Jinx is an American social media star. Jinx is a YouTube vlogger who rose to fame by posting comedic videos reacting to popular web videos and by parodying existing web stars.
His real name is Anthony Brady, born on November 13, 1992. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but grew up in Gary, Indiana. His sin sign is Scorpio and he is 28 years old. He has two brothers who are known on YouTube as CJ SO COOL (Cordero James Brady) and CJ_on_32s.
Jinx was in the United States Airforce before he began his YouTube career. He later served in the United States Air Force and was posted in Japan. After leaving the military, Jinx returned to the US. He was the first among his brothers to set up a channel on YouTube on April 30, 2013. The first video, titled ‘Star’s “As The World Turns” (Season 1 – Japan Edition) (Ep. 1)’, went online on 3 June.
He made content on a variety of topics, but the majority of them were reaction videos. In time, he became a full-time reactor and was the first person on the website to be so. At the height of his popularity, he was getting millions of views on each upload. On June 4, 2015, he set up his second channel for vlogging and movie reviews, naming it Jinx Reloaded.
He has a third channel, Skye Crew, which he has set up for himself and his daughter. The heavy criticism concerning his reaction videos affected him deeply. In the end, Jinx decided not to make any more reaction videos but focused on uploading movie reviews and Snapchat vlogs. He moved all of his content from Jinx Reloaded to his main channel.
On August 7 and 8, 2015, he put out his Extended Play ‘The Rap of All Trades’ on SoundCloud and iTunes. Initially, it didn’t receive much attention. Following the reaction controversy, he thought it would be a good idea to make music videos of some of the songs from the EP. But it ended up attracting a fresh wave of criticism.
In recent months, his content has considerably improved. He has been releasing comedy skits and unboxing videos. He has also been active as a hip-hop artist and recently put out three new tracks, ‘Never Say Never’, ‘I Want’, and ‘My Crew’.
Controversies & Scandals
Following the success of Jinx and his brother as reactors, a lot of other channels decided to emulate them. By late 2015, there were thousands of reaction channels on YouTube. Soon the original creators on the site began to notice the trend. The response was immediate. There was universal condemnation.
Some of the top YouTube stars, including Pewdiepie, Doctor Ian Mantis Toboggan, I Hate Everything, DramaAlert, GradeAUnderA, LeafyIsHere, and JacksFilms, spoke out, criticizing Jinx and his ilk. They felt that they were not adding any creative value to the video when they were reacting to them. Facing such widespread criticism, Jinx tried to defend himself in a video titled ‘Message to YouTubers, but it ended up only aggravating the situation.
Eventually, he announced that he was quitting doing reaction videos for good. After he released the music videos of three tracks from his EP ‘The Rap of All Trades’, Jinx was accused of illegal sampling after using the copyrighted material of another person in his music without giving the original creator due credit.
All the songs were taken down either by DMCA or Jinx himself. Universal, which represented some of the original artists, launched a formal DMCA complaint against him and the tracks were subsequently removed from SoundCloud as well.
Reflecting on his personal life, Jinx is dating Mercedes Stanley. She is also a social media personality, who has a channel on YouTube named ‘MzBenz TV’. On September 14, 2017, they welcomed their daughter Skye Milan Mercedes Brady. The small and happy family are living a healthy and prosperous life. Moreover, Jinx currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jinx has a well maintained and good body physique. He has an average build body and has an average height and weight. Sadly, his body measurements including his height and weight are not revealed. Moreover, he has a pair of dark brown eyes and has dread black hair.
Social Media and Net Worth
His ‘Jinx’ YouTube channel has gathered over 1.69 million subscribers. He has amassed over 263K followers on his ‘@itss_jinx’ Instagram account. Similarly, his Twitter account has gained over 55.3K followers.
This talented YouTube star surely earns a good amount of money through his profession. Besides social media activities, there is no information regarding his other earnings. However, his YouTube channel earns around $57K as of November 2020.