In the past, careers and professions were well defined – banking, engineering, law, apprenticeships and the like. With the turn of the millennium and the advent of the Internet, new “unorthodox” ways of making a living have emerged. Roi Wasabi is one who has benefited from this new tide. He earns his living simply by making videos of himself and having fun doing so!
Roi was born on 21 August 1991 as Roi Fabito and is also called Roi Wassabi. Roi is a YouTuber, who became famous mainly thanks to his YouTube channel called Wassabi Productions. Roi was born in the Philippines. At the age of two, he moved to America with his family.
Roi began experimenting with video productions at the age of 12, using his parents’ camera and the Window filmmaker. In 2005 his YouTube channel went live. His first YouTube channel was called “Hoiistroi”, which was later renamed Wassabi.
Although he did not know exactly how to make money by posting videos on YouTube, Roi was driven by sheer passion and the desire to have fun while publishing videos.
Together with his long-time friend Alex Burriss, also known as Alex Wassabi, Roi Wassabi set out to make funny and parodic videos, and soon the money was rolling in. Soon the version of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” was seen by the two of them more than 125 million times. The success of the video led to the founding of Wassabi Parody Productions – an arm that focused entirely on parody and comedy.
He later took a break from shooting YouTube videos to concentrate on his studies but resumed it in 2012. It was his YouTube adventure that transformed him from a shy, shy boy into a superstar.
His channel Wassabi Production was successful, but he then decided to leave the channel after ten years to focus on his vlogging and games channel. His departure was mainly due to complications with Chloe Mangray.
Roi Wassabi has concentrated his energies on his new project, a YouTube channel – Guava Juice. He had similar success with Guava Juice, which has about 8 million subscribers and also 941 videos. On this channel, Roi unleashes his comic side by publishing funny and silly videos, games, experiments, and silly DIY videos.
Roi is constantly inventing new challenges that spread quickly. Some of his challenges include the Puppy Bath Challenge, kicking the ball to challenge Ice Cream, the Hovering Cup challenge.
Already at a very tender age, Roi operated a YouTube channel and thus belonged to the early generation of video enthusiasts who began to monetize via YouTube. Roi owns a house in Studio City, California. The apartment has an estimated value of about $3 million.
Roi also owns a Tesla model, a 2014 Honda Fit, and a 2016 Porsche Cayenne GTS. Surprisingly, his apparent wealth was not enough to be one of the richest stars on YouTube. He has an estimated net worth of around $1 million.
Roi Wassabi is of Filipino descent, but moved to Durham, North Carolina at the age of 2 and has only 2 brothers named Reymound Fabito and Russell Fabito and a single younger sister named Ariel Fabito.
Roi, Russell, and Reymond were sent back to the Philippines to live with their grandparents when the family ran into financial difficulties in the USA. After the birth of their sister Ariel, the boys returned to their parents in the United States.
Roi also has a cousin named Marlin, who is also a quite popular YouTuber. The identity of his parents is unknown. He is currently unmarried and has no children, but is in a relationship and is currently dating his longtime lover Monetee, who can be seen regularly on his YouTube channel and in his videos.
Quick Facts About Roi Wassabi
- After Roi graduated from high school, his first course of study was nursing at Durham Tech Community College.
- His work as a nurse was short-lived; he transferred to Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University.
- After the admittedly got bored with engineering, Roi decided to major in film studies.
- Roi Wassabi is allergic to carrots and shrimp.
Roi is big in the Mexican kitchen
- He’s also an animal lover. He has a dog named Oogi.
- Roi is 168 cm (5 feet, 6 inches) tall.
- He weighs about 65 kg or 143 pounds.