Before you tell your kids to stop throwing balls and start doing lessons, consider what some ball tricks have done for one of Perth’s biggest YouTube stars.
Derek Heron, co-founder of the How Ridiculous YouTube channel, just bought an impressive $1.95 million home in North Coogee — thanks to his excellent ball skills.
If you’re not one of his 14 million YouTube subscribers, you might know him for his Guinness World Record for shooting basketballs from ridiculous distances and heights.
This includes his successful basketball shot from a distance of 181 meters from the top of the Mauvoisin Dam in the Swiss Alps on the third attempt.
A couple of years later, in 2018, he broke his own record, shooting from a distance of 201 meters at Maletsunyane Falls in Lesotho, Africa.
Herron and his co-stars Brett Stanford and Scott Gonson have moved away from their initial focus on basketball stunts.
In recent years, their most popular stunts have included throwing darts, watermelons and airplanes from great heights.
Nice job if you can get it.
Herron credits his greatest moment as the time he caught a Frisbee thrown 150m from the Narrows Bridge after jumping 2m into the air from a moving speedboat.
He clearly has the skills to pay the bills – his Lullworth Terrace home has been described as unsurpassed coastal luxury.
A two-storey, four-bedroom, three-bathroom home situated on a 470m block with views of the Indian Ocean.
While he may not have instant recognition in Perth, globally he is probably one of Perth’s most famous people with billions of views on various social media platforms such as Tik Tok.
And it seems he wants to use his internet fame to his advantage. Herron and his colleagues are avid philanthropists and ambassadors for a charity called Compassion.
The home was sold by Alex Riccardi of Realty Plus.
For the first time, it became known about the purchase of a house in House It! section of The West Australian.