Friendlyjordies is an Australian political commentator, comedian and YouTuber. His content often discusses contemporary Australian political issues, involving self-proclaimed “lowbrow humour”. Shanks popularised viral Twitter hashtags targeting Premier of New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian and political commentator Joe Hildebrand. Shanks’ channel, created in late 2013, has more than 450,000 subscribers.
|Full Name:||Jordan Shanks-Markovina|
|Date of Birth:||18 August 1989|
|Occupation:||Independent Journalist, YouTuber, Stand-up comedian|
|Net Worth:||$1.5 million|
Jordan Shanks Biography
Jordan Shanks-Markovina, known online as friendlyjordies, is an Australian political commentator, journalist, stand-up comedian and YouTuber. His content often discusses contemporary Australian political issues, involving self-described “lowbrow humour” style. Shanks’ YouTube channel, created in February 2013, has more than 625,000 subscribers. He has interviewed politicians including Jodi McKay, Tanya Plibersek, Kristina Keneally, Bill Shorten, Helen Dalton and former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
Jordan Shanks Early Life, Education
Shanks was born on 18 August, 1989. He graduated from Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, and later studied international studies at the University of New South Wales. Prior to becoming a YouTuber, Shanks was a model, appearing in magazines and advertisements throughout Australia and Southeast Asia.
Jordan Shanks Career
Shanks’ channel is primarily focused on comedy videos and political commentary, often in support of the Labor Party and critical of the Liberal Party. Early in his YouTube career, Shanks made paid videos for the Australian Council of Trade Unions, GetUp!, and Greenpeace, after approaching them and offering to promote their cause. In 2016, he campaigned against the Sydney lockout laws. In 2020, he produced reviews of Australian cask wine. Shanks has interviewed and filmed videos with former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. In July 2021, Shanks released an hour-long self-produced documentary entitled ‘Blood Water: the war for Australia’s water’, discussing floodplain harvesting in rural New South Wales and addressing allegations of corruption and mismanagement from local governments in the Riverina. He also obtained an exclusive interview with Jeremy Maluta who claims to be the person behind notorious Twitter account @PRGuy17, circumventing an attempt by right-wing figure Avi Yemini to identify the owner of the account through legal action.
In November 2021, Barilaro settled the defamation case with Shanks, and Shanks issued the following apology: “Mr Shanks accepts that some of the videos he posted were offensive to Mr Barilaro. Mr Shanks understands that Mr Barilaro has been hurt, and apologises to him for that hurt.” Shanks was required to pay $100,000 in legal costs and Barilaro received no damages from the settlement. Shanks agreed to edit some of the contested videos, which would remain online, and to stop selling merchandise featuring Barilaro after Barilaro’s retirement from politics.
As of 10 March 2022, the NSW Police dropped all charges against Langker who is considering taking civil action against the police. Conduct of the NSW Fixated Persons Unit has been brought into question with Attorney General Mark Speakman being questioned over the case in budget estimates. Speakman refused to further comment, conceding that the matter may appear before Law Enforcement Conduct Commission.
On 6 June 2022, the Federal Court judge awarded Barilaro $715,000 in defamation damages from Google for the YouTube videos, and referred Shanks and Google for possible prosecution for contempt of court.
Police launched investigations into two suspicious fires at Shanks’ house in Bondi, one on 17 November 2022 and one on 23 November. In a statement, Shanks’ lawyers claimed that his home had been firebombed and hoped that police would dedicate every resource possible to investigate what happened.
Jordan Shanks Girlfriend
Jordan Shanks partner name is Thu Nguyen, who is his girlfriend and they both have been in a relationship. Apart from her name Jordan Shanks or friendlyjordies has not shared any more details with the public.
Jordan Shanks Net Worth
Jordan Shanks has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.