KSI Net Worth

KSI Net Worth is way more than $6 million, as of 2020, especially when you add the extra $900,000 he made in his recent rematch in 2019 with Logan Paul and all the other earnings from his music and merchandise sales.

His videos make him so much money that Forbes ranked him as the 5th highest paid YouTuber globally in 2015! Forbes even put his net worth at $4.5 million dollars then.

His expansion into other endeavors such as music, publishing, films and boxing have definitely increased his net worth a lot more by now.

He makes so much money from his videos that it’s reported he can make as much as £250,000 from just advertisements in one video.

Born Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji, KSI has made a big name for himself, thanks to his YouTube channel with over four billion video views. The subscriber base of this channel is around 19 million, as of 2019.

This YouTube sensation is also a rapper. He has released two EPs that topped the UK R&B Albums chart.

He won the NME Award for Vlogger of the Year in 2006.

KSI is a huge talent and it’s no wonder that his videos have attracted so many viewers, all of which have subsequently increased his net wealth over the years.

He has branched out into hip hop and rap music. The success of his YouTube channel has really helped his increased fans and wealth.

Net Worth: $6 million (USD)
Source of Wealth: Singing, Rapping, YouTube, Acting, Commercial Endorsements, Boxing, Entrepreneurship
Full Names: Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji
Also known as: KSI
Date of Birth: June 19,1993
Age: 26
Country of Origin: United States of America
Gender: Male
Height: 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Years Active: 2008 to present
Recent Update: 2020

 

Source of Wealth

The main source of KSI’s wealth is the income he receives from his YouTube videos. He’s one of those who makes very good money on YouTube.

He makes so much money from his videos that it’s reported he can make as much as £250,000 from just advertisements in one video.

He also makes money from the sale of his albums and Extended Plays and also from the films he has appeared in.

His expansion into other endeavors such as music, publishing, films and boxing have definitely increased his net worth a lot more by now. It was even reported that he made millions of dollars, combined, from his boxing match with Logan Paul in 2018 and recently in 2019.

He also makes money as an online entrepreneur, thanks to different business ventures he’s involved in. In particular, he’s currently the director of as many as three different UK companies. The total of his equity in these various companies is reported to be at least £1.7 million.

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Early Life

KSI is a Pseudonym for Olajide William “JJ” Olatunji. He is a British YouTuber, actor, rapper, professional boxer, and Internet personality.

KSI was born on the 19th of June, 1993. He was born in London but grew up in Watford. His father is Jide Olatunji and his mother is Yinka Olatunji.

He has a younger brother named Deji Olatunji who is a YouTuber as well.

KSI’s parents are from Nigeria.

KSI attended Berkhamsted School. He dropped out of school to pursue a career on YouTube. As a teenager, he enjoyed and made money playing video games. He also created entertaining videos for people.

 

Career Highlights

2008: KSI started his interest in YouTube by creating an account called JideJunior.

2009: He opened a new YouTube channel about FIFA video games. The channel is KSIOlajidebt

He was inspired by the success of YouTubers like Weepler and Hjerpseth to start his own channel to post various videos.

KSI focused mainly on association football and FIFA. The channel also featured Grand Theft Auto V and other PC-based modifications in his secondary channel called “KSIOlajidebtHD”.

2011: KSI and fellow YouTuber Randolph released “Heskey Time” a rap song about footballer Emile Heskey.

The song was released in iTunes before Christmas.

“Heskey Time” was successful and it inspired KSI to release other songs.

2012: KSI was enmeshed in controversy at a Eurogamer event. He was accused of sexually harassing attendees at the event.

A report has it that  KSI sexually assaults a spokesmodel before naming another “Massive Tits” and asking a series of inappropriate questions to female attendees, including the absolutely vile “What are you doing not fingering yourself?”.

The resulting backlash made Microsoft cut ties with him. He was also banned for life from the future Eurogamer Expos.

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2013: He appeared on the video “KSI VS FIFA // The Record Slam” made by GWRomg. He scored 190 goals breaking the previously held record 110 goals. Thus he achieved the feat of “the most goals scored against computer”.

KSI was named in the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition after scoring 190 games in the game.

He also defeated Virgin Gaming co-founder Zach Zeldin in a FIFA video game.

He later signed a deal about having a paid subscription project with YouTube in Las Vegas.

This year, KSI also signed a deal to become one of the YouTube gamers to work with Polaris. Other top YouTube gamers that signed up with the gaming division of Polaris include Captain Sparklez, Ali-A, and TheBajanCanadian.

He also joined with other YouTube gamers to form the group known as Sidemen.

2015: KSI released a book about details of his history and controversies on YouTube. The title of the book is “KSI: I Am a Bellend”. It was released in the UK on 24 September 2015.

He also released the US version titled “KSI: I Am a Tool” on the 29th of September, 2015. He also did a tour to support the book in the last week of September.

KSI released his debut solo song titled “Lamborghini”. The song featured rapper P-Money.

2016: An Extended Play or EP titled “Keep Up” is the first EP by KSI. It was released in January. Other songs like “Goes Off” featuring Mista Silva and “Friends with Benefits” were released as singles in his second studio EP titled “Jump Around” which was later released in September.

2017: KSI announced he was leaving the Sidemen group. He had issues with a member called Ethan Payne. He later released a diss track criticizing members of the Sidemen group. As expected, members of the group responded with their own.

He later returned to the group after he was deported from the United States for using an incorrect visa.

KSI and the Sidemen were heavily criticized online for faking their supposed “Sidemen War”.

KSI released his third EP titled “Space”. His fourth EP “Disstracktions” was also released in the same year.

“Disstracktions” peaked at number 31 at the UK Albums Chart. It also peaked at number one on the UK R&B Albums Chart.

2018: KSI and fellow YouTuber Joe Weller competed in a White-collar amateur boxing match. The match took place at the Copper Box Arena in Hackney Wick, London.

KSI won the bout in 1 minute and 30 seconds by way of technical knockout. He was awarded YouTube Boxing Championship Belt.

KSI also fought Internet personality Logan Paul in a white-collar boxing match. Two judges scored it 57-57 while the third had it 58-57 to KSI. Because of the majority draws, none of the fighters took home the prize.

The fight was labeled “the largest event in YouTube history”

2019: “New Age” a collaboration album between KSI and Randolph was released in April of this year. The album featured Talia Mar, Jme and Quadeca. It debuted at number 17 on the UK Albums Chart. It peaked at number one on the UK R&B Albums Chart.

KSI and Logan have faced each other again in a boxing match.

This fight was a professional fight and both boxers didn’t wear any headgear.

It was even reported that he made millions of dollars, combined, from his boxing match with Logan Paul in 2018 and the recent one in 2019.

 

Personal Life

KSI is not married and there are no public details of his relationship with any girl.

This British YouTuber was enmeshed in a controversy at the Eurogamer event in 2012. He was accused of sexually harassing attendees at the event.

Following this controversy, Microsoft had to cut off ties with KSI. He was also banned for life from the Eurogamer Expo.

In 2018, KSI and his brother Deji had a falling out after his brother leaked his personal bank records during a diss track video toward YouTube personality Randolph.

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