The British far-right radio host, YouTuber, conspiracy theorist and writer Paul Joseph Watson, is widely known for his controversial content, including his political extremism and anti-feminism.

Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Paul Joseph Watson hails from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, and was born under the Gemini zodiac sign on 24 May 1982, which makes him 40 years old as of 2022. He was raised in a Christian household together with his brother, Steve Watson, by their father Philip and mother Hazel Watson. Watson disclosed during an interview with a student newspaper in 2016 that he was raised in social housing, and that his family wasn’t financially stable. His family later relocated to a semi-rural district known as Greenside and later settled in Loxley, Sheffield. He grew up very interested in watching documentaries such as “The Secret Rulers of the World” – created by the journalists Alex Jones and Jon Ronson – and has admitted that it’s David Icke, a British conspiracy theorist, who sparked his interest in that genre.

It’s rumored that Watson was kicked out of school for smoking marijuana, but he’s an alumnus of Sheffield University, from where he graduated with a BA degree with a History major.

Facts and Hobbies

Paul has shared that he is now a teetotaler – a person who doesn’t drink alcohol – he didn’t use any alcoholic drinks during his youth, and spent most of his free time exercising.

He’s well-informed and outspoken about environmental conservation. He previously wrote ‘We’ll lose more species of plants and animals between 2000 and 2065 than we’ve lost in the last 65 million years. If we don’t find answers to these problems, we’re gonna be victims of this extinction event that we’re at fault for.’

He is an animal lover, and his favorites are seals – he’s against seal hunting and considers killing baby seals sadistic because they are defenseless.

Career

Paul was taken on by Alex Johnson to work for his Prison Planet project in 2002, when he was 20. The project is one of the InfoWars-led inter-connected conspiracy theory websites. Joseph started the Propaganda Matrix website shortly after he watched the Jon Ronson documentary, and registered the company Global Propaganda Matrix under his website in late 2004.

Paul Joseph Watson Political Self-Identification

Paul and InfoWars have shifted from openly addressing matters about conspiracy theories such as the Illuminati and New World Order (NWO) – which hypothesizes that there is an upcoming totalitarian world government – to criticizing left-wing politics, Islam, and feminism. Previously, Paul described himself as a devoted libertarian, and openly supported the retired American politician, activist, and author, Ron Ernest Paul, in the 2012 presidential polls. Nonetheless, he later – in 2016 – stopped being a libertarian because the American businessman, author, and politician, Gary Earl Johnson, had ‘made the term an embarrassment.’ He later described himself as a conservative in a 2016 Facebook post.

Paul supported the former US President, Donald Trump during the 2016 polls, but later revealed on Twitter that he was ‘formally OFF the Trump train’ when the latter decided to respond to the Khan Shaykhun chemical attack by launching missile attacks on Syria. He also supported the former French presidential aspirant, Marine Le Pen, in the 2017 elections, but she lost to Emmanuel Macron of the En Marche! Party.

Watson’s Views on Immigration

Joseph is anti-immigration, and previously claimed that Malmo, the third largest city in Sweden, is also referred to as ‘Sweden’s Chicago’ because of the previous mass immigration that was seen in the nation. However, his claims were termed false by the peer-reviewed academic journal, Critical Studies in Media Communication (CSMC), which had conducted a study to ascertain this. In August 2022, a middle-aged Jewish man named Eyal Haddad was hacked to death by his Muslim roommate over a debt he owed him in Paris. Watson used the incident to attack President Emmanuel Macron of France, and French African migrant communities.

Contradictory Views on Islam

Joseph is anti-Islam; he’s described Muslim culture as ‘horrific’, adding that it is responsible for mass rape, destruction of the Western Culture, and ‘Islamic ghettos.’ He proposed for adoption of ‘Islam Control’ instead of gun control in the western world, and even published an article on InfoWars, in which he wrote, ‘Muslims living in both the Middle East and the west show alarmingly high levels of support for violent jihad’ further claiming that Christians and gays are violently oppressed in the Middle East.

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His Views on Ethnicity

Paul has openly criticized racial tokenism, and in 2017, he went against British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for portraying ancient Roman Britain as racially diverse after it created a black Roman centurion character in an educational animated show. Nonetheless, his criticism was brushed off by the Faculty of Classics, Cambridge, and the English ancient Rome scholar, Mary Beard, stating that there is evidence that ancient Roman Britain was multi-ethnic.

In 2019, Watson began editing articles for the online site Summit News, and his author page now has more than 1,000 article listings. However, his site has been reviewed as a ‘questionable source with an extreme right-wing bias’ by Media Bias Fact Check. He is the author of the book “Order out of Chaos: Elite Sponsored Terrorism & the New World Order,” in which he refers to mainstream media reports to document how governments are allegedly orchestrating terrorist attacks to further their political agendas.

Watson is very active on Twitter – @PrisonPlanet – with over 1.1 million followers, and on Instagram with close to 42,000 followers. He launched his self-titled YouTube channel in 2011 and it now has almost two million subscribers. In 2019, his Instagram and Facebook accounts were suspended for hate speech, and contrarian and Conservatory posts.

Watson has so far bagged two awards; a BBC Best Anchor award, and Newsweek Award for Best Journalist.

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Personal Life

Watson is a highly secretive person; it’s rumored that he’s in a relationship with a mysterious woman. It is believed that he doesn’t talk about his girlfriend to protect her from the hate he receives from several nationalist groups.

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Paul is of white ethnicity and has a pair of blue eyes, and light brown hair. He has an athletic physique, weighs approximately 185lbs (85kgs), and is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall.

Net Worth

Joseph has accumulated his net worth through his career as a news representative, social media presence, and presidential campaigner. He also earns a good sum from his YouTube Channel, and being part of PrisonPlanet.com and InfoWars.com websites. He is authoritatively worth approximately $1 million as of 2022.

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