Top Twitch Streamers Who Make Money on Twitch 2021
Ninja, Tfue, Shroud, Pokimane, xQcOW, Rubius — who’s on top today? With more than 1 Trillion minutes watched over the last year, Twitch is experiencing unprecedented growth. The top 20 Twitch streamers make millions – as much as $20M or more per month for the top tier.
Over 3,500,000 are watching Twitch right now (according to Twitch.tv stats).
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Twitch is one of the most popular live video streaming portals boasting an average of 30 million daily active users and an estimated 7 million + unique broadcasters per month.
Twitch minutes watched in 2020: 1 Trillion.
Statistics show that viewers watched an astounding trillion minutes of video streaming in the last 12 months. The platform is owned by Twitch Interactive – a subsidiary of Amazon. Since Amazon repurchased the live streaming platform in 2011, it saw an overwhelming surge in popularity and is currently giving YouTube Gaming a run for its money. Twitch is the leading video streaming site in the United States, and its following has official cult status.
The videos on Twitch are either live or on demand and ranges from live video game stream to eSports broadcast and even music broadcast.
Currently, popular games such as Fortnite, PUBG, League of Legends, Call of Duty and DOTA are a permanent fixture on Twitch with many players live streaming their gameplay daily.
However, it is not all fun and games at Twitch, as streamers have a lot of options to earn money from such as subscriber fees, donations, ad revenues, and sponsorships. The money earned by some Twitch streamers just by uploading a live stream of them playing a game can put many jobs to shame and can make them wonder if they should have played video games more professionally. Here is a list of the top 20 Twitch streamers who choose to have a career in Twitch and are making millions of dollars each here. #CallofDuty #ModernWarfare #Warzone.
Here are the top Twitch streamers by followers, ranked 1 to 20.
1. Ninja – 16.6 million Twitch followers
Top streamer Ninja – AKA Richard Blevins – signed back with Twitch after a brief misadventure at Mixer, which ended in July 2020 (RIP Mixer). With 16.9 million followers, Ninja is the top of the list of earners for Twitch streamers. He signed a new multi-million dollar deal with Twitch in September 2020 and is more popular than ever. He has over 11 million active subscribers on Twitch. Since he came home to Twitch his following has increased by more than 800,000.
People ask “What is Ninja’s Net Worth?” and it is estimated conservatively to top $50M.
He used to be a professional gamer for Halo who is involved with Luminosity gaming.
In the Halo World Championship held in 2016, Ninja’s team with the name ‘Renegades’ achieved high placing on Halo 5. Even more so, Ninja streams up to 80 hours every week and he is also known to have collaborated with celebrities such as Drake in the past. With his live-streamed session on Fortnite with Drake, Ninja was able to break and surpass Twitch records by gaining 635,000 simultaneous onlookers.
Ninja has also partnered with a variety of different brands as a professional streamer. His status as one of the most followed Twitch streamers has allowed him to partner with Uber Eats, Scuf Gaming, and Chuck Blevins Real Estate. The streamer also collaborated with Red Bull Esports during an exclusive Fortnite event.
Moreover, Ninja and Marshmallow participated in a Fortnite event and won the Fortnite Pro-Am event at E3 2013 after which they donated $1 million to charity. Ninja is also reported to have distributed a surplus of $50,000 in prize money to the first Fortnite Battle Royale Esports tournament.
One of Ninja’s favorite games is Fortnite, and he’s back streaming now live on Twitch. He’s also got 24.2M YouTube subscribers. Ninja brings homes millions each month with his subscriptions, followers, donations and sponsors. His sponsors on Twitch include Adidas and Red Bull.
Turner Ellis Tenney (TFUE) is the second most followed Twitch streamer with 10.2M followers and 11.8M subcribers last count. He’s gotten into some spats with Ninja, the reigning champion.
Tfue is known to be one of the streamers who are very consistent with his live streams. It is estimated that he streams on a daily basis and spends approximately 70 hours live streaming on Twitch every week.
This Twitch streamer’s channel is becoming one of the fastest-growing Twitch channels altogether and he is regarded as one of the top Twitch streamers for Fortnite especially.
Fortnite Battle Royale is Tfue’s best game. He played for FaZe Clan and his popularity grows every week. He’s got 12.1M subscribers on YouTube. Between Twitch and YouTube, TFUE is sitting pretty, financially. When people ask “What is TFUE’s net worth” it is estimated at 50M.
