Jack Doherty is an American YouTuber and social media influencer. He is one of the most popular young creators on the platform. Doherty grew up alongside his brother Michael and set up his YouTube account in July 2016, uploading his first video in September 2016. He has since accumulated over 140 million views and 1.1 million subscribers. Each of his recent videos gets at least over a hundred thousand views following their upload. He has garnered equally impressive followings on other platforms of social media as well. He has more than six thousand and 139 thousand followers on Twitter and Instagram, respectively.
Rise to Stardom
On July 14, 2016, Jack Doherty set up his self-titled channel on YouTube and uploaded his first video on September 29, 2016. Titled ‘Marker Flip Twice in a Row!!!’, the video shows him flipping a marker two times successively and being happy because of that. He earned his first 100 subscribers due to that video which set up an ideal platform for growth in the future.
His channel grew fairly quickly and steadily and soon he was accumulating hundreds of thousands of views on every video he posted. His most watched video has a view count of 18 million as of March 2018. Uploaded on January 13, 2017, the video is titled ‘I Flipped All These’ and shows Jack successfully flipping multiple objects (from markers to water bottles to Total Home boxes).
His other popular videos include ‘Floor is lava challenge at Walmart! (Kicked out)’, ‘Singing ‘Despacito’ on the Walmart intercom! (Kicked out)’, ‘Flips for a Kiss at the Mall’, ‘Singing ‘Rockstar’ on the Walmart Intercom! (Kicked out),’ and ‘Floor is Lava Challenge at Walmart! *Cops Called*.’
A devoted fan of the popular YouTubers, Paul brothers, Doherty’s content seems to emulate that of both Jake and Logan Paul. He is very athletic which helps him perform physical stunts for his audience. At the age of seven, he started landing successful flips. His family sometimes make appearances on his channel. His father, Mark, has done so, as well as his brother, Michael.
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Controversies & Scandals
Doherty, just like his idols, Jake and Logan Paul, has been the subject of much criticism for going to extreme measures for views. In several of his videos, the audience can see him being thrown out from places like Target and Walmart due to his unruly behaviour. A lot of his fans have subscribed to him because of these activities and vehemently defend him across multiple social media platforms. However, there are also many who call his actions rude and abhorrent.
Jack Doherty was born on October 8, 2003, in America to Mark and Anna Doherty. His parents also have another son, Jack’s elder brother, Michael. The family presently lives in Sea Cliff, New York. On January 23, 2018, Jack uploaded a photo of his entire family on Instagram.