|Date of Birth:||1974 , July-24|
|Age:||47 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 7 Inch|
|Birth Name||Steven Jason Williams|
|Birth Place/City||Virginia, USA|
|Education||University of Virginia|
|Online Presence||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook,Twitch|
"Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle" and the life of Steven Jay Williams is the perfect example to support the statement. He is better known by his online pseudonym, Boogie2988 and is one of the successful YouTubers today, best known for his video rants about video games and nerd culture as a character named Francis.
As of 2019, he has become one of the successful internet personalities with more than four million subscribers on his Youtube channel. Willaims is the man behind the popular fictional character Francis and through that character, he parodies trending video game news. Similarly, his videos are also related to domestic abuse, fat-shaming, nerd culture, and pop news and many more.
Grew Up In Dysfunctional Family; Tough Childhood
Boogie2988 was born Steven Jason Williams on 24 July 1974, in Virginia to Wanda Williams and Carl Williams as one of their three children. His mother was a teacher whereas, his father was a coal miner. He has an older brother named Bryan and an older sister named Karla.
Regarding his education, he went to a pre-collegiate program called Upward Bound. He then went to the University of Virginia but left after breaking up with his then-girlfriend.
He was raised in a highly dysfunctional family with an alcoholic absentee father and an abusive mother. He had a very rough childhood, lack of love and money made his early youth miserable. As a child, he went on binge eating which made him unhealthy. He was also overweight and the shame of his own body gave way to troubled adolescence.
Williams was highly depressed and even on the verge of suicide but he did not give up. His never-to-give-up attitude gave him strength and made him the successful man that he is today.
How Did Boogie2988 Start His YouTube Career?
At an early age, he often suffered from depression and used to have a very low level of self-confidence. However, with the support of his elder brother, he somehow managed to become a web designer but due to his health issues and low self-esteem, he was not able to focus on his work.
Like people say, "every storm in your life is followed by a rainbow", his life also changed forever when he created his own Youtube channel as Boogie2988 in April of 2006. The first video Boogie2988 posted was a simple gameplay video called Playing Dungeons and Dragons.
As he started posting more videos later, he began gaining more comments from the viewers offering words of praise and encouragement. This provided him hope and began uploading a wider variety of content related to gaming.
Similarly, his videos are also related to domestic abuse, fat-shaming, nerd culture, and pop news and many more.
During his online career, Boogie2988 developed the fictional persona of Francis, a lisp-afflicted childish adult who enjoys breaking stuff. In addition, he also appeared at VidCon2014 alongside several other YouTube celebrity, including Caspar Lee.
He amassed a huge number of subscribers on the channel and gained huge popularity within a short time period. As it often happens with well-known YouTubers, his fame spread beyond the video-sharing website and he was invited to post his content on Twitch.tv as well; he streamed on Twitch.tv 3-5 times a week.
On June 25, 2016, Boogie2988 was hacked and the hackers closed his channel. But later he was able to recover his channel and videos with the help of an expert. In late 2016, McJuggerNuggets and Boogie2988 created a collaboration series on McJuggerNuggets' Youtube channel which ended in December 2016 but later resurfaced in July 2017 in McJuggerNuggets' series, The Devil Inside. as of 2019, his YouTube Channel has 4.5 million subscribers.
In addition, Boogie2988 has won in the trending gamer category of the Game Awards 2016.
Has Collected $1 Million
Boogie2988's net worth is close to $1 million at present. He is one of the popular social media personalities who has amassed the number of followers in a short period of his career. As per the sources, he earns a salary of around $2.2K - $35.7K per month and $26.8K - $428.2K per annum from his Youtube Channel.
Boogie2988 won the Trending Gamer award at The Game Awards 2016. His videos range from absurd rants to serious discussions on daily life, such as the ethics of paid promotion on YouTube channels. His estimated yearly earning as of 2018 range from $20 thousand-$322 thousand.
Boogie2988's Relationship Status; Also Know About His Death Hoax Issue and Weight Loss
Talking about his love life, Boogie2988 is a divorcee. He married his former wife Desiree Williams in the year 2013 after dating for a few years. Though the couple seems much in love, on 19 December 2017, Boogie2988 announced that he and his wife were getting a divorce.
After five years of marriage, their divorce was finalized on 13 February 2018. However, they didn't officiate the reason for their divorce.
During the period of their marriage, they did not share any children.
He is not dating anyone at the moment and is completely focused on his career.
On August 1, 2017, Boogie2988 got gastric bypass surgery to help with his morbid obesity. Since, the operation, he started losing his weight and after following a strict diet in April 2018, he announced that he dropped from over 500 lbs to 375 lbs. He stands at a height of 5 feet 7 (1.78m) inch tall.
Like most of the famous celebrity, Boogie2988 is also a victim of a death hoax which was fake. He, later posted the video on his facebook with title, "The Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.". Have a look.
He is still alive and living a happy and healthy life.
Taking about his online presence, besides Youtube and Twitch he is also active on Twitter, Reddit, and Tumblr and as of now, he has rebooted his gaming channel boogieplays.
The YouTuber has also a decent fan following on her Instagram account with 98.5 K followers.
Check out his videos talking about Xbox One with Major Nelson.