Ruby Franke

Birth Day January 18th, 1982
Birth Place Utah
Age 42 Years Old

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Ruby Franke is an American social media star. She is famous for her role as the creative force behind the beloved family vlogging YouTube channel, "8 Passengers," a collaborative effort with her husband, Kevin, and their six children. The channel has amassed an audience of more than 2.5 million subscribers. Rather than sharing mindless comedy clips, she gained fame by sharing family-oriented videos that showcased the joys of being part of a sizable family. Ruby initiated her YouTube channel in 2015 with the aim of capturing the delightful antics of her youngest daughter, Eve.

Ruby Franke Family Details

Born on January 18, 1982, Ruby Franke hails from Utah, USA. She is American by nationality while her ethnicity is White-American. Her present age is 41 celebrating her birthday in 2023. She hails from a family deeply immersed in social media, with her father Chad Griffiths, and mother Jennifer Griffiths also being social media stars. Ruby, is the eldest among her four siblings including Beau Griffiths (a younger brother who is a social media star), Julie Deru (a younger sister who is both a social media star and a nurse), Ellie Mecham (a younger sister also known as a social media sensation), and Bonnie Hoellein (another younger sister acclaimed in the world of social media). Traditionally, her birthday celebrations included a shopping spree. The Franke family gained recognition with their music video "Beauty in the Simple Life," released in November 2018, which has garnered over 3 million views. 

Ruby began her education journey at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, where she initially pursued a major in accounting before ultimately discontinuing her studies.

Social Media Star, Ruby Franke

Ruby Franke Career Highlights

  • Ruby Franke initiated her family's YouTube journey on January 7, 2015, with a heartwarming debut video titled 'The Making of Eve,' highlighting her daughter Eve's integration into their close-knit clan. 
  • Despite initially struggling to attract viewers and subscribers, Ruby persevered, gradually gaining traction by consistently uploading videos that radiated humor, charm, and the genuine warmth of familial bonds. 
  • As her audience began to connect with the relatable moments she shared, her channel's popularity soared, drawing an ever-growing number of viewers and subscribers. 
  • With themes ranging from homeschooling insights to parenting tips, Ruby's daily uploads provided a daily dose of entertainment and inspiration. 
  • Her six children added to the appeal with their endearing antics, infusing each video with humor and authenticity. 
  • Ruby's videos not only entertained but also empowered women to embrace the joys of motherhood, creating a flourishing and cherished YouTube community. 
  • A notable milestone in her journey was a poignant video from September 8, 2018, capturing an accident while sending her kids off to school, which garnered a remarkable 5.2 million views, showcasing the resilience and strength of their family bonds.

Ruby Franke Arrested on Child Abuse Charges

Ruby Franke has been arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse, along with her business partner, Jodi Hildebrandt, following the discovery of an "emaciated" child in their care in Utah. The former creator of the 8 Passengers YouTube channel is facing legal trouble after authorities were alerted to a report of a severely malnourished child with open wounds and duct tape around their extremities. The child, whose name and age were not disclosed, was found seeking food and water and was transported to a local hospital due to their critical condition. Another child in a similar state was discovered in a nearby residence. Both children were staying in Hildebrandt's home at the time, and four more minor children have been taken into the care of the Department of Child and Family Services.

Ruby Franke Husband

Ruby Franke is happily married to her husband, Kevin Franke. Kevin is an assistant professor in civil engineering at Brigham Young University, where he also earned his Ph.D. Their love story began when Ruby was just 18 years old, fresh out of high school, and dropped off at Utah State University by her mom. Back then, Ruby humorously expressed her desire to marry an engineer without wanting to become one herself, which led her to attend numerous classes she had little interest in.

Fate intervened when she met Kevin at a university meet and greet near a hot dog stand, discovering they lived in the same apartment complex. Kevin, smitten by her beauty, approached her, and their playful flirting sparked his determination to pursue her, although he later realized Ruby had a flirtatious side with other boys too. Despite some early hiccups, Kevin returned, expressing his sincere intentions, and Ruby saw in him everything she had ever wished for, save for a full head of hair and the car he drove, which belonged to his parents. Just a week into their whirlwind romance, they met each other's parents, and Ruby, deeply charmed by Kevin's father, decided to marry him. 

Ruby Franke with her husband, Kevin and their childrens

Within two weeks of their first meeting, Ruby called her mom and announced her engagement, a decision her parents surprisingly supported. They tied the knot on December 28, 2000, in an intimate ceremony attended by close family. Their journey together led to the birth of their children: Shari Franke on March 3, 2003, Chad Franke on February 2, 2005, Abby Franke on April 14, 2007 (named after a childhood friend), Julie Franke on January 11, 2009 (named after her sister, Julie Deru), and after enduring two miscarriages, they welcomed their youngest son, Russell Franke, on July 9, 2011, and their fourth daughter, Eve Franke, on September 1, 2013. Presently, Ruby and Kevin are relishing their life together to the fullest.

Ruby Franke Net Worth

Ruby Franke is a highly accomplished social media sensation, amassing a notable net worth of $5 million as of 2023, with an annual income of approximately $1 million stemming from her thriving YouTube career. Her earnings, totaling $5,143,688 as of October 2022, have been calculated based on Forbes' estimation of $5 for every 1,000 views of her YouTube videos. Ruby's prosperous career allows her to lead a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle, and she expresses contentment with her financial success. In addition to her YouTube ventures, she garners a substantial income through lucrative brand endorsement deals. 

As a key member of 8 Passengers, Ruby has lent her support to an array of renowned brands, including Square Panda, Organizing Habits, Total Wireless, Walgreens, Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Kellogg's, Walmart Grocery Pickup App, Wet Ones Hand Wipes, RetailMeNot, Xfinity, Hum By Verizon, Bollie Brand, Crockpot, Hunter, and Invisalign. 

Ruby Franke Hair Color

Ruby Franke is a beautiful woman standing at 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm) in height, and maintaining a weight of 57 kg (125.5 lbs). She has a slim body type. Her naturally blonde hair has occasionally embraced a 'Dirty Blonde' hue, while her captivating hazel eyes complement her distinctive features, including a gracefully slender nose. She has a healthy body with an attractive personality. 

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