Shay Carl Butler, born March 5, 1980 (40 years old), known professionally as Shay Carl, is an American vlogger, author, and YouTube personality. Butler has three YouTube channels, two of which ("shaycarl" and "SHAYTARDS") have over three million subscribers. Butler and Corey Vidal are currently developing a documentary called "Vlogumentary" on a $200,000+ budget that was funded with an Indiegogo campaign and raised by mostly his viewers. Forbes called Butler one of the "most successful video entrepreneurs on YouTube" and in 2011 The New York Times featured Butler's production company Maker Studios. Besides being the co-creator of Maker Studios, he is also the co-creator of Trixin Clothing.
On February 12, 2017, he announced that he would take an indeterminate break from YouTube, due to his health condition.