THE Sidemen rose to fame through their YouTube channel.
The circle of friends has become stronger and its popularity continues to grow.
Who are the sidemen?
The Sidemen are a group of British YouTube stars.
The group was formed in 2013 when all but one member got together to film themselves playing video games.
Her Sidemen channel has 19.1 million subscribers and over 5 billion video views (as of September 2023).
The group consists of Josh Bradley, Simon Minter, Tobi Brown, KSI, Ethan Payne, Vikram Barn and Harry Lewis.
Known professionally as Zerkaa, Josh began uploading to YouTube in 2008.
He was born on September 4, 1992 in Bermondsey, South London.
Josh attended Bexely Grammar School, where he met fellow sideman Tobi Brown.
Josh initially posted Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 gameplay videos, but then also posted FIFA videos and other soccer-related videos.
Until 2014, Josh rarely showed his face on camera and was often seen hiding behind a mask.
Simon Minter was born on September 7, 1992 and is known online as Miniminter.
Simon went to school with KSI as a little boy and they reportedly didn’t like each other at first and even had a physical fight.
Their teacher broke up the fight and tried to befriend the two, and they have been close ever since.
The YouTuber dropped out of his studies after three months and has been building a successful career through YouTube since December 2012.
At the beginning, Simon mainly published videos about Grand Theft Auto V and Cards Against Humanity.
The busy YouTuber now works on six channels, including his own and Sidemen.
Tobit Brown was born on April 8, 1993 in Hackney, London and is of Nigerian descent.
Known online as TBJZL, he joined YouTube while in college after seeing his friend’s success.
Tobi completed his studies and became a full-time YouTuber after university.
He uploads video game commentary, particularly on the FIFA and NBA 2K video game series, as well as soccer challenges, vlogs, and comedy-style videos.
In June 2018, Tobi founded a streetwear brand called ILLVZN.
KSI was born on June 19, 1993 and is also a rapper, comedian and actor.
His real name is Olajide William “JJ” Olatunji.
KSI went to school at the Independent Berkhamsted School alongside fellow sideman Miminiter.
KSI – which stands for knowledge, strength and integrity – first appeared on YouTube in 2009 and originally published videos about FIFA.
From his humble beginnings on YouTube, he became co-owner of Prime Hydration and CEO of Misfits Boxing.
Ethan was born on June 20, 1995 in London and was largely raised by his mother.
Professionally he is known as Behzinga.
He produces videos on gaming, football, comedy and fitness and is a co-founder and member of Sidemen.
Ethan, along with the other Sidemen members, co-founded XIX Vodka and a restaurant chain called Sides.
In 2019, Ethan was ranked the 31st most influential online creator in the UK The Sunday Times.
Vikram Barn was born on August 2, 1995 and is better known as Vikkstar123.
He uploaded his first YouTube video in 2010 after playing games with his friends.
This led him to watch other YouTubers and then create his own videos.
Eventually he decided to start his own channel and joined the Sidemen in 2013.
Harry Lewis, the youngest member of the Sidemen, was born on November 24, 1996 in Guernsey.
He grew up in the Channel Islands with his parents and younger siblings.
Initially, he had several YouTube channels where he experimented with different ideas.
He eventually founded his main channel, Wroetoshaw.
Harry invented this name from FIFA and is a combination of players Nicky Wroe and Tom Bradshaw.
He dropped out of school at 17 and decided to pursue YouTube as a full-time job.
What do sidemen do on YouTube?
Initially, the group posted videos of themselves playing games together.
They later spread comedic skits, pranks and other content.
Since January 2018, they have been uploading weekly videos to their group channel under the Sidemen Sunday banner.
Sidemen also have a strong presence on Instagram with 5.6 million followers and 19.1 million subscribers on YouTube.
What is the Sidemen’s net worth?
The group has a net worth between $10 and $20 million.
They make their money through the following:
- Sponsorship Offers – Big brands like to advertise with the Sidemen because of their large audience.
- YouTube ads – these are ads that appear before videos and can be a big earner with millions of viewers. Accordingly Socialblade.comSidemen’s YouTube channel earns between £189,500 and £3 million per year.
- Merchandise Sales – Their clothing range is another big earner for the group, bringing them in around £2 million a year.