Who is James Hobson?

James Hobson most popularly known with the name, The Hacksmith is a famous YouTuber. He runs the popular YouTube channel, ‘The Hacksmith’ which is known for bringing science-fictional technology to life. Creating a functional electromagnetic Captain America Shield to a lightsaber, he has been dedicatedly working to create cool stuff of superheroes.

James Hobson Personal Details
Full NameJames Hobson 
Nick NameThe Hacksmith
Date of BirthFebruary 10, 1990
Age30 years old
Birth PlaceKitchener, Ontario, Canada
ProfessionYoutuber, Engineer
Zodiac SignAquarius
Marital StatusSingle
Social Media Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / Youtube
Net Worth$100 Thousand – $1 Million
James Hobson Age, Birthday

James Hobson was born on February 10, 1990, in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He is thirty years old as of October 2020. He celebrates his birthday on the 10th of February, each year.

James Hobson Physical Status

Hair Color:  Brown

Eye Color: Dark Brown

James Hobson Nationality, Ethnicity

James Hobson holds Canadian citizenship. He belongs to white ethnicity.

James Hobson Family

James Hobson is a native of a beautiful city  Kitchener Ontario, Canada. He has also spent some part of his life in Toronto, Ontario, and Braunschweig, Germany. There are no details about Hobson’s family and siblings.

James Hobson Education

James Hobson earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Conestoga College. He worked as a full-time engineer and product developer before focusing on his YouTube channel. Later he quit his job in order to create full time for his channels.

James Hobson Career

James Hobson began his career as an employee for a company. James joined YouTube in 2006 and began sharing parkour videos. He also shared Backflip Tutorials with his high school friend. After a few years, he began to study mechanical system engineering. During his college days, he teamed up with his friend, Ian Hillier, and worked on engineering projects such as converting a regular Honda into an electric car, which he shared on YouTube. After graduating, James joined Athena Automation as a mechanical engineer in 2012. In 2014, he moved to Christie Digital System where he worked as a product developer. He also served as a writer for Hack a Day as a part-time job.

After six years, James Hobson rebranded his channel as “the Hacksmith” when youtube launched ad revenue sharing with creators. He began working on his channel in Mississauga where he was living at that time. He focused on making working prototypes inspired by science-fictional movies and video games. In 2014, he had his first viral video where he used pneumatic cylinders to make an exoskeleton. His video covered 500 thousand views in three days. He was also invited to appear on the Discovery Channel.

In 2015, James Hobson confidently quit his job and began to give full-time on YouTube. His long-time friend, Ian Hillier joined him as a business partner. And in May 2016, they built a replica of Captain America’s electromagnetic shield and released a video right before Captain America: Civil War came out. The subscribers reached 500k within a few weeks and by the end of the year reached a million subscribers. James traveled to New Zealand in 2017 for War for the Planet of the Apes to test their motion capture suits. They also created a working neuralyzer prop for a Men in Black: International promo campaign.

Currently, Jame’s company has a 13,000 sq. ft facility with a huge number of full-time employees. Their videos receive millions of views a day on YouTube. They also offer an international internship program. Robson’s company works with Fortune 500 companies to create unique advertisement opportunities.

James Hobson Dating | Girlfriend

Currently, James Hobson is single. He is not dating anyone as of 2020. Some records revealed that James had at least one relationship previously. 

James Hobson Net Worth

The 30-year old YouTuber, James Hobson’s net worth is estimated to be about $100 thousand to $1 million as of October 2020. His primary income source is from his youtube channels. He has amassed a total of 10.8M subscribers in his channels. 

Recent News:

Canadian YouTuber, James Robson recently made the world’s first plasma-based retractable lightsaber. A lightsaber is a frictional energy sword featured in the Star Wars franchise. They are the weapons used far away in a galaxy. But Robson made it possible to be used on the earth.

Robson and his team used oxygen and propane gas to create the cutting torch which can melt through steel or lead. His retractable lightsaber uses plasma to work.

James Hobson Social Media Accounts

Instagram: @thehacksmith

Followers: 534k

Twitter: @thehacksmith

Followers: 30.1k

Facebook: @thehacksmith

Followers: 650k

Youtube: the Hacksmith

Subscribers: 10.8M


Other Facts:
  • James Hobson has two other secondary Youtube channels, the Hacksmith (VLOGS) and the Hacksmith (GAMING).
  • Hacksmith and Ian Hillier won the Skills Canada Robotics Competition in Saskatoon in the year 2007.  
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