Jim Chapman

Who is Jim Chapman?

Jim Chapman is an English internet personality who is active on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and other social platforms. He was born on 28th December 1987 in Norwich, United Kingdom. He is known for posting lifestyle-related and entertaining content on his social media. 

Early life of Jim Chapman

Jim was born at 11:24 pm, exactly 12 minutes earlier than his twin brother John. They shared space with their two older sisters, who often made them dance together and laughed at them. Their parents got a divorce when the twins were just six years old, so they almost don't remember their father. By the time they came to high school, Jim and John enjoyed confusing their classmates by wearing the same outfits with matching haircuts. In his senior year of high school, Jim felt awkward because didn't yet go through puberty, while his other classmates already grew beards and muscles. But when he finally started to grow as well, he wasn't very amused. Jim grew taller very fast, while he didn't put on any weight. This transformation made him into a tall skinny guy, which wasn't his goal. 

Education of Jim Chapman

After completing his high school education, Jim attended the University of East Anglia. He got great grades and passed his exams with ease. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Jim thought of doing his master's degree but eventually decided not to. While he was at University, Jim attended several parties and liked to drink alcohol quite a lot. While partying and drinking, Jim managed to make several stupid decisions, which later provided him with content for his future career. His drinking started as having fun but grew into a much bigger problem. Luckily, Jim noticed that something was wrong early enough, which made it possible to stop. 

Personal life of Jim Chapman

At one of the students' parties, Jim met Tanya Burr, who he really liked. They started dating and, after some time, decided to travel together. They invited Jim's siblings and had a great time exploring Thailand. In 2015, after they came back from their travels, Jim proposed to Tanya. They got married and stayed together until 2019, when they, unfortunately, split up. Even though their marriage didn't work out, Tanya gifted Jim with an idea which completely changed his life. She was the one who advised him to start his own YouTube channel. Almost two years after their divorce, Jim announced his engagement to Sarah Tarleton. They welcomed their first daughter in 2021. Their official wedding was delayed because of Sarah's pregnancy, but it finally happened in 2022. 

Jim Chapman on YouTube

Jim created his self-titled YouTube channel in 2009 after his ex-wife Tanya advised him to. Initially, he took it as a fun way of spending free time, but it eventually grew into his full-time job. His following grew large, enabling Jim to visit numerous influencer events, such as VidCon and Summer In The City. Jim is passionate about fashion, which provided him with his early content. He filmed videos on his favourite brands, tried styling some fellow YouTubers and even got to launch his own bag collection. He is also a big fan of technology, which he showed in one of his series. In this series, Jim switches between expensive cars and watches to his Christmas gifts. Jim managed to make many influential friends amongst other YouTubers, such as Zoe Sugg, Marcus Butler and Louise Pentland. His most popular video is Joe Sugg Waxed My Armpits! / #DareJim, with over 4,2 million views

Since his channel grew, collecting over 2 million subscribers, Jim started receiving a lot of hate comments and messages. It is something that cannot be escaped for an influencer this big. But instead of feeling sad about it, Jim decided to use it to his advantage. He created a series called Reacting To, where he reacts to these comments and adds his insights. Since he became a father, Jim's YouTube content changed alongside him. Instead of making cocktails, he started to cook and bake with his wife. Sarah often appears in Jim's videos, where they talk about parenthood, home decorations and relationships. 

The Chapman Family

Even though he makes his own content, Jim's fame isn't just random. In fact, all of his siblings are famous influencers, each in their own field of interest. The trend of the Chapman family started with Sam Chapman, who created her makeup-related channel as a makeup artist. Their sister Nic was passionate about makeup as well, so she decided to join her sister. Jim was the third one who decided to create his YouTube channel, and even though it started as a prank, it took off. Lastly, Jim's twin brother John is co-hosting a fitness channel called The Lean Machines alongside his friend Leon. The Chapman family is known as the most influential family in the UK, sharing over 21 million subscribers through all their platforms. 

Interesting facts about Jim Chapman

  • As of 2022, he is 35 years old. 
  • His zodiac sign is Capricorn. 
  • His height is 6'3" or 191 cm. 
  • His weight is 82 kilograms or 180 lbs. 
  • He has two older sisters and a twin brother John. 
  • He has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of East Anglia
  • He is married to Sarah Tarleton. They have one daughter, who was born in 2021. 
  • All his siblings are fellow famous influencers. 
  • He has over 2,09 million subscribers on YouTube, with an additional 2,3 million followers on Instagram. 
  • His most popular video is Joe Sugg Waxed My Armpits! / #DareJim, with over 4,2 million views.