Who are Jedward and what is their net worth 2018? John and Edward, the identical twins, were born on 16th December 1991 and popularly known as Jedward. They are television duo and Irish singers who were first featured as John and Edward in the 6th series of the famous show ‘The X Factor’ in the year 2009. This identical twins gained popularity and were named as ‘the Jedward paradox’. During the series, they were mentored by Louis Walsh.
Career: In early 2008 they formed together with the duo team and in 2009 auditioned in Glasgow for the sixth season of the X-factor series. Even though the other judges like Simon Cowell did not find them very good, Louis Walsh mentored them and they were in the top 12 finalists of the show.
This did create lots of controversies due to their inexperience. At that time being popular at the age of 18 years raised many eyebrows. After getting eliminated as the 6th finalist from the show they moved on to sign contracts with Modest Management
Somewhere in April 2010, they began their first solo tour for 27 days to Ireland and called it Planet Jedward Tour. Due to their extreme popularity, it got extended to 43 days in the UK and Ireland. They went on to release their second single song “All the Small Things” in July 2010 and chartered the Irish top 21 lists and 6th in the UK lists.
In all they have released three albums so far: Planet Jedward in 2010, Victory in 2012 and Young Love in June 2012. The first two albums were a huge hit and created double platinum in Ireland and UK. Also, they have released nine singles which include ‘Under Pressure’, Lipstick, Waterline etc. With the song Lipstick and Waterline, Jedward featured at the Eurovision Contest 2011 and 2012 respectively in Ireland.
Jedward Net Worth
Jedward has a net worth of $8.5 million. This identical twin duo has been ranked as the 5th financially successful ex X factor UK contestants in the Rich List which is compiled by the Now magazine.
John and Edward have also been part of many charity events and projects at this young age. They have earned the status of one of the highest rated charity ambassadors of Ireland in the year 2011. They are also ambassadors for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Campaign. They dedicated their incomes from the Euro 2012 charity single ‘Put the Green Cape on’ to this campaign. They also give timely visits to the children at the hospitals in the UK and are part of the Comic Relief, Sports Relief and Children in Need in the UK.
John and Edward were born in Dublin. Their father worked as a computer expert and mother was a secondary school teacher and currently takes care of their Twitter accounts. When they were born the doctors claimed that they had a 50% chance of survival since they were born prematurely. They were born with a difference of 10 minutes. Jedward also has an elder brother Kevin Grimes. During the school days, the boys completed their talent shows and were completely inspired by Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and the Backstreet Boys.
John and Edward have been involved in many advertising campaigns in both UK and Ireland. In 2009, they were part of the Tourism Ireland radio campaign. They also featured for the Irish fast food chain Abrakebabra in the year 2010. In the year 2011, they featured in an advertising campaign for mobile network 3 Ireland and also for their own brand Jedward-branded mobile phone.
These identical twin boys have come a long way in their short career in the music industry. They have done all and still, there is no stopping for them. They are popular in almost all the social network media and their fan followers include Pixie Lott and Robbie Williams. Former Prime Minister David Cameron also admitted that he loved the duo during the X factor show and never missed their episodes. Some losses have been incurred in the past couple of years however they are strong and surviving well in the industry