Tfue is signed to MAXNOMIC, a company that is known for specializing in designing and producing innovative, comfortable chairs for gamers.
3. Shroud – 9.1 million Twitch followers
Michael Grzesiek is a former professional gamer known for playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive who became successful as an eSports gamer. Now the Canadian is better known for playing PUBG under the moniker Shroud on Twitch. When he returned to Twitch from Mixer 500,000 watched his coming-back-home to Twitch debut. His highest recorded number of concurrent viewers: 516K. was also a professional Counter-Striker player for Cloud9. The Canadian professional gamer has done live streams about 50 hours a week, where his predominant games include The Culling, PUBG, Tom Clancy’s The Division, H1Z1, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege.
When Shroud was just making a career for himself as a professional gamer, he was a player for teams such as Exertus, Slow Motion, Manajuma, and was part of Cloud9’s CS:GO, team. Before he moved to Twitch, he used to stream exclusively for a short while on Mixer, a gaming platform that crashed.
He also runs a YouTube channel where he uploads his streams and has done collaborations with brands such as Hyper X and Madrinas Coffee.
4. Rubius – 8.9 million Twitch Followers
El Rubius es Marveloso! One of the biggest Spanish streamers in the world, El Rubius (Ruben Doblas) stuck with Twitch when the others jumped ship to Mixer. A stand-out on Twitch since 2018, Rubius is popular globally as a Twitch and YouTube rock star. He’s got 8.8M followers on Twitch and 39.1M subscribers on YouTube on his channel “elrubiusOMG”. On Twitch he has over 8.7 billion views with an average of 71K viewers.
Rubius started putting out content over 14 years ago in 2006, with his first YouTube channel called elrubius. Elrubius was rebranded to Rubius Z in 2019, and he launched elrubiusOMG in 2011, where he primarily upload vlogs that capture his life in Spain.
With his YouTube platform, Rubius has gained more than 45 million subscribers and almost around 10 billion views across both of his channels.
Rubius returned to Twitch in 2018 where he was able to hit a historic milestone by organizing a Fortnite tournament with popular Spanish-speaking content creators and streamers, amassing over 1 million peak viewers during the event during the YTBattleRoyale.
5. Auronplay – 8.4 million Twitch followers
Auronplay is a top streamer with 8.4M followers and more than 30,000 subscriptions on Twitch, with a massive increase of 30% new followers. He’s a Spanish-speaking gamer who crushes YouTube with 26M subscribers. His YouTube videos receive 10M to 20M views each. On Twitch, he has 49M views and 62K viewers at any given time. One of his recent broadcasts pulled in 1M+ views: “Among Us || Tengo Miedo” or have fear.
Álvarez started on YouTube in 2016. AuronPlay, which is his online alias, was taken from the name of Auron who is a character in the video game Final Fantasy X. Since then, his YouTube channel has amassed over 3.5 billion total video views, and he is also recognized as the third most-subscribed YouTuber in Spain. He started his Twitch channel in 2019, where he broadcasts his gaming and puts out social content for his followers.
6. Pokimane – 7.7 million Twitch followers
As the world’s top female gamer, Pokimane has a growing following of 7.6M on Twitch. Her real name is Imane Anys but you can call her Poki or Pokimane (Poe-key-mane). She plays Fortnite and League of Legends plus streams food for entertainment and variety. And, she has her own makeup line. Her YouTube subscriber list tops 6.2M and climbing with over 450 videos to check out her mad skills. Pokimane has got over 7K subscribers on Twitch.
The Moroccan-Canadian streamer made a name for herself by playing League of Legends and doing Fortnite streams on Twitch. Moreover, she also dabbles in the Just Chatting and IRL categories, where she invites her followers to engage with her outside of the gaming world.
On her YouTube channel, she uploads content related to old gaming streams, ASMR, and vlogs.
She is also a member of Offline TV, with different content creators such as Pokimane herself, Jeremy ‘DisguisedToast’ Wang, William ‘Scarra’ Li, Lily ‘LilyPichu’ Ki, and Michael Reeves.
She started streaming in 2013 after which she earned her spot as one of the 100 most followed streamers on the platform. She achieved the Best Streamer of the Year award at The Shorty Awards in 2018. Pokimane hasn’t received any other awards besides this, however, she has continued to partner with Twitch on several different occasions and has increased her channel to one of the top 10 most followed channels on the platform.
