YouTube Star

KSI is a British YouTube star, actor, rapper and boxer. He rose to fame on YouTube for his FIFA gaming videos and has since become one of the most popular personalities on the platform with over 20 million subscribers. His channel features a variety of content including challenges, vlogs, music videos and more.

Full Name
Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji
Jun 19, 1993
Net Worth


KSI, born Olajide William Olatunji, was born on June 19th, 1993 in Watford, England. He is a YouTube star, rapper, actor and comedian. KSI began his career in 2009 when he started to post gaming videos on YouTube under the name KSIOlajid. His channel quickly gained popularity and now has over 20 million subscribers and nearly 10 billion views. 

KSI's comedic videos and parodies earned him recognition from other YouTubers and led to collaborations with popular content creators such as PewDiePie and Jacksepticeye. In addition to his gaming videos, KSI also creates music and raps about video games topics (e.g., FIFA). KSI has released two studio albums, two mixtapes and various singles. His first single "Lamborghini" peaked at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart in 2016.

KSI has also ventured into acting and appeared in films like Laid in America (2016) and Moonwalkers (2015). Outside of YouTube, he is an avid gamer who participates in eSports tournaments around the world. He has won several championships including the Gfinity Elite Series FIFA 18 tournament.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">KSI is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 19, 1993, KSI, whose real name is Olajide Olayinka Williams "JJ" Olatunji, is born in Watford, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starts Uploading Videos to YouTube</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">KSI begins uploading videos to YouTube under the username KSIOlajideBT. His videos are mainly of him playing video games.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Reaches 1 Million Subscribers</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">KSI reaches 1 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. His content begins to expand beyond gaming and he starts doing more vlogs and challenge videos.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Debut Single</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases “Lamborghini” as his debut single, featuring P Money and Randolph. The song peaked at #30 on the UK Singles Chart.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Reaches 20 Million Subscribers</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">KSI reaches 20 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, making him one of the most subscribed YouTubers in the world.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his debut studio album Dissimulation, which features collaborations with Rick Ross, Lil Pump and Sway among others.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Professional Boxing Match</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">KSI competes in his first professional boxing match against fellow YouTuber Logan Paul, ending in a draw.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">KSI is an inspiration to millions of people around the world. He has shown that it is possible to become incredibly successful through hard work and determination. He has also been an advocate for mental health awareness, inspiring his followers to be more open about their struggles and seek help when needed.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Innovative</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">KSI is constantly pushing the boundaries of what can be done on YouTube. His creative content ideas have made him one of the most popular YouTubers in the world. From music videos to comedy sketches, he has consistently produced entertaining content that has kept viewers coming back for more.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Entertaining</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">KSI is one of the most entertaining personalities on YouTube. His hilarious humor and unique perspectives make him stand out from other creators. Whether he’s playing video games or doing prank calls, KSI always keeps viewers laughing and engaged with every new video he releases.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First YouTube Star to Receive a Certified Platinum Record</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">KSI is the first YouTube star to receive a certified platinum record for his single “Down Like That” featuring rappers Rick Ross, Lil Baby and S-X.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Started Making Videos at Age 15</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">KSI started making videos on YouTube when he was just 15 years old. His first video was uploaded in 2008 and featured him playing the game Halo 3.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> First British YouTuber to Reach 20 Million Subscribers</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">KSI is the first British YouTuber to reach 20 million subscribers. His YouTube channel has over 24 million subscribers and over 4 billion views.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Won Two Boxing Matches Against Other YouTubers</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">KSI has won two professional boxing matches against other YouTubers - Logan Paul in 2018 and Olajide Olatunji (JJ) in 2019.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Appeared in Music Videos and Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">KSI has appeared in music videos by artists such as Tinie Tempah and Wiley, as well as films such as Laid In America and The Edge of Seventeen.</p></div>


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