Joe (Jonatas) Penna who most of you probably know by the name mysteryguitarman is a 23 years old guitarist, animator and filmmaker originally from sao Paulo, brazil but now lives in los angeles, California.
He is popular on youtube for his quirky animated, musical youtube creations and he manages twoTube channels: MysteryGuitarMan and jp. In September 2010, he became the most subscribed Brazilian and the 7th most subscribed user on YouTube, with over one million subscribers. His videos have been viewed over 140 million times.
When his mother needed help getting more customers to come to her yard sale, Joe used the family computer to design signs that he then posted around town. It was his first taste of business.
His first experience of business came when his mother needed help in getting more customers to come to her yard sale, Joe decided to use the family computer to design signs he then posted around the town.
When he was 12, his family decided to move to the U.S. he attended university of Massachusetts studying cardiothoracic before dropping out to focus on his passion for making videos on youtube.
After dropping out of university, he decided to lock himself in his rooms for days creating a video to put on youtube; he spent the days learning different techniques in creating videos.
He also tries to mix his video with some element of creative interactivity, i guess those days locked up in his room really paid off with every click on his video, he makes a tenth of a hundredth of a penny considering he has had over 140 million views on his youtube videos together i guess that’s not bad for doing what you love..You just do the math.
He currently features a new video every Tuesday and Thursday, usually wearing black sunglasses.
He said he has a supportive family, so supportive that his dad calls him up at 3:00am in the morning to ask him to delete nasty comments from his videos on youtube and his mum regularly checks up on his work especially interviews and articles about him sharing it with her friends.
Penna has continued to receive major press for his work on youtube. Starting from 2007 when his video puzzle was featured on the front page of youtube to him already being featured on msn.com.
He has also had his video featured on CNN’s morning show morning express. He was selected as one of the top 10 new directors of 2010 at the 20th Cannes Lions Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase with "T-Shirt War.
His ever-growing popularity has continued to create opportunities for him, with opportunites to work with big companies such as coca-cola and mcdonalds and was also being selected as ford’s fiesta agent for the 2011 ford fiesta movement.
P.S – Did i mention that he is just only 23 years old