|Occupation Internet personality|
Name Kassem G
Web hosting service(s) YouTube
|Web alias(es) KassemG|
Height 1.85 m
Years active 2008–present
Movies Aztec Warrior, Hip
|Full Name Kassem Gharaibeh|
Born October 10, 1983 (age 33) (1983-10-10) Jordan
Meme California OnGoing DeepStreet Music
Similar People Shay Carl, Ray William Johnson, Lisa Donovan, Philip DeFranco, Timothy DeLaGhetto
Organizations founded Maker Studios
Home town Newbury Park, California
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Kassem Gharaibeh (Arabic: قاسم الغرايبة; born October 10, 1983), known by his stage name Kassem G, is an American comedian and actor, best known for his online content. His YouTube channel, "KassemG", hosts several hundred videos, most notably the California On, Going Deep and Street Music webseries. As of May 26, 2017, Gharaibeh has more than 2.5 million YouTube subscribers and 441 million video views, and a secondary channel, "KassemGtwo", has less than a half million subscribers. He won the 2013 Streamy Award for Best Host for his work on California On.
Gharaibeh was born in Amman to a Jordanian father and an Egyptian mother. He lived in Saudi Arabia at a very young age then moved to Florida when he was only four years old. He grew up in Ventura County, California.
Before his YouTube career, Gharaibeh was working at a Best Buy and doing stand-up comedy on the weekends, mostly performing in small venues like restaurants. He got the idea to start making YouTube videos when his friend Cory Williams had a video that went viral. After working in retail for 10 years, Gharaibeh finally quit his job and began making videos full-time.
In June 2011 and January 2012, he guest hosted the popular web series Equals Three, created by Ray William Johnson. In 2011, he co-starred in the YouTube film, Agents of Secret Stuff starring Ryan Higa as Mr. Anderson.
He won the 2013 Streamy Award for Best Host, beating out four other nominees including Larry King.
He has appeared on the cannabis culture-oriented podcast Getting Doug with High six times. He also appeared in a brief role in the 2014 film Transformers: Age of Extinction.
In 2009, he co-founded Maker Studios along with Shay Butler and Lisa Donovan. On March 24, 2014, Maker Studios accepted a buyout offer from The Walt Disney Company for $500 million, rising to $950 million if financial milestones were met.