Pokimane generates most of her net worth by creating content on both her Twitch channel as well as her YouTube channels. In addition to that, her revenue also comes from donations, ads, sponsored streams, and sponsored deals.
7. myth – 7.2 million Twitch followers
Ali Kabanni is a professional Fortnite Battle Royale gamer who is more popular as Myth, his Twitch nickname (formerly TSM_Myth). He also plays Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 but his stream of Fortnite is more viewed than his other streams.
Ali streams in English and is partnered by Dr. Pepper, HTC eSports, and Chipotle. Ali previously hosted Dakotaz, a fellow Twitch streamer, on his channel which has on average over 20,000 views per week.
Kabbani started streaming on Twitch in the year 2016 where he predominantly streamed Paragon which is a third-person multiplayer online battle arena created by Epic Games.
Paragon is no longer available though. Even after the removal of Paragon, his streams continued getting more popular by streaming Fortnite Battle Royale in the later half of the year 2017. As of January 2018. Myth amassed over 200,000 followers on Twitch and by the later half of the same year, his follower count increased to over 3.2 million.
Myth plays for Team SoloMid which includes himself, Daequan, Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin, and Juan ‘CaMiLLs’ Camilla. He joined the team in 2018 as team captain. Myth has also participated in the Ninja Vegas Tournament in April 2018. In March 2019, Myth was paid an undisclosed amount to stream Apex Legends. He played as TSM’s team leader in the game Valorant during the series Twitch Rivals. Myth’s probable yearly income is around $11.25+ million thanks to his 5,000+ subscribers and 7.2M followers. His YouTube channel has 4.6 million subscribers and just over 700 videos. SWEET.
8. TheGrefg – 7.2 million Twitch followers
The Grefg is a top Twitch streamer with 7M followers and more than 6,400 kills and a YouTube base of 15.5M subscribers. On Twitch he’s got 8.6K active subs. A Spanish-speaking Twitch star, The Grefg also pulls in 4.1M followers on Twitter. One of his favorite sayings is “I usually talk about what I understand, what I don’t, I shut up and learn.” He’s a young top streamer born in 1997 in Murcia, Spain.
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The Grefg is known for his play on Call of Duty, Geometry Dash, Counter Strike Global Offensive, Clash Royal and more.
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9. TimtheTatman – 6.5 million Twitch followers
Timothy John Bater aka TimTheTatman is an active gamer who live streams on Twitch every day except Sundays. Full time all in.
Timothy mostly plays World of Warcraft, Overwatch and Counter-Strike among others and his videos garner nearly 28,000 viewers per week. With close to 28K active subscribers he is currently ranking #13 of all gamers with subscriptions. His subs are so loyal.
Bater began streaming on Twitch in 2012 and his channel has gained over 5.8 million followers since then. He started by playing and live streaming games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Fortnite, and World of Warcraft, which successfully attracted a large number of viewers to his channel.
He is also a Monster Energy eSports athlete and is sponsored by the Audio-Technica Corporation.
He has partnered with Twitch and ever since then has become a full-time content creator on the platform after March 27, 2014. Moreover, his YouTube channel also grew to 2.7 million subscribers amassing a total of around 417 million views ever since he started streaming on Twitch.
With the release of Fortnite in 2917, his channel skyrocketed earning him a spot among the top streamers on the platform alongside Ninja and Tfue.
In 2018, he paired up with Mack Wilds in the first-ever Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am. In December of the same year, he won the award for Fan Favorite Male Streamer/Gamer of the Year. He signed an exclusive deal with Twitch in 2019.
Moreover, he and fellow streamer appeared in the NFL 100 commercial during Super Bowl LIII along with Peyton Manning, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Marshawn Lynch. In addition to that, he and Ninja were invited to attend Super Bowl LIII in partnership with the NFL.
He’s got 2.77M subscribers on YouTube with more than 1111 videos!! People often ask “What is TimtheTatman’s Net Worth” and it’s estimated $50M, conservatively.
10. Summit1G – 5.9 million Twitch followers
Jaryd Lazar aka Summit1G is an American Twitch streamer who also used to be a pro Counter Strike – Global Offensive player much like Shroud. Summit1G net worth continues to climb. Known to his followers as summit1g, he now streams Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and plays for the team 1G SQUAD.
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With sponsorships from Monster Energy, Discord and Corsair among others, summit1g boasts of a weekly viewership of around 28,500.With more than 43K subscribers, his earnings are estimated at $40,000 a month. Nice!
