reviewer Jeff Fabre aka “SpaceHamster”.

One of the most popular series on this Youtube channel is “Game Grumps”. Likewise, the YouTube channel “PBGGameplay” has earned more than 865K subscribers to date.

Furthermore, Austin Hargrave also has a third channel under the name “Peebs”. He created this channel on August 18, 2013, and has garnered altogether 1,866,423 views to date. The channel is dedicated to memes.

However, it is PeanutButterGamer’s Stream Archive Channel. He has more than 45K subscribers to date on this YouTube channel. Moreover, Austin and fellow gamer JonTron collaborated to create the video game website and community “NormalBoots”.

The website was launched in the year 2010 and acts as a platform where Austin and JonTron post content and receive advertisement revenue.

Moreover, some of the popular series on the website is “Did You Know Gaming?”, “Indie Games Searchlight and Continue?”, and “The Completionist”.

However, the site became inactive in the year 2012, as Austin and JonTron were offered better revenue from the “Google AdSense” program. Then, “NormalBoots” was relaunched in January 2014, and the YouTube channel of the same name was launched in May 2017.

More About Career…

Further, Austin is popular for having a comic approach to his content. Most of his YouTube videos are comic montages, replete with random texts and effects.

Quality editing and random humor are the highlights of his YouTube content. He is also popular for displaying childlike behavior in his videos. Moreover, being a gamer, Austin is highly active on other social media platforms, too.

Austin Hargrave is popular on other social media platforms as well such as Twitter, Twitch, Tumblr, and Instagram. He has thousands of followers on these social accounts as well.

He is very active on these platforms and always keeps his fans and viewers updated through his posts on these accounts.

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Caption: Austin Hargrave in a Youtube video (Source: Youtube)

Relationship Status

Austin married his long-time girlfriend, Danielle on June 25, 2015. Danielle is an artist and is also popular by her online pseudonym, “Unicorns”.  The couple owns a few pet dogs.

Initially, they had two dogs and their names were Luka and Namira. However, after Namira’s death due to an illness, they bought another dog whose name is Azura. Likewise, they also have a few pet ferrets. Moreover, Austin’s favorite video game character is “Luigi”.

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Caption: Austin Hargrave along with his wife, Danielle (Source: Instagram)

Body Measurements

Austin has a height of 6 feet 3 inches but his weight is unknown. Likewise, his other body measurements such as chest size, waist size, and hip size, are not available until now.

All of those measurements of his body are still under review. However, he has a lean body. Moreover, he has brown hair and green eyes. And Austin also has a beard.

Austin Hargrave – Net Worth 2024

Focusing on her earnings and income, he has a net worth of $800K. His main income source is YouTube. Likewise, Austin also earns through Patreon and Twitch as well.

Also, he has his merchandise. Moreover, he owns a “PBG” merchandise line that he trades on the website “”.