Jelle van Vucht, better known online as Jelly, is a Dutch YouTuber known for his gaming videos and vlogs. Jelly was a member of the group Robust along with Slogo, IamSanna, and Kwebblekop, but now he plays with Crainer and Slogo instead of Kwebbelkop. The Netherlands-based gamer is one of the most-streamed content creators on the planet.
In December 2019, Jelly was listed as the 4th most viewed YouTube creator in a year-end wrap-up by Business Insider. He’s currently approaching 23 million subscribers on his channel, and his videos were watched a staggering 14 billion times in 2022.
Van Vucht started his YouTube channel, JellyYT, on May 27, 2014. He began posting gameplay videos of Grand Theft Auto V and other games. He quickly began gaining subscribers thanks to his humor and knowledge of those video games. Jelly mainly posts humorous and entertaining gaming videos on his main YouTube channel, including collaborations with fellow YouTubers. He also has a second YouTube channel called GTA5Videos where he posts gaming videos along with other gamers.
In February 2014, Jelly collaborated with Aquib and Kwebbelkop. The trio founded the gaming group Robust. They used to upload funny gaming videos. Thereafter, Aquib left the group and British YouTuber Slogo joined up. This small group has mainly played games such as Grand Theft Auto V, Golf It, Scrap Mechanic, and Garry’s Mod. Also in 2014, Jelle started his YouTube channel "Jelly". He used to upload funny gaming videos with Kwebbelkop and Slogo.
In late 2019, Jelly started making videos with Crainer. In December 2019, Jelly announced that Kwebbelkop was replaced by Crainer in Robust. Crainer became the newest member of Robust. When Crainer joined the group, the trio increased their subscriber count. In March 2020, Dino commented in a Jelly video, after which Jelly ‘hearted’ the comment and contacted Dino. In May 2020, they both started to record gaming videos and then became great friends. They don't upload videos with each other as frequently as Jelly does with Slogo and Crainer, but they do upload great videos when they collab.
Jelly’s oldest video, a channel trailer, dates back to June 3, 2014.
According to Twitch Stats, Jelly joined Twitch on August 4, 2014. He doesn’t stream much on Twitch, but he has played a few games there. These have mostly been Golf with Friends, Slither.io, and Rocket League. He has a low number of streaming hours overall on his Twitch channel and does not post there regularly compared to his main YouTube channel. As of 2016, he had more than 15,000 followers on Twitch and earned more than 23,000 views. Jelly puts most of his focus on his YouTube channel instead of his Twitch channel.
He has built up some impressive stats over the past few years. Jelly now has well over 22 million subscribers on his main YouTube channel and well over 14 billion video views.
Van Vucht reached one million YouTube subscribers on June 4, 2015. In a little over a year, he was up to 5 million subscribers. He officially reached this milestone on October 3, 2016. By December 17, 2018, he was up to 10 million subscribers, and he reached 11 million subscribers on February 7, 2019. He earned about a billion views per year from 2016 through 2019.
Since he typically adds a couple of videos on a daily basis, he continues to earn more video views and subscribers. His most-watched video, “Weirdest Game Ever Made!! (Plug and Play Funny Moments),” has earned beyond 28 million views in the past few years. Jelly's other popular videos also have millions of views to date. In fact, one of his oldest videos, a trailer for his JellyYT channel, has had beyond 19 million views.
Jelly earns this money through sponsorships, partnerships, and sales from his clothing line and other merchandise. He runs an online store at www.jellystore.com that sells backpacks and other items that feature the Jelly logo.
Jelly’s net worth is estimated to be $14 million, with most of his earnings coming from his YouTube Channel, while his social media, donations, brand collaborations, and Merchandise store earn him a secondary chunk of earnings.
On TikTok, the creator could potentially earn upwards of an estimated $2k per post, excluding brand-sponsored deals. On Instagram, he could potentially earn upwards of an estimated $5k for a brand-sponsored post. On YouTube, his average earnings are around the $15K mark per video, excluding brand-sponsored deals, for which he could charge upwards of $25k per video.
Jelly earns a small amount from Twitch streams, the exact number is unknown, but he does receive a fair number of donations on the platform. When it comes to his YouTube donations, the membership subscription costs upwards of $29 per month, which could easily earn him enough to be close to the 6-figure mark.
As for his Merch store, we do not have the exact sales figures, but we can assume they’re towards the 6-figure mark considering the average item cost being between $25 to $100. And as for his brand collaborations, he was recently unveiled as the brand ambassador for G-Fuel, an energy drink, which would provide him another substantial source of income, among several other brands.
Van Vucht was born on October 14, 1996, in Roermond in the province of Limburg. He also has a brother named Koen van Vucht. Not much else is known about his family. Jelly studied at Eindhoven where he took an audiovisual course. However, he ended up leaving to start streaming and gaming on a professional level. He's been focusing on being a professional gamer and streamer ever since then. He is currently dating YouTuber iamSanna, also known as Sanna Van Vucht. They met in September 2014.
Though Jelly was primarily known for his GTA gameplay, he’s recently started a shift toward playing Minecraft that has only expanded his audience extensively. In his videos, he creates hilarious scenarios while gaming, providing commentary that really brings each situation to life. Jelly also plays Fortnite and does Deathruns. Fans searching for Fortnite Deathrun codes that Jelly created can find them online. These codes and his Fortnite videos have helped him gain an even larger fan base that keeps growing. Here are some of his most notable videos.
A GTA 5 video by Jelly, his most popular one yet.
Another GTA 5 mod video by Jelly.
A video about a game created by Jelly.
Another GTA 5 video by Jelly with.
A reaction video by Jelly.
Jelly won the Gaming Influencer of the Year Award in 2019.
Jelly met Slogo at Gamescom 2014.
Jelly met iamSanna in September 2014.