Kindness, Empathy, and love are some of the traits that are rare these days. People have become so greedy that they lose the very thing that makes us human. But thank god for people like Molly Burke, who at an early age, has become a voice for many people.
For those who don’t know, Molly is a Canadian activist and motivational speaker for the blind. She was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at an early age, so she knows what it’s like to lose sight. So, without further ado, let’s know about this inspirational lady.
Here are some interesting facts about Molly.
Molly Burke: Quick Facts
|Full Name:||Molly Jane Lucy Burke|
|Birth Date:||February 8, 1994|
|Birth Place:||Toronto, Canada|
|Height:||4 feet 10 inches(148 cm)|
|Weight:||55 kg(121 lbs)|
|Profession:||YouTuber, Motivational Speaker, Activist, Author|
|Social Media:||YouTube, Instagram, Twitter|
Age and Height
Talking about age, the young motivational speaker is just 25 years old. Her birthday falls on the eighth of February every year, which makes her an Aquarian. Also, people born under this sign are known to be unique, trendsetters, among many other things.
Moreover, Molly stands at a height of 4 feet 10 inches(148 cm) and weighs around 55 kg(121 lbs). She has got a gorgeous curve which measures at 34-26-35, making an almost perfect hourglass shape.
Moving on, the motivational speaker is blessed with decent looks. Her brown eyes and dark brown hair falls right below her shoulder completes her beautiful look. On top of that, Burke also has a couple of tattoos: one on her arms reads ‘living freely,’ and the other is a big flowers-birds on her back.
Early Life and Education
The young motivational speaker Molly was born on February 8, 1994, in the city of Toronto, Canada. Her full name is Molly Jane Lucy Burke. She is the daughter of Peter Burke and Niamh Burke. Likewise, she grew up with her brother, Brady Burke, in Ontario.
When she was four, Burke was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, which is a genetic disorder of the eyes that causes loss of vision. Following the diagnosis, Burke started speaking as the ambassador for The Foundation Fighting Blindness Canada.
As for her education, Burke completed her high school education from the St. Joseph’s College School located in Toronto. Similarly, she is a Canadian who belongs to a white caucasian ethnicity.
Professional Career: YouTuber and Book
Talking about her career, Molly is an inspirational figure who has been speaking for the blind since the age of five. She is also a YouTuber who makes vlogs about her lifestyle and posts it on her official channel.
Moreover, on July 10, 2014, Molly started the YouTube channel by posting a video titled ‘Molly Burke ALS Ice bucket Challenge.’ The video gained over 31k views, instantly making her YouTube debut a success.
Since then, Burke has posted many videos on many topics which are loved by her fans and active online community. Yes! As of now, this 25-year-old YouTuber has over 1.91 million subscribers and more than 124 million views.
However, many might find it hard to believe, but Burke is doing all this despite being unable to see. Yes, she is blind. According to her, Burke completely lost her sight at the age of 14. Even though she cannot see, Burke has not let this flaw stop her from doing what she can.
Instead, it has given her more reason to speak and pour her heart into her work. As a motivational speaker, Burke became the public speaker of several organizations. For the same purpose, Burke has shared the stage with celebrities like Demi Lovato, Martin Sheen, Macklemore, and many others.
Furthermore, for her co-hosting the show, AMI This Week, Burke earned the Oakville YMCA Peace Awards. Aside from being a YouTuber and speaker, Burke has also published her first book titled ‘IT’S NOT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE’ in early 2019.
Net Worth and Income
As of 2019, the young YouTuber/motivational speaker has an estimated net worth of $300,000. Also, her salary ranges from $150,000 to $165,000 per year, which she earns from her career.
Moreover, Burke also makes extra bucks from her YouTube career. According to SocialBlade.com, Burke has the monthly earning between $801-$12.8k, which amounts to an annual income ranging from $9.6k-$153.9k.
Molly Burke: Personal Life
The inspirational woman, Molly, is single as of now. At the moment, she is not dating anyone and has not disclosed her relationships with anyone so far. However, she often posts pictures with a guy named Brandon Schwarz, who happens to be her best friend.
Though Burke has mentioned him as his best friend, many fans find it hard to believe, seeing their chemistry on some videos. Other than her family and best friend, there is someone else who is very close to her heart. And it is none other than her guide dog, Gypsy, who has become her eyesight to see the world.
Nonetheless, she has not stopped believing and inspiring people with her work and speech. Her audacity and free-spirited work have drawn many people towards her.
Social Media Presence
YouTube– 1.91 million Subscribers
Instagram– 828k Followers
Twitter– 74.1k Followers