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Boogie2988

Boogie2988
Source: Instagram


Steven Jay Williams, better known by his online alias Boogie2988 or simply Boogie, is an American YouTuber who is best known for his video rants about video games and nerd culture as a character named Francis.


Boogie2988 was born on July 24, 1974, in St. Paul, Virginia. Boogie2988 started his YouTube channel in April 2006. He gained popularity with his character Francis and other personas like Jessy. His channel has amassed over 4 million subscribers and 926 million total views.


Personal Information


Name

Steven Jay Williams

Profile Name

Boogie2988

DOB (Age)

July 24, 1974 (49 years)

DOJ (YouTube)

April 6, 2006

Total Videos

2.3k+

Schedule/Status

3 videos every week

Net Worth

$2 million approx

Nationality

American

Residence

Fayetteville, Arkansas


Social media statistics


Platform

Followers/Subscribers

Views

YouTube


4.02 million subscribers


927,111,765

Twitter


481.5k followers

Instagram


92.2k followers


Career


Boogie2988 started his YouTube channel in April 2006, and his first video was called "Playing Dungeons and Dragons". He gained popularity with his character Francis, a lisp-afflicted childish adult who enjoys breaking stuff. Boogie2988 has also created other personas, including Jessy, a southern redneck-type character.


Boogie2988 has been involved in several controversies throughout his career. In 2017, he was criticized for making insensitive comments about the Charlottesville protests. In 2018, he was accused of emotional abuse by his ex-wife, Desiree Williams, and the couple divorced later that year. In 2019, he was criticized for defending controversial YouTuber PewDiePie, who had been accused of promoting anti-Semitic content.


Net Worth


As of October 2023, Boogie2988's net worth is estimated to be around $2 million according to multiple sources. His primary source of income is his YouTube channel, where he earns money through advertising revenue and sponsorships. He has also written a book called "Needles and Pins" and has sold merchandise through his website.


Personal Life


Boogie2988 was born on July 24, 1974, in Virginia. Boogie2988 described his childhood as a "sad" time period in his life, due to dealing with obesity, lack of friends, and suffering verbal and physical abuse from his mother. Despite this, he considers her death in 2009 to be the "saddest moment" of his life. He had already been depressed due to his father dying of cancer. Boogie2988 had gastric bypass surgery due to morbid obesity on August 1, 2017.


He graduated from St. Paul High School in Virginia and attended the University of Virginia's College at Wise, but did not graduate. He later moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas. He has a sister named Karla Williams and an older brother named Bryan Williams. Boogie2988 has been married twice. His first marriage ended in divorce, and he married Desiree Williams in 2013. They divorced in 2018, and Boogie2988 has been open about the emotional toll the divorce has taken on him.


Source: Instagram


Other Social Media Statistics


Apart from his significant presence on YouTube, Steven has established a presence on other social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. He has over 480k followers on Twitter and over 92k followers on Instagram. He uses his presence on these platforms to upload short-form content from his YouTube channel. He also uses his presence to promote brands and their products. He also uses his reach to promote his merchandise.


Content on YouTube


Boogie2988 primarily uploads gaming and comedy content to his YouTube channel. He is best known for his video rants about video games and nerd culture, often portraying a character named Francis.


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With over 39 million views, this is the most viewed video on the Boogie288 channel. This is a video in which Steven jumps into a pool causing a big splash.


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This is the second most viewed video on the channel and has over 25 million views. This is a comedic video in which Steven acts as a raging Francis.


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This is a video in which Francis spends $380 on Candy Crush. This is the third most viewed video on the channel and has 15 million views.


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This is the fourth most viewed video on the channel with over 14 million views. This is a Draw My Life video.


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In this video, Francis destroys an Xbox. This is the fifth most popular video on the channel and has 12 million views.


Source: Instagram


Interesting Facts


  1. Boogie2988's real name is Steven Jay Williams

  2. He has been the subject of a documentary that delves into the downfall of his YouTube career.

  3. He has a sister named Karla Williams and an older brother named Bryan Williams.

FAQs

Q. What health issues has Boogie2988 struggled with?

A. Boogie2988 has struggled with weight and health issues and has undergone gastric bypass surgery.

Q. What is the documentary about Boogie2988?

A. Mike Clum released a documentary that delves into the downfall of Boogie2988's YouTube career, financial issues, and health problems

Q. Where does Boogie2988 live?

A. Boogie2988 currently resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States.
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