Top 10 Richest Twitch Streamers Of 2020
Twitch was acquired by Amazon in 2011 and has since seen a massive upturn of user
Video game streaming has evolved in a big way in recent times. While YouTube still remains one of the preferred platforms for streaming, there are now multiple options for gamers looking to broaden their horizons. Twitch is one such platform which has rapidly become the choice option with an average of 15 million daily active users and 2.2 million broadcasters per month. Twitch has now become home to some of the richest streamers in the world.
Twitch was acquired by Amazon in 2011 and has since seen a massive upturn of users. In fact, it is now ahead of YouTube with streamers playing popular games like League of Legends, Just Chatting, Fortnite, Escape from Tarkov, and Grand Theft Auto.
However, it is natural to be a little curious about how much these video game streamers actually earn. If you’ve ever wondered who the richest Twitch streamers are in 2020, here are the answers.
Top 10 Richest Twitch Streamers Of 2020
Richard Tyler “Ninja” Blevins 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 in 2017. Since then, Ninja has amassed over 14.7 million followers on Twitch. He has 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, Ninja is now a free agent. His estimated earnings are around $5.4 million per year making him one of the richest Twitch streamers in the world right now.
Shroud is a Polish Candian streamer who was one of the top content creators on Twitch before he left for Microsoft’s Mixer. He plays a wide variety of games which include PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Call of Duty Black Ops 4: Blackout, Rainbow Six Siege, Apex Legends, Minecraft, Battalion 1944, World of Warcraft Classic, Escape from Tarkov, Fortnite Battle Royale, and Valorant.
Michael Grzesiek aka Shroud had over 7.5 million followers on Twitch before leaving the platform. He won the 2019 Esports Awards Content Creator of the Year. His estimated earnings are predicted to be around $4.4 million. Much like Ninja, Shroud is also a free agent right now.
American Twitch streamer Timothy John Betar started streaming on Twitch in 2012 and has gathered 4.04 million followers since. His channel TimtheTatman broadcasts games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Fortnite, and World of Warcraft. His sponsors include Moster Energy and the Audio-Technica Corporation. He has been a full-time creator since March 27, 2014. His estimated earnings are around 2.7 million.
Benjamin Lupo or DrLupo is a professional gamer with over 2.5 million followers on Twitch. He rose on popularity when he started streaming Fortnite. Lupo first realized his passion for gaming when he streamed a few hours after his father passed away. During the stream, he cried and talked as a way to distract himself. His Fortnite stream with Ninja skyrocketed his popularity. He earns around $1.9 million.
Herschel “Guy” Beahm IV, famously known by Dr Disrespect, has over four million followers on Twitch. He is known for playing H1Z1, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Black Ops 4: Blackout, and Apex Legends. In addition, he is also a part of a gaming team called ASUS Republic Gaming Team. He has won multiple awards for his content. These include the Streamer of the Year (2017, Esports Industry Awards), Trending Gamer (2017, The Game Awards), and the Streamer of the Year (2019, Esports Industry Awards). His estimated net worth is about $3.5 million and he earns around $1.8 million. However, his account was banned from Twitch for unexplained reasons in June 2020.
MoonMoon_Ow started streaming on Twitch in 2016. He has since been gaining popularity steadily. He is known for playing Red Dead Redemption, Super Mario Maker, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and Call of Cthulhu. With 843,015 followers, he earns an estimated $1.8 million per year.
GeekandSundry isn’t a typical video game streaming channel. Launched on April 2, 2012, by actress Felicia Day, Kim Evey, and Sheri Bryant as a part of YouTube’s 100 million dollars original channel initiative. GeekandSundry streams offbeat games like Dungeons and Dragons, Poker, board games, and Fallout 76. The channel has 572,000 followers on Twitch and has an earning of around $1.45 million.
Jaryd Russell Lazar, famously known as summit1g, is a retired competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player. He formerly played for professional esports teams, A51, and Mythic. He is now a Twitch streamer who plays a variety of video games such as WarZ, Escape from Tarkov, Grand Theft Auto V, and Sea of Thieves. His sponsors include Monster Energy, Discord, Corsair, among others. He has approximately 25,000 weekly viewers and over 5.3 million followers. His estimated earnings are around $1.4 million per year.
Saqib Zahid started his professional gaming career back in 2011 and is currently amongst the richest Twitch streamers in the world. He prefers to remain faceless during his streams and mostly plays games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, PUBG, Day Z, World of Warcraft, and Red Dead Redemption. He has a large following of 2.4 million and earns around $1.3 million a year.
AdmiralBahroo is a Red Dead Redemption player who has been steadily been rising through the ranks of Twitch. He has over 668,000 followers on Twitch and is estimated to have an earning of around $1.3 million.