Pulling into focus all of their YouTube channels, brands, and companies, the collective ‘Nelk Boys Net Worth’ is estimated to be between 5 million to 10 million dollars. This group of boys founded their entertainment company as far back as 2010. In the years leading up to now, the Nelk boys have gained many followers by uploading prank content and vlogs.
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Who are the Nelk Boys?
Kyle Forgeard, alongside two others – Marko Martinovic and Nico, created the Nelk YouTube channel in 2010. A while later, Marko and Nico, popularly known as the Martinovic twins, left the park. After that, Jesse Sebastiani and Lucas Gasparini stepped up and became part of prominent members.
Fast forward to 2019, Forgeard identified Stephen Deleonardis, through a series of his drinking and smoking pranks on his YouTube channel, to be a potential member of the group. In the early days of 2020, Salim Sirur also joined the boys, racking up the number of prominent members to 5.
The Nelk Boys main crew – short introduction
Kyle Forgeard is a content creator whose fame rose when he co-created the entertainment company and YouTube channel – NELK. However, he hails from Canada, born in Mississauga, Ontario, on July 12, 1994. His parents are Rick and Gyle Forgeard. Moreover, this character made several appearances in Jack Vale films and Internet Icon. However, he decided to focus on entertainment shortly after graduation.
Jesse Sebastiani is also a Canadian content creator, an ultimate prankster known for his substantial social media presence, and a YouTube star. Sebastiani was born in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, on June 27, 1993. As a prominent team member who has already been famous for playing pranks on people, he played a crucial role in moving the group forward, putting more money in their pockets and increasing the ‘Nelk Boys Net Worth’.
Lucas Gasparini is another Canadian YouTube star who stepped up after the departure of the Martinovic twins. He was born on November 30, 1995, in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. These Ontario boys liked to go wild, participating in the craziest of challenges and playing the dumbest of pranks on several individuals.
Steve Deleonardis is known for his extreme challenge and prank videos, and these serve as one of the reasons he was asked to join the Nelk group. Moreover, in the US, Steve was born in Oviedo, Florida, on August 26, 1998. There has been the recurring addition of subsidiary members over the years, with Salim Sirur and his cousin, Jay joining at the start of 2020.
The Nelk Boys story
Like any other group, the Nelk Boys have not been without trouble. There has been one storm after another. However, these boys have managed to weather through. Now, at the finish line, it is safe to say that Kyle Forgeard, Stephen Sirur and Salim Sirur are now the three prominent members of the group. The other members are actively involved with the different brands, subsidiary groups, and companies in the leading Nelk group.
|MAIN CREW||ROLE IN THE GROUP|
|Kyle Forgeard||Nelk Co-founder |
Co-host of the Full Send Podcast
|Steven Deleonardis||Prominent member |
Owns SteveWillDoIt and SteveWillSendIt LLC.
|Salim Sirur||Prominent member |
After the Martinovic twins had initially left the group to pursue their own YouTube dreams, there has been a lot of coming and going in the group. Jesse Sebastiani, who joined the group right after, decided to not be a part anymore in late 2020. Then, he decided to work primarily on the Full Send subsidiary brand.
In 2017, Gasparini also decided to leave the group as he detested the ways of the group, thus deciding not to continue. However, in 2021, he was seen to have rejoined the group in Los Angeles once again. However, this already leaves Kyle, Steven, and Salim as the most superior members of the group.
Jason Paguadan, aka 905Shooter, who famously had an affair with Steven Deleonardis’ girlfriend – Celina Smith, was also a group member once. However, he was scrapped from the group following the several harassment suits that came from Jason sending contents of a sexual nature to fans. He was also very lazy and incompetent at his job, thereby being a dent to the ‘Nelk Boys Net Worth’.
