Who is Sjin?
Paul Byron Sykes was born on 14 December 1983, in Yetminster, Dorset, England, and is a YouTube personality, best known for his YouTube channel called Sjin in which he does playthroughs of various popular video games. He is a member of the company Yogscast, alongside other popular YouTubers.
The Net Worth of Sjin
How rich is Sjin? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is almost $400,000, earned largely through a successful career on YouTube. His online fame has led him to numerous opportunities, and the success of Yogscast has also increased his wealth significantly. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Online Beginnings
Sjin is of Scottish descent, and while he was born in Yetminster, he grew up in the village of Mary Tavy, Devon. At a young age, he discovered a strong love for video games but never really saw a career in the field. Instead, he dreamed of joining the army, but prior to learning about a career on YouTube and joining Yogscast, he worked primarily as a fishmonger and butcher.
He did a lot of gaming during his free time under the name ScorcH, and even tried his hand at becoming a DJ under the name Grandmaster P. Eventually he began playing the video game “World of Warcraft” – the massively multiplayer online role-playing game was at one point the most popular MMORPG by player count, having over a hundred million registered accounts with over 10 million active players. It is set in the “Warcraft” fantasy universe, four years after the events of “Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne”. The game is one of the highest grossing video game franchises of all time.
It was while he was playing “World of Warcraft” that he would join the guild Ye Olde Goone Squad (YOGS). The founders of the guild – Lewis Brindley aka Xephos and Simon Lane aka Honeydew – would later decide to create their own channel called Yogscast, taken from the title letters of their guild. The intention of the channel was to share their humor and guides with the world. Their fame increasing significantly when Yogscast started a “Minecraft” video series called Shadow of Israphel, which would catapult them into YouTube fame.
Eventually, they would move into the house with several guild members, while they invited other guild members including Sjin to make content with them. After helping make a few videos for the Yogscast channel, he then created his own channel with others also doing the same, starting the Yogscast family. He started out by making “Minecraft” videos, which would earn him a huge amount of popularity, and increase his subscribers significantly. He continued making videos with a focus on “Minecraft” and indie games as he enjoys playing games made by indie developers, as well as videos about the game “Tera”.
Sjin’s most popular videos include him playing with fellow Yogscast member Sips. Most of their “Minecraft” videos have become popular, and they also played a lot of the Minecraft mod “Tekkit”, which is a collection of mods that could add features and change how “Minecraft” is played. The mod has been responsible for adding a lot more content to the game, leading to more possibilities. He also earned a lot of views playing the video game “Prison Architect”, which is a prison construction and management simulation game that was mainly crowd funded.
He makes it a point to upload on a daily basis, and due to his comedy, consistent content, as well as the entertainment value of his videos, his channel has grown to almost two million subscribers. Some of his current series include “Grand Theft Auto V” which is the fastest selling entertainment product in history, earning critical acclaim on numerous fronts. The game has online capability, allowing for a lot of possible gaming content. He also has a series on games such as “Conan Exiles”, “Astroneer”, “All the Mods”, and “Satisfactory”. He’s also completed series on “SimCity”, “Terraria”, “Pokemon Go”, “Overwatch”, and “Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft”.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, not much is known about Sjin’s romantic relationships. He has mentioned about having a girlfriend in the past, but hasn’t given details about that relationship in recent years, indicating the likelihood that he is single. He remains very private about that aspect of his life and time will tell if he reveals any new information.
According to him, his favorite color is red and he is a fan of Disney films, particularly “Frozen”. He is also an avid fan of the book and film series “Harry Potter”, however, his favorite film is “Pacific Rim”. He can also play the piano and is known to develop obsessions with certain things such as chilies and mahogany doors.
Similar to numerous YouTube personalities, he is highly active online through accounts on social media, including on Twitter on which he posts some of his recent and upcoming events. He also posts photos alongside his friends, and in recent months has been focused on streaming content to Twitch, as it has become a great source of additional income for a lot of YouTubers. He also has a Facebook page though it is not updated as often as his Twitter account.
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia