With YouTube being a credible avenue to earn money and become a social and international star, the burden of achieving that has been placed on creators who are tasked with attracting thousands and millions of viewers to their pages through each video. One content that has proved popular are pranks, and while there are several hundreds of YouTubers who are creating contents in the genre, not a lot are doing it better than Jamie Zhu.
In a world where father-son relationships are constantly being improved, Jamie Zhu has found a way to tap into that emotional market by constantly pranking his father in hilarious jokes that both serve as entertainment and exhibition of the healthy relationship between him and his father. As a result of his successful nature of walking that line, he has earned himself over 500,000 subscribers with several million views. Here is everything else you need to know about the YouTube star.
Jamie Zhu’s Biography
A son who would later become the prankster thorn in the flesh of his parents was born to them on the 2nd of September 1993 in Australia. Born into a mixed family of an Australian mother and a Chinese father, Jamie was raised in a multicultural environment that saw him develop a more rounded world view about cultures and personalities.
Although the exact beginnings of his academic journey are unknown, before he became a YouTube star, he was a student of sports science in an Australian University.
Before pranking became his life, Jamie Zhu grew up with the desire to become a professional footballer and also a comedian. Unfortunately for him, he could only live one of his dreams and he had to settle for the backroom work of being a sports person as a sports scientist.
As a comedian, however, Jamie Zhu found more luck and success in his quest after he created his YouTube channel on the 29th of April, 2014. Focused on comedy, mostly pranking videos, Jamie has since been able to create an audience with over 500,000 thousand subscribers with over 29 million views.
After a couple of videos uploads from him, his fame began following a prank video of him ‘accidentally’ watching porn without his headphones in a college classroom went viral. Through the video, Zhu began to draw the attention of many viewers all across the world and he has been able to further solidify their interest in his work through multiple videos of pranking his father and mother. While his videos of him pranking his parents dominate his channel, he also tends to take the time out to prank strangers, as defined by another viral moment in 2018 when he was evicted from the Australian Open during a match for making sex noises.
Although it was a viral moment for Jamie, it did not come without some major criticism from his fans and other viewers. Regardless, Jamie Zhu has been able to maintain a growing interest in fans and viewers across both his eponymously named YouTube channel and Facebook page where he uploads his videos.
When he is not making a fool out of himself in comedy, Jamie vlogs about his life and uploads them on a separate channel, Jamie Zhu Vlogs. The channel has a modest number of subscribers with a growing number of videos.
Family: Dad and Mom Of The Facebook And Youtube Vlogger
Jamie Zhu has built a YouTube career off of pranking his parents, especially his dad but it has been good-natured joke based on the happy relationship he has with both parents.
Although he spent a considerable period of his life living with his mother in Australia while his father was in China, he has a close relationship with both parents, maintaining a strong connection to both his Australian and Chinese roots.
Outside of the pranks and the hilarity that ensues, much is unknown about his parents, such as details about their profession but it is believed that they are comfortable people who have found mild success in their chosen professions.
Other Facts About Jamie Zhu
- The video of himself watching porn in a college classroom without a headphone which made him popular was filmed in the University of New South Wales.
- Jamie Zhu is a collaborator and he has worked on another YouTuber, Chestbrah to create a popular video, Annoying Chestbrah Fan Prank!.
- Zhu has a net worth estimated to be $500,000.
- He weighs 75 kg and has black colored hair and dark brown eyes.