Jonathan Silver Scott is a Canadian multi-hyphenate who works as a real estate agent, magician, producer, and star of reality television. He rose to fame as a co-host of HGTV’s “Property Brothers” real estate show. A media and home goods conglomerate helmed by him and his twin brother, Drew Scott, generates more than $500 million in revenue each year. Jonathan aspired to be a magician, whereas Drew aspired to be an actor.
Jonathan Silver Scott was born on April 28th, 1978 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He’s four minutes older than his identical twin brother, Drew Scott. James is the older sibling of the twins. Jim and Joanne Scott’s children. Jim Scott was a stuntman, actor, and assistant director in the film industry during the 1970s. A more regular life was carved out in Canada for the family after the birth of the twins.
While still in elementary school, Jonathan began acting in local theatrical plays, and he has since gone on to become one of the world’s most promising young illusionists. He worked as a model and did martial arts in addition to performing. Now he has won the Canadian Karate Championships 13 times.
The Scott twins, who are Canadian and hail from Vancouver, have been working together since they were seven years old. When they launched JAM Enterprises, the two sold nylon-covered hangers from their garage to their neighbors’ front porches. The brothers were mall security guards in the late 1990s. Property Brothers was not the first time the 6-foot-5-inch twins appeared on TV. For example, they appeared in Smallville, Breaker High, and The X-Files.
While Jonathan was focused on his real estate business, Drew was pursuing a career as an actor full-time in Los Angeles. Property Brothers was a great hit for Jonathan and Drew after they signed on. Buying and Selling, Brother vs. Brother, and Property Brothers: At Home on The Ranch were all spin-offs from the original series. During season 25 of Dancing With the Stars, Drew made a brief appearance opposite partner Emma Slater and finished in fourth place.
Among their many talents, the two brothers have collaborated on music projects. Both Hold On and Let the Light Shine In had their television debuts on the premiere of Property Brothers: At Home on the Ranch in September 2013. Jonathan and Drew also run a thriving lifestyle publication called Reveal, as well as a home products line.
When Drew and Jonathan were still in high school, they began investing in real estate and doing renovations. No one wants to be “starving artists,” even if that’s their original goal. They reasoned that making an early real estate investment would serve as a safety net for their longer-term goals. They purchased their first home at the age of 18, in their first semester of college.
For their $250 down payment on a seven-bedroom house across the street from their university, they took out a vendor take-back mortgage. The brothers rented it out when they finished the repairs and made $800 a month in rent. An additional $50,000 was made when they sold it one year later, all while still in school. Throughout their late teens, they continued to acquire and flip houses.
The brothers experimented with acting and magic before settling on real estate as a career path. When he was 19, John dropped out of college to focus on creating large-scale illusions in order to turn them into a traveling performance. One of John’s acquaintances approached him, and John agreed to let him use some of his illusions in exchange for a small fee. Unfortunately, the perpetrator made off with the entire show, leaving Jonathan with an enormous debt of $80,000. His debts remained unpaid and he kept quiet about his ordeal with his parents out of desperation and shame.
At the age of 20, John was forced to file for bankruptcy. For his part, Drew was a flight attendant for WestJet at the time. In order to pursue a career in construction and design, John returned to school and enrolled in the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. During this time, he was certified as a general contractor. Drew, on the other hand, obtained his license to practice real estate in 2004
It was in the summer of 2007 that John and Kelsy Ully tied the knot. After moving to Las Vegas, her career as a model and waitress triggered a series of difficulties that threatened their relationship, he writes in his book. They split in 2010 after being together for seven years, two of whom were married at the time. He was in a relationship with Jacinta Kuznetsov for three years before they called it quits in April of last year. Jonathan made the announcement a week after Zooey Deschanel announced her divorce. They got to know each other while filming an episode of Carpool Karaoke.