Vikram Singh Barn, popularly known as Vikkstar123 online, is an English YouTuber, gamer, and social media personality with an estimated net worth of $8-10 million as reported by Techie Gamers and other sources. Barn is mostly recognized for being a co-founder and an active member of Sidemen, one of England’s most popular YouTube collectives that also features KSI.
Though he is mainly associated with the Sidemen, Barn registered his first YouTube account under the name, Vikkstar123 on April 12, 2010, at the young age of 14. Despite many people associating Vikram with this name, he originally intended to name his channel Vikster, an amalgamation of Vik and gangster. As many of us have experienced, that specific username was already taken which prompted Barn to finally settle down on Vikkstar123 which to this day confuses people on how he spells his name, Vikram or Vikkram.
Originally, Vikram was a gaming YouTuber with Minecraft and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 being his games of choice when he first launched his channel. Vik experienced quite a lackluster start to his YouTubing career owing to his channel only featuring CoD gameplay and commentaries, but all of that changed with the release of his Minecraft videos.
Vik’s decision to upload Minecraft content came during a time when the game was just starting out on its resurgence to mainstream success and popularity. Over the next couple of years, Vikram received overwhelming support and positive feedback which led to him launching his second channel, Vikkstar123HD on June 1, 2012, which exclusively focuses on the game series he likes playing, i.e., Minecraft. Currently, these two YouTube channels have over 10.5 million subscribers and have amassed over three billion views.
Shortly after his YouTube channels blew up, Vikram was invited to be a part of the Sidemen in 2013, which cemented his legacy as one of Britain’s premier YouTubers and content creators. Following a massive surge of popularity after becoming a sideman, Vik launched his third YouTube channel on March 1, 2013, and featured content that he could not post on his other two family-friendly channels.
Vik was also associated with ‘The Pack’, a group of Minecraft YouTubers until 2015 before it disbanded. During this period, Vik was living in the Sidemen House with Simon, Josh, and JJ (KSI) and stayed there till November 2018. Unlike every other Brit and Sidemen member, Vik was not really a fan of FIFA and decided to pursue FPS games like Fortnite around 2017. With every Sidemen doing their own thing currently, Vik joined the Dream SMP on November 13, 2020, alongside fellow YouTuber LazarBeam.
As of 2021, Vik was seen participating in the Minecraft Championship with Tubbo, Niki Nihachu, and TommyInnit, collectively called Team Red Rabbits. Vik registered his most recent YouTube account on August 23, 2021, under the name VikkstarShorts which, as the name suggests, features funny clips from his videos and real life.
Vikram earns a major portion of his impressive $8-10 million net worth from his YouTube channels, business ventures, and from endorsements and brand sponsorships thanks to his Sidemen affiliations.
Based on the 3.52 million views each month, Net Worth Spot estimates that the Vikkstar123 YouTube channel has an estimated net worth of about $845,260 on its own. Based on the average amount of money YouTube channels earn per 1000 views, which is $3-$7, Vik earns over $211,310 a year, a figure which could be $380,360 a year considering all averages are extremely conservative estimates.
Vikram has appeared in over 16 TV shows, 12 Web Series, and one film, all of which would have paid him a hefty amount of money.
Being a founding member of the Sidemen collective, Vikkstar owns a share in Sidemen’s restaurant chain Sides, their vodka XIX Vodka, and Sidemen clothing. Vikram is also accredited with being a co-owner of a Call of Duty League team known as the London Royal Ravens. The organization is all set to conduct promotional activities, and host esports events like the ReKT Global tournaments.
Vikkstar runs a Minecraft server called VikkCraft, where users may play a variety of game mods like Hunger Games, Factions, Sky Wars, Cerberus, and Lucky Block Hunger Games. In an interview as reported by Techie Gamers, Vik has stated that he has earned over £2 million from running Minecraft servers alone.
Multiple sources report Vikram owns three cars to date, which include a Tesla Model S ($94,990), an Aston Martin Vantage V8 ($142,086), and a Volkswagen Polo GTI ($34,295).
In a YouTube uploaded on Aug. 28, 2021, Vik revealed that he had purchased his dream house for an undisclosed amount, which consists of a cinema room, a home gym, a koi pond, a hot tub, and a pool with his two other spacious living rooms.