CJ So Cool was born Cordero James Brady on March 29, 1989.
He tried many things before eventually becoming a YouTube star.
So Cool worked in Planet Hollywood and the US Navy. He stopped experimenting with different jobs, when he started uploading YouTube reactions to popular viral videos, try not to laughs, and pranks.
His childhood was not a bed of roses. His mother was a drug addict, and his father died while in prison.
Cool went to Theodore Roosevelt High School in his hometown. He later transferred to William A Wirt High School, from where he matriculated. He joined the Navy and was assigned to the Presidential Guard when he was 19 years old.
Cool later on enrolled at Purdue University to study Criminology. He dropped out in 2012 and started looking for jobs to support himself.
So Cool sought jobs in several restaurants such as Chuck E Cheese and Denny’s. His shifts were often long, but that did not dampen his mood as he used to impress his co-workers with his uncanny sense of humor.
Through the encouragement of his peers, CJ opted to try pursuing his passion for making people laugh.
CJ created his YouTube channel on December 26, 2014, but did not start posting videos right away.
He began by putting together playlists to watch later. His first step was to learn editing and recording. This is where his younger brother, Desmond Anthony Ladonn Brady (Jinx), came in handy.
CJ uploaded his first YouTube video (CJ Shoe Collection) on June 22, 2015. The video has about 800,000 views. His breakthrough came with the video Let Me Explain These Kids Vlog. CJ’s brother, Jinx, was into YouTube reaction videos and influenced his older brother to focus on similar content.
As a result, he jumped from thousands of views to hundreds of millions of views within a short time.
As of 2020, CJ So Cool net worth is believed to be around $2 million. Being a Jack of all trades means CJ has numerous revenue streams. His main source of income is YouTube, where he earns through ads and paid partnerships. He is also on other social media platforms, such as Instagram.
Other than that, CJ is also a musician and has produced several songs. Some of CJ So Cool songs include Wanna Do featuring his brother Jinx, and Memories, Fuego, and Go featuring Royalty.
The star has always posted videos in which he talks about his wife and children. His wife is Charlene Johnson, also known as Royalty. She has been a regular in CJ’s videos from the very start. Royalty and CJ have six children. Three of these children are Royalty’s from her previous relationship, and one is CJ’s from a past relationship.
CJ and Royalty welcomed twins named Cordayah and Cordero Jr. in 2020. CJ So Cool inspires millions of people for different reasons.