Profile Information / Wiki Biography
- Edwin Sarkissian is best known as the ‘gun guy’ from YouTube. He has built up a reputation for shooting weird and wonderful objects, but more importantly, for having fun with his guns!
- With well over 2 million subscribers, Edwin has a successful YouTube channel showing his shooting exploits, and there is even time for posting some cookery videos as well!
Personal Life & Family Background :
- Little is known of Edwin’s personal life except for the fact that he lives in California. An interview, back in 2012, had stated that he was single.
- Edwin mentions that he is close to his parents & the fact that his mom and dad are proud of him is quite important to him.
Early Life and Education :
- In 1996, as a young boy, Edwin was bought to America by his parents, seeking a better life than in his native country of Iran.
- As a child, all he wanted was to own a computer. His family was unable to afford one but fortunately was donated an old one by the church. It was old and had several problems, but it made him appreciate the things he has now.
- Edwin wanted a bicycle and so went to work in MacDonald’s.
- Once he had purchased his bicycle, he started saving for his car.
- It was this tough & gritty mentality that he developed in his early days, which has helped Edwin get to where he is today.
Business Career, Money & Net Worth :
- On graduating high school, Edwin took a job building out hotels franchises in Denver.
- This was not enough for the young Edwin – he wanted his own business to help support his parents.
- Learning about the idea of franchising through his work, Edwin took the initiative and in 2010 eventually bought his own franchises in Best Western Hotels and Fantastic Sams Salons.
- In 2011, he opened his second salon in Modesto, California. Within a year he had opened the third salon.
- Now he has a few hotels and salons and even some hotels he manages for other investors.
- Despite his newfound YouTube success, Edwin still works 7 days a week in his other businesses.
Love for Shooting :
- Edwin’s love of shooting came from residing in a country that appreciates owning a gun and shooting.
- In 2014, he started his YouTube channel which is not his primary source of income. He says he started it for fun to show that shooting is a great hobby and can be safe.
- On his main YouTube channel, Edwin uses a range of guns to shoot and blow things up, such as spray cans, VHS tapes, cup-cakes, railroad cars, and even a Lamborghini!
- Besides gun & arrow shooting videos, there are videos of Edwin and his friends cooking items & hanging out with friends.
- Sarkissian has an online store selling T-Shirts and caps.
Trivia, Height & Interesting Facts :
- Edwin’s beloved pet dog Rigo passed away in 2019.
- Edwin Sarkissian Where is he from ? / Nationality : Originally, he is from Iran.
- The laws in California prevent Edwin from owning a bullet proof vest!
- Not many people know but Edwin was a firefighter briefly & is trained to be a first responder. He also has a fire truck licence!
- Edwin uses a helicopter to get to some of his video shoots.
- One of his close friends is Taras Kulakov a.k.a ‘crazyrussianhacker’.
- When making his videos, Edwin says he does not use high tech equipment, he uses iMovies because the software is free.
- He is a recipient of the 2012 MVP American Dream Award.
- Hiking, gymming and going out to the lake are few of Sarkissian’s favourite hobbies.