Who is Kai Cenat? Net Worth, Parents, Height, Tattoos, Riots & Girlfriend

The internet sensation making headlines.

Who is Kai Cenat? Net Worth, Parents, Height, Tattoos, Riots & Girlfriend

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The Youtuber and Twitch streamer Kai Cenat is one of the biggest internet stars in the world, winning multiple awards for his content and streams and earning millions of dollars throughout his career.

A divisive figure, Cenat has been in the news in recent years for the wrong reasons, grabbing the headlines after he was arrested by New York Police when a giveaway activity turned into violence on 4 August 2023. The social media influencer promised to give away gadgets to his followers at New York’s Union Square but after thousands of people descended to participate in the event, it turned into a riot.

Cenat has been subsequently released but will have a date with the court later this month for his role in the event.

Kai Cenat Quick Facts

NameKai Carlo Cenat III
Date of Birth16 December 2001
Place of BirthNew York, New York, USA
Height5ft 6in / 1.68m
New Worth$9 million USD (~$3.7 million AUD estimated)
Twitter@KaiCenat 1.5 million followers
Instagram@kaicenat 6 million followers
Twitchtwitch.tv/kaicenat 6.5 million followers

Who is Kai Cenat?

Kai Carlo Cenat III is an American YouTuber and Twitch live streamer known for his funny viral content. Last March, Cenat was twice named the Streamer of the Year at both the 2023 Streamer Awards and the 12th Streamy Awards in December 2022.

On February 28, 2023, Cenat smashed the previous subscription record of 283,066 active Twitch subscribers held by Ludwig Ahgren. The 21-year-old streamed on Twitch for 30 straight days, reaching an all-time high with 306,621 subs, according to TwitchTracker. The subathon began on February 1st which coincided with the first day of Black History Month.

According to twitchmetrics.net, Cenat ranked second behind Jynxzki’s 80,642 monthly active subscribers with 52,368 for the 30-day period ending 4 August 2023.

Cenat is also a member of the YouTube group AMP or Any Means Possible which was created by Agent 00, known for making gaming and reaction content. Kai also has collab appearances with the likes of Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, IShow Speed, Ice Spice, and many more. Currently, Cenat’s subscribers pay between $5 and $25 dollars, although Twitch collects 50% of all payments from its partners, as per the agreement with its creators.

Kai Cenat Early Life

Kai Cenat was born on 16 December 2001 in New York to parents of Caribbean descent. His businessman father is from Haiti while his housewife mother hails from the Trinidad Islands. Kai has three siblings – an older brother named Davonte, a younger brother named Kaleel, and a twin sister Kaia.

He attended Frederick Douglass Academy in West Harlem, New York, and graduated from high school in 2019. Cenat then studied Business Administration at the State University of New York at Morrisville but eventually dropped out of college in 2020 because he struggled to keep up with his schoolwork due to content creation.

Kai Cenat Age

Kai Cenat was born 16 December 2001 – he is 21 years old.

Kai Cenat Height

Kai Cenat is often seen sitting down throughout his streams, with many fans wondering: “how tall is Kai Cenat?”

Cenat is 5ft 6in or 1.68m

Kai Cenat Girlfriend

Kai Cenat is currently single; it looks as though the New York native is laser-focused on his career as a live streamer that he has no time for love, revealing last May: Last May: “Bro, when you’re in a relationship, it’s not about you no more. It’s about you and the other person. You think a girl will want to be with me if I’m streaming f*cking ten, eleven hours a day?”

Last year, however, he was linked to adult film star Teanna Trump after videos were published from a camping trip with Speed.

Kai Cenat was also previously linked to rapper Ice Spice after the two of them collaborated on some content.

Kai Cenat Career

On 13 January 13 2018, Kai Cenat uploaded his first YouTube video entitled MY FIRST YOUTUBE VIDEO!! (Introduction) which now has 558K views. Since then, his channel has exploded, with nearly 300 videos published to his more than 4 million YouTube subscribers. His videos currently have 276 million plus total views.

Kai Cenat Twitch

Three years later, Cenat began steaming gaming and reaction content via Twitch, after migrating from YouTube in February 2021. Kai quickly rose to prominence on the platform as he frequently guested famous personalities like rappers 21 Savage, Bobby Shmurda, and Lil Baby.

In April 2023, he was temporarily suspended on Twitch for undisclosed reasons – although the ban was eventually lifted.

