Vikram Singh Barn (Vikkstar123) is a YouTuber and gamer with an estimated net worth of £8 million. As he focuses mainly on gaming, Vik made a name for himself with Minecraft. Once he joined the Sidemen group, his fame and fortune exploded! Vik is now the third richest member in the Sidemen behind Simon Minter and KSI. KSI is £12 million richer!
Vik was born in Guildford, Surrey on August 2, 1995. He is of Indian descent and is the youngest of three siblings. Vikram attended Silverdale School in Sheffield, where he was considered as a model student.
Vik created his YouTube channel in April 2010 and began filming himself playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. But it wasn’t until he uploaded Minecraft videos that he got real engagement. Over time, he played more games to keep subscribers happy.
When he joined the Sidemen in 2013, his following skyrocketed. He gained even more recognition when his diss track, ‘The End- Sidemen Diss Track Reply,’ was released. Vik also became associated with the Dream SMP and The Pack.
For four years, Vik uploaded gaming videos nearly everyday. That’s why it’s no surprise that the Vikkstar123 channel has amassed over 7.6 million subscribers. The channel’s growth has slowed down because he doesn’t upload that often, one of his latest videos is a DJ set.
Net Worth and Income Sources
Vik earns around £600,000 per year from YouTube ads and makes extra income from sponsorship deals with Sony UK and Roccat. He’s also been juggling multiple projects with the Sidemen selling merch, Sides and XIX Vodka. Sides is a restaurant chain founded in 2021, selling fried chicken and XIX Vodka is a premium vodka brand.
As of November 2020, he co-owns the London Royal Ravens, a professional Call of Duty League esports team. In July 2023 he launched CIRCULR, a premium eyewear brand. Currently, it sells a small range of glass that retail for £39. The brand already has over 139,000 followers on Instagram.
Vikkstar runs a Minecraft server called VikkCraft, where users play Hunger Games, Factions, Sky Wars, Cerberus, and Lucky Block Hunger Games. Vik has stated that he has earned over £2 million from running Minecraft servers.
According to Companies House in the UK, Vik is a director in eight companies! A majority of them are related to Sidemen but he does have a property company to manage real estate investments. In total, he makes an estimated £2 million per year.
At 28 years old, Vik Barn’s fans are intrigued about his personal life. Previously he dated Kayleigh Wordley from 2015 to 2017 and has been dating Ellie Harlow since 2019. The couple got engaged in December 2021 after just two years of dating!
In 2021, Vik bought his dream house and gave a tour to subscribers. He’s come a long way from sleeping on a mattress on the floor in the Sidemen house. In addition to his impressive gaff, the YouTuber owns three cars – Jaguar XKR, Aston Martin DBS and Tesla Model S.