|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Source Of Wealth||Youtube|
|Born||22nd October 1992|
|Birth Name||Alia Shelesh|
|Height||5ft 3in (160cm)|
But have you ever wondered how she got so famous? Here's some info on SSSniperWolf's life, from her salary and net worth, to how she got her start on YouTube and her current projects as a creator.
With 32.6 million subscribers and counting, SSSniperWolf has created a massive online brand. This brand brings in an estimated $2 million per year. She makes this money through a combination of YouTube ads, sponsorships, and other sources.
SSSniperWolf, also known as Alia Marie Shelesh, was born in Liverpool, England, in the United Kingdom on October 22, 1992. She started playing video games when she was 8 with a classic PlayStation. This was when she fell in love with games such as Metal Gear Solid and Kingdom Hearts.
As she grew older and more invested in video games as a hobby, she received a PlayStation 2. This would allow her to play more classic video games and keep developing her skills. Through her years of gaming as a hobby, SSSniperWolf's love of and expertise with video games turned into a career.
She's now a social media influencer and content creator on TikTok and YouTube. But that doesn't mean that her dedication to entrepreneurship started when she uploaded her first video.
Instead, her first business venture was when she started out selling figurines of Jack Sparrow from Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean. She'd buy them on clearance and then sell them for a higher price. Eventually, she moved on to larger items, even buying high-end designer items wholesale and in bulk and selling them for a profit.
In terms of her education, she did well in school, graduating a year early from high school. Upon entering college, she studied pharmacology and nursing. However, after a couple of years of studying, she realized neither career suited her, and she wanted to pivot to playing games for a living.
Family & Relationships
Her birth and young life may suggest that English is her first language. But Arabic is actually her first language. Her parents are polyglots, meaning they speak multiple languages.
As for her other family members, she has two siblings, her brother Paul and sister Ranya. Her other brother Bakir passed away in August of 2022.
SSSniperWolf has previously dated Evan Sausage, real name Evan John Young. He's another social media influencer who used to make YouTube videos. They had a tumultuous relationship, facing several issues as their relationship progressed.
However, their relationship ended in 2016. While dating, they purchased a home together and continued to live together on good terms as friends. Evan is still involved in her video process, and although they aren't dating, they're still a part of each other's lives.
Throughout her time in the spotlight, Shelesh has cultivated a strong portfolio of projects across her channels and accounts. Here's a retelling of the highlights of her career so far and how she continues to evolve as a creator.
How She Got Her Start on YouTube
Fueled by her love of video games, she began her first YouTube channel back in 2011 called 'Sexy Sexy Sniper.' This name is reminiscent of the 'SSSniper' in her now famous channel's name.
But did you know that her name is also a reference to a character from Metal Gear Solid from 1998? Another link from Shelesh as a person to Sniper Wolf the character is her nationality, as the character was born in Iraqi Kurdistan and is therefore Arabic.
SSSniperWolf began as a gaming channel, becoming a popular gamer by playing games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Metal Gear Rising, and Modern Warfare 3. Her videos ranged from montages showcasing her best moments, so-called 'fails and funnies,' and rage montages. These rage montages were compilations of fellow gamers, generally men, becoming irate when they find out they'd been defeated in a game by a woman.
Alia is a creative person first and foremost, so it comes as no surprise that she's also known for her cosplays. For years she's been creating costumes based on fictional characters.
On some occasions, she's had help from fellow designers to create an outfit. A few of her more famous cosplays are of the DC character Poison Ivy and Misato from the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Her Big Break
Although she had a few videos reach millions of views before her big break, the main thing that catapulted her career was her consistency. She's continued to develop ideas for new videos and upload them every day for several years now. This is a feat for any creative field or endeavor, let alone video creation.
Although it was a shift in terms of her content and the audience she originally intended to reach, in 2017, she changed her content model toward reaction videos. SSSniperWolf noticed that she'd begun to feel a disconnect between the joy of playing a video game for fun and the work of creating content that she viewed as valuable and entertaining enough to upload.
So she decided to make a strategic pivot to something she enjoyed. This meant she could focus on creating good content without having to stress about whether it was what her audience wanted or something she felt proud to put her name on.
But like any good business person, she doesn't solely plan her channel based on her feelings about her work, but on where her audience is. Musical.ly, an app developed by two Chinese entrepreneurs, Alex Zhu and Luyu Yang, was bought by the company ByteDance in 2018. It was merged with the company's app TikTok to grow its reach in the global market.
SSSniperWolf took advantage of this merger and began to grow a following on TikTok starting in 2018. As of 2022, she's gained an audience of over 18 million followers on the platform. And she reacts to TikTok content as well, repurposing the content she finds on the app to bolster her YouTube career.