Other members of the Nelk group
The list of the other crew members is quite dynamic. It keeps getting reshuffled with increasing additions and removals from the list. However, the list below would suffice for some of the present secondary members of the group.
|John Shahidi||President of Full Send Entertainment and Nelk Inc.|
|Gabriel Poncio||Executive assistant|
|Tyler Chaffee||Bird Coordinator|
|Sam Shahidi||CEO of Happy Dad Hard Seltzer|
|Austin “Ausgod” Ermes||Content director/Lead editor|
|Jordan “Cousin Jay” Nwanne||Videographer|
|Neel Alwani||CEO of Timepiece Trading LLC |
Member of SteveWillDoit LLC
|Bradley Martyn||Member of SteveWillDoIt LLC|
|Bob Menery||Co-host of Full Send Podcast|
|Dana White||Honorary Nelk member|
|Arthur “Jimmy Gambles” Kulik||Member|
Austin Ermes is a Canadian filmmaker serving as the Content Director at NELK. Some group members, including film crews and support personnel, are based in Newport Beach, California. This place is where they shoot their shows. In addition, the group members resided in Ontario, Canada, and Los Angeles, California.
The Nelk journey from the onset
The story following the establishment of the Nelk group is quite fascinating. It has been a roller coaster of feelings towards this group on the part of their fans. Also, it has relatively been a stink on what might have been the ‘Nelk Boys Net Worth’. First, however, we shall divide this long journey into the preliminary, middle and recent periods.
Preliminary Nelk period
Kyle Forgeard headed the creation of what happens to be a YouTube channel with 7.38 million subscribers today – NELK. At the time of its innovation in 2010, the channel was known as NelkFilmz. The group was established, with other initial members being Marko and Niko Martinovic and Lucas Gaspirini. However, it was not until 2014 that Jesse Sebastiani joined the group after Kyle met him at an MTV conference in Canada.
In 2015, the Nelk boys posted a video which ended up being their most viewed video till today. It was titled ‘Coke prank on cops’, and the video ended up racking over 45 million views, which is twice that of their second most-viewed YouTube video. The content of the ‘coke’ video showed the boys making cops think they had coke in the back of their car.
However, the cops found out that they were referring to Coca-Cola. In early 2016, the video caused a massive uproar, after which the Nelk Boys were issued a strong warning by the Los Angeles Police Department. In addition, the cops stated all possible copycats who might want to follow the same trend, warning that the consequences may be severe as the action was illegal.
The middle Nelk era
After the exit of Gasparini in June 2017, a series of controversial activities followed this event. First, in early 2019, Jesse Sebastiani was arrested following a prank he pulled in Columbus, Ohio. After his arrest, he was charged with disorderly conduct in the Ohio Court of Common Pleas. Previously, he had entered a Barnes and Noble store wearing a white jumpsuit with fake blood all over it after asking the workers for books based on crime cover-ups.
After Stephen Deleonardis came into the group in early 2019, by mid-2019, the Nelk boys moved to Europe, where they participated in a ‘spin the globe challenge’. In addition to the list of thoughtless actions, NELK planned a meetup in a public park without notifying the local authorities beforehand. Unfortunately, this meetup was cut short due to its hazardous ongoing nature.
Leading up to the removal of 905Shooter in early 2020, the group moved to Los Angeles, California, as the ‘Nelk Boys Net Worth’ has started to grow more rapidly. As a result, the house was called the Full Send house. At this time, Salim Sirur and Jordan Nwanne joined up with the crew.
Nelk’s issues with the Law
Not long after the move, the three spearheads were arrested for disturbing the peace at a Target store in Mississippi, where they supposedly were filming a prank video. They bailed out shortly after.
In late 2020, the Nelk group hosted a flash mob comprising over 200 persons on-site at the Illinois State University. Afterwards, the Illinois Police Department opened an investigation on the group as they had violated the laid down COVID-19 regulations.
Piling on these actions, the Police Department in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, had to break up a gathering of over 1000 people at the grounds of a house rented by Nelk. This action was also in violation of New Jersey’s COVID-19 restrictions. The group tried to play down the action as unintentional. Regardless, The landlord kicked them out of the house, and eight of the fans were arrested.
Leading up to this last event, YouTube announced the demonetisation of the Nelk YouTube channel, removing some specific videos, thereby shutting down one of the ‘Net Boys Net Worth’ backbones. YouTube explained this action to be an aftermath effect of the violation behaviours shown by the Nelk boys towards the COVID-19 regulations. The behavioural activity was cited to be against the platform’s Creator Responsibility Policy, mandating that creator channels do not participate in any activity that might cause harm to YouTube users, the entire community as a whole, employees of the platform, and the EcoSystem.
