Last Updated: April 19, 2024
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Net Worth:
$100 Million
Birthdate:
Jun 19, 1993 (30 years old)
Birthplace:
Watford
Gender:
Male
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What Is KSI's Net Worth?

KSIOlajidebt (also known simply as KSI) is an English YouTube personality, video game commentator, comedian, and rapper who has a net worth of $100 million. KSI is one of the highest-paid internet personalities in the world. Between September 2022 and September 2023, he earned $25 million. As of this writing, he has three YouTube channels; "KSI," "JJ Olatunji," and "KSIClips," and his videos have amassed more than 8.6 billion views. His main channel has 24.1 million subscribers, and he is also a former member of the YouTube group the Sidemen, which manages four channels, "Sidemen," "MoreSidemen," "SidemenReacts," and "SidemenShorts."

KSIOlajidebt's name comes from the gaming community "KSI" plus his real name, Olajide, and BT British Telecom. He mostly plays and comments on FIFA games and has played FIFA with Arsenal and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. As a rapper, KSI released the single "Lamborghini" (featuring P Money) in 2015, and it reached #7 on the UK R&B chart and #30 on the UK Singles Chart. He has released the studio albums "Dissimulation" (2020) and "All Over the Place" (2021), and he has been featured on singles by BlacknWhite, Sway, and Yogi. In 2015, KSI published the book "KSI: I Am a Bellend," which was titled " "I Am a Tool: How to Be a YouTube Kingpin and Dominate the Internet" in the U.S.

Logan Paul and KSI famously hate each other, and on August 25, 2018, KSI and Logan held a pay-per-view boxing match that was promoted as "the biggest internet event in history." The fight ended in a draw, and a rematch took place on November 9, 2019, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The first fight was watched by 2.25 million viewers live, with 1 million watching via pay-per-view and another estimated 1.2 million watching illegally via Twitch streams. In the end, 1.3 million purchased the fight via PPV, generating around $13 million in revenue. It's likely that Logan and KSI each earned around $2 million total from the match before taxes when all other sources, like merchandise are added. For the second fight, they each were guaranteed a minimum of $900,000. Their total earnings for the second fight, which was broadcast by boxing company DAZN USA, likely topped $3 million each. KSI previously fought another YouTuber he was feuding with, Joe Weller, and won in the third round, defeating Weller with a technical knockout. On YouTube, 1.6 million watched the fight live, and within 24 hours, it had garnered 21 million views.

Prime Energy Drink

In recent years, the energy drink "Prime" has become a hot topic when discussing KSI's net worth. For those who are unaware, Logan Paul and KSI have promoted Prime since its debut in January 2022. According to unverified reports from Prime, in the 12 months between December 2022 and December 2023, the drink generated $565 million in revenue.

Do Logan Paul and KSI own Prime? No. They are promoters, but they do have equity in the brand. It is generally believed that the two either both own 20% or they own a combined 20%. The remaining majority is controlled by a Louisville-based umbrella company called Congo Brands. Congo is co-owned by Max Clemons and Trey Steiger.

Let's assume that Logan and KSI each own 20% of the brand. When Rockstar sold to Pepsi for $3.8 billion in 2020, it was generating $800 million in revenue. In other words, Rockstar sold for around 5X revenue. If Prime is doing $600 million per year in revenue, one could assume the brand's overall value is around $3 billion (5 times $600m). If Logan and KSI each own 20% of the brand, their paper stakes would be worth $600 million. If they actually own a combined 20%, aka 10% each, that would be $300 million a piece. Since their actual equity stakes are not known AND the brand's revenue numbers are unverified, all of the above is pure speculation. However, it is safe to assume that they both own very valuable stakes in a growing business.

Prime has lined up a slew of celebrity endorsers, including quarterback Patric Mahomes, soccer star Erling Haaland, and MMA fighter Alexander Volkanovski. It's probably safe to assume the celebrities were also given equity in exchange for their endorsement.

Early Life

KSIOlajidebt was born Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji on June 19, 1993, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. His mother, Yinka, is from London, and his father, Jide, is from Nigeria. KSI has a younger brother, Deji, who is also a YouTuber; in 2015, KSI was ranked #1 on Tubular Labs' list of the "UK's Most Influential YouTube Creators," and Deji was ranked #2. KSI attended Berkhamsted School, where he met Simon Minter, who would later join KSI as a member of the Sidemen. In 2018, Deji released a video that showed KSI's personal bank records, and KSI publicly expressed anger at his family for Deji's actions, saying, "Don't you f**king dare put my information out on blast like that. I keep that shit private. Mom, dad, I'm disappointed."

