Who is Amiri King?
Born Tony Donavan Schork on the 10th of July, 1979, Amiri King is an American on-line personality who became known through the video-sharing online platform, YouTube. He creates comedic skits, parodies and car videos in his YouTube channel, RoyalMediaMafia, which has now garnered him over 302,000 subscribers. King is also a writer for local comedians, and an inspirational speaker to the youth.
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King is also known for his personal life story. He is famous for becoming a popular YouTuber who was a con-man, and spent three years in prison during his teenage years.
Amiri King’s Early Life
King was born in Louisville, Kentucky and was raised in a single-parent home by his mother, Sharon Brown Colvin. He had a rough time growing up, and ran away from home when he was 11 after being severely beaten-up by his father. He lived on the streets of Louisville, sweeping parking lots of gas stations while waiting for hot dog and doughnut leftovers just to survive, and moving from one shelter to another, including Phoenix House, Boys Haven and Liberty Shelter House.
When he was 16, King’s life turned for the worse when he was charged with armed robbery. Tried as an adult, he was convicted, and ultimately spent several years behind bars. After being released for good behaviour, King decided to turn his life around, and became an inspirational speaker in his hometown, speaking to various youth groups and local high schools about his life story.
Happy Thanksgiving bitch https://t.co/68jpFLnR5f
— Amiri King (@AmiriKing) November 22, 2018
In 1998, King legally changed his named from Tony Donavan Schork to Amiri King, based on his affinity for poets Amiri Baraka and Countee Cullen.
Amiri King’s Career
King’s career started in 2007 when he joined the world of YouTube. After several bouts with ADHD and depression, the online video-sharing platform became his escape. He enjoyed the funny videos, and became inspired to create his own channel. After several attempts, he finally succeeded with his current channel, RoyalMediaMafia. He is known to create parodies and videos about cars, that gained him hundreds of thousands of followers. He also uploads various comedy skits, pranks, and videos about his daily life with his family. He collaborates with other comedians and content creators on YouTube too, one of whom is Peter Shukoff.
One of King’s most popular videos is “Chevy Silverado Parody 2”, in which he compares vehicles mixed his funny personality, and has attracted 17 million views to date. The success of his videos and channel in general helped catapult him to Internet fame, and tremendously increased his net worth.
Aside from creating his own videos, King is also a talented writer. He writes comedic content for local comedians, and also runs his own blog. He appeared in an independent film entitled “Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with Rick and Ed,” and these various projects also helped in increasing his wealth.
Today, King continues to create videos for his YouTube channel, which has become the main source of his income.
Amiri King’s Accolades
King’s success and fame in being a YouTube sensation has brought him several accolades and recognitions. He has appeared on the cover of the Reader’s Digest magazine three times, and was named the Leo Magazine’s Readers Choice for Best Comedian in 2014 and 2015.
King has also received the silver play button from YouTube, a recognition YouTube gives to its creators after surpassing the 100,000-subscribers mark. He is also a board member and part of the editorial team of the Tribunist.
In a negative vein, in 2016 Leo Magazine revoked King’s award for Best Comedian in 2015, after the online publication discovered that he posted misogynistic and racial slurs on his social media accounts.
Amiri King’s Body Measurement
In terms of his body measurement, King is 6 feet tall (1.82 m); his weight is unknown, but he has a fit physique, evidence that he takes good care of his body. He also has light brown eyes and brown hair.
Amiri King’s Net Worth
As of late 2018 and based on authoritative sources, King’s net worth is reported to be as high as $250,000, which he has acquire largely from his activities as a content creator on YouTube, as well as his side projects as a writer.
Amiri King’s Personal Life
In terms of his personal life, King is currently engaged to Sara Ruminski. He has three daughters, Kennedy, Tilly, and Mery who are apparently products of this relationship.
King is also active on social media. He has a Facebook page with over two million followers, an Instagram page with 100,000 followers, and a twitter account with over 81,000 followers.
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