Thanks to their viral hit on TikTok, I’m an Island Boy, The Island Boys A.K.A the 22-year-old twins, Kodiyakredd and Flyysoulja have amassed a net worth of $2 million. But the hip-hop duo, whose respective birth names are Franky and Alex Venegas, lost their fame just as fast as they earned it two years ago.
Although you might still see them on social media these days, the manager of the Florida-based rappers admitted that their bank account had “run dry” and that they owed him $150,000. Recently, the boys tried to make a comeback by posting a video of them almost kissing, which people thought was a pathetic attempt at reviving their popularity.
Why They’re Famous
The Island Boys are famous, thanks in part to their charismatic personalities and unique appearance. Franky Venegas began his musical career in 2020 and released a few songs before getting into the spotlight: Smoke, 9ine and Real Right. Alex Venegas, on the other hand, released the song Money in 2021. After the success of ‘I’m an Island Boy’, their online profile skyrocketed.
Their eccentric hairstyles: dyed dreadlocks in different colors help them stand out like a sore thumb. Their bodies are also covered in tattoos and like wearing colorful clothes. The twin brothers have a close relationship with their audience, asking fans to imitate them.
How the Island Boys Make Money
Despite claims of them being broke, the Island Boys are still worth $2 million. They generate income thanks to their large following on TikTok and brands are willing to pay them to advertise products. Kodiyakredd had approximately 1.4 million followers on TikTok, while Flyysoulja has 7.5 million followers.
The rappers have a YouTube channel (Big Bag Ent) where they post music videos and vlogs. The channel has over 268,000 subscribers and their videos have received over 183 million views, which generates steady earnings. Their videos also make money from YouTube ads, around $2-$5 per 1,000 views on the channel.
To profit from their fame, the pair sell shoutouts on Cameo. charging a cool $215 for personal video requests and $600 for business bookings on the platform. They also launched a merch store, selling branded t-shirts, hoodies and vests.
Frankie and Alex Venegas were born on July 16, 2001 in Florida and their parents are Cuban. The twins grew up in a single-parent home as their father died from a heart attack in 2007. The guys had a difficult childhood and both had problematic behavior.
Their mother tried to educate them by sending them to good schools but they still misbehaved. The Venegas twins committed robberies and were detained in juvenile jail several times. Since their careers have taken off, they still get into trouble.
While the Venegas brothers do not talk about their dating life’s in public, they both have girlfriends as seen in several photos posted online. They have not revealed the names of the girls they are dating because they prefer to keep it private. The twins are enjoying huge success on social media, which has helped them leave behind a troubled past and live a better life.