Backpack Kid Biography

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Russell Horning, aka Backpack Kid is a dancer and self-made social media celeb. His big break came about when the 18-year-old appeared on a TV series named “Saturday Night Live”.  He has put up with his best since 2016 to keep up with his growing fans in the entertainment space.

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Russell was born and bred in Lawrenceville, Georgia, but information about the youngster’s personal life is a bit under the hood, it is very much likely that the young dancer is still in high school.

He has developed an undying love for dancing since when he was young, he took that further by training himself how to be a professional dancer. Backpack Kid according to online sources attended the church camp.

Backpack Kid Instagram

Backpack Kid Instagram page @thebackpackpackkid has attracted over 2.1 million followers.

Where was Backpack Kid Born?

Backpack Kid was born in  Lawrenceville, Georgia USA.

How old is Backpack Kid?

on 19th December 2001, he will be 18 years in December 2019

What is Backpack Kid Height?

Backpack Kid is around 5 feet 6 inches tall (168cm)

Backpack Kid Net Worth 2018 & 2019

According to reports, we Gathered online, his Estimated net worth stands sat $600,000, most which he made from his popularity doing what he does best on the internet.

Full NameRussell Horning
Net Worth$600,000 (2018)
Income SourceDancing, Internet
ProfessionDancer, Instagram Influencer
NationalityLawrenceville, Georgia USA.
 Date Of Birth19th December 2001, 18 years old 

Russell Horning started his career off the internet when he starts to post short Instagram videos and images on the popular social media from 2016. With his consistency, he was getting much love and growing fan base of people who appreciate his brilliance and talent.

At a point, one of Russell’s video was accidentally seen by Rihanna who reposted it on her IG accounts with millions of loyal fans, this caused a boom in the Kid’s followers and he got an invitation from USA Today for an interview.

This resulted in a boom in hos followership and in less than 48 hours the youngster garnered 55,000 followers after all this, doors of opportunities begin to open wider, he met Katy Perry who also saw his Instagram video, and he invited him for a “Saturday Night Live” performance in the “Swish Swish” .

On the show Backpack kid had a fairground to showcase his signature dance move called “The Russell”. By the end of the year 2017, Backpack Kid has got more than 1.4 million followers on Instagram.

Backpack Kid Appearances

Performed in the music video titled “Hip Hopper” by Black Youngsta as well as “Rolex” by Ayo & Teo.

He was seen in his own shoots where he usually collaborates with other dancers, including the likes of Benny Imprint and Mateo Bowles. Given his proven track record you will agree that his hard work and talent had paid off and his estimated net worth grown from year to year.

Is Russell Horning Married?

Backpack kid is still single

What is Backpack kid’s real name?

Find out more about the backpack kid name, short biography, net worth and other lesser-known facts about the self-made internet celebrity.

Backpack kid real name is Russell Horning.

Few people knew him as Rusell Horning which is his birth name. Backpack Kid is only his stage name and that is what most of his fans call him.

Russell Horning, aka Backpack Kid is a dancer, His big break came about when he first appeared on a TV series named “Saturday Night Live” at the age of 18

Russell was born and bred in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

It is very much likely that Backpack kid is still in high school in 2019.

Rusell has a younger sister named Jill.

Rusell has had a passion for dancing since when he was a kid.

His passion for dancing drove him further to train himself for dancing.

Sources disclosed that Rusell Horning attended the church camp.

Russell  is around 5 feet 6 inches tall (168cm)

The Kid celebrity net worth is around  $600,000.

Russell’s first met Rihanna when his dance video was accidentally seen by the songstress who then liked the video and reposted it on her Instagram page.

He met Katy Perry (same way he met Rihana) and he was eventually invited to “Saturday Night Live” The music video has had 300 million views on YouTube.

Backpack kid has featured in video clips by Usher where he performed with duo Ayo & Teo and Blac Youngsta.

Russell has more than 2Million followers presently on Instagram.

Rusell Horning is still single

Rusell disclosed that his aspiration is to become a world-renowned comedian dancer and entertainer.

Backpack kid has his own website where he sells a T-shirt to fans worldwide

In 2017 at Summer, Russell performed to Rae Sremmurd‘s Swang.

He traded a backpack with his best friend and started dancing with it, he carries water bottles and other accessories in the backpack to stabilize the bag when he makes his dance moves.

Russel’s favorite cartoon character is SpongeBob SquarePants.

He has a growing passion to become a rapper, in the light of this he has debuted two singles; Flossin’ and 2Litt


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