Joey Salads is a household name on YouTube. Among other things, he is best known for uploading mind-blowing social experiments and pranks on his YouTube channel. He also runs another channel where he shares videos of his daily activities with his fans.
The Youtuber rose to fame in 2012 after a video he made went viral. In the video, he was seen addressing the recent upsurge of social ills in the society. Another video that pulled thousands of subscribers to his channel was the video where he dropped his wallet and compensated a homeless man who called his attention to it. He gave the man some money and his shirt.
Ever since Salads stormed YouTube, he has uploaded over 125 videos about pranks and social experiments on his channels. His main YouTube channel alone has over 2 million subscribers and more than 400 million views.
He has collaborated with notable YouTubers like Boris Laursen and Jack Vale.
Joey Salads’ Biography
The social media influencer was born December 10, 1993, in Staten Island, New York – this makes him a citizen of the United States of America. Owing to the situation of things before his meteoric rise to fame, extensive details about his personal life were not publicly known but the names of the YouTube prankster’s grandmother is Joy Cirigliano. She lives in Prince’s Ba together with her husband who was the owner of the Marina Café before it was swept off by Hurricane Sandy. Joey attended St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School, a co-educational Catholic school in Staten Island, from where he proceeded to college to further his education.
Regarding his rise to prominence, Salads had always wanted to be famous right from his childhood. He started life as a pizza delivery boy and successfully transitioned to “humour delivery boy” after fortune smiled on him sometime in September 2012.
But before recording a breakthrough in his journey to stardom, he had a brief stint on Vine. Joey Salads left Vine for YouTube after staying around for some time. Not long after his exit from Vine, just within few months, the YouTube phenomenon was launched into stardom – many thanks to his witty plots and unmatched sense of humour.
In the little time Joey has been on YouTube, he has faced so many challenges and confrontations from critics. On several occasions, he was called out for posting fake videos for public consumption, leading to him apologizing to the general public.
The most controversial of all his videos is a viral video relating to Donald Trump’s social experiment. In the said video, a group of black men in a certain locality were seen charging at a car decorated with Trump’s promotional sticker. The video, in essence, tried to prove that the young men acted discriminately against Trump but after a thorough investigation, it was found that the black men in the video were all actors and that the video was staged.
Some of his notably controversial videos are Radical Islam vs. Radical Christianity and Transgender in Women’s Bathroom.
In addition, Salads is said to have a past history of playing pornographic roles on Snapchat. It was alleged that he stuck his manhood in a plate of food and asked his fans to touch it. Although he claimed he did it as a result of frustration and cluelessness, the act cost him a good number of his YouTube fans.
Family Life of The YouTube Star
Joey Salads is not married but has been in several relationships with young women. The last girl he dated was Tanisha Coetzee, an Instagram sensation born on March 13, 1999, in South Africa.
The pair reportedly called it quits in March 2018. Prior to their separation, Salads shared a video showing how he destroyed Coetzee’s makeup items with a hammer. He later apologized and promised to replace them.
Quick Facts about Joey Salads
1. Joey Salads was born as Joey Saladino.
2. The popular YouTuber earns $150,000 monthly. He has an estimated net worth of $450,000 which he made from his YouTube channels.
3. The YouTube prankster’s catchphrase is “It’s bashin’ time” although it was originally “It’s smashing time.”
4. The first item Salads ever smacked was an iPhone4s belonging to his sister.
5. He stands at a height of 1.85 meters.
6. The prankster has a younger cousin called Vinny.
7. In 2016, he was accused of migrating to the United States with his family but he downplayed the allegation, claiming that his family legally moved to the U.S and that he was born and raised in America.
8. During his days at high school, Joey Salads was very good at football.
9. He was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis at age 16. He was in his second year in college at the time.