Forget teens and kids hunched over devices all day; people of all ages are becoming passionate gamers with this pandemic. Video games and streaming have suddenly become the bustle of the city, with the number of new players going from a steady stream to a tsunami during the lockdown, and the tally is nearly a billion worldwide. Today, we take a look at the 10 richest gamers in the world.
This business is powered by celebrity endorsements, regional language platforms, and significant endorsement money; The online gaming industry around the world is moving to “advanced levels”.
The 10 richest gamers in the world
For a genuinely skilled young gamer, the world is in your window on streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube. Popular streamers are making millions by entertaining their fans through their gaming skills and virtual experience. Get the list of the richest video streamers and players in the world.
Johan Sundstein (N0tail) – – $ 6 million
Johan Sundstein, also known as “N0tail”, is a professional DOTA 2 player for the OG team. Like several other professional gamers of his generation, Johan “N0tail” Sundstein switched from Heroes of Newerth to Dota 2 in 2012, when the previous game began to experience a decline in popularity.
Johan and his teammates (OG) are the two-time winners of a competition called The Internationall; It is the largest DOTA 2 tournament and the largest gaming tournament in the world. In the process, Sunstein became the first Danish esports player to win the event.
They took The International 8 and The international 9, the entirety earned a total reward of $ 27 million, making them one of the richest teams of players in the world.
A ridiculous streak of success that began in 2014 and continues to this day has made Sundstein one of the richest and most respected players in video games. Currently, Johan is worth approximately $ 6 million.
9. Timothy John Betar – $ 8 million
Timothy John Betar, fans know him as Tim The Tatman. It is a Twitch streamer with over 4 million viewers. Tim mainly plays and streams games like CS: GO, Overwatch, and Fornite.
Since Fortnite was extremely popular at the time of its launch, its channel and other Fortnite streaming channels were seen in massive numbers. Tim also broadcasts as a commentator for NFL Thursday Night Football games on Twitch.
Timothy also signed an exclusive streaming deal with Twitch. Tim received the Gamers’ Choice Award for Male Streamer / Fan Favorite Player of the Year. Betar’s current net worth is around $ 8 million.
8. Seán William McLoughlin (Jacksepticeye) – $ 11 million
Seán William McLoughlin, aka Jacksepticeye, is famous for his humorous YouTube video series. The Irish YouTuber described his videos as playing and talking about video games while swearing, which viewers found entertaining.
McLoughlin is Ireland’s most famous YouTuber with 23.2 million subscribers and shares videos with a variety of video games. McLoughlin had also started a clothing company with YouTube playmate Mark Fischbach. McLoughlin’s total earnings are worth $ 11 million, making him one of the richest video gamers.
7. Evan Fong (VanossGaming) – $ 11.5 million
Evan Fong creator of the online YouTube channel VanossGaming. Their style of play is repeatedly compared to PewDiePie due to similarities. However, the VanossGaming channel focuses more on game content for different games. Fong created his personal animations to edit in his video editing tutorials.
Fong has been famous for now with 25 million subscribers and had 1.6 billion views last year, playing a monster hunter in Paranormal Action Squad, a premium cartoon series from 2016 on Youtube. Fong’s net earnings are around $ 11.5 million.
6. Daniel Middleton (DanTDM) – $ 12 million
Daniel Middleton is extremely popular all over the world; is a Minecraft player who broadcasts on his YouTube channel DanTDM. Dan primarily makes game videos about Minecraft, Roblox, and Pokémon.
Middleton became one of the most famous YouTubers in his 2015 video series covering various popular video games. Daniel’s net worth is approximately $ 12 million.
5. Michael Grzesiek (Shroud) – $ 12.5 million
All the players on the circuit are fans of “Shroud”; His precision is unprecedented and he is known to be the king of battle royale. He was a professional CS: GO gamer until he retired and became a full-time Twitch streamer. With a solid reputation for his skill and focus in CS: GO, Shroud received a lot of immediate attention while streaming PUBG on Twitch.
With his skills and experience in FPS gameplay, he completely conquered the PUBG battlefield. Shroud left Twitch after an exclusive deal with Mixer and currently plays Valorant on his stream.
His income comes primarily from streaming, where he is paid by the richest gaming company in the world to play their games. The former pro also has an extensive clothing line with gaming brand Jinx, and his earnings amount to nearly $ 12.5 million.
4. Mark Fischbach (Markiplier) – $ 14 million
Mark Fischbach, also known as “Markiplier”, is a YouTuber with 25 million subscribers on his YouTube channel “Markiplier”.
The American is loved for his videos of indie games and horror games, Five Nights at Freddy’s series, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Garry’s Mod, etc.
His sarcastic and exaggerated responses make his gaming videos even more entertaining and fascinating than they should be, and his total earnings are approximately $ 14 million.
3. Preston Arsement – $ 14 million
Youtuber and gamer Preston Blaine Arsement has 12 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, which is famous for his Minecraft and Roblox prank and video game videos. It goes without saying how big the Minecraft fanbase is, and most of them are kids who have a lot of free time in their lives.
Preston’s earnings come primarily from his main YouTube channel ‘Preston’; it makes a whopping $ 14 million through its content on the platform, making it one of the richest video games on the circuit.
2. PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg) – $ 15 million
Felix “PewDiePie”, with more than 108 million subscribers on YouTube, is the number one YouTuber. Viewers love your content; Besides games, PewDiePie also makes a lot of funny videos, compilations on other things like memes, anime, the latest internet dramas, and toast videos.
Unlike Ninja, who surprisingly found success overnight, PewDiePie, the second richest gamer, gradually built his fanbase over the years and slowly rose to the top. Recently, the YouTuber has also revealed that in 2020 he will focus more on streaming with an exclusive deal with YouTube.
Felix is still as popular as ever, garnering a staggering 4.5 billion views in 2019. His total earnings screen $ 15 million.
1. Tyler Blevins (Ninja) – $ 17 million
Tyler Blevins, aka “Ninja”, is the richest gamer on the planet; Ninja is popular for his Fortnite streaming. Tyler is streaming for a decade in games like PUBG, Call of Duty, H1Z1, and currently Fortnite for almost a decade.
It found massive success when it started streaming and playing Fortnite on Twitch when the game came out. The streamer blew many Twitch records and quickly became known around the world. Now, after a deal with Mixer, Ninja left Twitch to stream to Microsoft’s streaming platform.
Fortnite developer Epic Games released an in-game Ninja avatar that fans can play. Tyler landed tons of advertising deals with various brands and products like NFL, Red Bull, Adidas, PSD underwear designer.
Although it is difficult to understand, thanks to these deals, Ninja made more money than PewDiePie, Tyler’s net worth is around $ 17 million.