Russell Horning (Backpack Kid) Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Russell Horning

Biography / Wiki

Popular for his amazing and funny dance moves which he performs while having a backpack on his back, known by the nickname the ‘Backpack Kid’, Russell Horning is an American dancer and social media personality. He has become one of the most recognizable social media personalities around Atlanta and has reached the heights of popularity on Instagram.

Garnering him a fan club overnight, Rihanna first reposted his dance on Instagram, until that day, Horning was just a normal high school student who occasionally posted on social media. He’s ruling over Instagram like a celebrity with over 2.2 million followers on the social media platform.

Russell plans to join the music industry one day and has released two original tracks, ‘2 Litt’ and ‘Flossin’. Horning is a strong critic of racism and is a socially conscious person. As it connects people of different races, he also believes that dancing is one medium to make the world a better place.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on the 19th of December 2001 Russell Horning will turn 21 years old. He appears to be growing up quickly and has a slim but toned body figure. His body figure measurements are 36-30-33 and his biceps measure 10 inches.

Russell’s height measures 5 feet 4 inches and his weight is 60 kg approximately. Known for his unique style, he has brown colored eyes and the color of his hair is blonde.

Net Worth

Starting with the social media platform Russell Horning has become nothing but a celebrity on Instagram and has made a name for himself in the world of dance.

Famous for his moves, he has collaborated with many dancers and has appeared in Saturday Night Live, also in Katy Perry’s music video as well as her live concert. The total net worth estimated for Russell Horning is $400 thousand US dollars as of now.

Education / Family

The native of Georgia, Russell Horning was born and raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States of America. He has not revealed the name of his father but the name of his mother is Anita Redd. He grew up with a younger sister Jill. Russell studied at his local High school in Georgia and has not revealed if he is planning for any further education.


Russell Horning

Nickname Russell
Birth Place Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA
Date Of Birth December 19, 2001
Age 21 Years
Height In Centimetres – 163 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″

Weight In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 132 lbs
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Blonde
Profession Backpack & Web Sensational Star
Sexual Orientation Straight
School High School, Georgia
College Not Known
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home Town Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA
Fathers Name Not Known
Mothers Name Anita Redd


Russell Horning with his mother
Russell Horning with his mother

Brothers Not Known
Sister Jill (Younger Sister)

Career / Fashion And Style

Until he started creating and posting videos of himself dancing in his bedroom, Russell Horning was just a regular child. his claim to fame is a signature dance style, called “Flossing”. With his Instagram profile originally registered as Majestic Cat Lover since 2014, Russell Horning has been active on social media.

When another Instagram user who had hundreds of thousands of subscribers tagged him in a video, he got his first big break. in no time, this ultimately led to a steep hike in the number of Horning’s followers.

Making him quite popular, one of his dance videos went viral in 2016. When he was invited by Katy Perry to perform on the ‘Saturday Night Live’ show, Horning’s fame reached further heights in May 2017. For the single ‘Swish Swish’, Russell later also starred in the singer’s music video. In music videos by the dance duo Ayo & Teo and Blac Youngsta, Russell has also showcased his dance moves.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

He has kept his dating life a secret as well.

Girlfriend Not Known
Marital Status Unmarried
Wife None

Favorite Things

Here we provide you the list of Russell Horning’s favorite things.

Favorite Actors Will Smith
Favorite Actress Lucy Liu
Favorite Colour Navy Blue
Favorite Holiday Destinations London
Favorite Food Sea Food
Favorite Things To Do Painting & Dancing

Russell Horning

Some Interesting Facts About Russell Horning

  • Russell Horning’s signature move is ‘flossing’ which he also calls ‘The Russell’.
  • In school, he played football for 2 years in 7th and 8th grade.
  • After pop star Rihanna gave him a shout out on her official Instagram in the year 2016, Russell became an overnight viral sensation.
  • His first video post was dated November 7, 2016, and he created his YouTube channel in October 2015.
  • He is quite active on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube.
  • On Saturday Night Live in the year 2017, his famous dance moves landed him a performance with pop star Katy Perry.
  • The official music video of Katy Perry’s song Swish Swish in the year 2017 also included him after his performance with the star on Saturday Night Live.
  • For his Best Dance Moves, he won the Shortly Award and for his trending dance moves, he won the Kids Chance Awards.
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