YouTube Career

In 2008, KSI launched his first YouTube channel under the user name "JideJunior," and he created the "KSIOlajideBT" account in July 2009. After he began earning a steady revenue from his FIFA gaming‚Äďcommentary videos, he dropped out of sixth form college. KSI later branched out to vlog-style videos and featured a wider variety of games in his videos, and he reached one million subscribers in 2012. He signed with Polaris, a sub-network of Maker Studios, in 2013, and in October of that year, he became a member of the Sidemen, a British YouTube group that posts videos of sketches, challenges, and video game commentary. In August 2017, KSI announced that he had left the Sidemen, and then he released diss track videos about the other members.

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Music Career

KSI released his debut album, "Dissimulation," in May 2020, and it reached #1 on the Irish Albums Chart and #2 on the UK Albums Chart. The Gold album featured the singles "Down Like That" (featuring Rick Ross, Lil Baby, and S-X), "Wake Up Call" (featuring Trippie Redd), "Poppin" (featuring Lil Pump and Smokepurpp), "Houdini" (featuring Swarmz and Tion Wayne), and "Killa Killa" (featuring Aiyana-Lee). His follow-up, 2021's "All Over the Place," topped the UK Albums Chart and included the Gold singles "Really Love" (featuring Craig David and Digital Farm Animals) and "Don't Play" (with Anne-Marie and Digital Farm Animals). KSI has also released the EPs "Keep Up" (2016), "Jump Around" (2016), "Space" (2017), and "Disstracktions" (2017). He released the studio album "All Over The Place" in 2021.

Personal Life

KSI is passionate about charity work and has participated in the charity television shows "Comic Relief," "Stand Up To Cancer," "Children in Need," and "Sport Relief." In 2015, he donated $10,000 to YouTuber Castro1021's online charity stream, and he took part in a Race Against Slime event to raise money for SpecialEffect, a U.K.-based organization that puts "put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games." KSI and his fellow Sidemen hosted three charity football events between 2016 and 2018 and raised nearly £400,000  for charities such as Childline, the Saint's Foundation, and the Charlton Athletic Community Trust. In 2020, KSI donated $60,000 to the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation and other charities that are dedicated to supporting black lives, and he donated clothing to the Seaview Project. That year, he also joined "The Independent's" Help the Hungry campaign and the "Evening Standard's" Food for London Now campaign, and he performed on the charity single "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" for Children in Need. In 2021, he donated £10,000 to Comic Relief during BBC Radio 1's "Lol-a-thon."

KSI is a supporter of the London football club Arsenal F.C., and he has appeared on AFTV, a channel for Arsenal fans. In 2012, he was accused of sexually harassing women at a Eurogamer event and sexually assaulting spokesmodel Brandy Brewer. Though Brewer later tweeted, "I consented to the motorboat it's called comedy……relax," KSI was banned from future Eurogamer events.

Awards and Nominations

In 2016, KSI won a Diamond Creator Award/Youtube Creator Reward at the YouTube Creator Awards, and the NME Awards named him Vlogger of the Year. In 2020, he won an Amazon Music UK award for Best Song for "Lighter," and the song also earned him a BRIT Award nomination for Best British Single. KSI has earned three Shorty Award nominations: Best in Gaming in 2012, YouTuber of the Year in 2017, and Best YouTube Ensemble (with the Sidemen) in 2019. "Sidemen: The Book" received a British Book Award nomination for Non-Fiction: Lifestyle Book of the Year in 2017, and that year, he also earned a BBC Radio 1's Teen Choice Award nomination for Best British Vlogger. KSI has also received nominations from the Global Awards (Social Media Superstar, 2018), MTV Awards (Hottest Summer Superstar, 2020), MOBO Awards (Best Media Personality, 2020), and TMTV Awards (Hottest Summer Superstar, 2021). In 2022, he won "Personality of the Year" at the Rated Awards.

Real Estate

In a 2020 interview with "Men's Health," KSI stated that he owns more than ten homes in England. The combined worth of these properties adds up to more than £10 million. In December of 2021, he moved out of a flat he shared with a friend and purchased a story home in London for £10 million.

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