• Born in 1992, Austin McBroom is a 27-year-old American influencer, YouTuber and former basketball player
• Played college basketball at St. Louis University and other schools, ultimately graduating in 2016
• Teamed up with Catherine Paiz in 2016 to create the ACE Family YouTube channel, featuring famous friends such as Kylie Jenner
• Organized a charity basketball game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in 2019, raising close to $500,000
• Net worth estimated at $3.5 million as of August 2019


Who is Austin McBroom?

Born under the earth sign of Taurus on 20 May 1992, in Palmdale, California, USA, Austin McBroom is an American influencer, social media personality, YouTuber and former basketball player. He rose to fame as a standout player for St. Louis University of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with career averages of 11.5 points, 2.4 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game. To get more playing time, he changed teams twice before ultimately graduating in 2016. After not being selected in the NBA draft that year, he chose to become an influencer, together with his wife, model Catherine Paiz, and are now famous for their “ACE Family” YouTube channel, and friendships with celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott, Chantel Jeffries and others.

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Early Life and High School Education: A Standout Athlete

Austin was born to Michale and Allen McBroom, and was raised in the North Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles. His mother is African-American and his dad is Caucasian – both have had experience in sports, so young Austin harbored an interest in basketball, football and baseball from an early age. He attended Campbell Hall School, a prestigious institution with famous alumni such as Mary-Kate Olsen and Dakota Fanning, but also a trio of successful NBA brothers – Jrue, Justin and Aaron Holiday. Not only was Austin an excellent student, but he was one of the school’s brightest sports stars, as he was named several times to the All-State team in both football and basketball . He matriculated from the institution in 2011, with stellar averages.

Collegiate Career: A Hard Time

Even during his senior year, scouts from various high-profile colleges attended Austin’s games to see what he’s made of. Although he was a terrific scorer and playmaker, there were concerns about his defense and decision making. Thus, he wasn’t offered scholarships from the very best universities, such as Duke or Kentucky, however, he still had a lot of options on the table, so he chose what he thought was the best fit for him – Central Michigan University in the MAC conference of the NCAA. He was mainly a bench player and didn’t get many minutes, so before his sophomore year, he transferred to St. Louis University, with the goal to get more touches on the perimeter. That didn’t happen, so he changed schools once again in 2015, this time choosing East Washington University. There, he finally had a standout year, averaging 21 points and 3.7 assists, before graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, but his mind was set on playing in the NBA. However, teams weren’t interested in McBroom, so he went undrafted, and as he wasn’t keen on playing in China or Europe, he decided to forego a basketball career.

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Teaming Up with Catherine Paiz: The ACE Family

In 2015, Austin encountered fellow St. Louis University alumna Catherine Paiz at a party in Miami; they knew each other from the school, but had never spent any time together. They exchanged numbers and Austin texted her right away. However, Catherine was hesitant to respond because she was focused on her career at the time and wasn’t interested in dating. A month later she responded, and Austin immediately asked her out to dinner. They instantly saw eye to eye and arranged to go hiking together.

On 10 January 2016, they started their own YouTube channel – The ACE Family, standing for Austin, Catherine and Elle (her then-unborn daughter). With features from Kylie Jenner, Chris Brown and other celebrities, their channel became one of the most popular on the platform. According to their YouTube description, they post ‘vlogs, crazy experiences, challenges, pranks, and fun family times’. Austin proposed to her in 2017, and they married less than a year later in a private ceremony. They have two children – Elle Lively born on 28 May 2016, and her sister, Alaia Maria came into this world on 17 October, 2018.

Why Are People Infatuated With the ACE Family?

Austin and Catherine’s channel is popular because it gives an intimate look into the life of a celebrity family. From potty training to somewhat outrageous pranks, they aren’t afraid to share anything with their fans. Viewers often call them ‘the most candid family on YouTube’, and they’ve managed to build quite a brand out of it.

The ACE Family Charity Basketball Game

On 29 June 2019, the McBrooms collaborated with Chris Brown to organize a charity basketball game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The game featured two teams mainly comprised of celebrities and Austin’s former college teammates. More than 20,000 people showed up to support this charitable cause, and close to $500,000 was raised through the process. After the game, Austin stated that this achievement inspired them to give back to their community even more in the future.

Who is Austin McBroom’s Wife Catherine Paiz?

Catherine Paiz is a Canadian model of Panamanian ethnicity. She first rose to fame when she signed a contract with Victoria’s Secret and Azzelia Swimwear at the tender age of 16. Many important people in the fashion industry consider her one of the first models to harness the potential of social media and become famous this way. Like her hubby, she’s also a former athlete, having played volleyball, soccer and various other sports in high school. The two often work out together, and post videos on their social media profiles.

Cheating Incident?

Near the end of June of 2019, Austin was in the middle of a scandal. A woman Tweeted to his wife Catherine, claiming that one of her friends met him at a nightclub in Miami, Florida and had slept with him a few hours later. She also stated that McBroom made this anonymous woman sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDC), a legal document, which dictates that the signee must not speak about a certain matter in public. If he or she dishonors the NDC, there can be legal consequences. A number of ACE Family fans stood by Austin’s side, claiming that it’s impossible that such a loving husband would cheat on his wife. Others, however, said that this incident probably wasn’t the first instance of Austin’s infidelity, mainly due to the NDC being mentioned. Catherine quickly responded via Twitter, saying the following: ‘Omg lmao? post your “proof” the people wanna see? how about you post what you got and if someone tries to sue you all pay for it. Deal? I swear ppl believe everything they read.’ The accuser has since deleted the Tweet, while failing to substantiate her claims.

Solo Social Media Career: Luxuries and Motivation

On his Instagram page, Austin posts a variety of content – his photos mostly include himself smiling in his villa or sitting in a Lamborghini or Porsche. While he’s been accused of flaunting his wealth, McBroom denied it, saying: ‘Man, I’m just tryin’ to show people that a little bit of hard work and creativity can go a long way. I just want to inspire others to be successful.’ Almost every post is accompanied with motivational quotes about effort, perseverance and thankfulness.

Net Worth: How Rich is Austin McBroom?

Have you ever wondered how affluent Austin McBroom really is? According to several reputable sources, he has a net worth of approximately $2 million, as of mid-2024, which may not include their residence,  accumulated by building a social media empire together with his wife, mainly capitalizing on video monetization and ad placement. Austin also promotes brands on his Instagram profile, leading to a significant influx of funds. If he continues running his ventures successfully, we will surely see his net worth rise in the foreseeable future.

Body Measurements: How Tall is Austin McBroom?

Austin McBroom is 5ft 9in (175cm) tall and weighs about 165lbs (75kg). Even though he is undersized for a basketball player, this didn’t prevent him from having a stellar high school and collegiate career.

Online Presence

Austin updates his public profiles and engages with his fans . He’s massively popular on Instagram, and you can also find him on Twitter. In addition, he runs the ACE Family official Facebook page, which boasts over 450,000 ‘likes’. However, his bread and butter is YouTube, on which he has 17 million subscribers and has attracted almost three billion views.

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Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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