Eddie Hearn was shocked after hearing how KSI splits his earnings with the rest of the Sidemen
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Eddie Hearn couldn't believe how KSI split his earnings with the rest of the Sidemen.
Popular YouTube group, the Sidemen, are well known for putting on major events such as their charity match at the London Stadium earlier this year, which was watched by over 2.5 million people online.
The group was formed in 2013 and consists of seven core members including JJ "KSI," Harry "W2S," Simon "Miniminter," Vikram "Vikkstar123," Tobi "TBJZL," Josh "Zerkaa," and Ethan "Behzinga".
They boast over 20 million subscribers on their main YouTube channel, giving them huge influence across the online world.
However, boxing promoter Hearn couldn't believe how KSI splits his earnings with the rest of his colleagues.
Speaking on the Sidemen podcast, Hearn asked how the money was split between them, to which Behzinga replied: "It's all equal."
Visibly shocked, Hearn chimed in: "Is it really? Wow, that's good of you," sparking laughter in the studio.
The boxing promoter then turned to KSI and asked if that included him as well. When KSI revealed it did, Hearn exclaimed: "What? Oh mate, wow, wow! What a guy! I tell you what, don't ever let him take any advantage of you ever."
Behzinga then admitted: "We've been holding his pocket for years, 10 years of pocket holding."
Looking to KSI, Hearn added: "You are such a nice guy. I would never do that. At what point do you go in and say 'right, I know we used to split it, but..."
Behzinga then butted in: "He [KSI] gets away with it though. He takes likes six months off and gets paid, to which KSI replied: "It's true."
There is little doubt around KSI's wealth and global presence, having launched hydration energy drink PRIME with fellow YouTuber Logan Paul, which has reportedly earned them $1.2 billion (£980 million).
Meanwhile, KSI has taken part in a number of YouTube boxing matches which has given him a new stream of revenue.