Net Worth: $20 Million
Born: June 19, 1993
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Source of Wealth: YouTuber/Vlogger
Last Updated: 2020
Olajide William Olatunji, better known as KSI, is an English YouTube personality, rapper, comedian and actor.
He established himself on his YouTube channel, which he created several years ago to record his FIFA games, and since then has reached over 4 billion views.
As of 2020, KSI’s net worth is $20 million.
Olajide William Olatunji was born on the 19th July, 1993, in Watford, England. He made the decision to drop out of high school in order to pursue his dreams and his definition of happiness.
KSI’s decision to drop out was ridiculed by his family, who were very traditional, and believed highly pursuing higher education.
He talks a little bit more about this in the motivational video we’ve included at the bottom of this article.
Instead, KSI created a YouTube account when he was a teenager, and started to do what he loved: playing video games, and creating entertaining videos for people.
KSI began recording videos on YouTube in 2008, and they majorly revolved around playing FIFA.
He quickly grew a large following, mainly among other FIFA fans and players, and used to growth start diversifying his channel and his career.
In 2011, he branched out into the world of hip hop and rap, and used his channel to help facilitate the early success of his music. He’s now released various songs on ITunes and YouTube, his very first of which, was ‘Heskey Time’; a football themed song, featuring fellow YouTuber Randolph.
Leveraging his following, KSI began producing more music, with tracks such as ‘Lamborghini’, ‘Down Like That’, and ‘Two Birds One Stone’.
With feuds becoming more and more popular among YouTubers, KSI lit the fire for the new trend of amateur boxing matches between social media superstars, fighting Joe Weller in 2018.
This continued, as KSI went on to fight Logan Paul later that year, with the match ending in a tie. However, in 2019, KSI and Logan fought once more, this time with the decision going in KSI’s favor. The two matches raked in millions of dollars.
Before the age of 24 years old, KSI has been able to afford a mansion, have a Jacuzzi air-lifted into his crib, and buy himself a Lamborghini.
Here are some of the best highlights of KSI’s career:
- Began recording YouTube videos (2008)
- Released the song ‘Heskey Time’ (2011)
- NME Awards – Vlogger of the Year (2016)
- Amateur Boxing Debut against Joe Weller (2018)
- Amateur Boxing Match against Logan Paul (2018)
- KSI VS Logan Paul 2 (Win, 2019)
Favorite Quotes from KSI
“Essentially, I’m a 21-year-old who’s a millionaire through gaming, vlogging, and my online experience. Yo, I’ll take it!” – KSI
“A lot of people think YouTube is quite easy, when it just isn’t. I’ve been doing YouTube for six years now, and I’d say the hardest years were definitely the first three or four. You have to constantly put out content that is good just to make people come back to your channel, and I work every single day just to try and expand my brand.” – KSI
“A lot of people think being at the top means you have to be the best at a certain game. You don’t. It’s more about personality.” – KSI
“I’m now a brand. Like, KSI is a brand. It’s crazy that it all came from me sitting in my bedroom just making a few FIFA videos.” – KSI
“School taught me how to do a 9-5 job rather than be a person who wants to start a business.” – KSI
“I am trying to make sure that I don’t spend on ridiculous things, so that after all this YouTube thing goes, I’m not left there, like, ‘Uh oh, I have nothing.'” – KSI
KSI Motivational Video
KSI has taken the internet by storm with his YouTube channel. And he’s an inspiration to many of the younger generation, due to his incredible success from simply recording himself playing video games.
As of 2020, KSI’s net worth is roughly $20 million. Not bad for a 25 year old FIFA addict.