Most Popular Gaming Streamers and how Much they make
Streamers have been making ridiculous amounts of money for a while.
22:06 03 April 2019
Creating a Twitch or YouTube account is easy and launching a channel isn't expensive. However, becoming a famous and successful streamer takes months or years. Below we review the most popular streamers, the sizes of their fan bases and the amount of money they make.
Followers: 1.5 Million
Net worth: $1 million
Hawaii born Dyrus is a former MOBA gamer and a current Twitch streamer aged 27 years. His streams attract 5,000-25,000 viewers while plays League of Legends and other popular games. Dyrus’ sole claim to success is his professional eSports career.
After participating in more than 30 tournaments between 2011 and 2011, he won or came in second in more than half of them. He’s never appeared below number five in a major tournament, something that has helped build his online reputation. Dyrus currently earns an estimated $8,000 every month streaming on both Twitch and YouTube.
#8: Night blue 3
Followers: 2.2 M Twitch, 2.6M YouTube
Net Worth: $2 Million
Born Rabia Yazbek, Night Blue 3 mainly streams League of Legends to his 2.2 million Twitch followers and 2.6 million YouTube fans. He’s barely 24-years-old but makes over $30,000 a month from his streams. Like most streamers, Night Blue 3 makes most of his money through donations, YouTube ads and participating in tournaments. Night Blue 3 also streams game reviews, offers tips and guides to keep his fans appreciating his work.
#7: Loltylerl (Tyler Steinkamp)
Followers: 3 Million
Net Worth: $2.7 Million
Tyler is one of the most popular names in the streaming world mainly because of his toxic behaviors. If he’s not insulting others he’s encouraging them to commit suicide. When he’s not ranting about something, it’s because one or more of his accounts are banned.
So far, the American has had more than 22 of his League of Legend accounts banned and multiple altercations with fellow gamers. Occasionally, Tyler has come out to claim he’s changed but he relapses every other time. Despite this, his fan base is ever growing, helping him make up to $50,000 a month. He’s also a decent LOL player and has regularly appeared among the top 20 LOL streamers since 2014.
#6: Sodapoppin (Chance Morris)
Followers: 2 Million
Net Worth: $2.8 Million
Unlike Tyler, Chance Morris has earned his more than $2.8 million net worth ethically and without disrespecting others. He co-owns an eSports team called NRG eSports. He’s got a website for his fans and has been active in the streaming community for more than 6 years.
The Texas-based streamer earns an estimated $50,000 a month, mainly by streaming World of Warcraft videos. He also streams Overwatch, Dead by Daylight and For Honor games. Besides video games, Chance also posts gambling streams.
In 2015, the famous gamer wagered $5,000 on a Blackjack hand in front of 43,000 viewers. It was not his lucky day. He lost it all but this gained more than 100,000 followers in the next one month. Chance also continued stream and promote new casino sites UK, mostly those he used to play on.
#5: Syndicate (Tom Cassell)
Followers: 2.6M Twitch, 10M YouTube
Net Worth: $4 Million
English born Tom Cassell is the proud streamer one of the top 100 most subscribed YouTube channels. He's also an entrepreneur, a controversial gambling site owner, and a Twitch streamer. Tom is also famous for being the first ever Twitch streamer to hit 1 million subscribers back in 2014.
Today, Syndicate commands streaming numbers fellow gamers could only dream of. His most popular streams come from Fortnite, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds and Minecraft.
Syndicate regularly promotes gaming products when he’s not streaming albeit with lots of controversies for failing to disclose he’s paid to do the promotions. But thanks to his continued stay on the limelight, he’s able to make up to 150,000 per month.
#4: Dr. DisRespect (Guy Beahm)
Followers: 3.3 Million Twitch
Net Worth: $3.5 Million
Who said you can’t succeed on Twitch if you are over 35? Guy Beahm is 37-years-old boasts of more than 3.3 million fans on Twitch alone. Guy became famous by playing Halo on Xbox and for his constant trash talk. He was really good at the game but he chose to Stream Call of Duty on YouTube and later on Twitch.
Beahm’s iconic hairstyle and fake mustache make him one of the most recognizable streamers online. He plays all kinds of Battle Royale games, including H1Z1, Fortnite and Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds. Beahm reportedly makes $100,000 per month.
#3: Tsm Myth (Ali Kabbani
Followers: 4M Twitch, 3.6M YouTube
Net Worth: $1 Million
Ali Kabbani is an American streamer who joined the industry in 2016. Fast forward two years later, the American commands more streaming numbers than most gamers. He started out as a Paragon game streamer before he branched out to Fortnite Battle Royale. Ali makes most of his money through sponsorships for brands like GEICO, Dr. Pepper and Chipotle. He earns over $50,000 per month and he’s only 20-years-old.
#2: Shroud (Michael Grzesiek)
Followers: 5M Twitch
Net Worth: $4 million
Shroud is one of the highest grossing streamers. He commands up to 20,000 viewers per stream and has been growing popular since his professional eSports days in 2014. After he won $40,000 from a tournament in 2016, he became a full-time streamer. He earns more than $150,000 per month and thousands more through his YouTube views.
#1: Ninja (Richard Blevins)
Followers: 13M Twitch, 20M YouTube
Net Worth: $10 million
If you don’t him from streaming, you’ve probably seen Ninja on the Ellen show. He’s also played with rapper Drake before and appeared on several top ads. Ninja primarily streams Fortnite but began his career playing Halo on Xbox.
Last year, the 27-year-old earned $10 million through streaming and endorsements, more than double his nearest competitor. On average, Ninja earns $560,000 per month by streaming to some 110,000 viewers every week.
Streaming is a lucrative business. If you love video games or even casino games, open a Twitch or YouTube account. Sure, getting into Ninja’s level is almost impossible but even a fan base of 50,000 people could pay your bills all-year round. If you are not interested, at least follow some of the guys on their respective streaming channels.