Twitch is a live streaming platform that was launched back in 2011. Although the content is varied, the platform predominantly attracts gamers. In recent years its popularity has rocketed, and Twitch currently has over 2.2 million broadcasters and 15 million daily active users.
As the platform has grown so has both the popularity and the fortune of streamers. These content creators can earn money from Twitch in a variety of ways. The first is through ad revenue for any adverts shown on their streams. The second is through subscriptions, where viewers can pay either a set fee month to support streamers. In return, they gain ad-free viewing, access to emotes and sometimes other perks the channel owner sets. Finally, streamers can make money via donations when viewers can use Twitch’s bits currency or just straight up cash to donate directly to creators.
Since percentage pay-outs vary and Twitch encourages streamers to keep quiet about the exact figures involved it can be difficult to work out exactly how much many of these streaming stars now earn. Donations make up a hefty amount of revenue, alongside sponsorship deals so high follower numbers don’t always mean high earning figures as both the above are incredibly unpredictable. The length of time streamers have been active will also affect their net worth.
Despite this lack of concrete information on earnings and net worth figures for streamers, the internet has done its best to give us some numbers based on what we know.
Here are 20 of the most popular Twitch Streamers and their estimated worth and earnings.
Estimated Net Worth $6 million – Earns approximately $560,000 a month
Ninja’s real name is Richard Blevins and he has a background in pro gaming. He played Halo 3 professionally for several teams including Cloud9 and Team Liquid. He is currently affiliated with Luminosity Gaming, where he currently plays PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. He streams mostly Fortnite but also plays League of Legends, H1Z1, and Halo.
He began streaming back on Justin.tv in 2011 before moving to Twitch.
Earlier this month he gained the achievement of being the first ever Twitch streamer to amass over 10 million followers and has an average of 50,000 viewers per stream. Ninja also has a YouTube channel which boasts over 17 million subscribers.
Estimated Net Worth $1 million – Earns approximately $35k a month
Myth or TSM Myth as he is also known, currently streams Fortnite on Twitch. His real name is Ali Kabbani and he also plays games professionally for Team SoloMid.
He started streaming with the game Paragon back in 2016. In late 2017 he switched to Fortnite Battle Royale and his channel exploded in popularity. He currently has over 4 million followers on Twitch and often streams with other popular creators including Pokimane and summit1g.
He also has a YouTube Channel which has over 3.6 million subscribers. Here he posts Fortnite videos and highlights from his streams.
Estimated Net Worth $300k – Earns approximately $50k a month
Imane Anys is a Twitch streamer and YouTuber known as Pokimane. She mostly plays League of Legends and Fortnite. She has been active on the platforms since 2013 but has had breaks over that time, most notably in 2016 when she posted just 2 videos.
She was recently selected as one of 15 Twitch ambassadors for Twitchcon and a partner for Twitch Creator Camp.
Currently, she has over 2 million Twitch followers and more than 2.6 million YouTube subscribers. Pokimane is also a member of Offline TV, a collaborative YouTube channel.
Estimated Net Worth $2.5 million – Earns approximately $30k a month
Jaryd Lazar, commonly known as summit1g is a retired Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro player. He played for A51 and Team Mythic before retiring to concentrate on streaming, which he has done since 2012. He streams a variety of games for his 3.2 million followers including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto V, and DayZ.
As with many streamers Summit1g also has a YouTube channel, but unlike many others, his is very new. He only started it around a month ago and it contains just 12 videos at the time of writing, yet already has over 500,000 subscribers.
Estimated Net Worth $1m – Earns approximately $100k a month
Guy Beahm is a Twitch streamer known as Dr Disrespect who was crowned streamer of the year in 2017. He mostly plays battle royale games, including Fortnite, H1Z1 and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for his 2.6 million Twitch followers.
DrDisRespect is a character which originated from Beahm’s Halo 2 playing days.
He featured in many YouTube videos in 2010, some of them for gaming channel Machinima. In late 2011 he went silent on the platform and didn’t release any content for 5 years.
