Ninja (Tyler Blevins): The streamer’s fortune
|birth date||June 05, 1991 (30 years old)|
|Born in||Detroit, United States|
|marital status||married to Jessica Blevins (since 2017)|
|Full name||Richard Tyler Blevins|
How much money does Ninja have?
Ninja (real name: Richard Tyler Blevins ; also known as NinjasHyper) became known worldwide in 2018 due to the hype surrounding Fortnite. He manages to generate an income of several millions with streaming. He earns most of his money from the streaming platform Twitch and his videos on YouTube. Ninja ‘s estimated net worth is €21 million .
In 2019, Ninja left Twitch for a lucrative deal with Microsoft’s Mixer that reportedly netted him as much as $30 million. However, Mixer closed again in the summer of 2020 and the streamer signed an exclusive multi-year deal on Amazon’s Twitch. He has more than 15.5 million followers on the platform.
Familiarity with Fortnite
ntil a few years ago, eSports was still a niche topic. Counter Strike or Dota 2, whose game broadcasts could be found on the Internet, were particularly popular. However, before he could turn his hobby into a career, he worked part-time in a restaurant and attended Silver Lake College.
Ninja first appeared in public in 2009 with the game Halo 3 . He played for several teams, including Luminosity Gaming. He started as a live streamer in 2011, back then with the game H1Z1. He later switched to the hype game PUBG. After Fortnite was released by Epic Games, he regularly streamed this game. Long before the game was even known.
Fortnite became more and more popular and so did Ninja. By September 2017 he had already built up half a million followers and another six months later he achieved growth of around 250 percent. In June 2018, the first e-sport event with the game Fortnite as a discipline took place . It was a charity event where several celebrities competed against each other for a good cause. Ninja won the event alongside teammate Marshmello .
On August 1, 2019, Ninja switched from Twitch to Microsoft’s Mixer platform. Here the streamer signed an exclusive contract and made between 20 and 30 million US dollars with the deal. Microsoft decided to sign a contract with him because he is the most successful streamer in the world . In June 2020, Mixer surprisingly ended and the streamer would be contractually unbound again. It remains to be seen whether he will return to Twitch or sign a new exclusive deal with Facebook Gaming.