Dr Disrespect’s journey to the top of the streaming world has been a long one. The Doc started streaming on Twitch in 2015, and at 38 years old, he’s one of the most known streamers in the world. And the Two-Time, who had that nickname before he won two Streamer of the Year awards, can now be found streaming on YouTube.
Before achieving great success with his alter-ego Dr Disrespect, Herschel “Guy” Beahm IV was producing Call of Duty montages and showcasing his skills under the same username until he got picked up by Sledgehammer Games as a map designer for Advanced Warfare. He then introduced Dr Disrespect to the world of streaming on Twitch and started playing battle royale games like H1Z1 and PUBG, which allowed him to show the true entertainment potential of his violent and speed-addicted persona.
The production value of Dr Disrespect’s streams is unmatched. With countless sponsorship deals alongside his plethora of subscribers, many fans wonder how much he actually makes off streaming. While there are no reports of Dr Disrespect officially announcing his income or net worth, it isn’t hard to make an educated guess.
What is Dr Disrespect’s net worth?
Dr Disrespect often talks about his red Lamborghini and million-dollar deals with game companies on his stream, which is mostly part of his gimmick.
He said his net worth was close to $3.5 million in an interview with Rolling Stone in 2018, which made his fans think maybe he wasn’t joking after all.
A report from February 2020 claimed that Dr Disrespect’s net worth is closing in on $6 million, which makes sense considering his audience on both Twitch and YouTube has grown immensely since 2018.
How much money does Dr Disrespect earn from Twitch?
While Dr Disrespect has been permanently banned on Twitch for reasons that were never disclosed, his income on the platform may have been a part of an information leak on Twitch in October.
Though Doc wasn’t listed among those who had been paid by the platform, the leak showed an “unknown” channel that ranked 11th among all channels in terms of total payout from August 2019 to October 2021 with $2,863,780.
Given Dr Disrespect’s success on the platform, many people have speculated that the unknown streamer is the Doc because there are few, if any, other content creators who could possibly have made that kind of money without their channel’s name being attached to it.
Doc was a fixture on Twitch from 2015 until his ban on the platform in June 2020. This means that if the nearly $2.9 million mentioned in the leak was paid to Dr Disrespect, it would’ve been from August 2019 to June 2020. Doc seems to have racked up that money in less than half the time that others on the list reached their totals for the 26-month period that was reported.
That $2,863,780 figure only includes subscriptions, advertisement revenue, and bits. It does not include any money he could have gotten from direct donations, sponsorship deals, or any exclusive contract with Twitch.
How much money does Dr Disrespect earn from YouTube?
Dr Disrespect also has a YouTube channel. He has over 3.7 million subscribers and steadily gains 20,000 or more on the platform every month, according to Social Blade.
Estimating the money generated by YouTube views is trickier than it is for Twitch. YouTube takes into account all the monetized video views, which can be a lot less than the total views. Ad blockers, YouTube Red, and Premium views make it harder to estimate since one of them doesn’t generate any revenue while the others give content creators a cut from viewers’ monthly fees.
The amount of money Dr Disrespect earns from each ad showing also fluctuates from ad to ad since advertisers pay different fees to YouTube. The device a video is played on, the location of the viewers, and engagement levels are some important factors to consider while estimating a YouTuber’s income.
Social Blade, a statistics website that keeps track of YouTube channels and more, puts Dr Disrespect’s average daily viewership at 240,000. The website estimates the cost per mille, which refers to the cost per 1,000 impressions in advertising, on a wider scale ranging from $0.25 to $4.00. This leaves the Doc with possibly $1,700 to $27,900 a month from YouTube. While he’s nowhere near the top YouTube channels in terms of subscribers, assuming he’d at least be closer to the middle of the scale with a $1.20 rate wouldn’t be unfair to the Doc.
With a $1.20 CPM, Dr Disrespect would be close to earning over $8,000 per month, which would net him $96,000 every year from YouTube. Though it looks significantly less than what he made from Twitch, fans also need to consider all the sponsorship deals he has. His deals may cover him for featuring his sponsors on YouTube, which would increase his payout clauses drastically.
This doesn’t include any money that he might make from the livestreaming that he started doing on YouTube following his Twitch ban in the summer of 2020. This makes calculating Dr Disrepect’s total sum of yearly income impossible, especially considering that details of his sponsorship deals aren’t public information.