Germán Alejandro Garmendia Aranis (April 25, 1990) known as HolaSoyGerman, is a Chilean YouTube celebrity, comedian, entertainer, blogger, and well-known Spanish YouTuber. He uploads comedic videos about common teenage/adult issues. As of March 2017, he has earned a subscriber on his Youtube channel 31 million times, making him the second most subscribed YouTube Channel of all time.On top of that,all of his videos on his main channel combined has a total of 3 billion views.
Claim To Fame
HolaSoyGerman began his Youtube career in early September of 2011.He started to gain a following on the platform from talking about everyday issues but in a funny and unique manner.His subscriber growth skyrocketed in 2013 as at that time he was gaining on average over a million subscribers a month resulting in him gaining the second most amount of subscribers in 2013 behind current most subscribed Youtuber,Pewdiepie.
By January 2014,all the videos on the HolaSoyGerman channel had amassed one billion total views and over 14 million subscribers making him the 4th most subscribed channel behind Smosh,Youtube Spotlight,and Pewdiepie although just a year and a half before then not even being in the top 100.
HolaSoyGerman mostly due to language differences wasn't able to attract a massive number of fans in English speaking countries but was able to do so in Spanish speaking countries.
HolaSoyGerman finally surpassed Youtube Veterans,Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla's Smosh channel(who just less than a year prior was the most subscribed Youtube channel) on June 21, 2014 to become the second most subscribed user generated channel of all time.It would be less than a year later until he surpassed Youtube Spotlight to become the second most subscribed channel on Youtube overall which he still is today.
His subscriber growth since 2013 has dropped like most active or non active Youtube channels but he currently gets a stable pace of 250,000 to 450,000 subscribers a month despite uploading a few times a year.
It has been stated multiple times by the English Youtube community and more so(primarily) in the Spanish YouTube community that HolaSoyGerman uses bots, making it the reason why he has many subscribers.
One day,a youtuber by the name of "LordDestroyer" noticed and screencaptured a computer browser having a link to a bot website belonging to HolasoyGerman in one of his earliest videos titled  (The Internet and Social Networks), at the timeframe 0:40.LordDestructor immediately created a video showing the evidence, and at this point, HolaSoyGerman, who had only been on YouTube for six months and already had over a million subscribers, saw the hate comments on his videos, deleted his video where it showed the browser, and hid the statistics of every video from then on. Unfortunately by then many Spanish YouTubers were already making videos discussing the matter and saying that he was cheating and stealing YouTube's money plus the viewers' money as well.
Shortly after, HolaSoyGerman made a video saying that he was just "trying" the website out to see if it really worked and that he didn't care about the people that hated him, stating that there was a community of Spanish people all around the world that were doing something truly amazing with his channel. Later, LordDestructor made a video explaining that German claimed and deleted his video about the Bots to protect his reputation.He eventually left Youtube due to overwhelming negative response from German's fans to him.
List Of Subscriber Milestones
HolaSoyGerman Hit 1 Million Subscribers On October 12, 2012.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 2 Million Subscribers On December 14, 2012.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 3 Million Subscribers On January 25, 2013.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 4 Million Subscribers On February 24, 2013.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 5 Million Subscribers On March 23, 2013.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 6 Million Subscribers On April 19, 2013.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 7 Million Subscribers On May 18, 2013.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 8 Million Subscribers On June 18, 2013.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 9 Million Subscribers On July 19, 2013.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 10 Million Subscribers On August 19, 2013.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 11 Million Subscribers On September 21, 2013.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 12 Million Subscribers On October 24, 2013.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 13 Million Subscribers On November 22, 2013.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 14 Million Subscribers On December 21, 2013.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 15 Million Subscribers On January 22, 2014.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 16 Million Subscribers On February 20, 2014.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 17 Million Subscribers On April 3, 2014.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 18 Million Subscribers On June 17, 2014.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 19 Million Subscribers On August 23, 2014.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 20 Million Subscribers On November 10, 2014.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 21 Million Subscribers On January 23, 2015.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 22 Million Subscribers On April 28, 2015.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 23 Million Subscribers On July 3, 2015.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 24 Million Subscribers On September 9, 2015.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 25 Million Subscribers On November 15, 2015.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 26 Million Subscribers On January 16, 2016.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 27 Million Subscribers On March 31, 2016.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 28 Million Subscribers On June 8, 2016.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 29 Million Subscribers On August 23, 2016.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 30 Million Subscribers On November 16, 2016.
HolaSoyGerman Hit 31 Million Subscribers on Febraury 14, 2017
In May 2013, Germán created another YouTube channel called JuegaGerman.
His first upload,on June 20, 2013, was of him playing Slender. Near the end of 2013 he began to upload more of his commentaries of popular games such as The Walking Dead, Slender, Happy Wheels, etc.He has been consistent on this channel ever since,even more than his main channel.The channel is now the 16th most subscribed channel and 95th most viewed channel on Youtube with nearly 19 million subscribers and 4 and a half billion total video views.German's gaming channel has and currently gains subscribers and views faster than his main channel and has one and half billion more views than the HolaSoyGerman channel.
- He is the first YouTuber to have 2 channels with over 10 Million subscribers
- German currently dates former MTV VJ Lenay Chantelle Olsen (formerly known as Lenay Dunn) who also has her own YouTube channel Lele.
- Both German and Lele made official their relaitionship to their fans in a YouTube video uploaded in the JuegaGerman channel titled Mi Novia (Spanish for My Girlfriend).
- German and Lele own two cats named Lucy and Copito, an unamed ferret and a Chihuahua dog named Mimi.
- Unfortunately in a YouTube video uploaded in the JuegaGerman channel, German anounced that Mimi got lost and asked his fans to help him to look for her under the hashtag #DondeEstaMimi (Where is Mimi).
- He dubbed the character of Julian for the Latin American dub of Ice Age: Collision Course.
- He and his brother Diego have their own band Ancud.
- He is one of the first spanish speaking Youtubers to appear in the Fine Brothers Entertainment series YouTubers React along with CaELiKe and LuzuVlogs.
- German is the first spanish speaking YouTuber to appear in the YouTube Rewind.
- German has been the most subscribed Spanish speaking YouTuber since 2012.
- German is the fastest YouTuber to gain 20 million subscribers directly after the debut of a channel doing so in 3 years and 2 months.
- German's father died in a car accident when he was 2 years old.
- German is the most subscribed YouTuber to have his or her name in his or her channel title.
- Germán also has his own book titled #ChupaElPerro (Spanish for Lick the Dog).