Ari Fletcher is a name every avid user of the internet and social media must have heard or seen more than a few times. Born Ariana Fletcher on 12 July 1995 in Chicago to a humble family, Ari is a famous model, entrepreneur, video vixen and social media influencer.
She is famous across social media for her several brand endorsements, business enterprises, and of course, her controversial romantic relationships. With an Instagram followership of over 5 million, and almost 300K subscribers on YouTube, Ari has cemented her place as a top social media personality.
Say what you may about technology and the internet, nothing nullifies the fact that they are powerful tools of invaluable importance in today’s world. How a tool is used entirely depends on the user, and that is exactly how social media and the internet are. For those who understand their value and the potential they have, these tools are optimized and used in a myriad of positive ways. One of such uses is wealth creation, and Ariana Fletcher has mastered it over the years. From starting her modelling online with her Instagram page, to becoming a public figure whose influence and brand has become intercontinental, technology and the internet has served her as an important tool for wealth creation.
As earlier mentioned, the soon to be 26-year-old internet sensation is also quite known for her dramatic emotional involvements. Although she is devotedly working towards rewriting her story and shifting the focus away from her personal life, the public will always be more interested in the messier aspects of every celebrity’s life. In this article, we will dive into details about Ariana Fletcher’s life as an entrepreneur, a mother, an influencer, and of course, a lover. First, here are 10 interesting facts about her.
10 interesting facts about Ariana ‘Ari’ Fletcher
- Ari’s Instagram handle includes her late brother, Kyle’s, name. According to her, it is both to honour him and to ensure that his name lives on.
- She is a mother of a son, whom she shares with American rapper G. Herbo from their short-lived relationship.
- She is the co-founder of the hair extension enterprise KYCHE Extensions, which she runs with her cousin Britney, who handles the business side of things.
- Ari dropped out of college in her first semester after the death of her brother Kyle and began taking odd jobs to make ends meet after that.
- She contemplated suicide after the painful death of her elder brother, whom she loved so much. It was, however, difficult for her to decide what method to use.
- Fletcher has featured in Nikki Minaj’s music video of the song “Good Form”.
- She currently makes nothing less than $150,000 a month from her work as a brand influencer on Instagram alone.
- She was actively engaged in athletics as a student and was a cheerleader during her high school days.
- Ari Fletcher has the face of her late elder brother, Kyle, tattooed on her left shoulder.
- Her net worth currently stands at a whopping $10 million, the bulk of which comes from endorsements and brand promotions on her social media.
Early life and education
Ariana ‘Ari’ Fletcher was born on 12 July 1995 in Chicago, Illinois. Her father, with whom she had a rocky relationship, was a janitor at a high school, and her mother, Erin Fletcher worked at a local café. She grew up with her two siblings, Kyle and Ashley. The shaky relationship that the kids had with their father made Kyle, who was the firstborn son, automatically assumed the role of a father figure. It is no secret how deeply Ari loves him. He, unfortunately, passed in 2013 in a “painful” way, which Ariana is yet to have the courage to discuss in full details.
She had her childhood in Chicago, and schooled at the Chicago Vocational High School. Ari gained admission into the Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois, but dropped out after the first semester due to the death of her elder brother. According to her, she was sitting in her dorm room when she got news of his demise. His death took such a toll on her that she couldn’t continue with her education.
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After dropping out of college, Ari began to work at pubs, bars and clubs to raise funds and make a living for her family. Her first job was as a waitress at Adrianna’s Nightclub in Chicago. She joined Instagram in 2015 and started posting her modelling photoshoots, amongst other posts about her everyday life experiences. Things picked up as time went by, and she started garnering followership. She then began to run sponsored posts for brands and businesses.
As of the time we published this article, she has a total of 5.2 million Instagram followers. Ari used to have a large following on Facebook too, but reportedly deleted her page some time ago for unknown reasons. She launched her YouTube page, TheRealKyleSister, in April 2016 and started sharing content there too. She now has 295,000 subscribers on the video platform.
Fletcher leveraged her growing popularity and started a hair extension business named KYCHE Extensions. She was the face of the brand, and constantly promoted it with her Instagram page. Ari currently works with brands like, Savage X Fenty and FashionNova, while she continues to run her own businesses. She reportedly bags $8,000 for every sponsored post on her Instagram.
Personal life and relationships
While Ari is obviously so much more, her love life remains the aspect of her life with the most media attention. She has been in and out of a number of relationships in the past decade with different people, and one of the relationships yielded a child.
First, as a teenager in high school, Ariana explored her orientation broadly and even got involved with a female schoolmate. She soon realized that she wasn’t about that life and has dated only men ever since.
G. Herbo net worth
As several sources reported, American rapper G. Herbo and Ari have known each other since 2012, and they dated on and off over the years. They got serious in 2017 and welcomed a child, Yosohn Santana Wright, together on 11 April 2018. The pair split not long afterwards, as the rapper allegedly cheated on Ari with another woman, Tiana Williams, and also physically assaulted Ari; a case to which he pleaded guilty and paid a $2,000 fine.
G. Herbo net worth was estimated to be $3 million during their bitter split. Ari took to Instagram to describe the ordeal in a now-deleted post. Trust quick fingers and gossip blogs to have screenshot the post before it was deleted. “He kicked my door down to get in my house because I wouldn’t let him in, beat the f__ out of me front of my son then he took my son outside to his friends and had then drive off with my son, [sic]” Fletcher’s post read.
They have maintained a stable co-parenting relationship despite the several fights between them based on G. Herbo’s poor parenting skills. Despite both parties agreeing that Herbo will not have their kid around Tiana Williams, the rapper posted pictures of him and their son with Tiana. Ari responded to this yet again by voicing her displeasure on social media. The post was also later deleted.
Ari briefly dated American boxing star Gervonta Davis after parting ways with G. Herbo. The new relationship didn’t last long at all, and they were both quick to delete each other’s photos on their social media accounts.
Not too long after ending things with Gervonta, Ari got together with another rapper, Demaria White Jnr., popularly known as Moneybagg Yo. The two made it known in early 2020, sharing cute pictures on social media. They also exchanged expensive gifts and let the world know about them.
Moneybagg Yo net worth was estimated to be $4 million when he gifted her a Lamborghini truck on her birthday in 2020. Fletcher bought him a Mercedes Maybach, worth $200,000 for his birthday on 22 September 2020. The two also broke up in January 2021. Ari made a sad tweet revealing the rapper has broken her heart, and she is so depressed. Apparently, he cheated with another lady.
Moneybagg Yo was 29 years old when he dated Ari Fletcher, and they did not welcome any children together.
Ari Fletcher net worth
Fletcher is making quite a chunk of money from her brand endorsements and sponsored posts on Instagram. She recently told Afrotech that she makes an average of $150,000 per month from her Instagram page alone. Ari Fletcher net worth is estimated to be about $10 million in 2021, and the number is expected to keep growing. That’s not a bad sum at all for a young woman under 30.
From humble beginnings and a far from rosy childhood, Ari has risen above all obstacles and made a name and fortune for herself. Her story is one of intrigue, resilience, resourcefulness, and triumph, amongst other things. She continues to break new grounds and thrive amidst the controversies that seek to constantly derail her. At just 25, it is safe to say she is just getting started, and the world is her oyster. One can only wish her the best in her endeavours, and she continues to climb to the top.
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