Kali Muscle is an American bodybuilder who became famous for his rags to riches and crime to a social reformer life story. His ambition to excel and his hard work and will-power to make it possible, has made him famous. He is not only a bodybuilder of national fame but also is an actor, a philanthropist, and a motivational speaker. Now let’s have a close look at Kali Muscle’s net worth in 2018.
Kali Muscle Early Life
Kali Muscle was born on 18th February 1975 in Oakland, California. Raised by his mother and his stepfather, his childhood was troublesome and tragic. He grew up in a poor neighborhood with hardly any means to develop one’s potentialities. When his elder brother accidentally shot himself by his own gun Kali Muscle took to a life of crime. Due to his unlawful activities, he was arrested and sentenced to 11 years in prison. It was in prison that he took to bodybuilding, his childhood passion to a new level. He used all of his free time in the prison to do workouts to pursue his dream of becoming a bodybuilder.
Kali Muscle Career
As a teenager, he developed a love for the gym. He spent his time for bodybuilding when he got employment in a neighborhood gym called 24hour fitness. He had to endure troublesome time both at home and outside. At home, his step father’s treatment left him upset. Outside the violence and crime-ridden neighborhood compelled him to own a gun when he was in elementary school.
However, he pursued his Gym regimen and also participated in wrestling, track, and football. But when his elder brother was killed accidentally by his own gun, he ran into financial problems and pursued robbery and petty crime to earn. He was arrested and put in prison for 11 years.
He pursued his bodybuilding regimen in prison and built an impressive physique with 230lbs of billowing muscle. In 1997 the prison authorities took away the weights from the prison. However, Kali Muscle devised ingenious ways to exercise including lifting inmates instead of weights.
In 2010, after getting released from prison, he went to Los Angeles to become a professional bodybuilder and actor. He was offered a role in Matthew MC McConaughey directed music video. After this, he was popular enough to get several roles in commercials and later in TV and movies.
His altruistic pursuits include a scheme aimed to wean away youth from drugs and crime, showing them ways to pursue positive goals of their choice in their lives.
Awards & Achievements
In 2010, within two weeks of relocating himself to Los Angeles after his release from prison, he managed to get a role in Matthew McConaughey directed music video for Nashville Icon James Johnson.
Kali Muscle thereafter got roles in commercials of big brands like Snickers, Comcast, Honda, Bell, and Taco. His most memorable advertisement was for Geico, a car insurance company as a happy bodybuilder directing traffic.
In 2012 he was given the title of Mr. California.
His other major achievement was starting a YouTube channel on which he discusses nutrition, bodybuilding and general health and fitness topics. This channel climbed to one million subscribers in 2013.
He set up Ex-con to Icon scheme to wean away youth from drugs and crime to a more positive way of life as a responsible member of society. His motivational speeches were directed to help youth with novel ways and methods to follow, away from drugs and crime. His book X-con to Icon gives the same message in his own words.
He advocates natural bodybuilding diets like proteins and fruits. He is against bodybuilding supplements and steroids. He believes in drinking gallons of water to keep healthy.
Net worth of Kali Muscle
Kali Muscle net worth is estimated at $5 million. His appearance in commercial ads, television and movies and his YouTube videos added a stream of revenue to build his net worth which is rising.
Kali Muscle’s life is like a lesson signifying how anybody can rise above his circumstances and environment, like a phoenix, to succeed. The only need is an ambition, a firm resolve to achieve it and hard work to make it possible.