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Who is Angry Joe?
Jose Antonio Vargas was born on 18 June 1984, in Austin, Texas, USA, of Puerto Rican ancestry, and is best known as Angry Joe, a YouTube content creator, who has been making videos on the mentioned platform since 2008. Additionally he is known for hosting several more shows on YouTube.
So just how rich is Angry Joe as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, this YouTuber has a net worth of over $1 million, with his wealth being accumulated from his over a decade-long career in the previously mentioned field. Being a YouTuber, he gets paid every time an ad is displayed in sany of his videos, but he additionally makes money through sponsorships.
Career and Gadgets
This YouTuber started off his career as a member of a gaming community, BlisteredThumbs, a game in division of ThatGuyWithGlasses.com. However, he left the team having decided to pursue his solo career on YouTube, and Joe is now well-known for his comedy commentary on games such as ‘’Guild Wars 2’’, ‘’Devil May Cry’’ and ‘’Skyrim’’. His unique personality allowed him to establish his own audience, better known as the Angry Army. In addition to making solo videos, Joe often collaborates with other big names from the gaming community, and has made cameos on ThatGuyWithGlasses.com, which was renamed to Channel Awesome.com, and besides that, the audience was able to see him star in Nostalgia Critic’s review of ‘’Man of Steel’’. Speaking about his gadgets and gaming equipment, he is the owner of a Nintendo Switch, a PC (which is additionally his preferred platform), Xbox 360 and Xbox One and PlayStation Four.
The Angry Joe Show
Angry Joe divides the videos he makes into different shows, with his most popular show being ‘’The Angry Joe Show’’ in which he gives his opinions on highly anticipated games, and sometimes even indie games, that are less known to the gaming community, giving them more exposure. Working on the mentioned series, he includes pros and cons, flaws and strengths of games, and incorporates short sketches, which he makes working with his friend Joe Lopez, aka Other Joe. The other members of his clans are YouTubers such as Marbot, Tin and Jacob, and additionally, the team rates every video game on a scale from one to 10, giving them points based on their performance, from one out of 10 for poor games, labeled as ‘’Epic Fail’’, to 10 out of 10 points for flawlessgames, however, only a small number earn that accolade – such games include ‘’Red Dead Redemption’’ ‘’ Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’’, ‘’The Witcher 3’’, and ‘’Cuphead’’.
Besides that Joe sometimes gives a special title, known as ‘’Badass Seal of Approval’’, to games rich in quality. His videos usually start with the catchphrase ‘’You Done F***** it Up’’ which indicates that a certain game has disappointed him and didn’t live up to his expectations or the hype surrounding it. In his videos, Joe includes his own characters such as Corporate Commander, which is a parody of Cobra Commander and an evil darkspawn version of Joe, called Devil Joe.
In addition to being the host of the ‘’Angry Joe Show’’, Joe is the host of the show entitled ‘’Top 10’’, which provides lists of the best and worst video games, the most disappointing games of the year, and besides that he compiles the Controversial Top 10 Controversies of the Year. Angry Joe used to be the host of yet another show which was his third most popular show and which was entitled ‘’Top Reasons Why’’ in which he discussed some of the reasons why a game might be good or bad, adding his opinions on it. However, the series isn’t being filmed as of today.
Most Notable Videos
Some of Joe’s most popular videos include ‘ Destiny Angry Review’’, with almost nine million views, ‘’ Fallout 4 Angry Review’’, which has been watched over six million times, and ‘’The Witcher 3 Angry Review’’, released in June 2015, and also attracting more than six million views. Additionally, his other notable videos include ‘’No Man’s Sky Angry Review’’, ‘’ Elder Scrolls Online Angry Review’’ and ‘’Star Wars Battlefront Angry Review’’, with the latter having been watched over five million times.
In late March 2011, Joe hit 50,000 subscribers, and several months after that reached 75,000 subscribers, as he worked at a steady pace. In March of the following year, he hit 100,000 subscribers and in August 2014, Joe reached 1 million subscribers. As of today, he almost 10 million subscribers and his channel has been watched more than 806 million times.
Just met @MatthewSantoro!! Best Creepy Smile on YouTube! By far!
— Joe Vargas (@AngryJoeShow) May 3, 2018
Joe’s Relationship with Purrluna and Joe on Social Media
Joe was rumored to be dating his fellow gamer Purrluna, who is 10 years younger than him. The age gap between them was ultimately the reason why he received a backlash from the media. According to some sources, the gamer paid Purrluna to travel from Sweden to the US and the two of them appeared together on his channel. Being a YouTube star, Joe is naturally active on social media such as Twitter and Instagram and is followed by over 30,000 people on the former and more than 20,000 people on the latter, on which he additionally shares photos of himself and his crew.