Olajide Olayinka Williams JJ Olatunji is an English Youtuber, rapper, actor, boxer, and internet personality. JJ Olatunji is popularly known by his online alias, KSI. The star is also the co-founder and member of the British YouTube group known as The Sidemen.
The star was born on 19th June 1993. His father is a Nigerian while his mother is from Islington in England. JJ Olatunji was raised in Watford, Hertfordshire where he received his education at Berkhamsted School. It was there that he met Simon Minter who was later going to become his fellow sideman.
KSI registered his first YouTube account as Jide Junior in 2008 before opening his current channel in 2009. Currently, JJ Olatunji has been taken interest in boxing and seeks to make a profession from the sport.
Who Are The Sidemen?
The Sidemen is a group of British YouTubers comprising JJ Olatunji, Simon Minter, Josh Bradley, Tobi Brown, Ethan Payne, Vick Barn, and Harry Lewis. They are also known by their respective online aliases which include KSI, Miniminter, Zerkaa, TBJZL, Behzinga, Vikkstar123, and W2S.
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The group is known to produce online videos consisting of blogs, challenges, hand show formats, and video game commentaries, including merchandise sales.
JJ Olatunji’s Career
While in his early teens, JJ Olatunji registered his first YouTube account under the name Jide Junior in 2008. He later opened his current channel in 2009. The star dropped out of sixth form college to pursue his YouTube career. The star’s parents were not in the picture before his fame but have since become supportive of him.
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Asides from his YouTube career, the star has currently taken interest in the boxing game. His first match was a white-collar amateur boxing match on 3rd February 2018. He went further to take on an unprofessional boxing Match with Logan Paul before engaging him in a professional rematch later in 2019.
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JJ Olatunji penned his first major record label signing with Island Records under Universal Music Group. In 2019 KSI signed a record label with RBC records and has gone ahead to release more songs including an album in 2020.
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How Much Is KSI Worth?
KSI has enjoyed a steady rise in income over the years. His income was reported to be $1.12 million. In 2014 his income saw a tremendous rise, moving to $4.5 million according to Forbes. His new income saw him rank as the 5th highest paid YouTuber in the world at that time.
In 2017 his income more than doubled to $11 million. In 2019, the mirror estimated KSI’s net worth to be around $20 million. The times estimated his net worth in 2020 to be more than £12 million.
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