The Sidemen channel is run by a group of seven British YouTubers with a net worth of $25 million (£18 million). The group consists of JJ Olatunji, Simon Minter, Vikram Barn, Josh Bradley, Ethan Payne, Harry Lewis, and Tobi Brown. They have built up a huge following uploading commentary clips, vlogs and challenges. Considering how large the group is, it’s interesting to see how much each member is worth.
3 Main Income Sources:
- Sponsorship deals – big brands are keen to advertise with the Sidemen due to their large audience. Their fans are mostly aged 15-25 and based in the UK, they haven’t cracked America yet! Depending on the type of promotion, the group could easily make six figures for an advertising deal. Anything less and it’s not worth it for them.
- YouTube ads – these are the ads that appear before videos and can be a big earner if your viewing figures are in the millions. According to Socialblade.com, the Sidemen’s YouTube channel earns between £189,500 to £3 million per year.
- Merchandise sales – the clothing range is another cash cow for the boys and earns them about £2 million per year.
All of the revenue generated is shared out equally among the group. Outside of the Sidemen channel, each member also has their own personal YouTube channels to make extra income. Some of them set up their own businesses and report profits to the Companies House in the UK. Based on this financial data, we calculate the net worth of each member.
Sidemen Net Worth in Order
KSI – £20 million
KSI is the wealthiest member in the Sidemen, having the most subscribers on his personal channels. His main channel alone has 24.1 million subscribers. KSI’s second-biggest channel, where he does reactions and commentary, has 16.3 million subscribers.
Aside from creating video content, he is also an entrepreneur, musician, and boxer. He co-owns Prime Hydration with Logan Paul and the drink company made $250 million in retail sales in its first year. KSI also invests in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin which have taken a hit this year. As the founder of the group’s channel, KSI has an estimated net worth of £20 million as of 2023.
Simon Minter – £9 million
Miniminter is the second-richest in the crew. He primarily produces content covering FIFA, real-life football, vlogs, Q&A sessions, and reactions. This led him to amass a total of 10.2 million subscribers on his channel.
A big chunk of his videos involve him collaborating with other Sidemen members for challenges. Simon also runs a property company. In 2023, Minter’s net worth is around £9 million.
Vik Barn – £8 million
Vik had a reputation for uploading daily gaming videos to his main channel for four straight years. With 7.61 million subscribers, he’s also maintained a 136-episode series called “How To Minecraft.” Barn has made over £2 million from Minecraft servers alone!
Vik has been a member of the group since 2013 and joined a few months after five other members. As for his wealth, Vik Barn is worth a cool £8 million. Similar to Simon, Vik invests in property for the long term.
Harry Lewis – £4 million
Fourth on the list is Harry Lewis. He created a slew of YouTube accounts where he experimented with various concepts. As a result, Harry is regarded as the fearless Sideman and has 16.3 million subscribers.
Apart from content creation, he owns the first football challenge club called “Kicktown” in London. Combining all of his income sources, his current net worth is £4 million. Harry’s wealth would be much higher if he wasn’t so lazy!
Josh Bradley – £3 million
Better known as Zerkaa or Josh Zerker, Bradley is the oldest member of the gang. Josh began with posting Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 videos, then moved on to football-related content, which got him 4.69 million subscribers.
Josh spends some days editing old KSI videos and also hosts a podcast that averages two-hour-long episodes. Zerkaa’s net worth is around £3 million.
Ethan Payne – £3 million
On his main channel, Ethan is best recognized for fitness and lifestyle vlogs. On his second channel, he is best known for his gaming content. Payne’s main channel has reached a 4.94 million sub count.
Ethan was the one who came up with the idea for the Sidemen project in the first place. Now, his idea helped him to reach a £3 million fortune.
Tobi Brown – £1.2 million
Tobi started in 2011 and was initially uninterested. But now, he is predominantly a FIFA gamer who streams his gameplay for 4.93 million subscribers.
He is a founding member and has been with the Sidemen since October 2013. He once had “subscriber battles” against fellow members, Ethan and Josh. Tobi has an estimated net worth of £1.2 million.