|Source Of Wealth
|16th January 1993
|5ft 3in (158cm)
Gabi Butler will be the first to tell you that she eats, breathes, and sleeps cheer. The question is, how much money has she made in the process?
Read on as we talk all about Gabi Butler's net worth, early life, relationship, and how she built her career.
Gabi Butler's Net Worth
Gabi Butler has an estimated net worth of $5 million. For a young athlete that gets more famous with each passing year, things are looking good for Butler.
Where has this money come from? Needless to say, a good chunk of Gabi Butler's net worth came from Netflix in exchange for her appearances on Cheer. However, Butler also works hard as an entrepreneur, earning money through her strong social media presence, brand sponsorships, and more.
Why is it so hard to pin down Gabi Butler's current net worth? Because the cheerleader has multiple streams of revenue, none of which are quite "traditional," the best we can do is estimate how much we think she's receiving from Netflix, YouTube, and other sources.
Gabi Butler's Annual Salary
Once again, it's hard to give an exact figure regarding Gabi Butler's annual salary. It is likely that is increasing year over year as her popularity and presence as a public figure grows.
In 2022, it is estimated that Gabi Butler is making around $100,000 as a professional cheerleader. She likely makes an additional income from things like brand sponsorships and partnerships, as well as revenue from her popular YouTube channel.
Gabi Butler's Early Life
Gabi Butler was born in 1998 in Boca Raton, Florida. It was here that she began cheerleading at the young age of eight. Her first squad as part of an All-Star gym called Top Gun and Trinity.
During these early years, Butler competed in dozens of cheerleading competitions and won many of them. In 2010, she was set to compete in the World Championships with Top Gun and Trinity, but an injury kept her from competing.
This disappointment led Butler to consider leaving cheer behind, but she had already made quite a name for herself. An All-Star team in California called Cali SMOED (a combination of the words "small" and "co-ed") invited Butler to join them, and she relocated to the Sunshine State to continue cheering.
How was she able to make all of this happen at such a young age? Butler's parents were always supportive of her cheering and homeschooled her so that she would have time and flexibility for the intense training and competition schedule. As the Netflix docuseries revealed, her parents would eventually come to realize that at times, their relationship with Gabi wasn't always healthy, even if it did make her career possible.
Gabi Butler's Cheer Career
Gabi Butler stayed with Cali SMOED in 2013 and 2014 and during that time, the team won the World Championships and a jacket in the NCA tournament. From there she moved to an international squad called Gymtyme Blink IOC5.
Perhaps Butler's most well-documented cheer experience was her time with the Navarro Bulldogs. Navarro Community College is located in Corsicana, TX, and one of its biggest claims to fame is its wildly successful cheerleading squad coached by Monica Aldama. The Navarro Bulldogs have won the Collegiate Cheer Tournament more than once, including when Butler was on the squad.
Today, Gabi Butler cheers for Weber State University on the Wildcats Cheer Team. This has proven a great move for the cheerleader's career, as the team has also won the Collegiate Cheer Tournament. The good news is that the Wildcats compete in a different division than the Bulldogs, so Butler won't have to go up against her Alma Mater team.
Gabi Butler's Online and Reality TV Presence
Believe it or not, Gabi Butler's first claim to fame outside of the tight-knit cheer world wasn't on Netflix's docuseries. Between 2012 and 2014, when Butler was still part of Cali SMOED, she appeared as a semi-regular on a YouTube show called Cheerleaders produced by AwesomenessTV. Admittedly, the YouTube show was watched by members of the cheer world more often than not, but her appearance did boost her fame and brought her to the attention of coaches all over the nation.
It was during Gabi Butler's time at Navarro Community College that she had her big break as a star of Netflix's Cheer. The docuseries was quick to rank as one of Netflix's most-watched shows of 2020, the second season following suit despite the COVID-related two-year hiatus.
Gabi Butler also has a wildly successful YouTube channel that has over 120,000 subscribers. Her videos, which cover everything from her cheer endeavors to her daily life, get tens of thousands of views. Butler has used this platform to give back to the cheer community by sharing her own workout routines and cheer tips as well as video promotions of other hardworking squads.
Gabi Butler's Workout App
Gabi Butler has long said that she wants her legacy to be about more than just her own personal success. She also wants to help others achieve their personal and fitness goals, both within and without the world of cheerleading.
Her latest foray into that world has been a workout program called The Gabi Butler Method. The app helps users to become stronger, more flexible, and better skilled at different types of cheerleading moves. The app is advertised as a one-stop shop for cheer conditioning and training, but the workouts are useful for anyone who wants to get into serious shape.
