KSI is an English rapper, YouTube personality and comedian. He's followed by millions and has achieved a remarkable degree of fame, and along with that a fortune to boot. His net worth as of this time is estimated to be at $20 million. At the young age of 26, he's a multi-millionaire and there are a lot of people who are wondering how he came to be so wealthy? Did he make millions from his YouTube channel or was it something else? We checked into his history and career and here is what we discovered.
Net Worth $20 Million
Name Olajide Olayinka Williams "JJ" Olatunji
Born Watford, Hertfordshire
Birth Date June 19, 1993
Source of Wealth English Youtuber, Internet Personality, Rapper, Actor and Professional Boxer
His early years
KSI was born in July of 1993 as Olajide William Olatunji in Watford, England. He had big dreams and aspirations and he made the choice to drop out of high school so he could go after his dreams and find a more fulfilling purpose. This didn't go over well with members of his family. They held the belief that it was proper to follow established traditions which meant not only finishing high school but also going on to college, getting a degree and pursuing a professional vocation. He had a lot of opposition as the made the decision but he was not moved and he stuck with the choice because he knew that it was going to go in his favor.
From the time that he was just a teen, he had a little something extra special going on. He played video games like other kids and he truly loved doing so. This is where the similarity ends. He was also good at making videos for people that were extremely entertaining. He set up a YouTube account to share his creations with the world. KSI is his professional name and his profession is listed as YouTuber/Vlogger. KSI is truly funny and he's also a talented rapper which makes his videos a big hit around the world. So far, his channel has received more than 4 billion views which is an astronomical figure. He started recording videos for YouTube in 2008. The content was mostly around playing FIFA. A large group of followed began to join him and it wasn't long before KSI started to diversify his content and stretch out a bit.
Big changes and an influx of wealth
KSI made some big changes in 2011. He was still into sports but he added with universe of rap and hip hop. This brought in a new audience who would tune into his channel and help his early music to become a success. His new songs have gone out to the masses through YouTube and ITunes. One of the most popular songs is titled "Heskey Time" and it has a football theme that includes another YouTuber he collaborates with named Randolph. KSI has maintained sports theme that reaches out to a very large audience of fans.
He's living the high life
KSI was able to purchase his own mansion before he even turned 24 years old. He also has a Jacuzzi in his mansion and he's the proud owner of a Lamborghini. He's come a long way from the time that he dropped out of school to pursue his career aspirations. He believed in himself and he followed after his true passion and it resulted in tremendous success. He's joined the ranks of fellow YouTube stars Logan Paul and Jake Paul who have achieved a similar degree of success with their YouTube ventures. There's a lot of money to be made in this industry for those who have talent, the drive to succeed and a genuine passion for what they do.
KSI began his YouTube career with recorded videos in 2008. By 2011 he released his first hit song "Heskey Time." He received the Vlogger of the Year from NME Awards in 2016. In 2018 he made his amateur Boxing debut against Joe Weller.
How did KSI make $20 million?
He's actually made a lot more than $20 million but this is his estimated net worth as of 2019. He owes his fabulous wealth to his own talents and tenacity, as well as the career that he carved out for himself as a YouTube Vlogger. This is what you can accomplish when you're passionate and you believe in yourself.
Written by Dana Hanson
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