Ninja is the most famous, most-watched, and most iconic streamer in the world, with a fortune of 25 million dollars.
|Net Worth||25 million dollars|
|Born||June 5, 1991 (age 29)|
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
How much money does Ninja have?
Ninja (real name: Richard Tyler Blevins; also known as NinjasHyper) became known worldwide in 2018 due to the hype around Fortnite. He manages to generate multiple millions in income from streaming. Thereby, his earnings are mainly created on the streaming platform Twitch and his videos on YouTube. Ninja’s estimated net worth is 25 million dollars.
In 2019, Ninja left Twitch for a lucrative deal with Microsoft’s Mixer, which reportedly earned him up to $30 million. However, Mixer shut down again in the summer of 2020 and the streamer signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Amazon’s Twitch. He has more than 15.5 million followers on the platform.
Fame with Fortnite
E-sports was a niche topic until a few years ago. Particularly trendy was Counter Strike or Dota 2, whose game broadcasts could be found on the Internet. However, before he could turn his hobby into a profession, he worked part-time in a restaurant and attended Silver Lake College.
Ninja first appeared in the public eye in 2009 with the game Halo 3, playing for several teams, including Luminosity Gaming. He started as a livestreamer in 2011, at that time with the game H1Z1. Later, he switched to the hype game PUBG. After Fortnite by Epic Games came out, he streamed that game regularly. Long before the game was even known.
Fortnite was now becoming more and more famous and so was Ninja. By September 2017, he had already built up half a million followers, and another six months later, he managed to grow by about 250 percent. In June 2018, the first e-sports event with the game Fortnite as a discipline took place. It was a charity event where several celebrities competed against each other for a good cause. Ninja won the event together with his teammate Marshmello.
On August 1, 2019, Ninja moved from Twitch to Microsoft’s Mixer platform. Here, the streamer signed an exclusive contract and earned between $20 and $30 million with the deal. Microsoft had decided to sign a contract with him because he is the most successful streamer ever in the world. In June 2020 came the surprise exit of Mixer and the streamer would be contractually unbound again. Whether he will return to Twitch or sign a new exclusive deal with Facebook Gaming remains to be seen.
How does Ninja earn his money?
After Ninja spent his first year of life in Detroit, the family decided to move to Chicago. Consequently, he attended Grayslake Central High School. His hobbies were video games and soccer. When he graduated from high school, he didn’t feel the need to go to college. He wanted to become a professional video gamer.
Ninja’s sources of income are very extensive. His hobby has long since turned into a business. His most consistent partnership might be with Red Bull eSports, at this he had signed in June 2018. He also became the first eSports player ever to make the cover of ESPN Magazine.
From Twitch to Mixer and back again
When he left Twitch on August 1, 2019, the figure circulated was between $20 million and $30 million, which he was said to have received from Microsoft for the exclusive contract. After streaming on Mixer for the first time, he even reached 76,000 viewers, making the stream more successful than his previous livestreams on Twitch.
In July 2019, he also announced that he plans to publish three books. The first book is a guidebook for streamers, this one is titled Ninja: Get Good: My Ultimate Guide to Gaming and has since been released. The second book called Ninja: The Most Dangerous Game (Graphic Novel) is about landing himself in a Battle Royale game. The third is a cross between an artbook and a notebook.
When Mixer was shut down back in the summer of 2020, the streamer was initially not tied to any contract until Amazon brought him back to Twitch with a multi-year, high-paying contract. How much money was actually offered, the public does not yet know.
Ninja as a promotional figure
Ninja is undoubtedly an influential figure in the scene. With his streaming videos on YouTube, he generates a monthly salary of up to 95,000 dollars. Through his partnership with Red Bull, he is even printed on the cans. From EA, Ninja has received a sum of about 1 000,000 dollars for an Apex Legends Livestream. With such advertising deals, the streamer can further expand his fortune.