Russell Horning: Bio, Age, Family, Career And Net Worth

NameRussell Horning
Also known asBackpack Kid
Date of birthDecember 19, 2001
Place of birthLawrenceville, Georgia, USA
OccupationBackpack and Web Sensational Star
Awards1. Best Dance Moves Award by Shortly.2. Best Trending Dance Moves Award by Kids CHance Awards.
Net Worth$1 million (December 2021 estimate)

Who Is Russell Horning?

Russell Horning, popularly known as backpack kid is a web sensational celebrity in the US. He is a Christian and hails from Lawrenceville, Georgia in the United States. 

He started his life just like any other boy. Now, he is a celebrity famous for his “Flossing” dancing style.

Early Life

Russell Horning, the Backpack Kid was born on the 19th of December 2001. His birthplace is Lawrenceville, Georgia in the US. 

The backpack kid loves painting and dancing, and his favorite dish is seafood.

One of his friends owned an attractive backpack. The backpack looked good on Russel when dancing. Having noticed that, he started dancing with a backpack, and with time he got nicknamed the “Backpack Kid”.

The things he usually carries around in his bag include a water bottle, a case, a charger, fidget spinners, and his wallet.


Russell Horning’s mother’s name is Anita Redd. He also has a younger sister whose name is Jill.


Russell Horning had his big hit when Rihanna tagged him. This made people know him and he went viral in 2016.

In 2017, Katy Perry offered him a chance to dance at his Saturday Night Live show. This Backpack kid performed well and became yet more famous. As a result of that, he was featured in the music video of “Swish Swish”.

He has also done advertisements for many brands. He has done commercials for checkers $1 fries advertisements.

Awards And Achievements

Russell Horning was given the “Favorite Dance Trend” award. 

A video game company named Epic copied his dancing style in one of their games; “Fortnite”. His permission was not sought before the company inducted his style into the game.

Russell Horning filed two lawsuits against the company.

Russell Horning’s Net Worth

As of December 2021, Russell Horning, popularly known as the Backpack Kid has an estimated net worth of $1 million

His main source of income is through dancing shows, music, and commercials.

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