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10 November 2019 00:39

Within a year his following across the major platforms had exploded with his YouTube videos watched by millions.

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Logan Paul net worth as YouTube star rakes in millions from KSI rematch

When he was playing FIFA in his bedroom and broadcasting it on YouTube, KSI - real name Olajide William Olatunji - could hardly have imagined the millions he would end up making. As a young teenager, KSI made videos of himself playing the popular video game before posting them to YouTube where he initially had little success. But he persevered and eventually he began to grow a following which now tops 20million on YouTube alone with his videos having been viewed more than six billion times. KSI quickly realised that the best way to make more money was to expand his offering and be began recording rap tracks, including 'Heskey Time' - the music video for which has been viewed more than eight million times. YouTube do not release the earnings of its users but there have been several estimates of KSI's net worth and wealth.

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In 2014 it was believed to be $1.12million but within 12 months that figure had rocketed to $4.5m, making him the fifth-highest paid YouTuber in the world. The fight was streamed for free you on YouTube and so it is not known how much KSI made from the bout - which he won by TKO in the third round - but it served as an appetiser for his rivalry with Logan Paul. The pair agreed to fight last August in Manchester with the fight streamed on YouTube at a price of £7.50 and has been viewed more than 75million times since. It is likely however that both Paul and KSI took home cheques well into seven figures. That would mean KSI's net worth will sit at at least $20m - and that's before he takes on Paul again, a fight which is being streamed on subscription service DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK.

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KSI and Logan Paul will do battle for a second time when they go at it in Los Angeles this evening. Their first contest, which took place in Manchester last year, ended in a memorable majority draw. Paul started the stronger and looked to have KSI in trouble, but the Brit battled back and was unlucky not to win the contest on points. The two fight again this evening, with Paul enjoying home advantage. KSI vs Logan Paull II UK press conference Show all 26 left Created with Sketch.

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