The Top 8 Richest Online Gamer And Streamers Of 2021

Richest online gamers

Online gaming has taken the world by storm as a new form of content creation in the past few years. The most popular site for streaming is the live streaming platform ‘Twitch’ which currently has over 7 million creators worldwide. The site also boasts at least 30 million daily visitors, distinguishing it from other streaming platforms such as Youtube and Facebook.

The most popular live streamers on these other sites usually have paid partnerships with sites for exclusive streaming. Consequently, the source of income for people who play these online streaming games is very explainable. For Twitch, there are tier subscriptions. This refers to when a viewer subscribes monthly to a channel for certain perks. There are different tiers of subscriptions and they vary in cost. For example, a tier 1 sub costs $4.99 monthly, a tier 2 subscription costs $9.99 monthly and a tier 3 subscription costs $24.99 monthly.

Online gaming has taken the world by storm as a new form of content creation in the past few years. The most popular site for streaming is the live streaming platform ‘Twitch’ which currently has over 7 million creators worldwide. The site also boasts at least 30 million daily visitors, distinguishing it from other streaming platforms such as Youtube and Facebook.

The most popular live streamers on these other sites usually have paid partnerships with sites for exclusive streaming. Consequently, the source of income for people who play these online streaming games is very explainable. For Twitch, there are tier subscriptions. This refers to when a viewer subscribes monthly to a channel for certain perks. There are different tiers of subscriptions and they vary in cost. For example, a tier 1 sub costs $4.99 monthly, a tier 2 subscription costs $9.99 monthly and a tier 3 subscription costs $24.99 monthly.

Most Popular Live Streamers:

  • PewDiePie:

    Felix Kjellberg, popularly known as PewDiePie is one of the most popular live streamers and content creators on the internet. He has been a YouTuber since 2010 and has had a large following for many years and still counting. He started live streaming around 2017/2018 on Twitch before joining another streaming platform called Dlive. Eventually, he made his big move to YouTube where he currently streams. It is noteworthy that most of Pewdiepie’s net worth is not from online game streaming only. He had a YouTube career long before he started live streaming and he worked that channel up to about 110 million subscribers. Despite his career diversifications, PewDiePie, going by streaming alone is still the richest online gamer with a current net worth of about 40 million dollars.

  • DanTDM:

    Daniel Robert Middleton is an English gamer and YouTuber formerly known as The Diamond Minecart. Alongside Pewdiepie, he has earned a top spot in the category of the world’s most successful YouTubers ever. He began his YouTube career in 2012 when he created his channel that was mostly dedicated to gaming commentary. Eventually, he started streaming on Twitch, with a lot of focus on Minecraft. DanTDM also participates in the Minecraft Championships. Like his colleague, PewDiePie, DanTDM’s income does not come from online streaming alone. His YouTube career had raked in millions of dollars from his multiple channels, and he is a published author. Currently, DanTDM is on a net worth of over 35 million dollars

  • Ninja:

    Richard Tyler Blevins, aliased Ninja is currently the richest live streamer whose source of income is mostly online streaming. He became a very famous online streamer for playing Halo professionally. Now, he plays mostly Fortnite, Warzone, and Valiant. Ninja’s popularity peaked in 2017, which was a pretty early stage in his career. He is currently the most followed account on Twitch with over 16 million followers and Ninja’s net worth is about 25 million dollars, earning him a top spot on this list.

  • Shroud:

    Micheal Grzesiek is next on the list. He is a Canadian live streamer and YouTuber, famed for playing first-person shooter games and battle royale games. He gained a lot of popularity streaming Counter-Strike Global Offensive for Esports teams. His popularity and net worth are sourced mostly from live streaming. Shroud’s net worth stands at about 22 million dollars.

  • xQc:

    Felix Lengyel is a Canadian online streamer who is currently one of the most-watched streamers of all time. He has been streaming on Twitch since 2014 after dropping out of college. He gained popularity by playing and streaming Overwatch and playing in the Overwatch World Cup. Felix makes most of his earnings from streaming, sponsors, and earnings from Esports organizations. In 2019, he became the most subscribed Twitch streamer with over 30,000 active subscribers. Now, xQc holds about 9.2 million followers on Twitch. His net worth is about $8- $10million and he is one of the richest online gamers and streamers this year.

  • TimtheTatman:

    Timothy John Betar is an American streamer who kickstarted his streaming career in 2012. He is well known for playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, and Fortnite. His shot to fame, however, came notably from streaming Fortnite. In 2018, he won the Gamer’s Choice Award for Favourite Male streamer/ gamer of the year and his current net worth is around $8 – $10 million.

  • Summit1g:

    Jaryd Russell Lazar is an American Twitch streamer who was known for playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. He became a professional CS: GO streamer in 2015, playing for A51 and Mythic, the Esports teams. His net worth is cumulative of his stream earnings, sponsorships, and personal businesses. His net worth is rumored to be around $7.5- $8 million.

  • Tfue:

    Turner Tenney, aka Tfue is an American streamer and professional Esports player who is popular for playing Fortnite. Turner is just 23 years old and is already one of the most popular streamers on Twitch. He used to be a member of Faze Clan before falling out with the Esports company. Turner has a net worth of about $6 – $8 million and has earned a spot on this list.

Some of these names have a net worth inclusive of other businesses outside a successful live streaming career, and it is difficult to give specifics. This is why other online streamers whose wealth source only from having high Twitch followership and subscriptions are worthy of mention.

At the top of that list is American streamer Ranboo. Ranboo currently lives in Britain and is aliased the Minecraft streamer. A member of the DreamSMP, Ranboo currently has the most subscriptions on Twitch with 79,155 total which include 45,717 tier 1 subscriptions, 317 tier 2 subscriptions, and 128 tier 3 subscriptions. This puts his yearly earnings from Twitch at $1,406,960, excluding other sources such as donations from his viewers.

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