Who is Ryan Upchurch, and is his $50K Brian Laundrie reward real?

Mafalda Costa September 28, 2021
Who is Ryan Upchurch, and is his $50K Brian Laundrie reward real?

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On Saturday, 25 September, Nashville comedian and performer Ryan Upchurch posted a series of videos on Instagram where he shared his theories regarding the now-infamous Gabby Petito case, revealing that he would be adding $50K to the already considerable sum put up for tips leading to the whereabouts of Brian Laundrie. So who is Ryan Upchurch and what is his net worth? Is his reward for real?

Who is Ryan Upchurch?

Ryan Upchurch is a young American music artist, who first rose to fame through social media.

But, unlike many country singers covering genre classics, Upchurch gained visibility and grew a following through his offbeat sense of humor and creative antics on videos posted to his YouTube channel.

Upchurch was born in Pegram, Tennessee on 24 May 1991.

The country rapper developed his internet persona while goofing around with friends, which gradually gained him an audience stretching far beyond acquaintances.

The 30-year-old entertainer released his first full-length album, Heart Of America, in 2016, and it quickly reached the top 30 of the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

His most recent work, Everlasting Country, saw him turning to more relatively classic country music – though he soon returned to hip-hop in 2021 with Hideas: The Album and Mud To Gold.

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Upchurch announces Brian Laundrie-related reward in recent video

On Saturday, 25 September, Upchurch posted a series of videos on Instagram where he shared his theories about the Gabby Petito case.

In the first video uploaded onto his social media, Upchurch revealed that he would be adding an additional $50K to the already considerable sum that has been set aside for tips leading to the whereabouts of Brian Laundrie.

As the videos reached fans, some have been wondering what Upchurch’s net worth is and whether the reward if for real.

According to What’s In Their Net Worth, Upchurch has an estimated net worth of $5 mіllіоn.

The website estimates that the country entertainer earns around $7,500 daily, which amounts to $99,333 monthly.

From his most viewed video, Ryan Upchurch Rollin Stoned, which has garnered over 97 million views so far, Upchurch earned approximately $339,500.

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Taking his fortune into account, Upchurch’s Brian Laundrie-related offer could be very well be real. Besides, he has not released any additional videos, taking back or changing his initial statements.

Latest Gabby Petito news

According to The Independent, it’s been nine days since Brian Laundrie went missing after telling his parents he was going for a hike in the “vast and unforgiving” Carlton Reserve in Florida.

Laundrie disappeared the same day he was made a person of interest in the missing person case of his girlfriend Gabby Petito, whose body was subsequently found later that evening near a Wyoming campsite.

In regard to the latest Duane Chapman – aka Dog the Bounty Hunter’s – suggestion to search campgrounds near Fort DeSoto in Florida, the Pinella County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed to reporters that it was not investigating the area at the moment.

The sheriff’s office said there have been no sightings of Mr Laundrie in the area.

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Mafalda Costa is a second year BA Journalism student originally from Portugal. Her main passions if life are music, arts and culture, while she's particularly knowledgable on cinema and anime.