Zack Nelson took his ability to fix anything to fame on social media. His YouTube channel, Jerry Rig Everything, He has more than 5.3 million subscribers and 1 billion views (968,928,175 as of March 5, 2020).
Nelson worked in construction in high school and built computers on the side. When his Jeep broke down, he knew he could repair it much cheaper than a repair shop. While he fixed it, he shot a video with his cell phone and posted it on YouTube. Although the post made no money for him and only a handful of people watched it, he kept posting videos while he went to college and worked full time at a cell phone store.
When the cell phone store closed and he lost his job, he received four months of severance pay and used that four months to build his YouTube—and Facebook—business. He started posting durability tests, especially on cell phones, and his viewership jumped.
Two of the most popular videos involve his wife, Cambry Kaylor. She became paralyzed at the age of 18 in an equestrian vaulting accident. While she was his girlfriend, he made an off-road wheelchair for her and the video has been viewed over 12 million times on Facebook and 6 million on YouTube. The video he made installing a wheelchair-accessible elevator in their house went viral (as of March 5, 2020, over 18 million views). Cambry is excited about the wide appeal because she wants to bring awareness to people in wheelchairs or people with disabilities.
Nelson and Kaylor married in August 2019. They are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.