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Friendly Jordies: Net Worth, Controversy and YouTube Earnings

Fun Facts About Jordan Shanks

Published: November 27, 2022

Last updated: January 7, 2023

By Joshua Smith πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

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Welcome to the ultimate analysis of Friendly Jordies for 2023, from both a supporter and critic of his channel.

The success of many Australian YouTube creators provides insights that we can all learn from.

The goal of these profiles is to show you the different ways people have built 6 and 7-figure businesses. I hope to inspire you to create your own success online, starting today.

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πŸ’‘Full Name and Age

Jordan Shanks-Markovina (commonly just known as Jordan Shanks) is 33 years old.

He was born on the 18th of August, 1989.

He’s incredibly good-looking and was a model before becoming a gamer on YouTube, and then a political journalist.

πŸ€‘ Net Worth

You’d be surprised by how rich Australian YouTubers are becoming…

As of 2023, Jordan Shanks of Friendly Jordies on YouTube has a net worth of $740,000 AUD.

This is based on the value of his personal home, VW golf and online business. He is conservative with his income and saves around 40% of what he earns.

🀩 Income Streams

Between Patreon and his live shows, Jordan Shanks makes an estimated $17,600 AUD per month on YouTube, TikTok and Instagram, providing him a $220k annual salary.

This is enough for him to pay Kristo, his producer, plus another staff member behind the scenes. What’s left over is a modest salary for Jordan to continue his role as an investigative journalist.

🌍 Location

Jordan Shanks lives at Wilga Street in Bondi, however, his home was targeted by arsons in late 2022.

✌️Common Praise

Jordan started as a gamer and then switched to political spotlighting which attracted a far bigger audience. He’s willing to cover the stuff that most journalists won’t touch and is one of the few real journalists left in Australia.

❌ Notable Complaints

Oh…where do I begin? Jordan is the king of controversy and has critics from the government, big business and many other figures. However, many real Australians treasure this guy.

πŸš€ The X-Factor

Despite his house being recently firebombed, Jordan is in high spirits and has the support of many Australians. This man has balls of steel.

πŸ“ˆ Creator Trends

His audience continues to grow on YouTube which upsets so many higher-ups in Australia. Many wish to censor him.

πŸ•΅πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Private Life

Jordan Shanks does NOT have a girlfriend. He is single and has not dated anyone since 2017.

However, there are numerous couples in Australia who have split after watching his videos, since one might agree with his stance and the other disagrees. Bizzare!

πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» My Verdict

When a YouTuber makes a high-profile politician quit his job, you know he’s on to something. Jordan needs to swap his VW Golf for a VW Amarok to handle those balls of steel.

While he’s on hiatus, I’m doubtful he’ll be resting all that much and will come back stronger and harder than ever before.

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Jordan’s Praise

Many love him because:

➜ He’s brutally honest about his views on YouTube

➜ He researches a ton before creating epic content

➜ He has worked ridiculously hard to do REAL journalism

➜ He knows how to deliver his message in an impactful way

And despite his recent challenges, he’ll keep forging ahead.

Jordan’s Red Flags

Despite his fame, Jordan isn’t without some controversy. I swear he’s the king of controversy, although he has many (many!) fans to back him.

He has targetted the following people:

➜ Gladys Berejiklian

➜ Clive Palmer

➜ Joe Hildebrand

➜ John Barilaro (his highest-profile case)

At the moment, he’s chasing after ClubsNSW. Were they responsible for the house fire? This is the talk of many wild conspiracy theorists at the moment, and it’ll be interesting to see how things progress over the next few months.

The X Factor

Jordan is considered a legend in Australia because:

➜ His dedication and fearlessness is off the charts

➜ He’s the closest we still have to free journalism

➜ He’s brutally raw, honest and unapologetic

➜ He has inspired many journalists to speak up more (but most don’t, unfortunately)

Jordan is keeping up the good fight, and I’ll continue to support him personally for years to come, and that’s DESPITE only agreeing with 40% of what he has to say. He’s an Australian treasure.

My Verdict

I’m so inspired by Jordan’s incredible raw power. He reminds me of a book called Mastery by Robert Greene which I highly recommend. If more people spoke up like Jordan, the world would be a better place.

From my side, as an Australian blogger, I’ve spoken up against numerous topics such as toxic MLM schemes that lead to many people feeling betrayed, frustrated and lost. These schemes are harmful, but nowhere near the harm that some of those who Jordan targets are.

He absolutely overshadows me 100 to 1.

Anyway, from a brighter side, after watching so many of Jordan’s videos, there are key lessons that can propel our lives forward, both on a business and personal level.

My key takeaways include:

➜ Fight for what you absolutely believe in

➜ Your fan base is bigger than you think

➜ Seeking truth is far better than ignoring it

➜ Gain freedom through new opportunities

I’ll be supporting this icon for years into the future, even if I disagree with most of what he has to say. Fearless determination will not only change your life, but many others too.

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