Felix Odiwuor aka Jalang’o broke onto the Kenyan entertainment scene when he became a household name as Caroline Mutoko’s co-host on KissFM in 2004.
Since then he hasn’t looked back and has shown awe-inspiring ruthlessness and efficiency as he has made strides up the ladder.
“What is money!” is a term that would succinctly describe the comedian who currently works for Kiss100.
His wardrobe, cars, shoes, and houses reveal a man whose association with loads of cash being part and parcel of who he is.
Jalang’o with Kamene Goro
Jalang’o recently disclosed that his money streams were increasing already. Yes, in a year when Covid-19 has ravaged many businesses, the man explained that his new side-hustle, that is his YouTube show, “Bonga na Jalas” has been a cash cow for him.
The channel is one of the fastest-growing Kenyan channels with over 200k followers. Impressive thing is that he started it off as a joke barely 3 months ago.
Jalang’o posing on one of his cars
Jalang’o who started the show as a joke has already interviewed some of the best personalities in the country, from politics to entertainment or in the media space.
He explained in a recent interview with Tonnie Murithi that YouTube recently gifted him with his first hefty cheque of KSh1.8M.
“Jalang’o TV, we’re barely 2 months old and already at over 200k subscribers. Do you know for the first 3 months since I started my YouTube channel, I’ve had at least 4 shows every week. And YouTube sent us our first cheque of KSh1.8M, just the other day.”
Jalang’o explained that the secret to his success was his consistency with content and self-belief that you are the best at what you do even if there were people above you.
While Jalang’o might have earned a boatload these past 3 months, it pales in comparison to some of the highest-earning YouTubers in the world.
Some of the highest-paid YouTubers in the world over the 2019-2020 financial year are below:
1. Ryan’s World-Earnings: $26 million(Ksh 2.8 billion).
2. Dude Perfect-Earnings: $20 million(Ksh 2.1 billion).
3. Logan Paul – Earnings: $19 million(Ksh. 2 billion)
4. Jake Paul – Earnings: $19 million(Ksh. 2 billion)
5. Anastasia Radzinskaya – Earnings: $18 million(Ksh. 1.9 billion)
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