CJ So Cool is what YouTube star Cordero J. Brady is professionally known as. Popular for his prompt and side-splitting reactions to popular trending videos, he never holds back on making his opinions known. The YouTuber doesn’t just react to other people’s video, he equally makes his own original comedy and prank videos.
Despite enjoying massive success in his endeavors, So Cool’s career has not been without intense criticisms, especially from fellow YouTubers who often accuse him of stealing the videos he reacts to. In May 2016, So Cool was condemned further after sharing a video showing how he intentionally fed his own kids with laxatives, only to start making fun of them when they began to get sick. Apparently, as a YouTube prankster, he only aimed at being funny but netizens didn’t share his sentiments. The video led to petitions from the online community, requesting that the authorities should take the kids away from him as his act is seen as dangerous to their health.
Early Life and Career
Born on March 29, 1989, in Gary, Indiana, the YouTuber’s real name is Cordero James Brady. His early days were spent in Las Vegas, alongside his younger brother Anthony “Jinx” Brady. Both brothers banks as YouTubers.
Like most of his counterparts, CJ So Cool launched his YouTube career quite early. He started the venture as a young student but only managed to muster about 35,000 views after a long time on the platform. Not relenting, he created another account in 2014. He then modified the content reach of the account with the help of his brother Anthony “Jinx” Brady.
Prior to hitting it big on YouTube, CJ was a dealer in card games gambling at a casino, a job he quit upon making returns from his YouTube vlogging. He eventually gave his career as a YouTube professional the full-time attention it needed to go to a higher level.
Right from the start, he suffered at the hands of hackers and faced some major slamming from netizens for different reasons. However, he has managed to maintain his relevance in the YouTube community, accumulating over 7.58 million subscribers and that number is no minor feat in the dynamic world of online entertainment. CJ So Cool’s millions of fans go by the name “Wolfpack”.
Personal Life Of The YouTuber
CJ So Cool is enjoying a stable relationship with his longtime girlfriend named Charlene “Royalty” Johnson. She has made regular appearances on CJ’s videos and also has own thing going on as an online personality in her own right. Royalty has an Instagram account that boasts over 1 million followers.
CJ and Royalty go way back before he even attained fame. They met at Planet Hollywood casino in Vegas and started building a relationship that has continued to grow stronger. Over the years, she became a major contributor to his rise to the top of his game as a YouTuber.
The only child CJ So Cool fathered is a daughter named Camari. She was born on November 6, 2011, during a previous relationship. However, he is now the stepfather of Royalty’s children from a previous relationship – Leonidas, Karnation, and J’aaliyah.
Even though he slipped with the prank where he gambled with his kids’ health, CJ So Cool has proven himself worthy when it comes to being a doting father and a loving partner.
How Much Is CJ So Cool Worth?
He earns a lot of money through many online means, including monetized YouTube views and sponsored videos on his other social media accounts, all thanks to his myriad of followers across different platforms. Through the success of his numerous endeavours as a YouTuber, So Cool sits on an estimated net worth of $4 million.
His account was attacked by hackers in 2015 but he was undaunted and took it upon himself to rebuild the channel with both old and new videos.
How The YouTuber Spends His Money?
A video he uploaded in August 2017 shows a tour of what could be termed paradise and that’s where he lives with his family. They currently reside in a Las Vegas mansion befitting of a celebrity as it lies on 4 acres with 12 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and 2 guest houses. The family just moved from an equally big house to this masterpiece which he dubbed So Cool Land and it has everything you could ever wish for in a house and more. A tour of the mansion is available here.
The Youtube star is apparently in love with living in luxury and would pull all the stops to give his family the best. Together with Royalty, CJ So Cool drives many luxurious cars, including a Lamborghini and 2019 Range Rover.