Ninja Becomes the First Twitch Streamer to Reach 10 Million Followers

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  1. OnceOver

    OnceOver n00b

    Apr 10, 2017
    It's this simple. He is an entertainer. Entertainers have a history of making a lot of money. Pro athletes are entertainers. Kids probably watch him on their way to school.
  2. Sparky

    Sparky 2[H]4U

    Mar 9, 2000
    Last I heard is he has 250k subs which means he earns $500k a month just from subs not counting bits and tips.

    I am still waiting for my Ninja/DrLupo shirts to be delivered from May 7. Meta Threads is the company screwing me on the charity shirts.
  3. Eshelmen

    Eshelmen [H]ardness Supreme

    Feb 3, 2004
    I'm nearly there, just 9,999,950 to go!
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  4. MacLeod

    MacLeod [H]ardness Supreme

    Jul 28, 2009
    So I decided to watch some YouTube videos of Ninja and see what all this bullshit was about.... 3 hours later I'm still watching him, and TFue and a couple others.

    Gotta admit, it's more entertaining than I thought it would be.
  5. Dekoth-E-

    Dekoth-E- [H]ardness Supreme

    Mar 23, 2010
    I can't afford every game and nor would I want too. There are many times I watch streamers just to watch the game they are playing.
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  6. That can be said for anything. Myself, I am very much into motorsports and racing, I have my own track car etc. But am bored to tears watching races. I actually find that I enjoy watching things I don't do or don't want to play, more than I would watching something I do myself.

    Followers grow the community around a streamer, the more who watch, the more who know about them. The more followers the better, no they might not get money from a sub from them, but it is exposure, and sponsors pay based on followers and viewer count. That also doesn't get into ads they might run on their channel, or referral links people buy stuff from off their channel etc etc. These people also have YT and IG accounts, that these same people follow them on, which is even more income, as Ninja has more subs on YT than many people who make their whole living off of YT. They then also get paid for sponsors or influences on those platforms as well. Some time back Ninja stated that just from subs on twitch he was bringing in almost 500k a month, which still leaves out sponsors, tips, donations paid content and other platforms he makes money on, as well as paid events and prize money.

    Lots are young, but lots are also much older than you might think. And subs don't often come from someone buying them, most streamers will admit that 90%+ of their subs are Amazon/Twitch Prime subs, which are free if you have a Amazon Prime account. Many people on Twitch are "personalities", and it's not about a game, but the person playing them, the person is what people are paying for in lots of cases. But you do have some people who are only good at one game etc, or if they start playing something else, their viewer count drops. From what I have seen, Ninja is great at Fortnite, however I personally can't stand his personality.

    Correct, and doesn't include his other platforms, like YT, IG etc etc that he also makes money from or sponsored content etc etc. People tend to hate on streamers a lot, but I say more power to them if they can do what they love and make bank off of it. The money he is making even if his streaming career doesn't last a long time, could set him for life, for the time he has been popular with streaming, he has probably already made more money than I have in my whole life up to this point. Am I jealous? Hell yeah, but not going to hate the dude for it.
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