Hank Green, an American entrepreneur and internet personality, is recognized primarily for his dynamic roles as an educator, author, and YouTuber, where he has engaged millions with his insightful content and refreshing approach.
Notably, Green’s body of work is extensive and diverse. As an author, his debut novel, “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing,” released in 2018, quickly became a New York Times Bestseller, followed by its successful sequel, “A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor.” His ventures in educational video content with “SciShow” and “Crash Course” on YouTube are equally influential, offering comprehensive yet accessible lessons to a global audience. His entrepreneurial endeavors have also seen him co-founding VidCon, an annual convention for the online video community, and DFTBA Records, a merchandise company designed to help creators turn their online popularity into financial stability.
Green’s collaborations over the years have brought together a galaxy of talented individuals from diverse fields. His brother, John Green, himself a prominent author, often appears with him in the “VlogBrothers” videos. He worked with Michael Aranda, Sarah Urist Green, and Matthew Gaydos, among others, in creating the YouTube channel “The Art Assignment.” Moreover, Green’s influence reaches the scientific community, with collaborations featuring notable personalities like Phil Plait, Emily Graslie, and Michael Stevens of Vsauce fame. Furthermore, Green has joined forces with fellow internet personalities like CGP Grey for the “Hello Internet” podcast, and John Roderick for “Friendly Fire.”
In terms of awards and recognitions, Green’s work has been critically acclaimed, amassing various distinctions. His educational channels “SciShow” and “Crash Course” have been nominated for several Webby Awards, marking them as some of the finest online educational content. The success of his debut novel was further highlighted when it was shortlisted for the 2018 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Science Fiction.