Owing to his increasing popularity among Twitch users his income is only set to soar in the coming years.
11. IBAI – 5.9 million Twitch followers
Ibai started his career in League of Legends at the age of 14. He narrated his first match in August 2014. After broadcasting for the Orange Super League he presented a late night show called “Hoy no se sale” before leaving to become exclusive with the G2 Esports team. Now he dedicates himself 100% to Twitch.
12. NickMercs – 5.7 Million Twitch Followers
Nick “Nickmercs” Kolcheff is a Fortnite Battle Royale and Call of Duty Modern Warfare top Twitch streamer with 5.4M followers and 16K average viewers and 123M views. He has 58K active subscribers placing him in the top 5 positions for total active subscribers on Twitch.
He’s a full-time professional streamer with 2.82 YouTube subscribers, signed with the FaZe clan. He was an original Justin.tv streamer in 2010, and built YouTube channel in 2011. His squad led the record in Fortnite with 54 kills that was later overtaken (59). He’s aggressive and entertaining, with high energy you can’t mistake (one of a kind).
He’s from Detroit, Michigan and also played Halo as a pro. He is a top Twitch earner with $6M in 2019; more in 2020; and he is emerging and upleveling to remain a top earner in 2021.
12. xQcOW – 5.6 million Twitch followers
Canadian YouTuber and Twitch streamer, Félix Lengyel is on a roll now with over 8M followers. Make no mistake, this guy still makes well over a million dollars from home all thanks to his 61,790+ subscribers placing him #3 for subs.
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Félix is a professional Overwatch player who played for the Dallas Fuel in the Overwatch League. He also plays Call of Duty and Just Chatting from time to time and live streams them on his Twitch channel- XQCOW. He streams in English and records an average viewer count of 12,000 per week. XQCOW joined Twitch 4 years ago and is already earning millions.
14. TommyInnit – 5.2 million Twitch followers
Thomas “Tommy” Simons, known as TommyInnit (formerly ran by Channelnutpig) is a gaming Twtich streamer from England. He’s known best for Minecraft and collaborates with top streamers. He’s one of the fastest rising stars in Minecraft streamer world. His content consists of Dream SMP, Mods, SMP Earth, Minecraft Championship, hacking, and Hypixel Skyblock videos according to Wikipidia.
15. Riotgames – 5 million Twitch followers
Riot Games is home of LoL Esports. With 5M followers on Twitch and 319K subscribers on YouTube, video game publisher Riot Games provides space for Twitch streamers to compete. Watch best archives and highlights plus League of Legends streams. With 4.4 million subscribers, earnings can be estimated over $10M each month on month.
16. Dakotaz – 4.7 million Twitch followers
Brett Hoffman joined Twitch six years ago and haven’t looked back since then. He has over 4.7 million followers on Twitch as well as 3 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.
Dakotaz grows his following by streaming solo and with Myth, among others. This 33-year-old streams under the nickname Dakotaz and is a part of Team Solo Mid along with TSM_Myth. He started by playing WarZ videos and moved on to other survival games until he stumbled upon PUBG which boosted his viewership and number of subscribers. He’s got 6.9K active subscribers.
After Fortnite’s release, he became a professional Fortnite player and live streams it on Twitch. With an average of 17k viewers per week, Dakotaz earns over one million dollars annually.
17. alanzoka – 4.7 million Twitch followers
18. ESL_CSGO – 4.6 Million Twitch Followers
19. sypherPK – 4.6 Million Twitch Followers
Pro Fortnite content creator SypherPk with 4.6M followers and more than 70M total views is a top streamer who occasionally pairs up with top tier players including Nickmercs. On YouTube, Sypher has 4.5M subscribers. One of his hottest archives includes “Secret Car Tricks Epic Doesn’t Tell You” with more than 1.4M views.
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20. sodapoppin – 4 Million Twitch Followers
Chance Morris, AKA sodapoppin, flew up the charts this year. He’s now climbing up over 6.3M followers and boasts with one marathon weekend that nearly doubled his fans. His subscription list tops 10K and is on the rise. Keep an eye on sodapoppin, he’s definitely popping.
He’s also got 1M fans on YouTube and he gave his dogs their own Instagram (@sodapuppies).
You can get a sense of his sense of humor on his social media, where he poses with a jeep and a blow-up doll for the fun of it. It’s never boring watching his streams.