Gabi Butler's Relationship
Gabi Butler was said to have been in a long-term relationship with cheerleader Kollin Mark Cockrell, now a student and cheerleader at Texas Tech University. Though neither Butler nor Cockrell made any public statements about a breakup, it's clear that the two are no longer together.
These days, Butler is in a committed relationship with Ricky Nunn, another cheerleader, this one hailing from the University of Kentucky. Fans discovered the breakup with Cockrell when Butler started posting pictures and videos with Nunn, showing the two of them cheering and performing together. One might assume that the relationship is strictly cheer-related, but the captions make it clear that the two are dating and happy together.
FAQs About Gabi Butler
We've talked at length about Gabi Butler's early life, career, net worth, and relationship. Now, it's time to cover the rest of the questions people have about the professional cheerleader.
How Old Is Gabi Butler?
Gabi Butler was born on January 16, 1998. Like other athletes, the nature of Butler's skills and dedication have led her to a life of early success.
Is Gabi Butler Still Cheering?
Right now, Gabi Butler is still cheering for Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. She continues to compete in major tournaments and we imagine that she has several more wins under her belt.
That said, Butler has mentioned in the recent past that she isn't sure how much longer she'll continue to cheer. Among possibilities like coaching, Butler has referenced working as a stunt double as a possible interest and career move in the future.
What Brands Has Gabi Butler Partnered With?
It's not uncommon for famous and successful athletes to partner up with brands, especially when those athletes also have a strong internet presence. Butler has partnered with several brands over the years, offering endorsements and promotions.
To date, these brands include fast fashion company SHEIN, subscription box company FabFitFun, and Murad Skincare. These types of endorsements tend to pay well and have no doubt contributed to Butler's financial success and stability.
Does Gabi Butler Have Investments?
While we're not sure if Gabi Butler has made any investments in the stock market or built up a cryptocurrency portfolio, we do know that she's in the process of designing her own home. The cheerleader shared her thoughts on the process in a recent YouTube video.
While she is building the home for personal use, it's safe to say that the home will serve as a nice asset for Butler as she moves into her future.
Has Gabi Butler Faced Controversy?
All too often, fame comes with controversy. Has this been the case for the beloved cheerleader?
Fortunately, the answer is no. Though the cheerleader was asked to address negative feelings Netflix viewers had about her parents, she was not in the hot seat. During an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, she said that she and her parents agreed that the public opinion was eye-opening.
Butler was also asked to release a statement regarding the arrest of former teammate and Cheer star, Jerry Harris. Butler stated that the news devastated her.
What Other Interests Does Gabi Butler Have?
Besides cheerleading, what other interests does Gabi Butler have? Once again, the best thing to do is turn to social media and YouTube for answers.
It's worth noting that the vast majority of Butler's content does pertain to cheer. After all, cheerleading requires long hours of training and competing.
Between all of this hard work, it's clear that Butler also has an affinity for fashion and modeling. The cheerleader also enjoys other physical activities like hiking and swimming. Like any young college student, she also spends as much time as possible with friends, family members, and her boyfriend.
Does Gabi Butler Have a Social Media Presence?
By now, it's clear that Gabi Butler does have social media. In fact, her online presence has contributed in a lot of ways to her fame and financial success. The question is, what platforms does Butler use?
As we've already noted, Butler has a popular YouTube channel. She also has an Instagram, where she has amassed a whopping 2.1 million followers. Like any video content creator, Butler has also made the smart move to join TikTok, one of the fastest-growing social media platforms.
Does Gabi Butler Have Kids or Siblings?
As of right now, Gabi Butler does not have children. She does, however, have three siblings named Ashley, Amanda, and John Michael. Little is known about Butler's siblings, who have chosen to stay out of the limelight.
That said, there are plenty of kids in Butler's life. One of her biggest passions is coaching younger cheerleaders who hope to have a career as successful as her own.
Gabi Butler rose to international fame when Netflix took the story of her former cheer squad and made it available to the world. However, it was her own hard work that brought her so much success, both on the mat and off. We hope that this guide to Gabi Butler's career has made it clear how the professional cheerleader has amassed such an impressive net worth at such a young age.
Our net worths are for entertainment purposes only. We do our best to provide accurate figures, but we cannot guarantee their accuracy. The figures are based on public information and estimates, and may not reflect the true value of assets or liabilities.