Gavin McInnes is a polemical English-born writer and TV personality who is best known for his racist and fascist ideologies as well as his co-ownership of Vice media and Vice Magazine. He is also an actor and founder/former chairman of the far-right neo-fascist men’s group Proud Boys. McInnes stepped down from his chairman position after the group was tagged by the FBI as an extremist organization due to their repeated misconduct.
In 2002, McInnes made a controversial racist comment during an interview with New York Press. The comment received strong backlash from the public, prompting the management of Vice to apologize on his behalf. In addition to that, the host of the popular program Get Off My Lawn has been denied entrance into Australia over supposed bad behavior that has further led him to be banned on many social media platforms like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook and websites like Amazon and Paypal. Learn more interesting facts about him below.
Gavin McInnes was born on the 17th of July 1970 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England. His father is James McInnes, who served as the Vice President of Operations at Gallium while his mother is Loraine McInnes, a retired business teacher. It is not clear if he has any siblings.
At around the age of 4, the McInnes family moved to Canada from England. Here, he attended Earl of March Secondary School in Ottawa before later bagging a degree in English Literature from Carleton University.
By 1994, the Carleton University graduate, along with Suroosh Alvi and Shane Smith, co-founded Vice. For his work in the magazine, WNBC radio station named him the godfather of hipsterdom. As a professional writer, he contributed to articles in Vice magazine such as The Vice Guide to Picking Up Chicks and the Vice Guide to Happiness. Furthermore, he was a co-author of the magazine’s two books; The Vice Guide to Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll along with Vice Do’s and Dont’s: 10 years of Vice Magazine’s Street Fashion Critiques. Surprisingly, in 2008, he parted ways with Vice over creative differences.
Soon after splitting from Vice, Gavin McInnes got a job as the creative director of an advertising agency named Rooster. However, in 2014, he was asked to take a walk from the company as a result of a transphobic essay he wrote on Thought catalog. This essay was strongly reprimanded by the public that it almost led to the close down of the company.
McInnes went on to become a frequent guest on multiple television programs like Fox News’ Red Eye, The Alex Jones Show, and The Sean Hannity show among others. By June 2015, his podcast, Gavin McInnes show made its first appearance on Compound media. He has further made a series of contributions to magazines like Death and Taxes, American Renaissance, The Federalist, and others. Currently, he is associated with Taki’s Magazine as their writer. He has also featured in movies like How to Be a Man and One More Time.
Gavin McInnes Family – Wife, Kids
Gavin McInnes is married to Emily Jendisak, who is a consultant and publicist based in Manhattan, New York. The pair are said to have met for the first time at Max fish bar in New York. Soon after that, they kicked off a relationship which led them to exchange marital vows in 2005 in a ceremony held at the Sunset View Farms in Bovina, New York. Together, McInnes and Jendisak have three kids.
According to the Celebrity Net Worth website, Gavin McInnes has an estimated net worth of $10 million. The professional writer and TV personality amassed his huge wealth mostly through his media and broadcasting company as well as through the proceeds he has earned from his YouTube channel.
Gavin McInnes is not the tallest person you would ever come across as he is only about 5 feet 10 inches (177 cm) tall. The Vice Media co-founder further weighs about 73.5 kg (162 lbs) and has a shoe size of 10.5 (US).
Is He Gay?
Gavin McInnes is publicly known for his transphobic and homophobic remarks. As a result of this, it can be accurately deduced that he is not gay. In addition, he is a married man who has been with his wife for more than a decade without any stories that have associated him with having relationships with people of his own gender.