Nelk Boys is a Canadian entertainment and YouTube channel. They are famous for their fantastic videos, vlogs and their Full Send Entertainment brand.
Toronto Star called “two of the most recognized characters for young people in North America” the founders of the group, Kyle Forgeard and Jesse Sebastiani. In 2020, Nelk recruited John Shahidi to assist run his company as Full Send President.
Bio About Nelk Boys
|Channel Name||Nelk Boys|
|Location||Newport Beach, California|
|Subscribers||6.66 million (As of July 12, 2021)|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
Nelk Boys Journey of Professional Career
Forgeard with other founder members Niko and Marko Martinovic and Lucas Gasparini established the YouTube channel NelkFilmz at the time in 2010.
At an MTV-Canada conference in 2014, Forgeard connected with Jesse Sebastiani who quickly became a key member of the group.
A video entitled “Coke Prank on Cops” was uploaded by Nelk in January 2015 in which police officers in Los Angeles said that the police were “coking” behind the vehicle and that they thought they were referring to cocaine when they were really talking to cocaine. The video became a topic of debate in May 2016.
The gang got a warning and a statement by the Los Angeles Police Department notifying the public that the prank was unlawful and warned prospective copycat pads of this.
The video has 44 million views and is now its most watched with nearly three times the number of views as its second most viewed video.
It was reported in June 2017 that Gasparini had departed since he did not want to continue his profession in full time. Later in 2021 he joined again. In January 2019, during a prank he went into a Barnes & Noble shop with artificial blood on a white hump suit and requested books from employees to conceal a murder scene.
He has been convicted of disorderly behavior in the Ohio Court of Common Pleas by the Columbus Ohio police department.
In Mai 2019, Stephen Deleonardis joined Nelk after his drinking and smoking challenge films were spotted by Forgeard. Nelk took part in a “globe challenge” in August 2019 and ended up in Europe.
Nelk arranged a meeting at a public park in Ireland, but did not inform the local police. The meeting became out of control, with huge groups of supporters crowding the space in a hazardous way and shortening the meeting.
Jason Pagadian was subsequently dismissed from the group. In February 2020, Nelk relocated to the “Full Send House” home in Los Angeles, California. Also, at this time Salim Sirur and Cousin Jay joined Nelk.
Forgeard, Deleonardis and Sirur were detained along with many other members for disturbing the peace while shooting a prank at a Target store in Mississippi in May 2020. They were freed on bail afterwards.
In September 2020, the Normal police office, Illinois, launched an inquiry against Nelk after hosting an on-campus flash mob of approximately 200 individuals in violation of the COVID-19 rules.
In the aftermath, YouTube announced its intention to demonetize the Nelk YouTube account in addition to most of its content in order to avoid any money from YouTube on the account.
They attributed the decision to the Creator Responsibility Policy, which requires creators to not engage in ‘on/off platform behavior,’ which damages our users, communities, employees and ecosystems “Nelk claims that the hosting of a group of persons and in violation of COVID-19 regulations have harmed YouTube users.
Chris Koos, mayor of the town, also announced his intention to prosecute Nelk. A week later, Seaside Heights, New Jersey police broke up with a gathering of about 1,500 people at Nelk’s rental home, which violated the 19 COVID regulations of New Jersey. Nelk was ultimately thrown out of the home by the landlord and 8 supporters were detained, although he had no intention of attracting the throng. Gov.
Phil Murphy has termed the incident “The conduct of the knucklehead.” Nelk members Forgeard, Deleonardis, and Sirur went to Abu Dhabi abroad in October 2020.
Then the same month, at one of his 2020 rallies, members visited former President Donald Trump on Air Force One. You also saw the “Y.M.C.A.” song on stage with President Trump after his speech. They meet Trump again at UFC 264 in July 2021.
John Shahidi, the president of Full Send Entertainment and Nelk, Inc., was revealed on a Logan Paul podcast in November 2020 that Nelk had recruited him to be the company’s president.
It was also formally announced in January 2021, after months of speculation from fans, that Sebastiani would no longer be appearing in Nelk’s major videos or engaging in pranks for the foreseeable future.
His new role with Full Send is working behind the scenes, and he’s created a new mini-series called “Shithole” on Full Send’s dedicated YouTube channel to chronicle his new way of life.
“We’ve been doing this for a long time, we’ve pulled a lot of pranks, we’ve pretty much done everything, and I believe Jesse’s kind of burned out,” Forgeard said on a Twitch broadcast.
A Colombian version of Nelk’s well-known “Coke Prank on Cops” was posted to their YouTube channel on February 1, 2021, and this time it was done in the United States.
Sirur was held by the Medellin police for a short period of time without being given an explanation, but was subsequently released.
Nelk was unable to post a video on March 23, 2021, as a result of recommendations made by their counsel in connection with an arrest warrant issued against Forgeard in the state of Texas. A report from CBS on March 31, 2021 said that Nelk had been responsible for a series of violent attacks that occurred during a group meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 15.
It was announced on May 31, 2021, that Nelk will launch their own brand of hard seltzer, dubbed “Happy Dad.”
The beverage will be available for purchase starting on June 14, 2021, in certain US states, with availability expanding to other states over time.
Minhas Breweries & Distillery, located in Monroe, Wisconsin, is responsible for the production and packaging of Happy Dad Seltzer.
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Personal Info about the Members of Group
Kyle Forgeard, Stephen Deleonardis, Lucas Gasparini, Salim Sirur, and “Jimmy Gambles” are some of the current and recurrent members of the band (Arthur Kulik).
Austin Ermes, a Canadian filmmaker, serves as the Director of Content at NELK. The members of the group, as well as some of their film crews and support personnel, are based in Newport Beach, California, where they shoot their shows. The members of the group had previously lived in Ontario, Canada, and Los Angeles, California.
Prior to joining NELK, Jesse Sebastiani was well-known for his self-published documentary, Saved by the Status, as well as his participation in the MTV programme Careless Teens, among other things.
Years after being a member of the group, he voiced his dissatisfaction with his own and the group’s way of life.
“I despise celebrity… I’ve lost nearly everything that I used to like about life,” he said in a tweet on January 29, 2020, referring to his loss of almost everything. His involvement with NELK videos gradually waned, and by the end of 2020, he was concentrating only on projects for the Full Send brand.
But in an interview with Bootleg Kev in March 2021, he said that he will “eventually” return to Nelk and that he had no plans to do so.
Niko and Marko Martinovic, as well as Jason Pagadian, were all members of the group at one point. Niko and Marko, who are identical twins, were members of Nelk throughout its early growth, but they quit the group in 2015 to pursue their own YouTube channel.
Gasparini resigned in 2017 due to worries about his connection with the channel’s programming, which included instances of public misbehavior that might have a negative impact on his job prospects as well as his plans to pursue scholastic studies to become a plumber.
He then returned to Los Angeles in 2021, where he joined the rest of the cast and crew. Pagadian, who went by the Instagram handle “905shooter” or simply “9-0,” was fired from the group in October 2019 after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced.
The allegations stemmed from Pagadian sending direct messages to fans that were graphic and sexual in nature, as well as for allegedly slacking off on work assigned to him by Forgeard. Pagadian was fired from the group after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced.
Nelk Boys Net Worth
The total net worth of the Nelk Boys is expected to reach approximately $4 million by the year 2021. The channel receives about 800,000 views each day, resulting in an anticipated yearly income of approximately $2.2 million.
As an alternative to YouTube, Nelk has created its own hard seltzer brand called Happy Dad, which will be accessible to the general public on June 14, 2021.