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Kevin Antoine Dodson, to the public known as Antoine Dodson, is a famous American singer, actor, as well as an internet celebrity. Dodson’s rise to fame came in 2010 when he was interviewed on a local news station about a house intrusion. The intruder then attempted to rape his sister Kelly Dodson, which resulted in a wave of outrage in the community. Dodson’s interview spread fast around the internet and soon went viral, and attracted the attention of 116 million viewers to date. Dodson’s video is also the most popular video on YouTube of the year 2010.
Antoine Dodson Net Worth $50 Thousand
However, it wasn’t until a musical group by the name of “The Gregory Brothers” released an auto-tuned version of the interview that Dodson truly became an internet sensation. The “Bed Intruder Song” sold more than a million copies in the United States alone, and not only enjoyed a spot on the Billboard 100 chart, but received a Platinum certification from the RIAA. It also inspired many more remixes and covers, the most notable being those by Hayley Williams, Ethan Luck and Jordan Pundik.
A famous internet celebrity, how rich is Antoine Dodson? According to sources, Antoine Dodson’s net worth is estimated to be $50 thousand. Undoubtedly, Dodson has collected the majority of his wealth due to his viral video on YouTube.
Antoine Dodson was born in 1986, in Chicago, Illinois. Dodson studied at Virginia College where he worked on getting a degree in business administration. Prior to becoming an internet sensation, Dodson worked as a hairstylist at a local salon. Dodson spent a large part of his life living in the poor area of Chicago, often referred to as “the projects”. The release of the interview and the “Bed Intruder Song” helped Dodson change his life around. Not only did Dodson receive a share in record sales, but he also created a website where people could donate money in order to help him and his family move out to a better area.
In addition to that, Dodson ventured into business and launched his first line of merchandise and t-shirts, the majority of which featured the cover art of his famous song sold through iTunes. He then went on to release a line of unrelated products and merch, and that same year approved the “Bed Intruder Costume”, which was created for and sold during Halloween.
Since the famous interview, Dodson has been given an opportunity to appear in front of television screens in such shows as “Today Show” on NBC, where he discussed his stardom, “Tosh.0” with Daniel Tosh, and has even performed live on the BET Hip Hop Awards with Michael Gregory. Dodson was also featured in Tyler Perry’s Christmas film entitled “A Madea Christmas”, starring Perry, Larry the Cable Guy, Chad Michael Murray and Sweet Brown.
Dodson’s own reality show was also the talk of 2011. Dodson’s “Bed Intruder Song” has made a huge impact on his life, as he saved up enough money to move out of his house. Dodson with his wife is currently anticipating the birth of their child.