Nelk Boys is a world-renowned Canadian comedy trio, which has been in existence for more than a decade now, and is probably best known for its ridiculous YouTube pranks, crude humor, and parties. The group was founded by pranksters Steve ‘SteveWillDoIt’ Deleonardis, Kyle Forgeard, and Salim ‘Salim the Dream’ Sirur, and has other recurring members such as Gabriel ‘Sexy Gabe’ Poncio, John Shahidi, Cousin Jay, and many more.
Nelk Boys Inception and History
Nelk Boys was first created by the Canadian vlogger, Kyle Forgeard, when he was a high school freshman in 2010. The group’s name ‘NELK’ was derived from the names of its first founders who were Nick, Elliot, Lucas, and the aforementioned vlogger, Kyle. They grew up together in Mississauga, Ontario, and were friends since they joined high school. In the formative days, the group earned purely off YouTube – Elliot and Nick later exited from the group leaving Kyle and Lucas. The team is now comprised of a new squad of Americans and Canadians who travel all over North America to make their uncensored entertainment videos.
Interesting Facts about Nelk Boys
Although they come out as self-indulgent pranksters, Nelk Boys have been known to be very generous with their donations. They’ve supported initiatives for COVID-19 relief and breast cancer awareness, and Steve Deleonardis and Forgeard recently gave $100,000 to the Orange County Police to help them apprehend the killers of six-year-old Aiden, who was gunned down in a road rage shooting in May 2021– the funds boosted the reward for anyone who would give important details that would lead to the detention of the suspects. Two unnamed people were arrested shortly afterwards in connection with the murder.
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Nelk Boys have maintained a harmonious friendly relationship with the famed Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) chairman, Dana White, who helped them set up a podcast with former President Trump a few years ago.
The group has around eight subsidiary channels, including SteveWillDoIt, which has over 4.5 million subscribers, Full Send Podcast, which has over 1.34 million fans, and Full Send Golf with over 200,000 subscribers.
Disagreement with YouTube, and How the Team Makes Money
In an interview, Nelk disclosed that they no longer reap revenue from their YouTube channel, which has over 7.55 million followers, because it was demonetized following a series of contradictory incidents when its members allegedly discouraged their subscribers from adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols; this also saw them being banned temporarily. Nelk Boys also revealed that YouTube ad revenues do not contribute much to their income, but admitted that the platform comes in handy in promoting their lifestyle.
Nelk would now be making over $3 million annually if they stayed monetized on YouTube; they now earn from other avenues. Nelk created a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) asset, “Full Send Metacard”, at the beginning of 2022 and it’s believed that the group sold it in less than 10 minutes, and it accumulated over $23 million in sales. The group uses its widely-followed Instagram account – with over four million fans – to endorse brands. Moreover, the group and Full Send generate revenue from the sales of merchandise such as t-shirts and hoodies, and it now has a new addition to its product range – Happy Dad Seltzer alcoholic beverage.
Main Members of Nelk Boys
Steve is a native of Oviedo, Florida, and was born under the Virgo zodiac sign on 26 August 1998, which makes him 24 years old as of late-2022. He has two younger siblings, a brother named Rocco and a sister, Briana. Steve attended Oviedo High School and matriculated in 2017, immediately after which he launched his career, when he opened an Instagram page and began posting challenge videos, which saw him attracting a lot of fans. He later launched a YouTube channel in 2019, and began uploading prank videos, shortly after which he collaborated with Nelk Boys, to create more engaging content. Steve is a brand ambassador, and has endorsed MetaCard and the crypto betting platform Stake.
SteveWillDoIt is dating the Instagram model and YouTuber, Celina Smith, whom he met in high school. He is seemingly close to his parents, and loves buying them expensive gifts such as Rolex watches and high-end vehicles. Steve’s net worth is estimated at close to $4 million.
The oldest main member of Nelk Boys, Kyle John Forgeard, was born under the Cancer zodiac sign on 12 July 1994, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canadaand is now 28 years old. He’s the son of Gayle and Rick Forgeard, and has a sister named Chantel. Kyle is an alumnus of Ryerson University, and he also did a filming course.
Kyle opened a YouTube channel in 2010, and rose to stardom five years later after he uploaded a viral video about pranking cops. The channel now shares a wide array of videos including comedies, pranks and challenges. Kyle also hosts the famous Full Send Podcast on YouTube, which is popular for hosting famous personalities such as Shaquille O’Neal, Jake Paul and Mike Tyson.
Previously, he was arrested and charged for impersonating a Grapevine Mills Mall-based security officer, but was released on bond. Kyle is worth around $1.5 million as of late-2022.
Salim The Dream
The American Instagram star and YouTuber Salim Sirur, was born under the Scorpio zodiac sign on 21 November 2001, in San Jose, California, and is now 21 years old. He was born to Ethiopian parents and has two brothers and a sister.
Salim likes sharing his hilarious prank videos on his Instagram page, which now has over two million followers. He opened a self-titled YouTube channel on 19 April 2012, but only uploaded his first video, “Parking Ticket Prank” in 2019. Salim rose to stardom when he joined Nelk Boys in 2020. The young social media star is now worth approximately $800,000.
Other Recurring Members
Nelk Boys is comprised of several other members, such as the Los Angeles-born manager and businessman John Shahidi, who is its president. It also has Sam Shahidi as Happy Dad Seltzer CEO, Austin ‘Ausgod’ Ermes as the lead editor, and Jordan ‘Cousin Jay’ Nwanne as a videographer. Moreover, the group’s manager, executive assistant, and honorary member are Drew Hill, Gabriel Poncio and Dana White respectively.
Nelk Boys’ Net Worth
The comedic group has forged a strong business empire on social media that makes money through paid subscriptions, brand endorsement deals, merchandise deals, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which are digital assets traded digitally on blockchain networks. The brand has a combined net worth of approximately $30 million as of 2022. The group resides together in a huge luxurious mansion that resembles a 21st-century frat-house.