Few imagined ten or fifteen years ago that untold numbers of teens and young folks in their early 20s could amass millions of hardcore fans and a proper fortune posting gleefully sophomoric videos to the internet. Nowadays, of course, top-tier YouTubers, Instagrammers and TikTok movers and shakers not only enjoy bigger and more loyal fan bases than most A-list movie stars, they also make more money.
Case in point, 25-year-old Caylus Cunningham, better known as Infinite List and/or just Infinite to the 18.7 subscribers to his primary YouTube channel. (He has another seven million subscribers across three other YouTube channels.) Though his frequent posts, mostly high-energy list videos, reactions, and gaming clips, no longer tally up the many millions of views they regularly did a couple years ago, the Ferrari- and Lambo-driving Washington native nonetheless still hauls in enough money that over the last year or so he’s built a $10-plus-million-dollar property portfolio that spans three states.
Early last year he dropped $3.8 million on a 7,300-square-foot contemporary home in Henderson, Nev., that, naturally, he gave an extensive tour of on his YouTube channel; earlier this year he shelled out $1.1 million for a 10-acre spread with a 5,500-square-foot home on the rural outskirts of Spokane; and now, tax records show the viral video pioneer — it was a 2016 bottle flipping video that launched his digital star into the internet sky — has just plunked down $5.85 million for a sleek, city-view contemporary home above L.A.’s perennially trendy Sunset Strip.
As he’s recently rented several residences around town, including an ultra-modern residence in Encino, a streamlined home in the celeb-packed Outpost Estates neighborhood, and a $35,000-per-month über-contemporary villa cleaved to steep slope above Laurel Canyon, it won’t be a big surprise to his legions of followers, who call themselves the “Infinite Army,” that the veteran digital dynamo has decided to put done some more permanent roots in Los Angeles.
A muscular concrete and glass affair fit for a superhero, Infinite’s newly acquired L.A. lair is one of just half a dozen similarly designed homes in a gated enclave off a famously serpentine road that winds up into the hills from the thumping heart of the Sunset Strip. With five bedrooms and six baths in more than 6,300 square feet, there’s plenty of room for Infinite to host his friends and family, not to mention his girlfriend of more than two years, English YouTuber Kiera Bridget. (Bridget boasts four million of her own followers on YouTube, and another 1.1 million on Instagram.)
Dark walnut floorboards and a handful of monumental concrete fireplaces anchor the imposing aerie’s moody interiors, while a massive skylight over the double-height entrance gallery add tons of natural light and great walls of floor-to-ceiling glass frame cinematic canyon and city views that on a clear day extend to the Pacific Ocean.
Other notable features include a petite screening room with leather loungers on tiered risers, a vast family room with professional wet bar, a louche principal suite with two walk-in closets and a sybaritic bath, and an infinity-edge swimming pool and spa that hovers over the canyon below.
Infinite has already teased the purchase to his 123,000 Twitter followers. And since YouTubers do what YouTubers do, there’s surely a more comprehensive tour in the works for the millions who comprise his Infinite Army.