Twitch is a big business in 2020 and all of your favorite streamers are making a lot of money. The most popular streamers have a follower count to compete with the Kardashian sisters’ Instagram followers. The most famous Twitch streamer is Ninja, a / k / a Tyler Blevins. He and Shroud, another popular streamer, do not appear on this list because they have signed exclusive deals with rival streaming service Mixer from Microsoft. However, Microsoft has literally just stopped Mixer, making Ninja and Shroud (a / k / a Michael Grzesiek) free agents. The two will now be allowed to stream on Twitch and are expected to reappear on next year’s lists of the most popular and highest paid Twitch streamers. Even though its Twitch channel is currently inactive, Ninja is still the most followed Twitch channel in the world. With Ninja and Shroud jumping ship for Mixer, technically Turner “Tfue” Tenney is the most followed active streamer on Twitch.
The nine largest active streamers have a number of followers between four million and eight and a half million.
# 9. Dr. Lupo – 4.01 million followers
# 8. Dakotaz – 4.41 million followers
# 7. Dr. DisRespect – 4.42 million followers
# 6. TimTheTatman – 4.93 million subscribers
# 5. Rubius – 4.98 million subscribers
# 4. Pokimane – 5.02 million subscribers
# 3. Summit1g – 5.35 million subscribers
# 2. Myth – 6.58 million subscribers
# 1. Tfue – 8.48 million subscribers
With regard to the best paid streamers, three stand out:
# 3. Summit1g (Jaryd Lazar) $ 100,000 – $ 125,000 per month
Net worth: unknown, estimated to be approximately $ 6 million
# 2. Shroud (Michael Grzesiek) $ 150,000 – $ 200,000 per month
Net worth: unknown, estimated to be at least $ 8 million
# 1. Ninja (Tyler Blevins) $ 400,000 – $ 800,000 per month
Net worth: $ 20 million
Twitch and other streamers earn money from advertising revenue, tips / donations and endorsements. For example, Tyler Blevins signed an agreement with Adidas in September 2019 and an agreement with Red Bull in June 2018. He was also reportedly paid up to $ 1 million by various video game publishers to distribute their new games. When he left Twitch for his rival Mixer, he had 14 million followers, which would eclipse by far the number of followers in Tfue’s most followed active Twitch account. Blevins’ deal on the blender was worth $ 20 million.
Dr. Disrespect was recently banned from Twitch and the plot caught the attention of the streaming community. Rumor has it that Ninja and Shroud, now released from their mixing contracts, will launch a rival streaming service called Brime with Dr. Disrespect, Twitch discovered and banned it. It looks like the trio of popular streamers are launching this service in partnership with Spotify. Only time will tell what effect this latest streaming service will have on Twitch’s market dominance.