Fortnite streamer Ninja told media outlets on New Year's Eve how much he made from streaming and gaming in 2018. A cool $10 million.
It can be hard to admit, but a great many people do not like their jobs. For most, working eight hours a day, five days a week, is merely a way to earn money and make ends meet. Yes, the dream is to find a way in which we can monetize something we enjoy doing but sadly, more often than not that is a lot more easier said than done.
Those of you who have desperately tried to discover that elusive formula but have failed time and time again might want to look away now. That's because Fortnite streamer Ninja has cracked the code when it comes to his job being his hobby, and he is doing it incredibly well. During a massive streaming event at Times Square on New Year's Eve, Ninja revealed how much money he made doing what he loves in 2018.
No less than $10 million. At least that's what Ninja told CNN. Back in March, it was estimated that Ninja was raking in around $500,000 a month for letting people watch him play Fortnite, so it is very likely he is telling the truth. It has been a pretty incredible 12 months for the increasingly popular streamer, and not just on the money front.
CNN also reported a few other interesting stats and records from Ninja's 2018. Not only did he make $10 million, but his YouTube channel also has just as many subscribers. 667,000 of those fans tuned in to watch his Ninja Vegas Event back in April, the most watched Twitch stream for a single streamer ever. As if all of that wasn't enough, at last count, Ninja had eliminated an almost unfathomable 94,958 rivals on Fortnite.
So all in all, a so-so 2018 for Ninja, wouldn't you say? What a huge year for the streamer, and Fortnite's developers Epic Games are likely big fans of him too. Thanks to players like Ninja and others carrying the Fortnite torch, Epic made $3 billion worth of profit over the last 12 months. Here's to an even bigger year for both parties in 2019. Now excuse us while we go and get good enough at Fortnite so that we too can become millionaires.