Every year it seems like memes become more popular. If you are unaware what memes are, they are pictures that poke fun at cliché and stereotypical situations, people, and sayings. As memes become more popular, it seems like almost any picture or video can be turned into a meme. In other words, no one’s picture or video is safe. Although memes are common, you most likely don’t know the person whose video or picture turned into an internet sensation.
There are a handful of people who went to sleep as your average person and woke up as a viral meme. Some people who became known for their memes didn’t even become aware that they were a meme until their picture had floated around the internet for a good chunk of time.
Like everything on the internet, while new memes are extremely popular, they are usually only popular for a certain amount of time. Then, after the meme has been overused, the sensation dies down and it becomes just another meme that used to be popular. Once this happens, this allows the meme star to, to the best of their ability, return to life as it was before they became a viral sensation. Some meme stars decided to take advantage of the momentum and popularity they were given by the meme, while others decided to forget that the meme even existed. Though when you learn how much money Bad Luck Brian has made, something tells me you won't be thinking he has such awful luck after all! And can you guess which meme star stated "I’m down with the meme. Also, f--- you. The internet made me and I’m f—king running with it"?
If you have ever wondered who the person behind your favorite famous meme is, and how they live their life after becoming a viral sensation, continue below to our list of ten famous meme stars and where they are now.
10 The Ridiculously Photogenic Guy
9 Scumbag Steve
8 Crying Piccolo Girl
7 Successful Black Man
6 Sheltering Suburban Mom
5 College Freshman
4 Grumpy Cat
3 The Overly Attached Girlfriend
2 Success Kid
1 Bad Luck Brian
One of the most known memes on the internet is Bad Luck Brian. Bad Luck Brian has seen it all, from forgetting to use a number two pencil on the SAT, to having an erection when he gets called on to solve an equation on the board in class. Bad Luck Brian’s meme success all started on a Reddit post. In 2012, Kyle Craven decided to share his awkward seventh-grade yearbook photo with the world. Craven told Reddit users that his principal even had him retake the picture because she thought he was making that face to be funny. Once the picture reached thousands of Reddit users, it instantly became an internet sensation. Since then, Craven has continued his daily life in Cleveland. He has even made $20,000 off t-shirt sales and advertisements that use the meme, perhaps not so much bad luck after all?
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