Christian LeBlanc is a famous travel YouTuber.
He has more than 1.9 subscribers on his YouTube channel by the name, Lost LeBlanc.
Christian LeBlanc was born on 18 March 1993.
He hails from Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.
LeBlanc’s mother worked as a nurse in Saudi Arabia.
Starting his YouTube channel-
In 2011, LeBlanc joined UBC Sauder School of Business and graduated in 2015.
While studying at UBC, he was in a relationship with Laura Reid (they were in a relationship since the end of their high school).
At that time, Laura had a YouTube channel and she introduced LeBlanc to the world of YouTube.
He was impressed by her YouTube channel and as he was about to travel to Thailand, he started his own YouTube channel by the name, Christian’s Travel Vlog (later renamed to Lost LeBlanc) on 4 January 2015.
LeBlanc started his channel with an intention of using it as a repository of his travel vlogs and had no business intentions for his channel.
He was impressed with YouTube because it has been providing unlimited free hosting for videos and it has been owned by Google.
Travelling to Thailand-
In 2015, LeBlanc travelled to Thailand with a GoPro camera and after a couple of months, Laura joined him.
While in Thailand, he started daily publishing videos onto his channel.
LeBlanc along with Laura travelled seven and a half months to Thailand, Philippines, etc. and ended their journey in Japan and then they finally returned to Canada.
Getting a free GoPro-
While in Thailand, LeBlanc accidentally brushed his GoPro against a rock and damaged it and as during that time, he wasn’t in a position to buy a new camera and so, he shared this story on Instagram and tagged GoPro.
Luckily, GoPro responded and gave him a new GoPro camera.
In April 2011, LeBlanc founded Green Thumb Grads and worked as a manager here until May 2012.
Then, from May 2013 until August 2013, he worked as an International Student Assistant at UBC Sauder School of Business.
Then, from February 2014 to December 2015, LeBlanc worked as an EY Summer Associate & Campus Ambassador at EY in Vancouver.
Quitting his corporate job for travelling-
After returning to Canada from his trip, LeBlanc was exhausted with travelling and in February 2014, he secured a corporate job as an EY Summer Associate & Campus Ambassador at EY in Vancouver.
But within a week into his job, he started disliking his job and he wasn’t ready to dedicate his life until retirement for a corporate job.
In short, LeBlanc didn’t want to be stuck in the rat race, instead he wanted to travel the world again and make a career out of it.
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Becoming a full-time YouTuber-
During that time, his YouTube channel was gaining traction and so, LeBlanc decided to become a full-time travel YouTuber.
So, he quit his job in December 2015 and prematurely ended his apartment lease and sold all his possessions and on 1 January 2016, he purchased a one-way ticket to Bangkok, Thailand.
At that time, LeBlanc had $5,000.
Initially, his plan at that time was to fully dedicate a couple of years to travelling and vlogging on YouTube. He would continue working on his channel if it became successful at the end of the two years; otherwise, he would return to a regular corporate job.
Persistence is the key to success-
LeBlanc started working hard to grow his YouTube channel.
He began making videos every single day and started learning about YouTube by watching tutorials on YouTube.
LeBlanc’s love for travelling and vlogging greatly helped him in the success of his channel.
Even though initially he wasn’t making a decent income from his channel, he didn’t give up as he didn’t want to quit YouTube and return to a corporate job.
During that time, LeBlanc lived frugally by working with local businesses.
By the end of his first month, his number of YouTube subscribers grew to 15,000.
A successful YouTuber-
Now LeBlanc is a very successful YouTuber.
As of June 2022, he has 1.98M subscribers on his Lost LeBlanc YouTube channel and 653K followers on Instagram.
LeBlanc also has a website and worked with reputable brands like Google, Canon, Nikon, Air Canada, etc.
He uses a Canon EOS C500 Mark II camera.
In 2017, LeBlanc watched the travel videos of Ben Brown and was inspired by his style and decided to shoot videos like him.
He also appreciates the content of Yes Theory.
LeBlanc travelled to many countries like Thailand, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Romania, Australia, Panama, United States, France, Peru, Morocco, Spain, South Korea, Mexico, Norway, Turkey, Egypt, etc. and he also travelled in Canada.
He produced vlogs in all these above-mentioned countries.
Bolivia, Oman, Philippines and Turkey are LeBlanc’s favourite countries.
His multi-million-dollar business-
Initially, LeBlanc created several travel products but they were mildly successful.
Then, he launched a How to Edit Travel Video course and it sold very well.
On 15 March 2020, LeBlanc launched the Lost Creator Academy (LCA).
LCA focuses on teaching content creation and revenue generation to creators.
Thanks to LCA and his YouTube channel, LeBlanc established a multi-million-dollar business.
LCA also grew into a vibrant community of like-minded people.
LeBlanc has a team for helping him out with LCA and his channel.
He also earns through advertisements and sponsorships on his channel and also through affiliate marketing.
LeBlanc and Laura Reid were in a relationship for five years.
Laura Reid is also a YouTuber and has a YouTube channel by the name, Laura Reid.
Then, LeBlanc was in a relationship with Katy.
As of June 2022, he is in a relationship with Ruby.
She is also a YouTuber and has a YouTube channel by the name, Rubys Travels.
LeBlanc is a polyglot as he is proficient in French and English.
LeBlanc is living in Bali; Indonesia and his future plans are to build some villas in Bali for investment purposes and also build his home in Bali.
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