[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ custom_padding=”4px|0px|63px|0px|false|false”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” custom_padding=”9px|0px|31px|0px|false|false”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.74″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Long time ago, streamers, youtubers and content creators have ceased to be just funny people talking to the camera. Today they are funny people talking to the camera, who are also millionaires. Donations from viewers, sponsorship agreements and exclusive cooperation — these are the main sources of income, thanks to which the most popular celebrities of the electronic world earn more than leading esports athletes.
For a specific summary of gaming influencer earnings in 2019, Forbes decided to list the ten people who got the most riches this year. These ten received a total of over $120 million, which is really considerable. Of course, a large portion of this cake was won by Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, who did not hurt his income by the transfer from Twitch to Mixer. The blue-haired streamer is still enjoying great popularity, which has been appreciated by such brands as RedBull or Adidas. Even Epic Games decided to honor one of Fortnite’s greatest ambassadors by placing a character skin modeled around him in the game. It all translated into $ 17 million in revenue this year alone.
When reviewing the list of esports fans, they should recognize at least one more name. It is of course Michael “shroud” Grzesiek, a Canadian player of Polish descent who once competed successfully on Counter-Strike servers, including under the Cloud9 flag. Despite being only 25 years, he has long abandoned his competitive career, focusing on his streams, and it’s hard to say that he would regret it.
Thanks to his tremendous skills, he has become a favorite of game publishers, promoting both Fortnite and Apex Legends in recent months. Similar to Ninja, he also decided to connect with Mixer, for which Microsoft undoubtedly paid him dearly. Effect? $12.5 million earned in 2019.
The top ten of the Forbes statement is as follows:
- Tyler “Ninja” Blevins – $ 17.5 million
- Felix “PewDiePie Kjellberg – $ 15 million
- Preston “Preston” Arsement – $ 14 million
- Mark “Markiplier” Fischbach – $ 14 million
- Michael “shroud” Grzesiek – $ 12.5 million
- Daniel “DanTDM” Middleton – $ 12 million
- Evan “VanossGaming” Fong – $ 11.5 million
- Sean “Jacksepticeye” McLoughlin – $ 11 million
- Timothy “TimTheTatman” Betar – $ 8 million
- Nick “Kolmerff Nickmercs” – $ 6 million