Appearances in Media
SSSniperWolf is no stranger to collaborating on creative works and developing content with fellow influencers. And due to her fun personality, she's had multiple opportunities to take advantage of the creative power and talent of other YouTubers, musicians, and even game developers.
As part of the now defunct mobile game DragonSoul, Shelesh worked with designers and developers to create a character based on herself in the game named Spirit Wolf. She even went so far as to cosplay her as part of a photoshoot in Wisconsin. She noted that it was the "first cosplay [she] got to shoot professionally" in a video she posted on set in 2016.
She hosted the series Clickbait in 2017, a comedy game show which focused on challenging YouTubers to wacky and sometimes messy tasks to win a prize. Fullscreen Inc was owned by CoComelon and funded multiple YouTuber projects.
She was also a guest star on an episode of fellow YouTuber Drew Monson's comedy show FANtasies, also run by Fullscreen. The show was a humorous take on anthologizing and re-enacting fanfiction with the actors being YouTubers.
Collaborations & Features on YouTube
YouTube was known for its Rewind series, which debuted in 2010 as a way to look back at some of the major highlights and trends of the year. SSSniperWolf was featured in the 2017 version.
In December of 2018, the popular video game Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, also known as PUBG, released an official dance video in collaboration with SSSniperWolf. The video features the YouTuber dancing along to a song in various locations such as a classroom, the gym, a laundromat, and a grocery store to promote the mobile version of PUBG. As of 2022, it has over 12 million views and 388k likes.
Marshmello, a music producer known for his songs like "Alone," "Silence," and "Friends," has a cooking channel called Cooking With Marshmello. The channel has over 47,000 subscribers, and SSSniperWolf appeared on an episode in May of 2019. The video details their time making "Fortnite Sunbeam Crystal Pop Rocks," a candy based on the incredibly popular video game Fortnite.
Awards & Endorsements
Many organizations have noticed SSSniperWolf's prestige and talents as a gamer and charismatic YouTube personality. She's received many awards and sponsors to attest to this.
In 2017, Forbes recognized her as one of the top gaming influencers. And as recently as 2021 also commended her for growing her channel with such a loyal and dedicated fanbase. David Bloom, the author of the article "Video Game Influencers Draw The Most Loyal Fans," notes that her charisma and charm allow her to "create an emotional connection with her viewers."
In both 2019 and 2020, she was awarded the "Favorite Gamer" award from Nickelodeon at the Kids' Choice Awards. Her competition for the award included GamerGirl, Ninja, PrestonPlayz, and DanTDM.
In a similar vein, the YouTuber has many brand deals for companies where she acts as an ambassador for their products. These include Starbucks, Samsung, and Turtle Beach, along with gaming giants like Ubisoft and EA.
Other Notable Events
SSSniperWolf was also invited on behalf of Louis Vuitton and YouTube to attend a fashion show in May of 2022. She made the trip to the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in Encinitas, California. This is where the artistic director of women's collections, Nicolas Ghesquière, chose to debut the 2023 Cruise collection.
SSSniperWolf continues to grow her brand and career as an influencer, working as recently as 2021 with another popular YouTuber known for his story-driven content, Dhar Mann. She's been featured in many of his videos, and in two of them, she's part of the main cast.
There's one where she inspires a young girl to continue in her dream to be a professional gamer despite her mother's belief that girls can't play video games. And the other focuses on a young girl who is mocked while playing a video game, only to find out that sometimes people act out not because they're upset at that person but something else in their life.
She also has a second channel with 3.92M subscribers for arts and crafts projects called Little Lia which she created in 2014 and has content focusing on fashion, DIY, and beauty-related topics. Shelesh also has an Instagram, where she posts pictures of her cosplays, behind the scenes of videos she has appearances in, and updates about her daily life.
This has been an informative look at SSSniperWolf's life. But if you still have some lingering questions, here are a few of the most asked questions about her life and career.
Does SSSniperWolf Have Merch?
Yes, she has an entire merch store geared toward what she calls her fan base, the 'Wolfpack.' She has a collection of stickers, t-shirts, phone cases, and hoodies that are re-designed every so often to stay up to date on trends and provide fans with new apparel and accessories.
Does SSSniperWolf Have Any Pets?
SSSniperWolf, like many other people, loves animals, and she has three dogs to prove it. Their names are Ashe, Lumpy, and Kaz.
Where Does SSSniperWolf Live?
SSSniperWolf lives in Las Vegas with her ex-boyfriend Evan Young. Their house is built in a contemporary style with a lavish kitchen, office set up for SSSniperWolf's videos, and several bedrooms and bathrooms.
All About SSSniperWolf
SSSniperWolf is an accomplished star YouTuber who shows no signs of slowing down. In less than a decade, she's been catapulted from a channel that originally served to boast her gamer prowess to an entire brand dedicated to her image as an influencer and internet personality.
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