Tana Mongeau is the stage name of Tana Marie Mongeau, an American rapper and YouTube star. She is widely known for her YouTube storytelling videos.
When she alleged in 2017 that the FBI was investigating her, she became a household name.
According to Tana, someone had accessed her Gmail account and emailed a bomb threat to a US airport from her account. For the past five years, her YouTube career has been bolstered by a series of controversies.
She has been involved in a number of music projects, with her breakthrough single named “Hefner”. Through her YouTube channel, she has amassed almost 900 million views. Through her various online activities and other ventures, Tana Mongeau’s net worth is around $4 million dollars.
Tana Marie Mongeau, an American YouTuber, was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 24, 1998.
Her parents are Richard Mongeau and Rebecca Mongeau and she is an only child.
Her father owned and operated a successful pool cleaning business while Mongeau was growing up. Her mom has stayed away from the spotlight and there is not much known about her.
Tana revealed on the MTV show “No Filter: Tana Turns 21” that while she was growing up in Las Vegas, she had a difficult childhood since her parents did not have great parenting skills.
However, even though she has previously discussed the tensions she has with her family, this was a particularly sensitive moment for the normally self-assured vlogger.
Her “storytime” YouTube videos are consistently the most popular content that Mongeau puts out.
According to a Snapchat post made by Mongeau on February 10th, 2017, she was under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation after an email hacker delivered a bomb and firearm threat to the international airport located in Nevada, USA.
Her YouTube channel has ridden many controversies and she openly talks about the many drama-filled moments that occur in her life.
This has led to her channel amassing approximately 900 million views. Her channel is, however, demonetized and unable to show YouTube Ads due to the type of content she creates.
This means she needs to use her vast reach to generate income from other sources, for example, her wine label “Dizzy” and her influential celebrity status.
Mongeau currently lives in Sherman Oaks California.
Her last home boasted 6000 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. It also had an Olympic-sized swimming pool in the backyard.
Tana sold her home in 2019 and purchased a new property, however, she has kept this property under greater wraps, with no disclosure on her new home.
The YouTuber said in an interview that she has chosen not to show her home due to unruly and unpredictable fans.
Tana Mongeau is openly bisexual and has had public relationships with other notable internet celebrities since her rise to fame.
Prior to their breakup in June 2017, Mongeau was dating Somer Hollingsworth when she began her YouTube career and he appeared in many of her vlogs.
From the summer of 2017 to February of 2019, Mongeau was romantically involved with Bella Thorne, including a time when she, Thorne, and singer Mod Sun formed a trio.
Marriage to Jake Paul
During the month of April 2019, Mongeau began dating another YouTuber and internet personality, Jake Paul. In June 2019, the pair announced that they were getting married, but many fans and pundits didn’t think it was real.
On July 28, that year, Paul and Mongeau said “I do” in a $500,000 Las Vegas wedding.
They didn’t get a marriage license before the ceremony, and the officiant was also not licensed by Nevada. As a result, the marriage did not have to be legal.
When Tana turned 21, the ceremony was recorded for MTV No Filter: Tana Turns 21. Fans could watch it for $50.
On an episode of the show, Mongeau said that the ceremony was “fun and lighthearted” and that it was “something we’re clearly doing for fun and for the show”.
Their breakup was later announced in January 2020.
Tana’s debut single was titled “Hefner” and was released in November 2017. The music video to the song featured another famous personality, Bella Thorne.
Later that month, Mongeau was also featured on the Maury show.
Dr. Woke and Lil Phag worked together to produce a song called “Deadahh” which was put out in December of that same year, via Mongeau.
Continuing with her music career, her next single “W” was released in early 2018. On August 31, 2018, she released a famous flop, titled “F*ck Up”.
There have been several controversies that Mongeau has been caught up in throughout her career.
Most notably the n-word controversy with iDubzzz and her TanaCon disaster. Read on to learn more about these two events and the aftermath of each.
To date, “The N Word” by Mongeau has been seen more than 7 million times.
In reaction to a tweet Mongeau sent to YouTuber iDubbbz, threatening him to commit suicide because of his usage of the n-word in his videos, she says in the video that someone on her tour told her to say the n-word. iDubbbz was eventually confirmed to be the YouTuber in question.
In response, iDubbbz recorded a video where he exposed Tana to her own hypocrisy by citing instances in which she had publicly used the n-word in a derogatory manner.
Mongeau apologized for using the slur in a video she released on February 17th, 2017.
TanaCon or Fyre Fest?
Mongeau revealed in May of 2018, that she’d be conducting a separate convention, TanaCon, from June 22–23, in the same town and time as one of the most popular YouTuber conventions VidCon.
TanaCon was created by Mongeau as a competitor to VidCon after the organizers of VidCon refused to grant Mongeau the opportunity to be a “featured creator” during the convention.
TanaCon was slated to be held starting June 22, at a Marriott hotel in Anaheim, California, and was subsequently canceled the very same day.
More than 80 content creators and celebrities, including Bella Thorne, Shane Dawson, Casey Neistat, Miranda Sings, Emma Chamberlain, Ricky Dillon, Elijah Daniel, Jenn McAllister, Gabbie Hanna, Trevi Moran, Jack Baran, and Lisa Schwartz, were scheduled to hold panels at the event.
TanaCon Goes Downhill
Despite Mongeau’s assertions that over 20,000 fans attempted to attend the event, only 4,000 to 5,000 people showed up at most, and the Marriott hotel could not even hold that many.
People who attended the event waited in line and complained they were not given any food or drink while they stood for hours in the blazing hot sun.
According to reports, attendees were severely sunburned and some even fainted due to the heat while waiting in line.
TanaCon drew much attention and a lot of condemnation for the lack of planning.
Multiple other reports said that fans started comparing the convention to the badly flopped Fyre Festival and started to chant ‘refund’ after the event was called off.
Shane Dawson later commented that agreeing to speak at the convention was one of the worst decisions he had ever made.
After the uproar had settled down, Mongeau did formally apologize to fans and committed to providing full refunds to everyone who had purchased tickets.
And while Shane Dawson may have thought TanaCon was a bad decision, he made content from the debacle afterward, creating a documentary of the convention.
Final thoughts on Tana Mongeau’s net worth
As you can see, Tana Mongeau has been involved in some major controversies throughout her career.
While some of these have been resolved, others continue to haunt her to this day.
Despite all of this, she has still managed to amass an impressive net worth of approximately $4 million while riding the controversies and not being “family-friendly”.
Tana is a great example of how you can still make a lot of money on YouTube, even if you create content that can’t be monetized through YouTube ads.
If you want to start on your YouTuber journey, take the next step, and learn how to make money and grow an audience, read this guide.