There are very few female YouTubers in the gaming niche, and Sssniperwolf is one of the most well-known. The 27-year old British-American YouTube star started her channel back in 2013, and mostly did gaming content for the first few years.
Now, her channel has expanded and she has garnered millions of followers and views. Her recent content leans more towards interesting commentary she makes on viral stuff online as well as reality shows. So, her channel is a mix of internet commentary as well as gaming videos, similar to PewDiePie.
As of October 2020, she has over 22 million subscribers and has made over 2000 videos over the years. Recently, her videos have garnered views in the 2-4 million range. Her top 5 videos all have an average of around 20 million views.
She has also received many accolades for her YouTube content, including a Kids’ Choice award for Favorite Gamer and Teens’ Choice nomination for Choice Gamer.
With so many followers, viral content and a long YouTube history, this leads to the question—how much does SSSniperwolf make?
Sssniperwolf was born Alia Marie Shelesh, on October 22nd 1992 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. This means she is also a British citizen. She is of Turkish and Greek heritage, and is known by the nickname Lia. She has a sister who is also a fellow YouTuber—Ranya Lasagna. She also has two younger brothers.
Her family moved to the US when she was six years old, where she has lived ever since.Lia has stated that her full household with four kids actually led her to being a gamer. Lia stated that as children, she would fight a lot with her brother and she needed a distraction.
In an interview with Vogue in 2020, Lia stated that her dad then bought her a Playstation hoping that her new hobby would keep her out of arguments with her siblings. Fortunately for her parents and the peace of their household, Lia developed a love for gaming. In fact, her YouTube handle Sssniperwolf was derived from Sniper Wolf, the lead character from the game Metal Gear.
Because her parents were quite strict with her upbringing, with her allowed to have parties and sleepovers with other kids, she spent this extra time gaming with her brother. They would always head for the PlayStation after school.
Lia graduated highschool quite early and enrolled in a local community college. However, she soon began to feel unhappy with rude classmates, teachers and struggling to fit in. She transferred to a University to study Pharmacy, but didn’t like the chemistry classes. She then transferred to a nursing program.
Lia soon realized that college wasn’t working out for her. Luckily this was around the time she started YouTube, and was enjoying it. She convinced her mom to let her take a gap year and try out YouTube. Safe to say that it all worked out for her, and she eventually let go of her college pursuits.
YouTube Beginnings And Fame
Around the time YouTube became popular, Lia soon realized that she enjoyed watching videos of other gamers playing games. So, she uploaded her own videos of her playing games like Call of Duty, joining YouTube in 2013.
She continued making gaming videos, which gained traction and garnered her more and more subscribers. One of her more popular gaming videos was when she cosplayed Abigail Misty in BlackOps2. 2015 onwards, she branched out her content to do more fun, vlogging and reaction type videos.
In fact, her most viewed video is the Touch My Body Challenge she filmed with her boyfriend, Evan Sausage in 2015. It has over 90 million views. Her other top videos include: I FAILED THE EASIEST TEST, Recreating My Favorite Tik Toks, Jealous Girlfriend Roasts Me on Omegle, and Kids Who Cried Over Christmas Presents. They were all uploaded 2017 onwards and have views averaging 16-20 million.
How Much Money Does Sssniperwolf make?
Given that she makes videos, most of them with millions of views, it’s safe to say that she makes a lot of money from YouTube ad revenue alone. However, she has collaborated with big brands like Activision, EA, Disney, Intel, Sony and Ubisoft.
Given that she averages about 3-4 million views per video in a week, and she uploads a video every single day, she likely makes around $16,000 per video in a week. With 5-6 videos a week, this comes to around $90,000-$100,000.
This is not counting the revenue she still makes from her previous viral videos. So, roughly how much does Sssniperwolf make in a year? The estimate is around $11 million, or $30,000 per day. Safe to say that Lia makes more as a YouTuber than a pharmacist!
Of course, these figures are highly variable and depend on a myriad of factors. For example, where are people viewing from? How many of them skip ads? How long do her followers watch her videos?
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Frequently Asked Questions About SSSNiperwolf
Who is Sssniperwolf dating?
Lia got a message from a YouTuber named Evan Sausage some time after joining YouTube. They were texting and talking all day and their relationship quickly moved forward. By 2015, they had bought a house and moved in together.
Their relationship was very tumultuous, however. By 2016, they had split up for the first time. The split didn’t last long and they rekindled their romance by June 2016. However, they split again for the second time. They’ve had an on-off relationship since. But by 2019, they were back together and regularly appearing in each others’ videos.
What are Sssniperwolf’s hobbies?
Aside from YouTube and gaming, Lia says she is a pretty chill person with some unlikely hobbies. She cooks, bakes and does arts and crafts on the side—which she occasionally films. Overall, she says she really enjoys life hacking and making stuff, and enjoys anything that requires creativity. For example, she loves jewelry making such as bracelets.
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