TikTok user Daniel Mac has become a viral sensation on both TikTok and Instagram thanks to his “What do you do for a living?” videos. But who is he, how did his videos cause him to become famous and what does he do for a living himself? Allow us to explain all.
Daniel Mac Quick Facts:
Who is Daniel Mac?
Daniel Mac – full name Daniel MacDonald – is a content creator from the United States. He primarily uses TikTok as his platform of choice and the majority of his videos see him walking up to people driving luxurious cars and asking them “What do you do for a living?”
When he first conceived the idea of asking people what they do for a living, he was living in Tucson, Arizona and so rarely saw exotic cars driving the streets. However, upon securing a new job, he moved to Dallas, Texas and started seeing more prestige and luxurious cars around on the roads, so he decided to put his idea into action.
How did Daniel Mac become famous?
Daniel Mac has previously spoken to LadBible, telling the online publication, “
I started having the idea during the summer , prior to my first video. My first video ever was the very end of September 2020.”
“I had just graduated from college – I went to the University of Arizona and studied finance and was moving out to Dallas.”
“I went on a little camping trip to some of the National Parks with some friends and actually brought the idea up to them while we were on this long two-week trip.
“I kind of carried it with me over the next couple of months but really didn’t have a good enough area with Ferraris and Lamborghinis and whatnot.”
It was following his move to Dallas, Texas that he recorded and posted his first video which shot him to stardom.
He says he was with a friend walking the streets of Dallas when he saw a Ferrari, a Lamborghini and an Audi R8 in the same parking lot, and decided it was “now or never.” He recorded the video, posted it the next day and it received more than one million likes overnight.
Daniel Mac has since quit his full-time job to pursue content creation.
The vast majority of people he records in their cars now recognise him immediately.
Daniel Mac TikTok Videos
You can check out some of Daniel Mac’s TikTok videos in the compilation video below. Be sure to check out his full profile – @itsdanielmac – to view more.
Which celebrities has Daniel Mac interviewed?
In just over a year since his first video, and after racking up more than 12 million followers on TikTok, Daniel Mac has been fortunate enough to create video content with a raft of celebrities. These include Paris Hilton, Nick Cannon, Dillion Francis, Trevor Wallace, Mark Cuban (owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA team), Steve Aoki, actress Helen Mirren and Paul Stanley (from the rock band Kiss).