Jim Chapman is an English YouTuber, model, and writer. Jim Chapman began posting videos on his YouTube channel in 2010, released his first book, titled 147 Things, on 5 October 2017, and is currently a monthly contributing editor for British GQ. He is also the dashing co-host of ITV’s ‘Viral Trap’. He has prolifically promoted youth service as the ambassador of the ‘National Citizen Service’.
Table of Biography
The YouTuber was born on 28 December 1987, in Norwich, London, England. His birth name is James Alfred Chapman. Chapman grew up in Wilby, outside Attleborough. Moreover, he holds British nationality and belongs to European ethnicity. His age is 34 years old and his sun sign is Capricorn. Also, the name of Jim’s mother is Judy Chapman whereas the name of his mother is unknown.
He attended Old Buckenham High School followed by Notre Dame High School for Sixth Form. After completing his schooling, he sought admission at the University of East Anglia and went on to graduate with a degree in psychology. He is the brother of make-up artists Samantha Chapman and Nicola Chapman Haste of the PixiWoo YouTube channel and the founders of the Real Techniques make-up brushes. He also has a twin brother, John, who co-runs the Lean Machines YouTube channel.
Career and Professional Life
Chapman graduated from the University of East Anglia with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, he planned to do a master’s degree but decided not to continue to pursue his online career. Chapman created his first “j1mmyb0bba” YouTube channel (now known as simply “Jim Chapman”) in 2010 where he produces videos on men’s fashion and grooming. He was part of the ‘YouTube Boyband’ that raised money for Comic Relief and was featured in The Guardian. Jim has recently been the face of Hugo Boss watches in their latest campaign.
All along, he continued with his education, and finally, after graduating with a degree in psychology, he took up YouTube full-time as by then he had acquired a large number of subscribers. With so much recognition coming from his first channel, he created his second channel, collaborating with other YouTubers, including his wife, siblings, and friends. He became closely associated with the American YouTube community after he attended ‘VidCon’, ‘Playlist,’ and ‘Summer in the City. In addition, he extended support towards ‘sports relief’ by touring in Liverpool, Birmingham, and Brighton, along with his band of boys called ‘YouTube Boyband’.
More about his career
He was voted No.1 on the ‘Best Dressed’ list by GQ magazine. Chapman is influential through social media. As of 1 July 2016 Chapman has over 2.5 million subscribers to his main YouTube channel and over 159 million video views. He has over 1 million subscribers to his second YouTube channel. He has over 1.8 million followers on Twitter and 2.2 million on Instagram. Chapman has done several collaborations on his channel with other YouTubers, including Marcus Butler, Alfie Deyes, Louise Pentland, Grace Helbig, Tyler Oakley, Zoe Sugg, Joe Sugg, Louis Cole, Caspar Lee, and many others.
Being the fashion star that he is, one would wonder what he loves wearing the most, and Jim has an answer to that: suits and formal wear. He looks spectacular in them. His favorite color is green. He also loves reading and watching Marvel comics; his favorite superhero is Spiderman. He likes the television show ‘Dexter,’ but hates the long wait between two seasons. Jim loves dogs and penguins. He owns a Dachshund, named Martha. Two things he doesn’t like are waking up early in the morning, and being surrounded by mess. He is also an artist and loves sketching.
Jim has earned a good amount of money from YouTube and has an estimated net worth of $2 Million. He was said to have to spend a lot of money almost £2m for a lavish home in London. His primary income source is from his career as a YouTuber, model, and writer as well. He has worked with different brands on their promotional campaigns. Moreover, he lives with his wife in Bramerton, London. He owns a Jaguar F-Type R.
Between 2006 and 2019, Chapman was in a relationship with fellow YouTuber Tanya Burr; Chapman had been a year higher than her at the same sixth form. The two began dating, and a couple of years later Tanya brought YouTube into Jim’s life. It paid off well and his career was made! The couple remained in the public eye. They got engaged in December 2012 in New York and lived together in London. They purchased a home in Bramerton, London, and moved in together.
The couple married on 3 September 2015. On 12 March 2019, Chapman made a statement via Instagram to announce that they have split up. On 26 July 2020, Chapman announced his engagement to Sarah Tarleton, after 16 months of dating. He did break the hearts of his female fans when he married the gorgeous Tanya Burr, but most of his fans were happy since he was always dedicated to his relationship and proved that he was a “one-woman man”.
Body Measurement and Social Media
The handsome YouTuber is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 82 kg. Likewise, he wears a shoe size of 11.5 and wears a dress size of 15.5. He is tall, lean, and chiseled. He is every girl’s dream boy. Style comes naturally to him; as a teenager, he wasn’t that handsome, but his handsome genes kicked in towards the end of high school. He knows what to wear and what to say at the right time, and in the right place. Moreover, he has a pair of hazel eyes and brown hair.
Jim is a YouTuber, so it is obvious that he is and must be highly active on social media platforms. He has his own YouTube channel with 21.5 million followers. Then, he has an Instagram account with 1.9 million followers and a Twitter account with 2 million. Similarly, he has a Facebook page with 862 K followers. He is hard-working and entertains his viewers by uploading new videos every day.