The streaming industry has been experiencing exponential growth. People would use popular streaming platforms, like Twitch or YouTube to engage with their audience. Although the competition is tough, some individuals are able to stand out from the crowd successfully gather their own fan base, and collect profits at the same time.
There are some streamers who now gain millions of followers. They may produce thousands of views per live video, with lots of donations coming from the loyal audience. There are some of them who have spent years on the platform, while there’s also a portion who were able to gain a huge attraction in their first few months on the platform.
As popularity follows them around, it’s not surprising that some streamers are making millions from their streaming activity. To show you some examples, below are the 15 richest live streamers.
15 Richest Live Streamers and Their Net Worth
Some streamers would like to focus on making live reaction content, and Félix Lengyel or XQC is one of them. Aside from reacting to the content, he would actively interact with the chat. With his personality, he successfully gathered 11.9 million followers on Twitch and reached a total of 525 million views.
He’s also a content creator who actively posts and live streams on YouTube and is able to gain a staggering estimated amount of $50 million in net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Not only from streaming, he also successfully made a deal with Kick, another rival of Twitch. The two-year lucrative deal is probably the reason why his net worth jumped so high.
2. Adin Ross
Adin Ross is a live streamer who’s now active on YouTube. He used to livestream on Twitch but was banned due to some specific violations. He actively makes collaborations with famous individuals, mainly streamers, on YouTube. As his content is captivating, it’s not surprising that he can get 4 million subscribers and an estimated net worth of $45 million, according to Distractivy.
When talking about the richest live streamers, we couldn’t completely neglect Ninja. As one of the live streamer icons, Ninja (Richard Tyler Blevins) has become the most popular live streamer on Twitch with 18.7 million followers with over 572 M total views.
With this amount of popularity, Ninja has an estimated net worth of $40 million from his streams and brand collaborations, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Another popular live streamer who’s known for her reaction and gaming content is Pokimane. Imane Anys is a Canadian-Moroccan streamer who is actively streaming on both Twitch and YouTube. Right now, she has 9.97 million followers on Twitch and 6.62 million subscribers on YouTube. With Adsense and brand deals, her estimated net worth is around $27 million, according to CAKnowledge.
One of the richest live streamers is Shroud with a net worth of $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. People would know him as a Canadian live streamer who focuses on playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (now CS2). On Twitch, Shroud has around 10.7 million followers and is ranked #9 on TwitchTracker with 571 million total views since his beginning.
Waves of followers are coming to KaiCenat channels as he’s one of the popular live streamers who actively make unique content. With his gimmicks and reactions, he successfully gained up to 7.89 million followers on Twitch. His estimated net worth is around $14 million (according to Celebrity Net Worth), with a monthly profit of $1.5 million.
Another special content creator who consistently attracts anyone’s attention due to his unique reaction to everything is Darren Jason Watkins Jr., better known as iShowSpeed. Although he’s not active on Twitch due to the late “issue”, he’s still regarded as one of the richest live streamers with a net worth of approximately $12 million, according to Sportskeeda.
Now he calls YouTube to be his streaming home and successfully obtained 21.4 million subscribers since the beginning of his livestream journey in 2016.
Nicholas Kolcheff or Nickmerks, is another live streamer that’s popular for playing video games on Twitch. He’s also a YouTuber and co-owner of the popular professional esports group, FaZe clan.
He’s known for playing popular games like Fortnite and Call of Duty and now has around 6.73 million followers on Twitch with 223 million total views. Nickmercs has an approximate amount of net worth of $12 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
AuronPlay has become one of the richest live streamers as he has millions of followers on Twitch and YouTube. He ranked as the number 2 most popular Twitch streamer in TwitchTracker with 15.8 million followers. On YouTube, he has a total of 3.8 billion views from his 28.7 million subscribers. With this fortune, his net worth is estimated at $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
The next live streamer is Benjamin Lupo, or known as DrLupo. He’s an American streamer who makes a lot of gaming content. His net worth is estimated at around $9 million (According to Celebrity Net Worth), which is coming from the 4.48 million Twitch followers with 171 million total views. He also has a YouTube channel that shares the same content with 1.88 million subscribers.
Jaryd Russel Lazar or Summit1G was a competitive CS: GO player who joined popular teams like Mythic or A51. But now, Summit1G is more active as a live streamer on Twitch who plays games that are more casual, like GTA V or Sea of Thieves.
He still plays competitive games like Valorant, a game that’s really popular now. Due to his ability to captivate the audience’s attention, he’s able to get 6.22 million followers on Twitch with 505 million total views. His estimated net worth is around $8 million, according to Sportskeeda.
On number 10, we have Rabia Yazbek, better known as NightBlue3. He’s a Twitch game streamer who tends to play popular competitive games, like League of Legends, a game he’s most familiar with. The approximately $8 million of net worth (according to Naibuzz) is obtained through the hard work of getting 2.72 million followers on Twitch and 2.46 million subscribers on YouTube.
Twitch as a popular streaming platform does have a few controversial streamers, like HasanAbi. Hasan Piker is a live streamer who’s better known for his unusual political views, and sometimes dramas with other streamers.
His net worth is around $8 million (according to Celebrity Net Worth), with 2.56 million followers on Twitch and 114 million total views.
Thomas George Cassell or Syndicate is a streamer from England. He’s known for his Call of Duty and Minecraft streaming and successfully became the very first Twitch streamer who got 1 million followers. His estimated net worth is around $6 million (According to Inquirer), and now he has $3.12 million followers on Twitch with 76.3 million total views, and 9.64 million subscribers on YouTube.
Last but not least, there’s Rachell “Rae”, a streamer who’s famous under the name of Valkyrae and has an estimated net worth of $4 million, according to CAKnowledge. She used to stream on Twitch as well but left it in 2020. Now she’s mainly streaming on YouTube when she’s actively making content for her 4 million subscribers.