Streaming games as a career choice often attracts doubtful, sometimes even mocking reactions, especially from the older generations.
Who would pay people to play games all day?
The following people and their net worth, however, will convince even the most skeptical ones.
At this very moment, eSports aim to become the world’s most popular form of entertainment pretty soon. The net worth of top streamers parallels those of pop stars, sportspeople, and other “conventional” entertainers of yore.
Just how influential, popular, and rich Twitch streamers can become?
A portion of the net worth of some of these people can make the most affluent among us look like beggars!
You better take a seat because these numbers are certainly capable of knocking your jaw down.
Top Twitch Streamers
Without further introduction (not like they need it, lol) we present to you the top 10 Twitch streamers.
Ninja – 16.1 million followers
Ninja, better known offline as Richard Tyler Blevins, takes the top spot on many Twitch stats lists. With his massive followers base that has surpassed 16 million(!), he is without any doubts the current most popular Twitch streamer.
Having taken a brief break from Twitch during his contract with the Microsoft-based Mixer which lasted until July 2020, he has returned with a multi-million dollar deal with our favorite streaming platform. Ninja smashes even more Twitch records with 11 million active subscribers, 24.1 million YouTube subscribers
Ninja’s net worth? The humblest estimates put him above $30 million, with more than a million gained annually.
Fortnite is his game, so if you’re looking for some battle royale entertainment, you might watch the best.
Tfue – 9.59 million followers
The second place on our list is held by yet another Fortnite expert – Tfue (AKA Turner Ellis Tenney). Having almost 9.6 million active followers and 11.8 million subs, the Twitch presence of this 23-years old American seems quite impressive. Speaking of presence, his YouTube matches Twitch popularity, with him having 12.1 million subscribers on this platform!
Tfue was a member of FaZe Clan, but after a beef between Tfue and the team, he is going solo. Speaking of arguments, he has occasionally clashed with Ninja, with massive coverage from both players’ communities.
Winning tournaments left and right, providing amazing content, and appreciating his community has left Tfue with an estimated net worth of $9 million USD.
shroud – 8.5 million followers
At 8.5 million followers Michael Grzesiek, alias shroud firmly occupies the third position on this fanbase-popularity list.
Having his origins in professional gaming on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, he has since left it for streaming PUBG, Apex Legends, Valorant, and Escape from Tarkov.
This Canadian was awarded the 2019 “Content Creator of the Year” by The Game Awards.
He has achieved the highest number of concurrent viewers of just over 516 thousand, and his net worth estimates range between $8-12 million.
Myth – 7 Million Followers
The youngest entry on our Top 10 Twitch Streamers 2020 is Myth, 21-years old American streamer who in the real world goes by the name of Ali Kabbani. Boasting streams on Fortnite and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, he has managed to gather a following of 7 million Twitch followers, 4.6 million+ YouTube subscribers, and over 124 million Twitch views. Whew, impressive, kiddo!
The youngest net worth estimate of Top 10 Twitch lists amounts to $3.5 million. Mind-boggling!
El Rubius – 7 Million Followers
The first non-English channel that makes the list is that of El Rubius, the most popular Spanish streamer in the world. Rubén Doblas Gundersen is a Spanish-Norwegian streamer known for gaming and vlogs. Fun fact: his tweet was officially the most retweeted of 2016! So yeah, his popularity isn’t tied to Twitch only.
However, with 7 million followers on Twitch, 8.7 billion Twitch views, and 39.1 million followers on YouTube, El Rubius secures his place among the Twitch stardom. He showcases Fortnite, but also vlogs often, so a pretty diverse portfolio, we think. Net worth? Humble $7 million.
pokimane – 6.4 Million Followers
The world’s most popular female gamer decorates this otherwise male-only list with her popular Twitch presence: Imane Anys, AKA pokimane has one of the fastest growing Twitch channels out there. Specializing in League of Legends and Fortnite, she has won the affections of millions with the community the size of 6.4 million Twitch followers and 7.2 million YouTube subscribers.
Besides gaming, she showcases content related to cosmetics and food. Her net weight is estimated to be up to $2 million, and stands as one of the most influential Canadian online celebrities.
TimtheTatman – 5.7 Million Followers
Timothy John Betar, to Twitch users known as TimTheTatman, occupies the seventh position here. He owes his reputation for streaming World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Fortnite, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and his community has swollen to sizes as large as 44 thousand active subscribers. His diligent schedule has him streaming 6 days per week! Now that’s dedication.
Net worth of TimtheTatman? Somewhere between 6 and 7 million USD.
Summit1G – 5.7 Million Followers
An ex-professional CS:GO player turned Twitch streamer, Summit1G has continuously displayed breathtaking skills at both his former professional game, as well as DayZ, GTA4, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, among others.
Boasting sponsorships from Discord, Corsair, and Monster Energy, Jaryd Russell Lazar has made this list due to more than 32 thousand subscribers, 5.7 million followers, and more than 400 million total views. Approximated net worth of this competitive gamer goes as high as $4 million.
AuronPlay – 5.6 Million Followers
Yet another Spanish-speaking streamer pointcases the popularity of Spanish on Twitch. AuronPlay hosts a plethora of streams going from Among Us stunts to satirical reviews of current events in the online community. His YouTube following count reaches 26 million subscribers, and his Twitch presence seems to increase as a result. His “Among Us || Tengo Miedo” stream garnered 1 million+ views, so yes, he’s big.
Total net worth is approx. $10 million dollars.
dakotaz – 4.7 Million Followers
A six-year Twitch veteran, dakotaz, is the last Fortniter and streamer on this top 10 list. He’s started with WarZ, but has since embraced a plethora of survival games, as well as PUBG and Fortnite. Averaging about 17 thousand viewers a week, Brett Hoffman seals this list and ensures that his name is written in the annals of Twitch popularity.
Net worth of dakotaz is $2.5 million dollars, combined across all the platforms he places his content on. Congrats, dakotaz!