Tuesday January 01, 2019

Twitch Streamer Ninja Made Close to $10 Million Last Year

Twitch streamer and Fortnite personality Ninja has been interviewed by CNN where he revealed that he made close to $10 million last year. 70% of his income is from YouTube and Twitch, but he also has sponsors such as Samsung, Uber Eats, and Red Bull. His 20 million YouTube subscribers generate ad revenue for Ninja as most of his videos have been viewed millions of times. He has over 40,000 Twitch subscribers that choose a support package that costs $4.99, $9.99, or $25 a month. Of course Ninja's Twitch viewers generate ad revenue for the mercurial streamer that has nearly 95,000 confirmed Fortnite kills. Ninja says that the secret to his success is always being available for fans to watch. "They're gonna find another coffee shop if you're not there ... you have to be there all the time," he said.

Ninja mans that "coffee shop" for 12 hours a day, he estimates, working out to nearly 4,000 hours of Fornite this year alone, the equivalent of more than 140 days. Each and every time he's away from the shop, Blevins and wife/manager Jess are calculating how many subscribers they're losing, and how much money they're not earning. While the couple does carve out time for one another each day, their last vacation was their honeymoon eight years ago. And even that trip, long before Fornite, was still cut short for professional gaming.