Thanks to the recent advancements in streaming, gaming now does not have to be a lonely activity or one in which you only compete against the machine. There are plenty of games and consoles that allow you to join multiplayer games even across different platforms. According to Go Banking Rates, gamers have also made it possible for the gaming community to come together through a video streaming platform known as Twitch.
Here, all gamers can watch people play their favorite video games live and interact with them. Over the years, Twitch streamers are becoming increasingly popular, with many of their fans rooting for them. Their rise in fame is accompanied by a large number of cheques, where they earn thousands of dollars in a month. In this article, we will take a closer look at the ten richest Twitch streamers as of 2022:
10. Benjamin Lupo (Dr Lupo) $4.6 Million
Benjamin Lupo, popularly known as Dr. Lupo, is an American YouTuber and streamer. He began his Twitch channel in 2013, where he began streaming Destiny before moving to Battle Royale Games such as Fortnite. His channel grew after streaming with Twitch legends such as Ninja, Myth, and TimTheTatman. Lupo was also actively involved in “Among Us” games and celebrities such as Pokimane, Ilhan Omar, and Disguised Toast. In December 2019, Dr. Lupo officially signed an exclusive deal with a Twitch account. Apart from his blooming Twitch career, Benjamin has a YouTube channel where he signed exclusively as a content designer. On his YouTube channel, he has 129 million total views.
9. Tom Cassell (Syndicate) – $6 Million
Thomas George Cassell, best known as Syndicate, is an English Twitch streamer, vlogger, and YouTuber. He was born on 23rd June 1993 in Manchester, England. According to The Richest, he is considered one of the earlier online gaming celebrities during the early 2010s and the fastest streamer to reach 1 million followers on Twitch. As a YouTuber, he posts gaming commentary videos and does live streaming on the franchises Minecraft and Call of Duty. Cassell also has other YouTube channels known as Life of Tom, Syndicate Clips, and Syndicate Reacts. In his early years, Tom sold drinks at school to purchase a 42-inch TV screen. After graduating from college, he was employed at McDonald’s and used his income to purchase gaming equipment to record his YouTube videos.
In 2010, Cassell created his own Twitch account, where he began to live stream and host commentaries on popular games like Call of Duty: Black Ops, Minecraft Project, Halo, and Modern Warfare 2. He has more than 3 million Twitch followers and 76 million views. The further success in his YouTube channels, with more than 13 million subscribers, helped him gain popularity on his Twitch account. He later switched focus to his YouTube channels and began his career as a vlogger on his channel Life of Tom. In 2012, Syndicate was nominated for various honors, including; the 2012 YouTube Gamer Award, the 2014 Best British Vlogger, and won the 2017 Top Influencer Gaming Award. Besides his professional gaming career, Cassell has co-founded several businesses and formed partnerships with many Internet personalities.
8. Rabia Yazbek (NightBlue3) – $7.6 Million
Rabia Yazbek, best known as NightBlue3, is a professional American Twitch Streamer, LOL gamer, and YouTuber. He was born on 31st July 1993 in the United States and currently lives in Michigan. He is known as a League of Legends high-rank gamer and live streamer. In 2018, he was selected to play at the League of Legends All-Stars tournament, where he won the NA vs. EU show match. Despite being surrounded by controversies, Rabia is one of the most consistent live streamers on Twitch, with over 3 million followers and 257 million views.
He also has a YouTube channel named NightBlue3, which was created in April 2008 and now has approximately 2 million subscribers and 11 million views. In 2019, he faced a 14-day suspension at League of Legends after he was accused of getting a teammate banned for playing Teemo. Apart from his unrivaled dedication to playing League of Legends, he also streams other popular games like Call of Duty: Warzone, Ark Genesis, Fortnite, and PUBG.
7. Nicholas Kolcheff (Nickmercs) – $9 Million
Nicholas Kolcheff, popularly known by his alias name Nickmercs, is a professional American video game YouTuber, Twitch streamer, and co-founder of FaZe clan (an eSports and entertainment company). He was born on 21st November 1990 in Michigan. According to Cometoplay, he made a name for himself after becoming a professional Halo and Gears of War player in the late 2000s. Nicholas began live streaming on Justin TV in 2010 and later created his YouTube channel in 2011, which now has over 4 million subscribers.
Nickmercs is known for his aggressive style of play, domination in close quarters combat, and genius movement. He also earned several word awards in Fortnite and often competes in gaming tournaments using a controller instead of a keyboard and mouse. In 2011, he created his Twitch account, where he streamed popular games such as Call of Duty: Warzone, Apex Legends, and Fortnite. As of 2022, he has more than 6 million Twitch followers and a total of 171million views.
6. Timothy John Betar (TimTheTatman) – $10 million
Timothy John Betar, popular as TimTheTatman, is an American live streamer and Internet Personality on YouTube. He began streaming on the Twitch channel in 2012, achieving more than seven million followers and 262 million views. His professional gaming career started playing; World of Warcraft, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto V, Apex Legends, and Overwatch.
John is also a Monster Energy eSports athlete and is sponsored by Audio-Technica. In 2021, he announced that he will leave Twitch permanently and start focusing on his YouTube channel exclusively. Since creating his YouTube channel in January 2011, he has had over 4 million subscribers and 500 million views. With a net worth of $10 million, John Betar, better known as Tim Tatman, is one of the richest Twitch Streamers as of 2022.
