I went from making videos in my bedroom to having all the money I need – now it's time to give back, says KSI | The SunMay 13, 2023
KSI has completed the stunning rise from a teenage gamer in his bedroom to multimillionaire superstar – now he wants to give back.
The 29-year-old – real name Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji – started his YouTube channel in 2009.
And over a decade later, KSI has become a pioneer of the social media site, with over 40 MILLION subscribers.
His content creation has taken him into the world of movies, music and now boxing, earning him a reported net worth of around £20m.
But after making enough to cash one could ever wish for, KSI tells SunSport inspiring others is now his main focus.
In an exclusive interview, he said: "I think once I made a certain amount of money, I kind of got to the point where I was like, I'm happy, I'm comfortable, I can do whatever I want, I have that freedom.
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"So it's like, OK now that I've made a decent amount, why don't I just do more with my legacy?
"Show the world that a boy who started in his bedroom can just become whatever he wants if he really puts his mind to something.
"And with that, I want to help more people, do more charity work, do more on the ground just to really help as many people as I can as well as making videos to entertain.
"As well as knocking people out and showing people that you can make something of your life, be healthy, be strong and just be a better person in general.