Olajide William Olatunji aka KSI is a famous British YouTuber, musician, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame after starting his YouTube channel in 2008. His most successful channel was launched in 2009, which garnered over five billion views. Currently, his YouTube channel is followed by 20 million subscribers.
As per sources, KSI’s net worth in 2023 is estimated at $15 million. His net worth has increased steadily in the last few years.
KSI was born Olajide William Olatunji in Watford, England. His birth date is July 19, 1993. His parents are Yinka and Jide. His mother is English and his father is Nigerian.
KSI has a younger brother named Deji. They grew up together and started their YouTube channel as teenagers. In 2015, they received the top two spots in the Tubular Labs “UK’s Most Influential YouTube Creators.”
KSI seems to have dated a few girls. One report suggested that the rapper dated a girl called Lois Sharpe. As per sources, she appeared in his music video ‘Mauritius with my girlfriend.’
Another report states that KSI dated internet personality, Nia Pickering.
KSI attended Berkhamsted Boys School, where he met his future content collaborator, Simon Minter.
Based on sources, KSI didn’t complete high school. He dropped out before graduation to pursue his career as a YouTuber. His decision was not supported by his parents as they wanted him to get a college degree. His brother also dropped out of high school, following in his elder brother’s footsteps.
KSI first launched its YouTube channel in 2008. Back then he used to make gaming videos on FIFA.
His channel grew in a short time. It mainly became popular among other die-hard FIFA players and fans. He started posting diversified content as his channel started getting more traction.
He started his rap and hip-hop journey in 2011. He took advantage of YouTube to promote his music. After that, he started releasing his song on other major platforms like iTunes and Spotify.
KSI’s very first track was a football-themed song, Heskey Time. It featured fellow YouTuber Randolph. As he began growing as a musician, he released more songs. Some of his popular tracks are Two Birds One Stone, Lamborghini, and Down Like That.
In 2018, KSI entered amateur boxing matches to fight Joe Weller. Later that year, he fought Logan Paul, but the fight ended in a tie. The two fought once again in 2019, and this time KSI won the match.
At the age of 24, KSI brought a mansion and Lamborghini. Due to his fame and success, he is currently living a comfortable and lavish life.
Earnings and Net Worth
KSI started gaining fame after launching his YouTube channel. Back then, he earned a good amount of money from YouTube ad revenue.
After getting into music, he started earning as a hip-hop and rap artist. His current net worth in 2023 is around $15 million. He is already a multi-millionaire in his mid-20s.