Here is what you need to know about Youtube sensation KSI

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Just like yesterday, famous Youtuber, KSI is now a household name after becoming one of the biggest names popular on the video platform. He has successfully expanded his career into music, boxing, and beyond.

Having started his career playing FIFA, the YouTuber is now also known for his Twitter beef and boxing fights. This article will tell you what you need to know about him and his worth.

KSI has over 20m views on Youtube

KSI’s road to fame began in 2009 when he was posting videos of himself playing the football video game. He occasionally play other popular video game like Grand Theft Auto.

He seems to have carve a niche for himself for his boxing fights against other YouTube personalities. Having launched a music career, he now focuse mostly on ‘diss’ tracks.

How much does KSI earn yearly and his net worth

Being an influencer who has his hands on many things, KSI is estimated to worth $20 million (£16m) as at late 2019. However, the Sunday Times put his net worth at £12m in May 2020.

According to reports, KSI earns £2.9m ($4.5m) a year through his work as a YouTuber. Being a multi-talented lad, his income fluctuates depending on his activity as he isn’t paid a salary by the company but earns money from advertising revenue and sponsorships. According to the Sunday Times, his videos can generate up to £250,000.

Apart from his youtube channel, KSI has expannded his investment into creation of music videos and has taken part in several boxing matches against other YouTube stars with prize money expected to boost his overall net worth.

KSI vs Logan Paul 2

He has also fought to a majority draw against Logan Paul in a white-collar amateur boxing match. Popular boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn led the promotion of the fight between KSI and his YouTube rival on Novemembr 9, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, with KSI winning after a critical point deduction for Paul.

KSI during his pre-match display with Long Paul

A judge ruled 56-55 in favour of Paul, while the remaining two ruled in favour of KSI 57-54 and 56-55.

This was because Paul was involved in a knockdown controversy in Round 4 where it looked as if he had hit KSI while his opponent was down. This led to deductions of two points away from his points , and he could be heard saying, “You can’t do that s—.”

Who is KSI?

KSI’s original names are Olajide William Olatunji. Now, he is is a YouTube star, entertainer, musician, entrepeneur and, a professional boxer.

His succefull YouTube channel, KSIOlajidebt, was launched in 2009. To date, has nearly five billion video views, with more than 20 million video subscribers.

Although his videos catered around FIFA, he also competed in eSports competitions and most notably beat Virgin Gaming co-founder Zach Zeldinfull in a game of FIFA.

There was a time, he and four other gaming YouTubers formed a group called the Ultimate Sidemen. They later expanded it to accommodate seven members in total.

KSI left the group in 2017, due to internal conflicts. He then went on to release ‘diss’ tracks against several members.

However, he rejoined the group a few months later. This made people to criticize him for allegedly planning to generate views with the conflict saying it was not real.

As part of jibe towards KSI, YouTube personality Joe Weller also released a ‘diss’ track .This further led to a Twitter row between the pair.

After their Twitter argument, they announced they would be taking part in a boxing match against each other, which held in February 2018 and saw KSI win the fight in the third round by technical knockout.

In a lucrative non-professional boxing event of all-time in August 2018, KSI took on Logan Paul alongside his younger brother Deji, more commonly known as his YouTube channel name ComedyShortsGamer, who took on the younger of the Paul brothers Jake Paul.

KSI’s first fight with Logan Paul ended in a draw. According to reports, itis estimated to have earned in excess of £37m ($50m) in streaming revenue.

Meanwhile, KSI is also an Arsenal supporter. As part of his show of support, he has been involved with AFTV.

He didn’t stop there. KSI also created videos with various current and former Gunners including playing FIFA against Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mesut Ozil.