To hardcore lovers of the EA Sports video game, FIFA, who live in the UK, Joe Weller might need no introduction, but for the rest who have only come to know him as a result of his amateur boxing career especially the one against fellow YouTuber KSI, there is a lot more to be known about Joe Weller who is not only a YouTube personality but also a music artist. We take you through a detailed rundown on all there is to know about Joe Weller.
Joe Weller’s Bio
Joe Weller was born Joseph Martin Weller on the 2nd of March of 1996 in Brighton, England. Weller developed a passion for making videos as a kid and soon that passion led him to create his first YouTube channel called Nueva Films on the 22nd of June 2012. On the 11th of July 2012, Weller posted his first video titled “NEW Channel | Tutorials and Torres”.
He soon garnered a lot of traction and became a famous YouTube star before changing his channel name to his name ‘Joe Weller’. The videos that got Weller a lot of following were his FIFA-related content. He posts videos of himself playing the football video game while giving commentary. Weller also posts about other things including video blogs, comedy sketches, and music videos.
Some of his most popular videos are his parody videos of football stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Balotelli, as well as another featuring Luis Suarez. His music video for “World Cup Song: Brazil 2014” quickly amassed viewership in millions in less than one month. Joe Weller’s page as of 2019 has over 5 million subscribers (known as the Buxton army) and 991 million views.
Weller has used his YouTube fame to pursue a music career and his preferred genre is “House.” He has composed a number of songs both football and non-football related all of which have been uploaded to his channel.
Some of his non-football songs include; “Mission”, “A Queen and a Double”, “Far from You” and ‘Wanna Do ft. Emil.’ Among these, “Wana Do” is his most successful having made it to the Top 30 in the UK Charts and #2 on the Vodafone Big Top 40.
Many who didn’t know Joe Weller came to the knowledge of him following his boxing match versus longtime friend, fellow British YouTuber and former Sideman member, KSI. KSI emerged as the winner of the bout which took place on the 3rd of February 2018 at the Copper Box Arena in London where tickets priced at £66 were sold out.
The bout came about as a result of an online beef between the two YouTubers. KSI was first involved in a beef with Weller’s friend, Harry Lewis, a fellow FIFA commentator who owns the Wroetoshaw YouTube channel. Subsequently, the beef involved Joe Weller and the two released diss tracks at each other. KSI challenged Weller to the fight after Weller won his first YouTube boxing match in August 2017.
Both YouTubers streamed the match live on their respective channels and with over 1.6 million tuning in to watch. The videos would later go on to garner over 20 million views. The online beef between the two friends ended after the bout.
Weller has an older sister named Amy who is also a YouTube star. Born on the 9th of August 1993, she is three years older than Joe. She had a generous following on Instagram before capitalizing on Joe’s fame to start a self-named YouTube channel in 2015 which now boasts over 44 K subscribers. When she isn’t making videos, she loves riding horses and owns a horse named Oscar.
How Much is He Worth?
Joe Weller earns a lot of money from his YouTube business. His annual earnings from the video sharing platform have been estimated at $500,000. Together with his former Sidemen member Calfreezy, Weller started a brand called Weezy. He sells merchandise online via joewellerstore.com. Despite the high viewership of his bout against KSI, earnings for both were a far cry from what is generated from pro bouts. Weller revealed via one of his videos that he made £20,000. His net worth has been estimated at $700,000.
Height and Weight
In the months leading to his YouTube boxing match, fans became interested in Weller’s physical stats in comparison to his opponent. Weller stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall and is said to weigh between 65 and 70 kg.