%photo13% Even though he's a mere 16 years old, Justin Bieber has
accomplished a startling amount in his young life. He has conquered the record
charts, become an unparalleled Internet sensation, and claimed the hearts of
seemingly every pre-teen girl on the planet. This weekend, the pop wunderkind
and his perfectly coiffed hair seems set on conquering the box office as well
with his 3-D concert movie “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.” To mark the
occasion of his possible total world domination, we’ve put together some facts
you might not know about the Bieb.
-- Bieber was born on March 1, 1994. He shares a birthday
with composer Ke$ha, Roger Daltry, Frederic Chopin, Harry Belafonte, and
-- In 2007, Justin Bieber entered a talent show in his
hometown of Stratford, Ontario, and came in second. When his mom
posted his performance on YouTube, he got the attention of producer Scooter
Braun. Soon fame and fortune followed. No word on what happened to the guy who
actually won the talent show.
-- Justin Bieber's music video "Baby" is the most
viewed video on YouTube, clocking in, as of this writing, at 457, 701,649
views. That’s more than the population of the United
States and Russia combined. At 914,000, it’s
also the most "disliked" video on YouTube.
-- Justin Bieber’s net worth is about $65.5 million (and
that’s bound go to up in the coming months). With that much money, he could buy
approximately seven Faberge eggs, six 24-karat solid gold toilets, or a 29-year
stay in the most expensive room at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
-- Justin’s signature hair style, which has been called The
Swoop, The Shag, The Fringe, or simply, The Bieber, has inspired a generation
of teenaged boys to obscure their eyes with their bangs. Vanessa Price, the
stylist who invented his signature ‘do, claims that the teenaged pop star’s
hair is “like silk.”
-- Justin Bieber reportedly uses up to 3% of Twitter’s traffic
at any given moment. According to Klout.com, which measures these sorts of
things, the Biebster has greater online influence than President Obama and the
-- The Biebster has hobnobbed with President Obama three
times in the past year and a half. He sang his mega-hit "Christmas in Washington"
special, and was invited to the White House Correspondents Dinner along with
his date Kim Kardashian.
-- Justin Bieber sells his own brand of nail polish for
Nicole by OPI. The line, called the "One Less Lonely Girl"
collection, was inspired by hits by the pop idol. Shades include Prized
Possession Purple, Me + Blue, and Step 2 Beat of My Heart (which features
-- Bieber is reportedly terrified of elevators.
-- Justin Bieber currently stands at 5’ 3” tall. You would
need 240,252 Justin Biebers stacked on top of each other to reach the moon. But
it only takes one to reach the stars.
Justin Bieber also shaves. Really. In the video below,
exclusive to Yahoo!, he talks about shaving, losing that talent show, and his
upcoming concert movie.