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Popeyes Kid is an American football player, social media sensation, and meme star with a net worth of $300,000. He rose to fame after earning himself the nickname “Popeyes Kid” and the dubious honor of being one of the early 2010s most popular memes.

The turning point of his career came while waiting in the soda fountain line at his local Popeyes when a man, Samuel Jean recorded himself approaching Collin. As the video spread, Collin became popular as the internet was concerned with the “Popeyes Kid.”

The resulting Vine that captured this moment went incredibly viral, earning millions of loops. From there, Collin’s image was circulated all across the internet in a series of screencaps and GIFS deployed by millions around the world.

What is Popeyes Kid’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$300,000
BornFebruary 9th, 2004
ProfessionFootball Star,
Social Media Personality
CountryUnited States of America
Salary (Annual)$150,000
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Dieunerst Collin was born on February 9th, 2004 in East Orange, New Jersey. He was raised by a middle-class family and hasn’t shared anything about his parents.

As Collin grew older, he did refrain from telling anybody about his secret identity. Instead, he found the overall attention that he got at school following the clip’s release to be overwhelming.

He said that when his video first came out he would take it as bullying. Around that time everybody used to call him, Lil TerRio. Later, the man named, Samuel Jean, (who took the video) regrets having uploaded it online without having considered how it might make Colin feel.


Colin started his career by becoming a very promising football star. He won a high school state championship with his East Orange Campus High School Team in New Jersey.

Today he stands at 6 foot 1 and weighs in at a whopping 330 pounds. Colin has also been named a Country and Divison first-team all-conference member as well as an All-State Second Teamer.

After winning the State Championship, Colin finally recreated the viral moment that originally earned him so much fame, by shooting an epic side glance at his newly won trophy.

It may have taken him almost a decade but Colin finally felt like he was ready to take back control over his online celebrity. From that point forward, he’s been far more open about his past as the “Popeyes Kid.”

Popeyes Kid as seen in an Instagram post (Popeyes Kid / Instagram)
Popeyes Kid as seen in an Instagram post (Popeyes Kid / Instagram)


As Colin’s popularity grew all around the world, it led him to a few amazing opportunities. Ohio’s Lake Erie College offered him a place on their Collegiate team.

Now he’s not only a key part of Lake Erie’s football team, but he’s also studying sports management and minoring in comedian studies. Thanks to having gone viral multiple times, Colin again came to the spotlight.

His exposure has once again reached great heights. After social media caught wind of Colin’s success on the football field, the internet got to work by calling out Popeyes to sign Colin to the NIL deal. It is essentially a brand sponsorship partnership for NCAA athletes.

The first person who called Popeyes to step up to the play was college sports fanatic, Jim Weber. Jim sent out a message in early January 2023, suggesting that Popeyes offer Colin a deal. Weber’s original post had earned more than 52k likes in which he offered a deal to Colin.

That brand deal made Colin the most financially stable member of his Division II Team. From there he started getting requests for interviews from Big Wing media platforms like USA Today. Colin also has other companies reaching out to him to offer him partnership opportunities.

Career Highlights

  • County and Division First Team All-Conference member, (Honored)
  • State title, High school for the East Orange Campus High School _ Won
  • All-State Second Teamer
  • Signing a NIL deal

Popeyes Kid Net Worth

Dieunerst Collin aka Popeyes Kid is an American social media celebrity and football star from East Orange, New Jersey. He first came to the spotlight in the early 2010s when someone recorded him while waiting at Popeyes and then posted it on Vine.

Collin has managed to make a name for himself on the internet through his viral video. Currently, he’s one of the top choices for big brands and multinational companies. As of 2023, Popeyes Kid’s net worth is estimated to be $300,000.

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