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Netflix's Dale Brisby aka Clint Hopping is a mystery right down to his name

Mafalda Costa September 2, 2021
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Is Dale Brisby’s real name Clint Hopping, as some fans have speculated? Who knows? Mystery man Brisby is the star of Netflix’s How To Be A Cowboy, where he teaches viewers how to keep traditions of the job alive. However, fans don’t really know much about the host – including his real name, age, and net worth. Let’s find out.

How To Be A Cowboy arrives on Netflix

Netflix’s How To Be A Cowboy premiered on Wednesday, 1 September.

According to Netflix Life, the first season of the series will consist of six episodes.

How To Be A Cowboy is a goofy reality sitcom along the lines of Southern Survival or Country Ever After, but it’s pretty self-aware that its version of reality isn’t all that real.

The series is led by Dale Brisby, a professional bull rider who is “training the next generation of cowboys” at his own Radiator Ranch. It follows Brisby as he uses his expertise to craft a how-to lesson on, well, how to be a cowboy.

In its effort to keep cowboy traditions alive, How To Be A Cowboy shows the rodeo lifestyle, caring for livestock and other cowboy ways.

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In the comments under the series’s trailer on YouTube, fans expressed their excitement for the upcoming series.

“Hell yeah. This is gonna be an American treasure,” one person wrote.

Another added, “If there’s anyone that deserves a Netflix show, it’s DB.”

Saddle up!

How to Be a Cowboy Season 1 | Official Trailer | Netflix

How to Be a Cowboy Season 1 | Official Trailer | Netflix

What is Dale Brisby’s real name? Clint Hopping theory explored

Dale Brisby is the star of Netflix’s How To Be A Cowboy, where he teaches viewers how to keep traditions of the job alive.

However, there is a lot of mystery surrounding the show’s host – down to his real name. So, here’s everything we know about Dale Brisby.

Brisby is a comedian who runs his own channel called Rodeo Time on YouTube.

The Netflix star describes himself as a “legendary bull riding gipsy soul that is always on to the next one” on YouTube. However, a lot of details about Brisby’s life seem mysterious to fans – like has anyone ever seen him without sunglasses?

Additionally, many wonder about the professional bull-rider’s real name, which some fans claim is different from his on-screen moniker. According to meaww, Brisby was born Clint Hopping.

He has a Master’s degree in Agriculture, having graduated from Texas A&M University in 2011, as per his Linkedin.

As for his age, Brisby is thought to be in his thirties, although unconfirmed – assuming the rider began his graduate studies at 18, he is estimated to be around 34 years old.

According to Reality Titbit, Brisby’s birthday is 12 February, though the exact year of birth is unknown.

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As for his dating life, the rodeo star is casually dating at the moment, but hasn’t found the one to settle down and get married with yet.

Dale Brisby’s net worth explored

Brisby’s cowboy way of life has led to a lucrative professional career.

He began bull-riding in the early 90s, which has expanded to having his own business.

As a rodeo star, he allegedly makes $36,434 per year. This number could possibly be higher, seeing that Idaho Press reports that professional cowboys can earn anywhere between $40,000 to $170,000 a year.

The How To Be A Cowboy star also sells clothing and accessories through his brand DALEWEAR.

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Brisby has a substantial social media following and has at least 304K subscribers on YouTube – for which he earns between $6.6k – $105.1k a year, according to influencer analytics site SocialBlade.

In addition to the above, Brisby is also the Ranch Manager at Radiator Ranch Cattle Company since 2004.

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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.