- Full name: Alia Marie Shelesh
- Net Worth: $6 Million
- Occupation: YouTube Gamer
- Birthday: October 22, 1992
- Birthplace: Liverpool, England
- Birth Sign: Libra
- Marital status: Dating Evan John Young
- Social: YouTube
Alia Marie Sheesh, popularly known as SSSniperWolf, is a YouTuber, gamer, and cosplayer with one of the most viewed reaction videos on YouTube. She became a gamer at six years old and started her YouTube channel at 21 years.
Her Family & Education Background
Her birth name is Alia Marie Shelesh. She was born on 22nd October 1992 in England, and her family moved to Arizona when she was six. She has Greek and Turkish heritage and is the firstborn of four. One of her dogs passed away in 2016, so now she has Kaz, Lumpy, and Ashe. Her sister, Ranya Shelesh, runs a YouTube channel as well.
After high school, she joined Glendale Community College briefly before she transferred to pursue pharmacy at university. She was unsure of the course she wanted and ended up switching from pharmacy to nursing while at university. After taking all the prerequisites for a nursing course, she left university without completing the course.
Her Gamer Background
Growing up, her parents did not allow Alia and her siblings to go out with friends or spend time in their friends’ homes. Therefore, they would stay at home, and fights would break out between her and her brothers. Hence, their father bought them a PlayStation hoping that it would give them something else to focus on to stop fighting. She has played video games since that time.
Her Social Media Personality
Alia’s YouTube channel, created in January 2013, has 9.9 billion views. Yes, you read that right! She has reached a billion views on YouTube, despite having only 24.5 million subscribers as of January 2021. Her YouTube name SSSniperwolf comes from Sniper Wolf, a character in Metal Gear Solid. However, that character does not have the two extra S letters in Sniper.
Allegedly, she had another channel called SexySexySniper, and she deleted it before launching a new one in 2013 because the previous one had explicit content. When she joined YouTube, she used to play Call of Duty and other games. In 2017, she started doing more reaction videos, commentaries, and posting vlogs. Her first major award came in 2019 when Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards crowned her the Favorite Gamer. She has worked with major brands such as Disney, EA, and Ubisoft and participated in celebrity tournaments like Fortnite Pro-AM. She participated in cosplay under the name Lia Valentine.
She is influential on other platforms too because she boasts of 12 million followers on TikTok. On Instagram, she has 5 million fans and her Twitter following stands at 1 million as of January 2021.
Her Other Accomplishments
She started a second channel in 2014 titled Little Lia, where she posts DIY content. This channel has over 3 million subscribers as of 2021, and the content ranges from clothing haul to food hacks and workout videos. She sells merchandise like shirts, phone cases, joggers, and hats as part of her OG Wolfpack collection.
Her Personal Life
She has dated Evan John Young since 2013. The two met online, and Evan, popularly known as Mr. Sausage, was the first to make private contact by sending her a message. They then began to chat, and later they met in person. As the romance blossomed, they bought a house and moved in together. Nonetheless, they broke up about three years later, and Evans left their home. They have since dated and broken up severally but they are still together.
In conclusion, Alia is considered one of the most successful young gamers worldwide. She has used her YouTube success to launch her merchandise and a second YouTube channel.