We all have our favorite streamers. From those that wonder the world and share their experiences in IRL streaming, to those who grind your favorite game, to those niche hidden gems creating some really unique content. Video game streamers have evolved in a big way in recent times. Twitch has made it possible for talented entertainers to get their name and their acts out there. With the streaming world’s biggest stars racking up millions of hours watched each month and making some big bucks in the process, it has become one of the fastest growing and most lucrative entertainment forms. However, it is natural to be a little curious about how much these video game streamers earn. 2020 has already been a bumper year for streaming news. From high-profile bans, to platforms shutting down, to more massive exclusivity deals, it’s been a landmark year for the industry. But which streamers have managed to navigate these choppy waters and come out on top as the Biggest & Richest streamers in the world right now?
- Imaqtpie – Net Worth: $1.5 Million
Michael “Imaqtpie” Santana, An American streamer from Florida was once the ‘Bot Laner’ for the professional league of Legend of League team, Delta Fox and starting AD carry for Rock Solid. He is most known for his League of Legends stream on Twitch. Shortly after expressing his desires of streaming full-time, he quickly got away from the fame and glory of the League of Legends professional scene to become a Twitch and YouTube personality. He’s one of the better known streamers within the gaming community and it’s been reported that he brings in about $8,000 per month for his endorsements, videos and other online business ventures, with an estimated net worth of $1.5 million as of 2019.
- Summit1G – Net Worth: $2 Million
Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar is one of Twitch’s biggest stars and at one point was the most followed streamer on the platform. He is a retired competitive Counter-strike: Global Offensive player. He formerly played for professional esports teams A51 and Mythic. Summit1g is renowned for playing a variety of titles over the years, often starting massive trends with games he takes a particular liking to, as has been the case with the likes of Sea of Thieves and GTA V RP. His journey to the peak of Twitch had been boosted by the popularity surrounding PUBG at the time, but when that wave was hijacked by Fortnite, he lost his crown in February 2018 to Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins. Summit1g is currently the third most followed active streamer on Twitch. He’s become a celebrity on Twitch and has garnered over 3.1 million followers and in addition, he has more than 28,000 subscribers and a net worth of $2 million.
- Dr. Disrespect – Net worth: $3.5 Million
Herschel “Guy” Beahm IV aka Dr Disrespect is an American streamer. The Doc has been streaming on Twitch since 2015, and at 38 years old, he’s one of the most known streamers in the world. Before achieving great success with his alter-ego Dr Disrespect he was producing Call of Duty montages and showcasing his skills under the same username until he got picked up by Sledgehammer Games as a map designer for Advanced Warfare. He won multiple awards for his content, these include Streamer of the Year 2017 and again in 2019 and also Trending gamer in 2017. He said his net worth was close to $3.5 million in an interview with Rolling Stone in 2018, which made his fans think maybe he wasn’t joking after all. He also became a celebrity on Twitch where his following was about 2.2 million. His current net worth is estimated to be at around $3.5 Million.
- PhantomLord – Net Worth: $4 Million
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- Shroud – Net Worth: $4.4 Million
Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek is a popular streamer and former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional. The Canadian, who was born in Toronto but is actually of Polish descent, began streaming exclusively on the now defunct service Mixer in October 2019, despite being the second most followed active channel on Twitch at the time of the move. His Black Ops 4, Call of Duty and Apex Legends streams are the most frequently watched. He made a name for himself as part of Cloud9’s CS:GO team. He signed for them in 2014 and left both Cloud9 and competitive CS:GO entirely in April 2018. Shroud’s most notable achievement from his time at the organization was helping his team win Season 4 of the ESL Pro League, beating SK Gaming in the finals. The majority of his net worth comes from his streaming career on both Twitch and Mixer with is around $4.4 Million and with revenue sourced from subscribers, donations, ads, and sponsored streams. YouTube revenue and sponsorship deals also bring in extra cash.
- Syndicate -Net Worth: $5 million
Thomas George Cassell aka Syndicate, is a British YouTuber, streamer and vlogger known for his YouTube video content and Twitch live streams. In 2010, Cassell registered his YouTube channel TheSyndicateProject and rapidly built a following posting gaming–commentary videos. He later registered his Twitch channel and, on 17 August 2014, he became the first user on the site to reach 1 million followers. He isn’t even the most dedicated gaming streamer online, but he’s among the wealthiest. His forte is OG Call of Duty, and Black Ops content and he’s amassed a huge following on both YouTube and Twitch. Even though he isn’t as active as he once was, but he’s still a face and a tag that is recognize in the gaming communities and he’s got an estimated net wealth of $5 million.
- NightBlue3 – Net Worth: $6 Million
Rabia “Nightblue3” Yazbek is an American full-time League of Legends Twitch streamer. He is a member of Team Solomid and his history with League of Legends goes way back. He’s been ranked as North America’s number one Jungler and his dedication to the game cannot be denied. Despite been surrounded by controversies, the streamer is very popular on YouTube and is also one of the top League of Legends Twitch streamers, as of June 2019 he had over 2 million followers and over 211 million total viewers and his net worth is estimated to be at $6 million.
- TimTheTatman – Net Worth: $8 Million
TimTheTatman is a popular streamer from the United States who occupied one of the highest ranks on Twitch in 2019. His content is mainly various gaming content of the popular battle royal game known as Fortnite. He often collaborates with other popular streamers like Ninja, DrLupo, Dakotaz, Myth, Nickmercs and many others. He streams new content on a daily basis. His channel has over 1.3 million subscribers as of 2020 and has accumulated over 350 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 320,000 views per day from different sources. On Twitch, TimTheTatman has over 4.5 million followers on the platform. It is able to average 20,000 viewers per stream and has accumulated over 200 million views so far. Streamers make money through paying subscribers, donations, bits and ad revenue. He has an estimated net worth of $8 million.
- Ninja – Net Worth: $10 Million
Tyler Blevins is more commonly known as Ninja on Twitch started game streaming when he participated in several esports teams in competitive play for Halo 3. However, his rise to popularity came when he started playing Fortnite Battle Royale I n2017. Since then, Ninja has amasses over 14.7 million followers on Twitch. He even hosted a game with rappers, Travis Scott and Drake. However, he quit the Twitch platform in favor of Microsoft’s Mixer on August 1, 2019. After Mixer closed down recently, Nina is now a free agent. His estimate earnings are around $10 Million.
- PewDiePie – Net Worth: $20 Million
PewDiePie is a professional social media personality who has millions of follower on his YouTube and Twitch channels. At the young age of just 29, the Swedish born streamer has amassed a net worth of $20 million already. He is one of the best known celebrities in online gaming and although streaming is not his only line of work, it’s one that he’s the best known for. He’s been around since 2011. He wasn’t wealthy when he started out and the fabulous fortune that he now enjoys was earned through a lot of hard work and dedication. With more than a hundred million followers and the largest fortune of them all, PewDiePie is definitely in the number one position for the richest Twitch streamers with net worth of around $20-30 Million.