How Rich Is KSI? Deji’s Brother KSI’s Net Worth, Salary, Forbes Fortune, Income, YouTube & Boxing Earnings

What is KSI’s net worth and how much money does he make on YouTube and from his boxing career?

YouTube sensation KSI continues to grow on and away from the video-sharing site.

The Londoner has nearly 25 million subscribers on YouTube and is also enjoying success in the music industry.

KSI's net worth explored
KSI is an English YouTube star who rose to fame as a gamer. Credit: PA: Press Association/PA Images

Who is KSI and what is his real name?

KSI was born June 19, 1993, and is an English YouTube personality, rapper, comedian, and actor. The 27-year-old’s real name is Olajide William “JJ” Olatunji.

The 27-year-old’s real name is Olajide William “JJ” Olatunji.

He attended the independent Berkhamsted School alongside future Sideman member and YouTube collaborator Simon Minter, better known as Miniminter.

KSI – which stands for knowledge, strength, integrity – first arrived on the YouTube scene in 2009, originally posting videos about video games.

He was also part of the biggest white-collar boxing fight in history. Credit: Twitter

What is KSI’s net worth?

KSI has a net worth estimated at around $25 million, according to Wealthy Gorilla. He is much richer than his younger brother Deji who has a net worth of $7 million.

According to a report by Ca Knowledge, KSI makes about $175,000 per month and earns a salary of $2 million per year.

Per his Social Blade page, his daily earnings on YouTube are $134 to $2.1K and his weekly earnings are $936 to $15K. He makes $4K to $64.2K in a month and $48.1K to $770.1K in a year from YouTube.

In an interview, he claimed to own 10 properties in the UK worth around £10m.

He has amassed over five billion views on YouTube.

The 26-year-old is also a rapper, actor, and comedian.

How did KSI become famous?

Since 2009, KSI’s channel has reached over five billion video views with 25 million subscribers. He is the 7th most subscribed YouTuber from the UK. He also earned an NME Award for Vlogger of the Year in 2016.

In addition to his YouTube career, the 27-year-old has released four EPs as a rapper, two of which have topped the UK R&B Albums Chart.

In 2015, he was ranked as the UK’s most influential YouTube creator, with his brother Deji, otherwise known by his handle Comedy Shorts Gamer, ranking second.

In 2016, he made his feature film debut in the comedy Laid in America alongside fellow YouTube star Casper Lee.

He was also a founding member of the online group The Sidemen, which is the product of seven British YouTubers. In 2018, they launched their own premium web TV series.

However, he was the center of controversy in 2012 after a Eurogamer event due to supposed sexual harassment of attendees.

Microsoft cut ties with him and he was banned for life from the expo.

He addressed the controversy in his 2015 autobiography, entitled KSI: I Am A B*****d.

Since his two boxing fights against Logan Paul, KSI has focused more on his musical career, including releasing Really Love with Craig David and Digital Farm Animals in October 2020.