KSI net worth as YouTube star earns millions from Logan Paul fight

Mirror Online Sports 4 days ago

When he was playing FIFA in his bedroom and broadcasting it on YouTube, KSI - real name Olajide William Olatunji - could hardly have imagined the millions he would end up making.

As a young teenager, KSI made videos of himself playing the popular video game before posting them to YouTube where he initially had little success.

But he persevered and eventually he began to grow a following which now tops 20million on YouTube alone with his videos having been viewed more than six billion times.

"A lot of people think YouTube is quite easy, when it just isn't," he said previously.

"I've been doing YouTube for six years now, and I’d say the hardest years were definitely the first three or four.

KSI has earned a fortune from social media

"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 quickly realised that the best way to make more money was to expand his offering and be began recording rap tracks, including 'Heskey Time' - the music video for which has been viewed more than eight million times.

He also charted at No.30 in the UK with 'Lamborghini', a song, surprisingly enough, about his new car.

YouTube do not release the earnings of its users but there have been several estimates of KSI's net worth and wealth.

In 2014 it was believed to be $1.12million but within 12 months that figure had rocketed to $4.5m, making him the fifth-highest paid YouTuber in the world.

And within another two years, his wealth had more than doubled again and sat at $11m.

It was at this point that KSI switched his attention to boxing and he took on Joe Weller at the Copper Box Arena early in 2017.

KSI takes on Logan Paul in their rematch this weekend

The fight was streamed for free you on YouTube and so it is not known how much KSI made from the bout - which he won by TKO in the third round - but it served as an appetiser for his rivalry with Logan Paul.

The pair agreed to fight last August in Manchester with the fight streamed on YouTube at a price of £7.50 and has been viewed more than 75million times since.

Again estimates vary as to how much each fighter made with both men dismissing claims they shared a $150m jackpot.

It is likely however that both Paul and KSI took home cheques well into seven figures.

That would mean KSI's net worth will sit at at least $20m - and that's before he takes on Paul again, a fight which is being streamed on subscription service DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK.

Win or lose, the Londoner will be a very rich man by the final bell.


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