Kassem G is a Jordanian-American Youtuber who is best known for his KassemG YouTube channel, which has more than 2.43 million subscribers.
He was born on October 10, 1983, in Jordan. Kassem G resided in Saudi Arabia when he was very young before moving to Southern California with his parents at the age of four. He grew up in Ventura County, California.
Before starting his Youtube channel, he was involved with Best Buy Co. Inc., an American multinational consumer electronics retailer that has its headquarters in Richfield, Minnesota.
While working at Best Buy, Kassem G did stand-up on the weekends to crowds of 15 people at Chinese restaurants.
After quitting his regular job at Best Buy Co. Inc., he started his Youtube channel by the name of KassemG in 2006, where he interviews and sketches comedy.
For instance, on the web series ”Going Deep,” G asks his guests comedic questions about their careers and typically implores them to perform skits with him. Notable guests have included:
- Ron Jeremy (an American pornographic actor, filmmaker, and stand-up comedian);
- Asa Akira.
It is unknown at this time if the interviewees are told before it is for humor, or if the opposite is true.
Kassem got the idea to start making videos when his friend Cory Williams had a video that went viral. G said:
”Initially, I just thought YouTube would be a place I could upload poorly edited clips of my stand-up. And early on that’s what it was. It was just fun. But after you start to draw a little following, you see the potential in a site like YouTube.”
In 2011, he became a guest host of the Ray William Johnson Equals series.
For his works in California On, Kassem won Streamy Award for Best Host in 2013.
G has appeared on the cannabis culture-oriented podcast Getting Doug With High six times. Furthermore, Kassem performed the voice of Cucumber in the Annoying Orange series.
Kassem appeared in a brief role in the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction alongside Nicola Peltz, Mark Wahlberg, and Sophia Myles. It is the 4th installment of the live-action Transformers film series and a stand-alone sequel to 2011’s Dark of the Moon, taking place 5 years after its events.
In 2009, Kassem founded the American multi-channel network ‘Maker Studios, Inc.’ alongside:
- Lisa Donovan;
- Shay Butler;
- Paul Ballon;
- Ben Donovan;
- Ezra Cooperstein;
- Danny Zappin;
- Derek Jones;
- Scott Katz;
- Philip DeFranco;
- Shay Carl.
Maker Studios is the global leader in online short-form video and the largest influencer network worldwide. With 60,000 channels, Maker Studios is one of YouTube’s largest multi-channel networks, which are organizations that affiliate with multiple YouTube channels to help them with monetization and audience development, in exchange for a portion of the advertising money which the YouTube channels generate.
The New York Times reports Maker Studios receives 5.5 billion views per month across its YouTube channels.
On March 24, 2014, G sold Maker Studios to The Walt Disney Company for $500 million, rising to $950 million if financial milestones were met. Disney ended up paying only $675 million for Maker Studios.
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in 2014, Maker Studios announced that it would pare down its 60,000 partnered YouTubers to under 1,000. Little Jay Berry, a YouTuber which left Maker’s network, said:
“I thought having a partnership meant being partners, not doing everything alone or feeling isolated like I do with Maker.”
After G sold Maker Studios, he stopped making videos. But, in 2015, Gharaibeh has released a new video on his YouTube channel during which he heads to the woods to search for the legendary Bigfoot (Sasquatch).
G also has a secondary channel by the name ”KassemGtwo” which has around 464,000 followers. On June 8, 2009, he created this YouTube channel. It has no real differences to his main channel, however, it was primarily to upload videos for his new series ”AsKassem.”
In the year 2011, G co-starred as Mr. Anderson in the YouTube film Agents of Secret Stuff alongside Ryan Higa.
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Other movies in which G appeared include the following:
- Boner Police: The Movie;
- Equals Three;
- Getting Doug with High.
In his web series ”Street Music,” Kassem and NicePeter improvise songs throughout the streets of Los Angeles about the people and things they see, typically to the confusion or displeasure of the subjects.
When asked about why he started to interview adult movies stars on his YouTube channel, G replied:
”I really like the idea of presenting adult actresses in a format that doesn’t include sex. It takes some of the ‘pressure’ off of them, enabling their real personalities to come through.”
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Kassem G – Net Worth
Gharaibeh earned most of his wealth from appearing in numerous movies, advertisements on his YouTube channels, sponsors, and his part from selling Maker Studios, Inc.
Both his channels have close to 500 million views, which earned G around $1 million. However, selling Maker Studios, Inc. made Kassem a rich man. It is thought that Kassem G has an estimated net worth of $6 million.
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