Jacksepticeye, real name Sean William McLoughlin, is a popular gamer known for his vlogs and wacky sense of humor. He is from Ireland and is the most subscribed YouTube channel in his country. It uploads game content and vlogs. As one of the richest people in his industry, Jacksepticeye has an estimated net worth of $25 million as of 2022.
McLoughlin was born in the Irish county of Offaly on February 7, 1990. He is the youngest of five children born to John and Florrie McLoughlin. After an eye injury in his childhood during a football game, he received the nickname “Jack Septic Eye”.
He went to the Limerick Institute of Technology to study music technology and production before dropping out. Sean became the drummer for Raised to the Ground, a band influenced by melodic death metal.
Before moving to Brighton, England, he lived in a flat in Athlone, County Westmeath. There he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management at the Athlone Institute of Technology.
Under the handle “jacksepticeye”, Sean started a YouTube channel in 2012. He started out doing voice impressions before moving on to making gameplay videos. His big breakthrough came in 2013 when he was featured in a PewDiePie video. He and Felix built a good relationship from there.
Jacksepticeye was sure to make the best of the situation. He maintained his consistency and the channel had reached a billion in February 2015. He then uploaded two videos a day and regularly collaborated with other YouTubers.
In 2022, Sean amassed 28 million subscribers. Despite his enormous fame, Jack acknowledges that he avoids using terms like “celebrity” or “famous” because they make him awkward.
In October 2018, McLoughlin released a video unveiling Cloak, a gaming-themed clothing line he co-founded with Markiplier. In collaboration with major franchises and internet stars, the company launched limited edition collections.
He announced on June 15, 2020 that he was going to start his own coffee company, Top of The Mornin’ Coffeeand that pre-orders would start the same day.
Sources of income
From YouTube ads alone, the Jacksepticeye channel earns around $11 million a year. But outside of YouTube, Sean has made other efforts to build his wealth.
He also earns money by selling and marketing a range of products from his clothing line and receives a multitude of lucrative marks.
Sean has also earned income from transactions he has completed in the past. He has agreed to generate exclusive content for Twitch as part of a multi-year partnership with Disney’s Digital Network. Finally, Endeavor Group Holdings, Inc. signed him in 2019.
Jacksepticeye shares a good amount of personal information about him with his community. For example, in early February 2021, he declared that his father had passed away. So he had to take a Pause to make content. He returned at the end of the month.
Regarding his love life, he is currently in a relationship with Gab Smolders. She’s a 33-year-old woman who shares similar interests with Sean as a gamer and YouTuber.