Kai Cenat Net Worth

According to the website celebritynetworth.com, Kai Cenat has a net worth of $9 million USD (~$3.7 million AUD) although that amount is not confirmed.

Each month, his YouTube channel has an estimated 253,000+ views daily. At that rate, if his YouTube channel is monetized and it earns per a thousand views, Networthspot.com estimates that he earns $455K per year on his YouTube channel alone. 

Meanwhile, he also earns an estimated $23,280 per month on his night sleep streams, which is roughly $285,480 per year. Cenat’s fans also pay $5 to $25 to subscribe to his content on Twitch, with the platform and content creator splitting the income 50-50.

As a very popular internet personality, Cenat has endorsed products for companies such as Nike, Adidas, and Red Bull. He has also reportedly endorsed political leaders to promote their interests. However, the amount of his endorsement deals cannot be determined as none of them are publicly disclosed.

Kai Cenat Tattoos

Kai Cenat Car Collection

Last month, Kai Cenat posted on Twitter to showcase his new four-car collection. In the Tweet captioned: “New purchases, truly blessed.” The 21-year-old showed off a 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody, a Mercedes-Benz AMG E63, a Lamborghini Urus, and a custom Cadillac Escalade.

Based on Cenat’s social media posts, the Cadillac SUV which he calls Cadillac KC3 Tank is his favorite among the four vehicles.

“This is probably one of my favorite ones right here. The KC3 Tank. Hey, look at it! It’s sitting. Crazy! Oh, my god!”

Kai Cenat Jovi Pena Rape Controversy

Kai Cenat was involved in a rape controversy involving Tiktoker Jovi Pena. According to reports, Pena attended a New Year’s Eve party hosted by Cenat. After the event, Cenat allegedly told Pena not to go home because she was too drunk while offering her to sleep in one of the rooms upstairs. Pena then claimed that a certain Djigui Seck or Jiggy, who was a guest at the party, entered the room while she was asleep and violently raped her. 

Pena claimed that Cenat failed to cooperate when she asked him details about her perpetrator who happened to be Kai’s friend. Cenat was also accused on social media of possibly hindering a potential investigation into the allegations.

Cenat later replied via live stream and said that his lack of response was because he consulted the matter with the proper authorities, the police and his lawyer. He also said that he didn’t want the alleged incident to go public while also admitting that Jiggy has been a friend of his since high school. He denied any knowledge of the incident.

Kai Cenat Incites a Riot in New York

Kai Cenat was charged by New York authorities with riot, inciting to riot, and unlawful assembly after a giveaway event descended into chaos on 4 August 2023, at New York’s Union Square. 

The incident began with Cenat inviting his fans and followers to converge on the pre-determined location for a gaming console-giving event. In a video posted on 3 August 2023, the social media influencer boasted that he would give away computers, Playstation 5s, microphones, keyboards, webcams, gaming chairs, headphones, and gift cards from a parked truck in Union Square.

Kai Cenat was charged by New York authorities with riot, inciting to riot, and unlawful assembly after a giveaway event descended into chaos on 4 August 2023. Image: Getty

Thousands of people, mostly teenagers, showed up for Cenat’s giveaway event but the gathering turned violent when fans started jumping on top of vehicles, throwing bottles, stones and tins of paint, and attacking each other.

New York Police Department issued a “level four” mobilisation, resulting in roughly 1,000 officers deployed to the scene.

During a live stream inside a vehicle near Union Square, Cenat told his thousands of converging fans: “They’re throwing tear gas out there. We’re not going to do nothing until it’s safe. Everybody for themselves, because it’s a war out there man.”

The NYPD arrested 65 people – including 30 juveniles – with several police officers and civilians injured in the riot. The FDNY said that six people were taken to nearby hospitals as a result of the riot.

Of course, Cenat was taken into custody on 4 August 2023 but was released early the next day after being issued a desk appearance ticket. The ticket requires Cenat to appear in court to answer the charges against him. Per reports, Cenat’s court appearance is slated for 18 August 2023.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the AMP group said:

“We are deeply disheartened by the outbreak of disorderly conduct that affected innocent people and businesses and do not condone that behavior. We apologize to all of those impacted. We are fully cooperating with local authorities.”

Meanwhile, Cenat posted an Instagram story sharing the news coverage of the incident while saying “Please be safe.” and “I love you guys to the fullest. You guys are amazing.”