Kali Muscle Net Worth

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Everything you need to know about Kali Muscle Net Worth

Kali Muscle, real name Chuck Kirkendall, is an American bodybuilder, YouTuber, actor, vlogger, and social media personality who has a net worth of $5 million as of March 2021. He became famous for his motivational YouTube videos in which he gave advice on a variety of topics ranging from how to build your body and increase muscle mass to dealing with depression and other major problems in life. Fans from all around the globe were moved by the story of a footballer and a scholarship athlete who went to prison for seven years and reinvented himself into a fitness superstar.

Here are some additional details about the bodybuilder and YouTube star who has also played several key roles in films and TV shows because of his impressive physique;

Early Life

  • Chuck Kirkendall was born in Oakland, California on February 18th, 1975. He was born into an American Family and spent a large portion of his life in one of the worst and poorest neighborhoods in California. He never got a chance to meet his real father and was raised by his mother and her 2nd husband. He had two siblings. 

Ever since a young age, Kali had a passion for sports and athletics and because of that, he took part in a variety of sports when he was in middle school. He was particularly good at football and showed great skill and promise and because of that, he was given an athletic scholarship by the Fresno State University. But at this time his younger brother died in an accidental shooting and this incident put his life in a spiral that led him into making a series of poor decisions.

Prison Time

  • After losing his younger brother, Kali went into a dark place which resulted in him losing his sense of direction in life. He started hanging out with thugs and criminals and ultimately starting committing robberies. In 2001, in a robbery gone wrong, he was arrested and sent to San Quentin Prison for 11 years. 

He spent the majority of his prison time in either a library or a gym. He was released from prison in 2008 due to good behavior.

Starting a Career as an Online Personality

  • After being released from prison, Kali started a YouTube channel on April 10th, 2008. Initially, he posted videos about exercise and how you can perform a variety of workouts anywhere and anytime. The motivation behind his initial videos was his prison stint. His motivational tone made him stand out on YouTube, and people from all over the world were impressed by his struggle and determination. 

Gaining Fame as an Online Sensation

Kali became more and more popular on YouTube and by the time 2011 rolled in, he was one of the most famous fitness YouTubers all over the world. His views were averaging in the millions and because of this, he got other business opportunities which helped him in slowly establishing his brand. 

Acting Career

  • The fame he had gained from his YouTube channel helped him stand out in the eyes of various directors and producers and because of this, he starred in a variety of ads for brands like GEICO, Taco Bell, Honda, and other national commercials. 

In 2011, he appeared in the t.v show “1 vs 100”  as well as appearances in “Mr.Sunshine” and “Savior’. He also appeared in the music video of the critically acclaimed song “Sexy and I Know it” by LMFAO.  In recent years, he has appeared in projects like “Workaholics”, “Maury”, “The Taker” and “Raising Hope”. 

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