From March 2011 he worked for Sledgehammer Games, where he was a community manager and later a level designer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare before he quit in 2015 to focus on streaming where he has a series of high-value sponsorship contracts.
Estimated Net Worth $1.5m – Earns approximately $10-$12k a month
Timothy Betar is better known as Twitch superstar TimTheTatman. He began playing games on Twitch in 2014 and his skills boosted his profile pretty quickly. He is known for not just his gaming but also his comedy content.
He plays a variety of games including Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and World of Warcraft. His channel is more family-friendly than some which has both advantages and disadvantages. He also has a YouTube Channel which has over 676k followers while his Twitch has over 2.6 million. His sponsorship deals with the likes of Cyberpower PC and Razer also help his ever-increasing fortune.
Estimated Net Worth $1 million – Earns approximately $36k a month
Shroud’s real name is Michael Grzesiek and he’s a former eSports player and a current Twitch streamer. He used to play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professionally for Cloud9 but stepped down in April of this year.
Since then he has been streaming PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) and H1Z1 fulltime.
His Twitch channel has over 4 million followers and his channel views are currently almost 200 million. He also has over 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube where he also posts PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Tom Clancey’s Rainbow Siege videos.
Estimated Net Worth $3m – Earns approximately $28k a month
Michael Santana started out his gaming career as a pro gamer. He built up his reputation and popularity and has played for Rock Solid and Dignitas.
In 2013 he started out on Twitch and left pro gaming the following year to concentrate on this new platform, where he is known as Imaqtpie. His nickname comes from his mother’s description of him.
He mostly streams League of Legends and has over 2.3 million followers on Twitch and almost 1.7 million on YouTube. Last year he stepped back into pro gaming joining Delta Fox to play in the 2017 NACS Summer where the team came sixth.
Estimated Net Worth $650k – Earns approximately $8k a month
Dakota, known online as Dakotaz or Dark is a Streamer and YouTuber who plays Fortnite professionally. He started off playing a number of different games including War-Z, Clearview PVP and Infestation. From here he moved into H1Z1 and The Forest.
He stumbled upon PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and those videos started to increase his fame, although he was still standing at around 100,000 subs when Fortnite was released. He swapped over and the game propelled him to his current heights.
He now has over 2.3 million YouTube subscribers and just over that in Twitch followers, which currently stand at 2.4 million.
Estimated Net Worth $1.5m – Earns approximately $83k a month
Saqid Zahid is more commonly known as Lyrik. He has been a Twitch streamer since 2011 and also has a YouTube channel. He started his streaming career by playing World of Warcraft before switching to DayZ. He continued this pattern until 2017 when he began playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Lirik didn’t get on with PUBG however and often complained about the game.
He currently streams a variety of games including Fortnite and has over 2.1 million Twitch followers and almost 260k on YouTube.
Estimated Net Worth $1m – Earns approximately $8k a month
Marcus Hill is a retired eSports competitor also known as Dyrus. He played League of Legends competitively and was a top laner of Team SoloMid, winning several Championship Series titles. He retired from competitive play in 2015.
Dyrus currently has over 1.4 million Twitch followers and 873k YouTube subscribers. He streams predominantly League of Legends and is known for his proficiency and flamboyant personality. He has streamed several other games including Realm Royale, Fortnite, World Of Warcraft and Heroes of The Storm but his Twitch channel is most popular when he is playing League of Legends.
Estimated Net Worth $1m – Earns approximately $50k a month
Thomas Chance Morris is better known online as Sodapoppin. He began his online career back in 2012 when he began posting World of Warcraft videos on YouTube. After gaining a following there he decided to enter the live streaming arena.
He began on Justin.tv, the forerunner of Twitch.
Currently, his Twitch account has over 2.1 million followers and his YouTube channel has over 900k subscribers. He plays a variety of games these days including For Honor, Subnautica, Overwatch and Dead By Daylight.
Estimated Net Worth $400k – Earns approximately $25k a month
Forsen is a variety streamer with over 155k YouTube subscribers and over 925k Twitch followers. His real name is Sebastian Hans Eli Fors and he is also a pro gamer with Cloud9. On Twitch he plays Hearthstone, Starcraft II and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
He is well known for his Hearthstone skills and was considered one of the best “Miracle Rogue” players in the game. His streams are often chaotic and meme filled affairs, where his fans refer to him as “dad”.