5. Jaryd Lazar (Summit1G) – 11.5 Million
Jaryd Russell Lazar, popular as Summit1G, is a professional American Twitch streamer, YouTuber, and retired Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gamer. He was born on 23rd April 1987 in California. Lazar has played for professional competitive eSports teams such as Mythic and A51. In 2012, he retired from playing eSports games and created his Twitch account, becoming a well-known live streamer of popular games like Grand Theft Auto V, iRacing, Sea of Thieves, Foxhole, Valorant, and DayZ.
He is one of the most dedicated Twitch streamers with the best gaming content. As of 2022, he has gained over 6 million followers and a total of 505million views. In 2018, Lazar’s Twitch channel became the most-followed platform. In May 2020, Summit1G signed a multi-year deal with Twitch to provide partnership and content support. According to The Load Out, Jaryd Lazar is a YouTube sensation with about 1 million subscribers.
4. Felix Lengyel (XQc) – 13.5 Million
Felix Lengyel is ranked number four on our top ten list of the richest Twitch streamers of 2022, known by his alias name xQcOW or xQc. He is a Canadian Internet Personality, YouTuber, Twitch streamer, and former professional Overwatch player. The retired eSports player began his live streaming career in 2014, where he gained over 10 million followers and a total of 518million views. He played for the Dallas Fuel in the Overwatch League but was released from the team mid-season due to repeated suspensions and controversy. He was also featured in Team Canada in the Overwatch World Cup till 2019. After leaving professional Overwatch games, he began a full-time streaming career on Twitch.
Lengyel was already a live streamer on Twitch at nineteen, playing League of Legends and streamer under the name xQc. He is considered one of the most successful live streamers on Twitch, with a net worth of $13.5million. In December 2019, he was the most watched streamer on the platform and the second-most viewed Twitch channel of the month, with approximately 54 million hours of stream time. xQc has been banned several times by Twitch after posting sexually suggestive videos on his channel, which is against the platform’s policies. In April 2022, Lengyel decided to leave Twitch after receiving death threats. During his gaming career, he has received several nominations, including; the 2018 Streamer of the Year, 2018 Best Streamer, and 2021 Best GTA Role-play Streamer.
3. Raúl Álvarez Genes (AuronPlay) – $20 million
According to Gaming Hint, Raul Alvarez Genes, better known as Auron or AuronPlay, is a Spanish Twitch Streamer, comedian, and You Tuber. He was born on 5th November 1988 in Catalonia, Spain. Before starting his career as a Twitch streamer, he worked at a graphic arts and bookbinding business for about nine years. In 2006, he quit his job and created his own YouTube channel with the alias name AuronPlay. The name is derived from the name Auron, a character in the video game Final Fantasy X. In September 2019, he fully dedicated himself to his Twitch channel, where he broadcasts social and gaming content. His YouTube channel has about 28.7 million subscribers and 3.8billion total views, making him the third most-subscribed YouTuber in Spain.
The 33-year-old achieved more than 12 million followers and about 262 million views on his Twitch channel within a short period. In May 2020, he featured in a Grand Theft Auto V server of the Spain RP, where he played the role of Gustavo along with other video streamers. After the Spain RP server was shut down in September, he created a new server known as Infamous RP. Besides his professional gaming career, Raul has published several autobiographical books and performed live shows under YouPlanet. He is also the winner of the 2021 Streamer of the Year award and the 2021 Gamer MVP award.
2. Michael Grzesiek (Shroud) – $22million
Michael Grzesiek, best known by his alias name Shroud, is the second richest Twitch streamer globally, with a net worth of $22 million. He is a Canadian full-time Twitch streamer and YouTuber. He was born on 2nd June 1994 in Toronto, Ontario. Michael began his professional career as a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player with ESEA teams, Manajuma, and eSports. Complexity Gaming and Cloud9 2014 later signed him. While playing for Cloud9, he helped them win the first-place finish at the 2016 ESL Pro League Season 4. However, he left Cloud9 in April 2018 and officially retired as a professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Player. Michael played games on Twitch as Shroud in 2013 and made a name for himself playing Valorant, PUBG, and CS: GO.
As of 2022, Michael Grzesiek has more than 10 million followers on Twitch and 570 million views, making him the most popular Canadian streamer worldwide. In October 2019, he announced he planned to move from Twitch to Microsoft streaming platform Mixer. However, Shroud decided to remain at Twitch after Microsoft announced that they were shutting down Mixer and partnering with Facebook Gaming. He is best known for playing first-person shooter games like Apex Legends and Battle Royale. Michael has received several awards during his gaming career, including the 2019 Content Creator of the Year, 2020 Live Streamer, and 2022 Gamer of the Year.
1. Richard Tyler Blevins (Ninja) – $40 million
Richard Tyler Blevins, popular as Ninja, is the richest Twitch streamer of 2022, with a net worth of $40 million. He is an American Twitch streamer, former Halo professional player, YouTuber, and professional gamer. Richard rose to fame when he played Fortnite with American celebrities such as Drake, Juju Smith-Schuster, and Travis Scott on stream. He then made a new streaming count record on Twitch. Born on 5th June 1991, Blevins has over eleven years of experience in live video game streaming and professional gaming. In 2019, he moved to the Microsoft streaming platform Mixer but later returned to Twitch after Mixer was closed down.
During his entire professional gaming career, he has played for a number of organizations such as; Luminosity Gaming, Renegades, Team Liquid, and Cloud9. Ninja is also a renowned Battle Royer Player and mostly plays League of Legends, PUBG, Counter-Strike; Global Offensive, Fortnite, Call of Duty: Warzone, Valorant, and Halo. According to Gerona, Richard Blevins has gained approximately a 17million followers on Twitch and achieved more than 500 million total views on the video streaming platform.