YouTube is a platform that has a collection of so many very creative individuals doing so many different things. McJuggerNuggets is an actor, writer and director. Famous for many things he has created on his channel, his Pyscho series is one that has attracted a lot of fans. Let’s explore the early life, career, and other facts about this talented creator.
McJuggerNuggets Wiki (Biography)
While he’s more popular than McJuggerNuggets, Psycho Kid, or even RiDGiD GAMiNG as he’s known, the YouTuber was born Jesse Ridgway on September 29, 1992 in the United States. He was raised by his parents, Theresa Ridgway and Jeffrey Ridgway Sr., alongside an older brother, Jeffrey Ridgway Jr. He went to Arthur P. Schalick High School.
After graduating from Rowan University with a degree in Radio/TV/Film, he started making videos on Twitch and YouTube which helped him gain a good following. He started his YouTube channel in 2006 and by 2018 he already had over 3.8 million subscribers, while his videos had been viewed over 1.6 billion times.
Unlike many others, he took to producing series for his YouTube. The first was “Overachievers” and after that he started “The GAME”. In 2012, he launched the “Psycho series”, which continued until 2016. This series was very popular with many people and was successful enough to help him pay off his student loan of 70,000. $.
The success of the series made many followers not believe that everything was staged. The show was about his dad destroying his games and stuff because he wanted him to stop playing games and making YouTube videos and instead get a job. Besides the series, he has written many others, including ‘The Juggies Powwow’, ‘Fan Mail Monday’, ‘Construction Series’, ‘Odd Jobs Series’ and ‘Snapper Mini-Series’, all of which were written between 2014 and 2017.
Just as he has a good following on YouTube, the YouTuber also has a strong presence on other social media platforms, such as Twitter, where he has 400,000,000 followers, and Instagram, with nearly 400,000 followers.
With several nominations for his works, he won Best Director at the 2018 Streamy Award for “My Virtual Escape”.
If you are wondering, McJuggerNuggets is not single as he is in a relationship with Juliette Reilly. She is a singer and songwriter who mainly uses her channel to do covers while sharing her original songs.
Born in 1993, Juliette Reilly is a graduate of Muhlenberg College where she earned a degree in music. She and Jesse Ridgway had been dating for over five years, but it’s unclear how they met.
According to the YouTuber, his girlfriend is one of the few people who always believed in him, even when others didn’t, and she has been with him throughout his journey. They are both open about their relationship as they always share images of each other on social media.
With a very successful YouTube channel and his McJuggerNuggets has a good estimated net worth of $1 million. Apart from his channel which is his main source of wealth, he also earns some income from his merchandise sales.
Other interesting facts
- Even though he looks tall, he is not the tallest man you will ever meet as he is only 1.66m tall and weighs 64kg.
- Although there are many who would not believe it, the Physico series is all fiction. His family helped him tell the story of a child whose father is psychotic and who doesn’t want his son to make YouTube videos or play games.
- One of his most successful videos, “The Psycho Dad Shreds Video Games,” in which his father destroys his games, has garnered nearly 40 million views.
- His series Psycho was nominated in the theater and show of the year category at the 6th edition of the Streamy awards.
- In collaboration with Brain Spitz, Jesse Ridgway created a story sharing app called Story Fire. The app is available for Android and iPhone OS.