Who Is Matt Carriker? All About His Professional and Personal Life

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Who Is Matt Carriker? All About His Professional and Personal Life

Matt Carriker is one of the most graceful YouTubers who has built three multi-million subscriber channels. Matt who initially started filming and uploading stupid videos of himself to his ‘Demolition Ranch’ channel later realized there is potential in monetizing further in videos. His hard work and unyielding dedication have eventually paid off as an online YouTube sensation has now about 17 million subscribers to his three YouTube channels, ‘DemolitionRanch,’ ‘OffTheRanch,’ and ‘Vet Ranch.’

Besides, as for his love life, Carriker has been married to his high school sweetheart for several years now. The two are also proud parents of three kids.

In this article, let’s explore everything about Matt’s life including a family tragedy after his brother’s death and more…

Who Are Matt Carriker Parents? All About His Early Life

Matt is the son of Pat Carriker, a veterinarian, and Dr. Lee. His paternal grandparents were Olie and Jeane Carriker. Talking more about his family details, his maternal grandparents were Dr. Glenn and Ann Williams.

As for his date of birth, Matt was born on 21st October 1986 in Boerne, a city in Texas. He grew up in his hometown of Boerne with his family.

Besides, talking about his nationality, the Youtuber is an American and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.

Carriker Has Three Siblings: What Happened to His Brother?

He has two siblings; a sister Dr. Ali Thames, a Texas A&M’s vet school graduate as well as two brothers Mark William Carrike and Drew Carriker. Sadly, his younger brother Mark died after 18-months of battle with cancer on March 19, 2020, at his home. He was 31-year-old at the time of his death. Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, a private burial service was organized at the Boerne Cemetery, in Texas on March 23.

Matt Carriker late brother
Matt’s younger brother Mark died of cancer.
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Born in Fredericksburg, Texas, Mark did make his move to Boerne at the age of one and went to Boerne High School, graduating in 2006. He then enrolled at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He also became part of the Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 2010. In the meantime, Mark met his future wife Jaci Phaneuf. The two wed in 2011 and had also two children, Ellie and Abram.


Matt attended the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, graduating in 2008. He received his veterinary license in 2012.

Matt Carriker Career: Has Three Multi-Million YouTube Channels

In 2011, Matt started uploading videos on his YouTube channel DemolitionRanch, the largest firearms channel. As of 2021, it has 10.1 million subscribers. On the other hand, the YouTube sensation has two other channels with millions of subscribers. He has his family’s YouTube channel, OffTheRanch that has amassed over 4 million subscribers.

Besides, Carriker, a highly dedicated veterinarian went on to create the Vet Ranch channel in 2014. He has since uploaded a number of videos of treating diseases, disorders, and injuries of non-human animals, especially dogs to his channel. He has partnered up with the San Antonio Humane Society, a non-profit organization that aims to protect the lives of dogs and cats by providing care and shelter. The channel has 2.92 million subscribers as of 2021. Matt uses its revenue to treat at-risk animals.

The YouTuber said to The Battalion that most of his animals are from San Antonio Pets Alive, SAPA.

“What happens is someone will drop a dog off that they don’t want anymore at the pound. And there are just so many dogs in the city pound, and so they have to euthanize dogs that are not getting adopted. SAPA goes in and finds dogs that they think they can re-home, and pull them from the pound. If they have any health issues they try to fix them, and that’s where I came to them.”

Besides, Carriker practices veterinary medicine at Fair Oaks Ranch Veterinary, a veterinarian in Bexar County, Texas.

What is Matt Carriker worth?

Matt has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2021. He has predominantly racked such a considerable amount of fortune from his YouTube career and many other endeavors.

Who is Matt Carriker Married to?

Carriker has been married to Meredith Carrike for a long time now. The two tied the knot back in late July 2008, in a private wedding ceremony. Celebrating their 12th marriage anniversary, Mere shared a beautiful photo of the duo from their wedding day. Her caption read,

“Celebrated 12 years with @drdemolitionmatt yesterday… I’m so thankful God gave me YOU.”

Matt Carriker married Meredith.
Matt and his wife Meredith at their wedding.
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It’s been over nearly thirteen years that the two have shared marital bliss and their relationship is still going pretty strong.

In an interview with MuskOx, when the interviewer asked him, “What does Meredith mean to you,” the YouTuber replied,

“Matt: Yeah, I’m not sure I could say enough good things about Mere. She’s my rock and has always been incredibly supportive of all the crazy ideas I’ve had.”

They Have Three Kids

The long-lasting couple is also blessed with three kids. They have two daughters, Adalyn Carriker and Annie Carriker. They welcomed their son, Lincoln Carriker in April 2014.

Matt has three children with his spouse.
Matt with his wife and kids.
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Their Adorable Love Story From High School

Matt met his future wife back in their high school days in 2004. They later went to College Station, Texas, where they both graduated from the home of the 12th man. They celebrated their 17th Valentine’s together in Feb 2021. On this occasion, Matt Carriker’s wife wrote on Insta, recalling the days they first came across,

“Our 17th Valentine’s together! First time we’ve ever gotten away for it – which only happened because it also happened to be a school holiday. Also that rose? The bartender gave it to me…”


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Who is Matt Carriker Wife?

Meredith is now a stay-at-home mom who currently helps her hubby to grow his business. She is the owner of Linc Active and The Linc Boutique.

Meredith, an Arkansas native moved to the Texas Hill Country while in high school. She later graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Civil Engineering.