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Kingsley (YouTuber)

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Personal information
BornKing Russell
(1990-12-28) December 28, 1990 (age 30)
Altheimer, Arkansas, U.S.
OriginSt. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
YouTube information
Also known asKingsley
Years active2009–2019
Subscribers2.84 million
Total views422,317
Sarah Weichel Management
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers
Updated April 06, 2020

King Russell[2] (born December 28, 1990),[3] better known by his screen name Kingsley, is an American YouTube personality, comedian, and blogger.[4] He has been featured on TV shows such as Tosh.0[5] and Just Keke.[6] Kingsley is most well known for his comical rants and pop culture commentary.[7]


Kingsley achieved viral stardom with his Things I Hate video.[citation needed] He first entered the mainstream when Ashton Kutcher tweeted out his Wild Animals in the Zoo video. His most popular YouTube uploads include the Ask Kingsley series, Really B Really sketches, and his Overexposed Countdown, where his YouTube audience votes for the most heavily discussed trends in pop culture.[citation needed] In 2014, Kingsley signed a deal with Defy Media to host a new program on Clevver TV.[8]. As of June 2020, Kingsley hasn't uploaded a video to his YouTube channel for one year following a previous one year hiatus from the platform.


On September 3, 2014, he started a podcast called Kingsley's Overexposed. The show consists of nineteen episodes with a total of fifteen guests who have come on.[9] The show debuted at #2 on iTunes. Guests have included Tyler Oakley, Tiffany Pollard, Joey Graceffa, Timothy DeLaGhetto, and Miranda Sings. As of June 2020, Kingsley's podcast is not available on any current podcast platforms.


  1. "itskingsleybitch's Youtube Stats, Channel Statistics". Social Blade. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  2. Kittle, Bryon (29 Jan 2016). "The New Influencers: King Russell/Kingsley". PR Week. Retrieved 10 Apr 2018.
  3. Kingsley (10 May 2013). "DRAW MY LIFE: KINGSLEY". YouTube. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  4. "17′s Most Wanted YouTube Stars". Seventeen Malaysia. 2013-06-04. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-25.
  5. "I Hate' Video". Tosh.cc.com. 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2014-07-25.
  6. [1][dead link]
  7. "Kingsley | YouTube Personality". New Media Rockstars. 2011-12-13. Retrieved 2014-07-25.
  8. Klima, Jeff (2014-06-25). "Defy Media Launches New Creator Program With Involvement From Kingsley, Marié Digby". New Media Rockstars. Retrieved 2014-07-25.
  9. Lazar, Shira (2014-06-03). "Kingsley and The New Trend of YouTube Stars Launching Podcasts". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2014-07-25.

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