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Who is Boogie2988?
Steven Jay Williams is a YouTube personality, best known for his comedy and gaming-focused channel called Boogie2988. Fans often refer to him as Boogie or through his different personas including the most popular one – Francis. Francis is a childish adult who breaks things and likes to act absurdly, unlike normal adults. He’s been active on the website since 2006, on which he continues to post regular content.
Boogie2988 Net Worth
How rich is Boogie2988? As of early-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $900,000, mostly earned through a successful career on YouTube. He’s posted various videos concerning his personas, gaming, and life, but also produces serious discussions about online culture, and does paid promotions which help with his earnings. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Boogie was in a relationship with Dez and he proposed to her through a YouTube video in 2012. They married a year later, and the marriage for four years, before in 2017 announcing through Twitter that the two were divorcing after falling out of love. He mentioned that they were splitting amicably as friends; the divorce was finalized in February 2018.
Boogie2988 Age, Weight
Boogie was born on 24 July 1969, in St. Paul, Virginia, USA and he is 48. He suffers from morbid obesity, at his heaviest weighing-in at 266 kilograms or 587 lbs, and he’s also been troubled by type 2 diabetes. Due to his unstable health, he decided to undergo bariatric surgery as a last resort – also known as weight-loss surgery, it is performed on people who are suffering as Boogie. The surgery often consists of numerous procedures that usually remove a portion of the stomach, or resecting the small intestine. Boogie began his with gastric bypass surgery in which the stomach is divided into a small upper pouch and a lower larger pouch with the small intestine connecting to both; this method is used to treat both morbid obesity and type 2 diabetes. The surgery was successful, and he now weighs 175 kilograms or 387 lbs, and according to him, his diabetes is in remission.
Boogie2988 YouTube, Twitter, Social Media
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— Boogie-claus is coming to your town! (@Boogie2988) April 11, 2018
Boogie began his YouTube channel in 2006, and it has steadily grown over the years. His talent in making videos has garnered him over 4.4 million subscribers to the website, with recent videos gaining at least 110,000 views each. Some of his most recent ones include “Gaming News: Sea of Thieves Broken’, “Frances Flexes His money”, and “Quick Tomb Raider Movie Review!” His most popular videos have attracted at least 12 million views, and these include “Dramatic Fat Guy Splash”, “Draw My Life – Boogie 2988”, and “Fat Guy Spends $380 on Candy Crush”. He’s become popular for his gaming videos and comedy videos, which often consist of him acting out his personas. He also streams gaming content through the website Twitch, on which he gains an average of five million views. The website has helped in earning him money thanks to donations that can be made through the website.
Other social media accounts Boogie has include Twitter which he has over 660,000 followers. He often posts videos about his stream, YouTube content, various games, as well as the trading card game “Magic: The Gathering”. He also reviews films on his Twitter account. He also has a Facebook page with over 270,000 likes and it promotes some of his content, however, it is not as active as his Twitter account.
Boogie’s father was a coal miner while his mother worked as a pre-school teacher. He had a lot of trouble during childhood, and mentioned that his mother was physically and psychologically abusive. He suffers from PTSD, anxiety, and other mental illnesses as a result of the abuse. He attempted suicide as a teenager, and again after his mother’s death in 2009. Since then, he’s become an advocate for suicide prevention.
He mentioned that his popular persona, Francis is his heavily exaggerated depiction of a typical gamer, and often depicts Francis as how news and online media depict gamers. The character is said to be based on his early life. He continues to make online videos through YouTube and also does a lot of discussions concerning life. He talks about his life with morbid obesity and the ethics of YouTube. Thanks to his content, he was rewarded with the Trending Gamer award during The Game Awards 2016. He resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas and is registered a Republican, however, he mentioned that he’s voted for Democratic candidates in most presidential elections. He is also an avid supporter of the Affordable Care Act, as he believes his insurance will be lost without it.