Fun Facts About Roothy – This Aussie Legend
Published: January 19, 2023
Last updated: January 6, 2024
By Joshua Smith 🇦🇺
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Welcome to the ultimate analysis of John Rooth (Roothy) from 4WD Action.
I truly admire the success of many 4×4 experts who have insights that we can learn from.
The goal of these profiles is to show you the different ways people have built 6 and 7-figure careers. I hope to inspire you to create your own success online, starting today.
John Rooth (Roothy) Facts
💡Full Name and Age
John Rooth is 67 years old.
🤑 Net Worth
YouTubers are typically wealthier than they admit, often downplaying their net worth to appear more relatable.
As of 2024, I estimate that Roothy, also known as John Rooth, has a net worth of $1,700,000 Australian dollars.
This is based on the value of his home, investment property, 4×4 collection and online business.
So yes, John is a millionaire but he doesn’t really want to talk about his riches and success on TV. Keep in mind too that he’s been working for 5 decades now. You can imagine that he’s saved up/invested well during the past 50 years to live the good life.
🤩 Income Streams
YouTube ads, brand sponsorships and investment property income.
He lives in Wakerley, QLD, Australia.
He’s a legend in Australia’s 4×4 industry, and was one of the first true video creators, long before YouTube came along.
❌ Notable Complaints
None that I could find.
🚀 The X-Factor
Roothy drives his infamous ‘Milo’ landcruiser which is an icon in the 4×4 space, setting himself apart from many plastic creators.
In the mid-90s, Roothy became the #1 name in the 4×4 industry and it’s been hard to dethrone him all these years.
📈 Creator Trends
John may not be as famous as the All 4 Adventure boys (who came later and became rich in the process), but he has earned the respect and admiration of many in the industry.
🕵🏻♂️ Private Life
Roothy is married but he doesn’t talk about his wife or children all that much.
👨🏻💻 My Verdict
He’s one of the most passionate 4×4 creators of the last generation and has done so much for the industry.
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How much does John Rooth make and how?
John Rooth of 4WD Action most likely makes $12,000 per month on YouTube. But how?
Well, he does this through:
➜ Numerous brand sponsorships (4WD Supacentre is one of them)
➜ A paid contract with Australian 4WD Action (4WD Supercentre owns them now)
➜ Sales of his own Live TO 4WDRIVE and GET OUT THERE merchandise
➜ Paid speaking engagements at various offroad shows in Australia
So he basically is paid a 6-figure salary to follow his dreams.
It sure beats a standard 8 to 6 job in the suburbs, am I right?
Many people like this iconic character because:
➜ He’s a practical man that gets things done
➜ He’s considered to have stoic values
➜ His work ethic has opened the gates to real opportunities
➜ He’s super down to earth and would help anyone out
And despite having enough to retire on comfortably 15 years ago, he continues working and sharing his passion for the Australian 4wd community.
Creator Red Flags
Despite his fame, John Rooth isn’t without some controversy, mainly for not embracing technology and choosing NOT to buy $150k Landcruiser that other channels typically do. He’s also reviewed some cars like the Mahindra which has upset many bogans who are loyal to their Hiluxes and Patrols.
Roothy doesn’t really care though. He’s simply being himself, remains highly optimistic and cannot please everyone.
Other Australian 4×4 Influencers
Roothy is a legend! I’ve also written many articles about other offroading influencers here in Australia:
➜ The Explore Life (How epic are their videos? Their editor is mint!)
➜ John Rooth (The original influencer, before it became popular)
➜ Red Dirt Diary (Bridget)
➜ Shaun Whale (4WD 24/7)
➜ Graham Cahill (4WD 24/7)
➜ Patriot Campers (Justin’s work ethic is incredible)
➜ Ronny Dahl (I’ve learned a ton from his channel!)
➜ Molly Dixon (Every dude’s favourite right now)
👆 Definitely check those out today! 😃
Quotes by Roothy
Throughout his decades on Australian TV, he’s shared some iconic quotes such as:
➜ “If you love the traveling life, sooner or later you’ll learn some mechanics to go with it.”
➜ “More than one bloke who’s never touched a spanner has learnt to tie wire lying under a broken truck.”
➜ “Service and maintenance is the key to not breaking down.”
➜ “It’s always a whole lot easier to fix something if you’ve already learnt how to open the bonnet…”
Yep, that’s exactly what Roothy would say.
I’m so inspired by Roothy’s passion for offroading. From watching so many videos as a kid, there are key lessons that can propel our lives forward, both on a business and personal level.
My key takeaways include:
➜ Life is too short to live to work
➜ Open your mind to new opportunities
➜ Freedom is closer than you think
➜ Follow your passion and you may score a 6-figure salary
And of course, seek out a mentor to help you along the way. One that’ll work with you from start to finish.
So from one fan of John Rooth to another, I look forward to crossing paths with you real soon.