Estimated Net Worth $1.5m – Earns approximately $10k a month
Reckful’s real name is Byron Bernstein and he is a Twitch streamer and former eSports player. He played World of Warcraft professionally, winning Major League Gaming’s tournament in 2010.
He also released a gaming movie, titled Reckful 3.
These days he streams Hearthstone and World of Warcraft alongside other games and IRL broadcasts. He has over 768k followers on Twitch and 223k on YouTube.
In June of this year, he started a podcast called Tea Time w Byron which features interviews with notable streamers and other people in the gaming industry.
Estimated Net Worth $2m – Earns approximately $30k a month
Rabia Yazbek is better known on Twitch as Nightblue3. He plays mainly League of legends and has over 2.2 million Twitch followers and more than 2.6 million YouTube subscribers. He is a professional League of Legends gamer and is currently playing for Team SoloMid. He is known for his extremely informative streams where he discusses tactics and strategy.
Although best known for playing Rammus in season 3, he plays a variety of different champions on stream in order to keep things fresh and entertain his viewers. He also streams guides, patch note reviews, and game tips.
Estimated Net Worth $4m – Earns approximately $150k a month
Tom “Syndicate” Cassell is a vlogger and streamer amongst other things. He started his YouTube channel in 2010 and it originally contained Halo and Modern Warfare 2 videos. He later began to release Call of Duty: Black Ops videos as well as Minecraft content.
His primary YouTube channel has over 9.9 million subscribers, while his vlogging channel stands at 2.6 million. On Twitch Syndicate has over 2.6 million followers and plays Fortnite, Minecraft, Call of Duty: Black Ops II and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Estimated Net Worth $500k – Earns approximately $8k a month
Steven Bonnell goes by the handle of Destiny and is best known for engaging in political debates and using language many find offensive during his Hearthstone streams. This uncensored approach to streaming hasn’t been kind to him recently due to Twitch’s crackdown on hate speech.
In January of this year he received a 7-day ban from Twitch and in July he found himself facing a lengthy 30-day ban, proving that being popular doesn’t mean you are above the rules.
Destiny currently has 278k Twitch followers and over 119k YouTube subscribers. If he wants to keep increasing this number, then he may have to check his approach.
Estimated Net Worth $unknown – Earns approximately $92k a month
Ben Lupo is better known as DrLupo and is a much loved and popular Twitch streamer where he has over 2.3 million followers. He also has a YouTube channel showcasing his stream highlights which has over 962k subscribers.
He mainly streams Destiny and Fortnite and has partnered with well-known streaming giant Ninja to compete in Fortnite tournament competitions.
When he sadly lost his father back in March of this year the amount of love and support that poured in shows how well loved and respected the married father of one is in the gaming community.
Estimated Net Worth $150k – Earns approximately $2.4k a month just on YouTube
Edwin Castro goes by the name Castro_0121 and is a popular Twitch streamer often found playing FIFA. He has over 1.4 million Twitch followers and almost 950k YouTube subscribers.
He streams occasional vlogs and IRL streams alongside his FIFA content which includes him opening packs on stream.
Like many Twitch streamers Castro has also raised money for several charities through marathon streaming sessions. These include a 50-hour Twitch live stream in March 2015 which raised over $80k and another in December which raised over $80k, both for cancer charities.
Estimated Net Worth $unknown – Earns approximately $10k a month
Trainwreckstv began streaming in 2015. He has vlogged on the platform as well as playing a variety of games including Fortnite, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, League of Legends and World of Warcraft. He mostly streams under the IRL category.
Trainwreckstv currently has over 170k Twitch followers and 16k YouTube subscribers. Although he may not have the figures of some channels he accidentally showed a donation balance of a gigantic $93k on stream earlier this year.
He is often known for his random rants, including an expletive-filled tirade about female streamers back in November 2017, which got him banned from Twitch for 5 days.