The 10 highest-paid Twitch streamers

This is how you divide the Twitch pie.
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Twitch is filled with countless channels, yet some rise above the competition with the content they create and the number of viewers they pull in. These two factors impact how much an individual can earn from streaming, and the numbers are good enough to convince anyone to try out streaming.

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The following individual streamers make up the peak of the Twitch mountain, and they often receive more donations than they can thank one by one every time they go live. Considering multiple factors make up a streamer’s income, it’s challenging to narrow it down to a decisive number.

Here are the highest-paid current Twitch streamers.

The Highest paid Twitch streamers

10) Pokimane

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Imane Anys, or Pokimane, is a female Twitch streamer from Morroco. Pokimane’s focus games are League of Legends, Valorant, Fortnite, and Among Us. Pokimane is even a member of Forbes’s 30 under 30 list for 2021. Pokimane earns an estimated $18,000 monthly and has around 10 million followers. Pokimane’s net worth is hard, to sum up, but it ranges from 2-25 million.

9) juansguarnizo

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Juan Esteban Guarnizo, or juansguarnizo, is a Spanish speaking streamer from Colombia. juansguarnizo focuses on games like GTA V, Minecraft, and Fortnite but also discusses topical topics live with his viewers. juansguarnizo earns an estimated $41,000 monthly and has around 11 million followers. juansguarnizo’s net worth is about 2.5 million.

8) Shroud

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Michael Grzesiek, or Shroud, is a pro gamer turned Twitch streamer from Canada. His focus titles are PUBG, Valorant, World of Warcraft, Counter Strike, and Apex Legends. Shroud earns an estimated $200,000 monthly and has around 11 million followers. Shroud has a net worth of approximately 12 million.

7) Tfue

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Tfue is one of the most popular players in the battle royale genre. His rise to being one of the most popular streamers on Twitch wasn’t a coincidence, however. He’s pretty gifted in playing shooter and battle royale titles, and viewers enjoy watching good players.

Tfue’s competitive gaming journey even took him to Fortnite’s World Cup, but he focused more on streaming after the event in 2019. Considering how competitive Fortnite can get at the highest level, streaming can be a more stable income source for players. Tfue earns an estimated $103,200 monthly and has around 12 million followers. Tfue has a net worth of about 5 million.

6) The Grefg

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David Cánovas Martínez, or The Grefg, is a Twitch streamer and youtube content creator with a focus on games like Fortnite, Minecraft, Clash Royale, and many sports titles. He is also the president of Saiyans FC, a football club in the King’s League. The Grefg earns an estimated $213,000 monthly and has over 11 million followers. David has a net worth of nearly 8 million.

5) xQc

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With Ninja and Shroud leaving Twitch in 2019, the platform’s top spot in terms of popularity was left up for grabs. XQc has been streaming on Twitch since 2017 and has always had a decent level of following from his days as a professional Overwatch player.

His stream finally found the push it was looking for with Among Us’ rise to the top and Fall Guys’ release, which suddenly increased xQc’s average viewership from 20,000 to more than 50,000. XQc earns an estimated $318,821 monthly and has around 12 million followers. xQc’s net worth is approximately 10 million.

4) Rubius

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Rubén Doblas Gundersen, or Rubius, is a Twitch streamer and youtube content creator from Spain. Rubius’ games of choice include Minecraft, Among Us, and GTA V. Rubius prioritizes audience engagement, and from his skills, he has earned over 40 million subscribers on his youtube channel. Rubius earns an estimated $183,000 monthly and has around 14 million followers. Rubius has a net worth of over 7 million.

3) ibai

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Ibai Llanos Garatea, or ibai, is one of many Spanish-speaking streamers on this list. ibai has garnered over 13 million followers. Ibai’s games of choice include League of Legends, Valorant, and sports titles. ibai is also known to host events. ibai earns an estimated $261,000 per month and has an estimated net worth of 22 million.

2) AuronPlay

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Initially a YouTuber, AuronPlay turned streaming into more of a habit in late 2019. The Spanish content creator already had his own fan base before he started streaming. He mainly focused on comedic commentary videos where he reacted to other trending videos.

His games of choice on Twitch allow him to use his comedic approach to the best of his abilities, and the numbers show that whatever he’s doing is working. Auron mainly streams GTA V, Minecraft, and Among Us, averaging 82,333 viewers when he plays one of these games. Auron earns an estimated $204,000 per month.

Despite averaging over 8,000 subscribers a month in 2019, his vast viewer base did most of the heavy lifting regarding his total earnings. Considering most viewers use ad-blocking programs, this makes Auron one of the more unique entries on this list. AuronPlay has over 15,000,000 followers. AuronPlay has a net worth of 1.8 million.

1) Ninja

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Richard Tyler Blevins, known as Ninja, rose to fame thanks to his shooter title skills and audience engagement. Of course, his play time in Fortnite with Drake helped his monumental rise. Ninja has primarily sported his coveted blue hair throughout most of his career.

Ninja left Twitch to join Microsoft’s streaming platform Mixer back in August of 2019, but with Mixer’s closing, Ninja has returned to Twitch. Ninja earns an estimated $500,000 monthly and has around 19 million followers. Ninja has a net worth of 40 million.

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