KSI is an English YouTuber, professional boxer, and internet sensation who began his career playing FIFA and has a net worth of $20 million.
He’s famous for his Twitter feuds with Logan Paul and his boxing matches.
|NET WORTH||$20 MILLION|
|Born||June 19, 1993|
|Source of net worth||YouTuber/Vlogger|
|Movies||Laid in America|
Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji, better known by his stage name KSIOlajidebt, was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, on June 19, 1993. Yinka is from London, and Jide is from Nigeria. In 2015, KSI was voted #1 on Tubular Labs’ ranking of the “UK’s Most Influential YouTube Creators,” while Deji was placed #2.
KSI went to Berkhamsted School, where he met Simon Minter, who later became a member of the Sidemen with KSI. In 2018, Deji released a video showing KSI’s personal bank records, and KSI publicly expressed his displeasure with his family, saying, “You have no right to broadcast my personal information like that. That’s a secret I keep to myself. I’m sorry, mother and father.”
Career in music
After writing and recording comedy-rap tracks for his YouTube channel in 2011, KSI’s debut single Lamborghini was released on March 23, 2015. He went on to independently produce additional music.
On November 4, 2019, he signed a deal to further his musical career with RBC Records and BMG. On May 22, 2020, he released Dissimulation, his first studio album.
On July 16, 2021, he released his sophomore album, All Over the Place. The album reached number one on the UK Album Charts. Really Love, the album’s second tune, was declared gold as well.
Career in Boxing
In late 2017, he fought another YouTuber named Joe Weller in his first amateur boxing battle. Dissensions on social media and a few diss recordings began their feud. Against a considerably smaller opponent, JJ won by technical knockout.
For his second match, Olatunji took on Logan Paul. It was billed as the world’s largest amateur boxing contest. It was, however, a stalemate. As a result, in November 2019, they fought again as professionals, with KSI winning by a split decision.
Logan Paul used to be his ring competitor, but the two are now business partners. They founded Prime Hydration, a sports hydration beverage company. Logan is worth $30 million, somewhat more than KSI’s $26.4 million fortune.
Career on YouTube
JideJunior was the moniker he used for his first YouTube channel. In 2008, he started submitting videos to YouTube, most of them were about FIFA.
He was fortunate in that he quickly gained a large following and increased his content offerings. KSI has been a part of the Sidemen since October 19, 2013. To keep their audience entertained, they develop sketches and funny challenges.
The NME Awards honored him with the title of Vlogger of the Year in 2016. His primary channel, KSI, has 23.7 million subscribers, whereas JJ Olatunji has 14.8 million.
KSI is passionate about charity work and has appeared on “Comic Relief,” “Stand Up To Cancer,” “Children in Need,” and “Sport Relief,” among other shows. He donated $10,000 to YouTuber Castro1021’s online charity broadcast in 2015, and he participated in a Race Against Slime to collect money for SpecialEffect, a U.K.-based nonprofit that “puts fun and inclusion back into the lives of persons with physical disabilities by letting them play video games.”
Between 2016 and 2018, KSI and his teammates sponsored three charity football events, raising approximately £400,000 for Childline, the Saints Foundation, and the Charlton Athletic Community Trust. KSI gave $60,000 to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation and other black-focused charities in 2020, as well as apparel to the Seaview Project.
He also took part in “The Independent’s” Help the Hungry campaign and the “Evening Standard’s” Food for London Now campaign that year, as well as performing on the Children in Need charity track “Stop Crying Your Heart Out.” During the BBC Radio 1’s “Lol-a-thon” in 2021, he gave £10,000 to Comic Relief.
KSI is an Arsenal F.C. supporter who has been on AFTV, an Arsenal fan channel. He was charged with sexually harassing women at a Eurogamer event in 2012, as well as sexually abusing spokesmodel Brandy Brewer. KSI was banned from future Eurogamer events, despite Brewer’s later tweet, “I consented to the motorboat it’s called comedy…..relax.”
KSI’s Net Worth
KSI’s net worth is believed to be $20 million, thanks to the balancing act he does by juggling these two seemingly unrelated occupations. Unfortunately, KSI was scheduled to tour and perform at a number of high-profile festivals this summer, which would have added to his already impressive skillset and fortune, but they have all been canceled due to COVID-19. His shows may be rescheduled, but he is now back on YouTube, doing what he does best: entertaining millions while generating millions.