Oliver Francis, born Alex Kelly, is an American producer and rapper from Columbia, Missouri. Oliver gained fame after reaching millions of views on platforms like Youtube and Soundcloud.
He is arguably one of the most under-appreciated and underrated artists in the industry right now. His biggest songs include “Wwaavvyy,” “Polo Socks,” and “Yeenreally.”
He was born on June 12, 1992, in Colombia, Missouri. As a boy, he went to a non-denominational church (a type of church that usually distances themselves from the confessionalism or creedalism of other Christian communities).
His family was a well-off unit, however, when Oliver turned 14, his parents went bankrupt from the 2008 global financial crisis – considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
In his early years, Oliver played as a vocalist for punk band Treebeard.
In April 2012, he started featuring his music on his YouTube channel.
In the beginning stages of his career, Francis had created gang content, however, at some point, he turned his attention to subjects that reflected his past and current real-life experiences.
Francis has since admitted in interviews that he was being somebody he wasn’t and now he releases music that is truer to self.
At first, Oliver only had 3,000 views, nevertheless, he gained massive traction over the next several years.
He considers Chief Keef, Lil Wayne (fact – at the age of 11, he joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label), and Curren$y as main influences.
He has over 161K subscribers on YouTube and over 125K total followers on his three SoundCloud profiles. In addition, he has over 850,000 monthly listeners on streaming platform Spotify.
Oliver worked as a janitor just a few years ago.
His music can be compared to Chief Keef, Lil Uzi Vert, and Yung Lean tracks.
Francis and rapper Nelly are both from Missouri.
His favorite punk rock band is Green Day, an American rock band formed in 1986 by bassist Mike Dirnt and guitarist and lead vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong.
”The smartest thing I ever did was keep my friends close to me.”
”Watch a movie you like and eat your favorite candy.”
”My fans give me plenty of credit and that’s all I need.”
”I wanna play Pokémon and Smash but I be so obsessive about music I can’t stay off fruity loops for longer than 10 minutes.”
Oliver Francis – Net Worth
Oliver earns most of his income from selling tickets to his concerts, selling merch (especially t-shirts and hoods), sponsors, and advertisements on his YouTube channels.
For instance, Oliver’s YouTube channel boasts over 68 million views. Considering that 1 million views on YouTube bring on average $2000, all these views translate in around $136,000. In conclusion, Oliver Francis has an estimated net worth of $0.3 million.