The most recent Nelk era
After the serial issues with the Law, in October 2020, Kyle, Stephen, and Salim travelled abroad to Abu Dhabi. Afterwards, they met with the United States President at the time – President Donald Trump and even flew on the AirForce One. Additionally, they were sighted dancing to the YMCA sing with Trump at one of his election campaign rallies. However, the group met up with Donald in July 2021 at UFC 264.
In January 2021, Jesse Sebastiani decided against continuing with the group and diverting his attention to working behind the scenes within the Full Send brand. Instead, he started a mini-series known as Shithole on Full Send’s YouTube channel. Forgeard had said in a live stream on Twitch, “We’ve been doing this a long time, we’ve done a lot of pranks, we’ve pretty much done everything, and I think Jesse’s kind of just burnt out”.
There were further issues with the Law in 2021. Sirur was arrested and detained by the Medellin cops with no prior convictions. However, he was later let go. In March of 2021, the Nelk boys were unable to make a video upload as it was due to an arrest warrant filed against Kyle in Texas. In the same month, a report was made against Nelk by CBS based on the accusation that they were responsible for a series of physical assaults at a group meet in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 15.
In early 2022, the organisers intentionally removed the Nelk group from a Caribbean cruise ship in the Bahamas onboard Celebrity Summit. To nobody’s surprise, they shared a video of this event online.
The Nelk Boys businesses
When the group had just started, they lived off Google Ads, earning over $50,000 monthly. Afterwards, they began to make prank videos, giving them the massive ‘Nelk Boys Net Worth’ they have today.
In late 2020, they released the Full Send clothing brand, which saw massive success, earning them as high as $50 million per year. Their one-time design made their brand exclusive and very rare. Due to the demonetisation of their account on YouTube, the Nelk boys tried to grow their brand on other social media platforms, amassing up to a combined total of 20 million followers.
On May 31, 2021, the Nelk boys revealed a hard seltzer brand, which they called Happy Dad. This alcoholic beverage became available on sale starting June 14, 2021, in certain states. The drink is produced and packaged by a company known as Minhas Breweries and Distillery.
A profitable avenue opened up when Nelk launched a non-fungible token-based Full Send Metacard. More than 10,000 of these Metacards were minted and sold off in less than ten minutes. Moreover, this sale brought on a profit of over $20 million. This feat is a massive boost to the ‘Nelk Boys Net Worth’.
This multipurpose group achieved a milestone when they interviewed Donald Trump on an episode of the Full Send Podcast. Within 24 hours, the interview had been viewed over 5 million times on their YouTube channel, although the platform later removed it. In the space of one week, the podcast became the second most popular on US Spotify media.
The Nelk boy’s achievements
Aside from having millions of fans across the world, they do not have much in the way of awards and achievements. However, this may be due to the unorthodox acts they were involved in, including strifes with the Law. Nonetheless, the highest achievement an online personality can attain is their fans and support, which are satisfying for the Nelk boys in their many numbers. They’ve managed to rake together over 7 million subscribers on YouTube and over 4 million followers on Instagram.
In addition, Toronto Star – a Canadian Newspaper, honoured Kyle and Jesse, tagging them as “the two of the most unmistakable characters for youngsters in North America”. An accomplishment of over a billion views in total that speaks of utter dominance.
In this current year – 2022, ‘the Nelk Boys Net Worth’ was estimated to be between 5 million and 10 million US dollars. Talking about the top content creators from all around the world, the Nelk group ranks among them. Their source of income stems from their various social media platforms, podcasts, clothing line and Happy Dad Beverage.
The group has a Full Send club with over fifty thousand members. Also, the Full Send MetaCard NFT earned the group over 20 million dollars after its sell-out. At this rate of development, in a few years from now, no one would remember these people as just mere YouTube pranksters.
The Nelk group, excluding their sidewards acts and bringing to light their resilience and hard work, are an excellent example to all influencers like them. They show the coming generation how to build a vast influence in the world and transit all of these into real money. Undoubtedly, the group’s net worth is bound to keep growing.