With an estimated net worth of $35 million, Jacksepticeye ranks among the richest YouTubers in the world. The Irish man, whose birth name is Seán William McLoughlin, started out posting videos of him doing voice impressions before switching to video game commentary in 2012 after graduating from college. His YouTube channel has since grown beyond his wildest dreams, garnering millions of well-entertained subscribers who tune in to listen to his distinct accent, energetic commentary, and use of colorful swear words. As of January 2022, he had amassed over 27.8 million subscribers and over 14.8 billion views.
As he continues to produce and post more entertaining videos, Sean’s video viewership and overall popularity will continue to soar high. However, with the popularity he has already, he has been able to diversify his earnings into non-internet-related ventures. Jacksepticeye certainly has a lot to brag about but he doesn’t let all of that get into his head. He remains grounded and even does his fair share of charity work.
Here are Some Interesting Facts:
- Full Name: Seán William McLoughlin, better known as Jacksepticeye
- Net Worth: $35 million
- Birthday: February 7, 1990
- Place of birth: Cloghan, County Offaly, Ireland
- Occupation: YouTuber
- YouTube Channel: Jacksepticeye (the most subscribed Irish channel in the world)
- Current residence: Brighton, East Sussex, England
- Girlfriend: Jacksepticeye has been dating Dutch YouTuber Evelien “Gab” Smolders since 2019
- Associated Acts: PewDiePie, Markiplier, Game Grumps
Jacksepticeye’s Fortune Primarily Came From His YouTube Career
Jacksepticeye created his YouTube account on February 24, 2007, but didn’t start posting videos on it. It took him about five years before he was able to get around to putting his YouTube channel to good use. The young man had tried his hands at music, serving as a drummer for the metalcore band Raised to the Ground. In 2009, the band released an extended play titled Risen From The Ashes. While it’s not clear what exactly led to him quitting music, he soon later began concentrating on content creation on YouTube and found success doing so. He waited until November 12, 2012, after graduating from the university before he began posting videos on the platform.
The very first video the YouTuber uploaded to his channel was one of a solid snake impression. As earlier mentioned, Jacksepticeye first did voice impressions before switching to making gameplay content. His early videos attracted some attention as he had about 2,200 subscribers on his channel. After switching to making Let’s Play videos in 2013, he caught his big break as famous YouTuber PewDiePie gave him a shout-out. PewDiePie had done a competition for upcoming YouTubers and Jacksepticeye was one of the entrants who made the top 10. This prompted a shout-out that instantaneously led to the growth of Jack’s subscribers. In the space of four days, his number of subscribers rose from 2,500 to 15,000.
On his YouTube channel, Sean uploads videos of him playing games like Dark Souls, Far Cry 3, The Sims 4, Undertale, Subnautica, The Escapists, etc. These videos have helped him enjoy steady growth as he today has over 27 million subscribers on his channel. He has collaborated with various YouTubers and featured traditional celebrities like Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Tom Holland, Brad Pitt, Chris Hemsworth, and Margot Robbie. All of these collaborations and the attention brought by the celebrities he has featured on his channel have led to his content being viewed close to 15 billion times. This translates to how he has been able to make so much money.
How Much He Makes on YouTubeAccording to YouTube’s monetization policy, creators on the platform make anywhere from $2-$7 per 1000 views. This means that Jacksepticeye may have made as much as 100 million from his time on YouTube.
Earnings From Twitch Subscriptions
Twitch offers three subscription levels; $4.99, $9.99 and $24.99. Popular streamers such as Jacksepticeye make approximately 50% of the subscription fee. For someone like Jacksepticeye with a large loyal fan base of over 7,000 subs, It is estimated that he could be making a very comfortable living on subscriptions alone.
As of early 2021, he has over 6,500 subs in tier 1 ($4.99). At a 50% subscription fee, this could easily mean him over $16,250 a month
He Also Posts Vlogs About His Life
In addition to him posting Let’s Play videos, Jacksepticeye also posts random videos that give his fans and subscribers an insight into his life. Through these videos, the world has gotten to learn about his family, particularly his married younger sister Allison and brother Malcolm who reportedly lived in France.
In one of these videos, the YouTuber revealed how his name came about. He was first nicknamed Jack by his mother as this was a common name for people named either Sean or John in Ireland and UK. His siblings amplified the usage of this name to address him and it was soon used by all his schoolmates. While in school, he got a severe injury on one of his eyes which later got infected soon after. The infection led to the eye building some liquid and leaking the same as well. His friends in school took this to be funny as most kids would and decided to honor the bad eye with the name “SepticEye,” this was quite an ingenious nomenclature from them and in like manner Jack accepted it. It wasn’t too long before they figured out that the coinage of his two accepted nicknames was best for him and thus, the nickname he is famous for today – Jacksepticeye, was coined.
