Who is Benji Krol?

Benji is a Brazilian-Canadian social media personality and content creator, who’s gained popularity primarily on platforms such as TikTok and YouTube. Benji is known for creating videos on topics including lifestyle, fashion and in personal vlogs.

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Benji Krol Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Benjamin Aleksander Krol was born on 14 December 2000, in Rio De Janeiro Brazil, one of three boys born to Andre a businessman, and Alejandra Krol, a housewife. He grew up with his brothers, Rowy and Thomas playing video games as early as possible, and at just 12 years old he set up his Instagram account. However, it was his work on Vine that set him apart from his peers, making him an early star. Once Vine shut down, he switched to TikTok, and has continued to upload videos on the platform until the present day.

To speak of his educational background, Benji attended a local high school in Montreal, after which he opted to pursue his online career full-time.

Career and Rise to Stardom

His early TikTok work didn’t enjoy much fame until he began dating Spanish TikTok star, JeyJey Gardi – birth name Jorge Juan Garay Dicenta). The dynamic duo garnered attention for their collaborative content, including cute videos, cooking sessions, and other engaging activities. The relationship with JeyJey contributed to the increase of Benji’s audience, and helped him reach early stardom. Although the duo broke up after a huge controversy, Benji returned to social media and is active today. He currently has more than 34 million followers, and a staggering 1.8 billion likes on his official TikTok account.

YouTube Popularity

He launched his YouTube channel back in 2014, but his first video “Whats on My Phone” wasn’t uploaded until 2018, and now has more than 300,000 views. He continued with videos that showed his personal life to his fans, slowly garnering fans on this popular video-sharing network. Some of his other early videos include “25 Questions Nobody Asks“, which has garnered more than 500,000 views, “First Day of School (VLOG)“, with more than 560,000 views.

His YouTube popularity soared through the roof once he began making videos with his then-boyfriend. Benji amassed a following of more than 3.6 million subscribers, while his videos have been viewed more than 1.2 billion times. Some of his most popular videos include “Reacting to My Mutuals Thirst Traps“, which has amassed 3.4 million views since it was uploaded a year ago. His video entitled “Mukbang but Speaking Spanish (Español)” has garnered 3.3 million views over the past four years, in which Benji does a mukbang session while speaking Spanish.

Reacting to My Own Thirst Traps” is another popular video on Benji’s channel, accumulating 3.2 million views within a year. In this video, Benji humorously reacts to his own content, which further attracted the interest of his followers.

The video “Our Last Day Together in Spanish (Español)” holds 3.2 million views over three years. This video shows him and Jorge speaking in Spanish and having a fun time together.

Net Worth

According to authoritative sources, Benji Krol’s net worth is estimated at $1 million as of late 2023.

Grooming Scandal

Benji and his partner Jorge Garay found themselves in the middle of a scandal in August 2020, when a 15-year-old boy used an anonymous Twitter account to disclose his interactions with the two influencers, perceived as an attempt at child grooming. He said that Jorge had sent him private FaceTime photos of Benji via email, and that “they took advantage of my friendship and exploited and pressured me, a minor, into doing what they wanted for sexual satisfaction”. The person provided images of conversations and call logs to support his claims. The accusations gained a lot of attention on Twitter, following which Benji tried to end his life, ending up hospitalized. He chose this move as he didn’t know how to confront the allegations. Beni eventually admitted to the truth of some of the accusations, although Jorge was aware of the complete story.

In an apology to the victim, Benji expressed deep remorse, stating, “I sincerely apologize to the victim and wish them well. I acknowledge that none of this should have occurred, and though I cannot undo the past, I am committed to personal growth and rebuilding. I hope everyone can respect their privacy during this challenging time”. Eventually, Benji told his part of the story in the video “Clearing Things Up“.

Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend Single

When it comes to his personal life, his relationship with Jey Jey lasted from 2018 until 2020.

Appearance and Body Measurements

Benjamin Krol has dark brown hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), while he weighs approximately 155lbs (69kgs). His vital statistics are unknown, but he has an average figure.

Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia

Benji collects rocks, displaying them on his desk, and dreams of the superpower of flight. He likes Mexican cuisine, has traveled extensively in the US and Europe, and engages in various interests such as photography and skateboarding.

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