|Net Worth:||€ 2 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of wealth:||YouTuber|
Concrafter Luca is a German YouTuber whose real name is Luca Tilo Scharpenberg and lives in Cologne. He was born in Bielefeld.
With video clips he takes a close look at games (so-called “let’s plays”) and comments on them in a very funny way, and he also produces other comedy clips and V-logs. He owns an online shop with Luca merchandising articles, had three Luca pizzas marketed in cooperation with Gustavo Gusto, has already published two books and is present on the most important social media platforms.
Despite his success, he has consistently and successfully completed his high school diploma and a business degree.
Luca Tilo Scharpenberg was born on February 21, 1996 in Bielefeld. He grew up there with a younger sister and his parents in good circumstances and attended high school after primary school.
In addition to his enthusiasm for football, his early passion for media and video games – such as Pokémon – as well as photography and cameras was apparent early on.
In 2013 Luca and two other students from the Einstein High School in Rheda-Wiedenbrück won the short film “Environmental Police” as part of the 43rd international youth competition “Discover diversity: shape nature!” 2nd place and a municipal award.
This year he also won first place in the overall securities account rating for a district savings bank game at the stock market simulation game, which attested to his early skills in dealing with money.
After passing the Abitur, Luca Tilo Scharpenberg decided to study business administration in Cologne, which he successfully completed. He has remained in Cologne to this day.
Concrafter Luca Career
Luca created the first clips in poor quality at the age of 12. This new hobby grew more and more and in spring 2011 Lucas started his YouTube career under the name ConquerorLP with Lets-Plays about the game Minecraft.
Quite quickly, Luca created a new channel on August 1, 2011, under the name ConCrafter (“Con” is the first part of the name of its previous channel, “Crafter” because of the game Minecraft), in order to be able to present more possibilities on clips. He quickly renamed the ConCrafter channel to ConCrafter Luca.
In 2015 Minecraft, which had been his favorite game to date, moved more and more into the background on his YouTube channel and other game presentations followed, including many of the indie games.
From mid-2016, Luca hardly focused on the gaming world, but video blogs (called vlogs), challenges and comedy clips were created.
In April 2018, the channel reached number 14 of the most subscribed YouTube channels with over 3.1 million subscribers.
Since May 2019, Luca Tilo Scharpenberg’s main channel has only been called LUCA, and there are also channels LUCA 2, LUCREW and LUCA STORIES.
Shortly after Lucas graduated from high school and moved to Cologne, Concrafter reached 1,000,000 subscribers with a clip called “This website knows everything” and received a trophy from YouTube.
Due to his great popularity on YouTube and many requests from subscribers and viewers, Luca Tilo Scharpenberg published two books:
– On September 24, 2015, the book “ConCrafter – New Minecraft Facts and Commands” was published in an edition of 45,000 copies and was sold out within two days.
– In December 2017 the fan book “Hello, my name is Luca” was published, which was written half by his mother and half by Concrafter himself and tells about Lucas childhood and youth.
Scharpenberg sells various merchandising articles with its typical smiley logo via the company Holymesh. His shop there – Luca-Shop.de – as well as his YouTube videos, achieved high clicks and sales.
In 2016 Luca Tilo Scharpenberg was offered a voice actor role in the film “Angry Birds” due to his increasing popularity, which he accepted. In the film he spoke the green bird “Hal” with toucan beak in the translation by Anthony Padilla.
In cooperation with Gustavo Gusto, Concrafter has previously marketed three different pizzas, which show the Luca logo on the packaging and are creatively designed in the Luca way.
– “Hello my name is Luca!”
– “This is the earth, it must be cool because I’m on it.”
– “Looks smart, but it’s not!”
– “I’m safe`n`genie in me!”
– “We are currently living…”
– “Life without Nutella is like life without life: impossible!”
In an early interview, Luca already reported that he produced his YouTube clips with body and soul. On the one hand because of the quality of his contributions, on the other hand he doesn’t want to disappoint his fans either.
He decided to study business administration in order to have a basic economic knowledge, since YouTube alone would not lead to success.
For Luca, professional equipment is part of it: cameras, microphones, soft boxes, good software and lots of cables.
Concrafter always made a point of being visible and authentic to its fans. A secret of his success is that his reactions are visibly superimposed on the clip as a thumbnail and that he engages in unexpected, unforeseen actions.