KSI made a name by filming videos of himself playing EA Sports FIFA before posting them on YouTube. The popular YouTuber has garnered more than 20 million subscribers while boasting over six billion views on the platform. The 26-year-old has since managed to expand his YouTube career into music, boxing, and beyond.
KSI does not have a fixed stream of revenue as it fluctuates depending on his activity and the revenue generated through advertising and sponsorships. It should be noted that KSI also supplements his revenue through merchandise sales and his career as a musician.
It was five years ago in 2014 that his estimated net worth was around $1.12 million during his early YouTube career. And by the year 2017, his wealth would reportedly skyrocket as it more than doubled at an estimated $4.5 million. It was around this time that KSI had switched his attention towards boxing and competed in his first official boxing fight in early 2017 against Joe Weller. The match between these two was offered for free online streaming on YouTube and it is still not known the amount that was made from the encounter.
It was this fight that helped build a rivalry with Logan Paul. The pair agreed to their first fight which took place in August last year and was streamed on YouTube's PPV platform at $10. The fight had resulted in a majority draw, with two judges scoring a draw and the other in KSI's favour, setting the stage for a rematch. The estimates may vary on how much they made from the match but it had been reported that the fight generated up to $11 million, but it does not mean that KSI pocketed $5.5 million. However, certain sources claim that KSI did take home $5.5 million for the fight which was half the fight revenue.
For his recent rematch this November, KSI reportedly earned $900,000 for the six-round bout against Logan Paul which was ruled in KSI's favour.
KSI also reportedly earned a portion of the ticket sales and the DAZN subscriptions that the Youtuber helped to generate, including other add-ons.