He Has A Few Other Endeavors That Have Contributed To His Huge Net Worth
1. He Co-owns A Clothing Line
After becoming popular, Jacksepticeye launched a clothing line in 2018. The line, which he called Cloak, is a collaboration between him and fellow YouTuber Markiplier. Twitch streamer Pokimane was later welcomed as a third partner and creative director for the brand.
Aimed at gamers, the clothing line was designed to be cool and comfortable for anyone wearing it. Cloak went on to sell well even though it was quite pricy. Items made by Sean and his partners were priced between $20 and $100. In collaboration with various video game franchises and internet personalities, Cloak put out special edition collections that were further well received. In 2020, it notably partnered with Minecraft Dungeons to release a limited edition collection emblazoned with the game’s imagery. The release of the collection was timed to coincide with the release of the game’s spin-off.
2. Jacksepticeye Launched a Coffee Company in 2020
Probably fed up with the type of coffee he was drinking, Jacksepticeye teased in May 2020 that he would be launching his very own coffee company. About a month later, the YouTuber revealed that he had launched the company which he named Top of the Mornin’ Coffee. The brand has varieties of dark roast coffee blend and midnight oil. It also has branded mugs and t-shirts for fans.
3. Touring Has Proven To Be Lucrative To The YouTuber
Jacksepticeye’s net worth has further been boosted by his touring. The YouTuber first took his act to the road in 2017 when he embarked on the How Did We Get Here tour. The tour, which was in the United States, lasted throughout September and October 2017. Upon completion, he returned to embark on another tour, the Ready Player 3 tour with the Game Grumps. In the following year, Jack went on other legs of the How Did We Get Here tour that saw him visit Aerica again and other countries like Canada, France, Germany, and so on.
In addition to the tours, Jack has featured in the line-ups of multiple festivals, including the 2018 HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, the 2018 Just for Laughs comedy festival, and the 2019 Metarama Gaming + Music Festival among others.
4. He Releases Singles Every Year and Has Appeared In A Few Web Series
While Jacksepticeye gave up music earlier on before launching his career on YouTube, he has released a single each year since 2016. H has also featured either as himself or in a role in different tv shows and web series.
- 2016 – “All the Way (I believe in Steve)” with The Gregory Brothers and “Enjoy the Show” with NateWantsToBattle.
- 2017 – “All the Way (Pop Remix)” with The Gregory Brothers, featuring Mike O.
- 2018 – “What Is My Life” with The Gregory Brothers and “Dude’s a Beast (Can’t We Just Kill Each Other In Peace)” with The Gregory Brothers
- 2019 – “Get Back Up” with The Gregory Brothers
- 2020 – “Drop It” with Party In Backyard
- 2021 – “Please Jack” featuring Hello3itch and Lil Radio
Web Series and TV Shows:
- 2015–16 – Did You Know Gaming? 2016 – YouTube Rewind
- 2017 – asdfmovie
- 2017 – Polaris: Player Select
- 2017 – Ireland’s Rich List
- 2018 – The Late Late Show
- 2018 – Good Mythical Morning
- 2021 – 15 Months
- 2021 – Free Guy
Jacksepticeye Does A Lot Of Philanthropic Activities
Ever since he achieved fame and fortune as a YouTuber, Jacksepticeye has been very charitable and he has helped raise millions of dollars for various causes. In 2016, he and other YouTubers raised over $1.3 million under the hashtag #EndAIDS. The following year, he raised over $260,000 for Save The Children. Jack carried on doing the same thing in 2018, raising over $1 million for various charities like the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Crisis Text Line, GameChanger, and AbleGamers.
Jacksepticeye hasn’t wavered all through the years as with every passing year, he makes a great effort to help out when he can. This effort and general philanthropic work have garnered him positive attention and the Irishman has been duly recognized for it. In 2019, Save the Children presented him with a Humanitarian Stream Team award for his fundraising work with them. In 2021, Junior Chamber International Ireland included him in its “Ten Outstanding Young Persons” list while Business Insider called him “one of YouTube’s most prolific philanthropists”.
As stated earlier, Jacksepticeye got started on YouTube. Since joining in February 2007 and uploading his first video in November 2012, he has been very active on the platform.
- Youtube subscribers: 28 million
- Total views: 14,816,146,205 views
- His most-watched videos have generated tens of millions of views. His most popular video, titled ALL THE WAY – Jacksepticeye Songify Remix by Schmoyoho, has garnered about 100 million views.
- Follower count on his Twitch channel: 2.7 million+ followers
- Subscriber count on his Twitch channel: ~7,000 subscribers
- Total views: 15.5 million views
- Total watch time: 10.5 million hours