(Last Updated On: September 6, 2017)
KSI Net Worth – $12 Million
YouTube gamer Olajibe Olatunji best known as KSI was a millionaire at just the age of 21. All of these cash is got from the comfort of his bedroom. He now has a penthouse in London, an orange Lamborghini and lots of sneakers that cost well over $1500 a pair. He built his massive net worth from playing video games and vlogging his online experiences.
KSI plays EA Sport’s FIFA and posts entertaining videos of him playing with crazy reactions. He is essentially an entertainer. He started out in 2009 and in that year he got 7000 subscribers and this number tripled the next year. Currently he has over 18 million subscribers in his channel, growing by 7000 new subs daily and at one point he was the second most watched channel in the UK with over 3 billion views. In his videos he chants, screams, talks trash to the opponent and leaps out of his seat in excitement. This is what keeps the fans coming back in millions. His content has evolved to mostly vlogging his day to day life showing various highlights of what is happening to him.
Now lets come to the numbers. KSI is able to get an average of 6 million views per day across all his videos cumulatively. This should be able to generate an estimated revenue of around $11,000 per day ($4 million a year) from advertisements on YouTube.
KSI has a secondary channel by the name KSIOlajidebtHD where he plays other games besides FIFA to capture a different audience type. The channel has over 4.7 million subscribers growing by 600 new subs daily. In a day it gets an average of 200,000 views which should generate around $300 per day ($110,000) a year.
YouTube pays content creators an average amount of between $2 – $5 per 1000 monetized views on their videos. Not all views are monetized, just around 40% – 60% of the total views due to various reasons.
KSI has been able to grow his brand outside YouTube by doing music. He make extra income from music sales and touring. Apart from that he is an actor and has done the movie Laid In America which has been received positively all over the world. He is also making money from selling his own books. So far he has released KSI: I Am A Bellend, Sidemen: The Book and I Am A Tool: How to Be a YouTube Kingpin and Dominate the Internet.
KSI is also able to get paid thousands of dollars through sponsorship deals from big companies like Microsoft, Huawei etc.