Social media influencer Alex Wassabi is known on YouTube for uploading parody music videos and comedy skits. He rose to fame with his buddy, Roi Fabito, who left him in 2016. Now, as a solo content creator, he has also ventured into acting and boxing. As of 2022, Alex Wassabi has a net worth of $15 million.
Wassabi’s real name is Alexander Burriss and was born on March 28, 1990, in Montana, United States. He grew up with his three siblings under the care of his parents Maribel Burriss, a housewife, and a businessman named Adam.
His brothers, Aaron and Andrew, grew up to become famous YouTubers, while sister Mariah, is also a social media star in her own right. The Burriss children are half-American and half-Asian and they spent most of their youth in Lexington, Kentucky.
Alex completed his early education at a local private school in Great Falls, Montana. The family later moved to Durham, North Carolina, where he attended and finished his studies at a private college in the area.
The Montana kid started making his name as a YouTuber on his channel Wassabi. However, his account was created by his best friend, Roi Fabito, in 2005. The duo created skits and parody music videos for fun as a hobby.
They became well-known after releasing a parody of Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit song “Call Me Maybe” in 2012, which has received more than 140 million views to date.
In the following years, their channel rapidly rose to become one of the top comedy duo’s on the video platform. However, Roi left Wassabi in 2016 to focus on gaming but Alex still managed to grow the channel to 11.5 million subscribers.
While doing his best to manage the channel alone, Alex grew his profile by starting an acting career when he appeared in the YouTube Original series Escape the Night in 2017.
Apart from that, he was also featured in the Nickelodeon teen sitcom iCarly with George Montgomery Butler as celebrity cameos. After this notable milestone in his career, Alex decided to try a new path.
In 2018, he entered the ring during the influencer boxing trend. He had a technical knockout triumph over Joe Weller in an amateur fight. In 2022, Alex is going to fight British YouTuber KSI at the O2 Arena in London after already defeating his brother Deji. Wassabi is expected to make a significant purse from the KSI fight which he will donate to his younger brother’s college fund.
Net Worth and Earnings
With a massive following, Wassabi’s channel receives 100,000 views per day according to Social Blade. This makes him an estimated $1,000 per day in revenue from video adverts. That’s a cool $365,000 in annual revenue.
Aside from this, he also has his salary as an actor and has done brand deals with various companies to earn an extra income. That’s why Alex Wassabi is living a luxurious life and has an estimated fortune of $15 million.
Being a charismatic celebrity, Alex Wassabi is expected to be a charmer. He is currently in a relationship with a singer named Lexy Panterra. The couple started dating in 2020. Alex lives in an extravagant villa in Los Angeles, California.