|About Richard Tyler Blevins|
|Birth||June 5, 1991 Lake Villa, Illinois|
|Job||Professional Video Gamer|
The man who makes a living playing video games, Tyler Blevins aka Ninja, is earning way more than you think! With Ninja’s net worth in 2018 estimated at $6.0 million and rising, this 26-year-old has shown the world that you can actually enjoy going to work! (Then again, who wouldn’t love to get paid to play?!)
When people heard of the man earning around half a million dollars per month playing video games, they thought it was yet another piece of Internet fiction!
Tyler Blevins has been playing and taping his games for viewers to enjoy for the past couple years. And he has indeed become a legit millionaire with his online addiction!
The Shinobi of Video Gaming
Tyler Blevins was born on June 5, 1991, making his age 26. He comes from Lake Villa, Illinois, and has been a professional video gamer since 2009.
He is now a millionaire, married to the girl of his dreams, meets celebrities from across the world, and plays video games to earn his bread! Not bad for a guy under 30!
Before the Fame
Blevins comes from a proper family background, which meant no video games if you didn’t do well in school! So, Blevins and his brothers, John and Chris (who are also into gaming) Blevins, had to do whatever it took to be rewarded with game time.
Tyler Blevins was a soccer player in school. And in an interview, he expressed that he was good with his studies, as well.
Before his “gaming career” and becoming the best Fortnite player, Blevins had a job at Noodles and Company and did everything else a regular kid would do. But he dedicated that extra time to his gaming passion, from which a professional career began.
Blevins has been reportedly earning through every single social media platform showcasing his videos. He has also been making his millions through the deals that come from streaming services Twitch and Amazon Prime.
YouTube has also been a great way for Ninja to earn money. And with 3.6 million and 1.9 million followers on Instagram and Twitter respectively, he is not short of the moolah!
Mastering the Streaming Deals
In 2009, Blevins turned pro in playing Halo. He probably knew that he was going to make it big in the field of online gaming.
If you were wondering how much Ninja makes a month, then prepare to have your mind blown!
At the time in 2009, he was earning $100 per day through streaming his games, but it has grown substantially in 2018.
More and more video games came along with more and more subscribers for his YouTube channel. And then came the game, Fortnite.
The streaming service Twitch earns him a reported $5.00 per subscriber, and the deal with other players lets him earn a cool $2.50 per subscriber. And with 100,000 to 150,000 plus subscribers, the gamer is reportedly earning a cool $350,000 plus per month—all through Fortnite!
Ninja currently has over 6.0 million followers on Twitch.
With the current subscriber number at 10 million for his channel, Ninja on YouTube, the gamer has become a worldwide sensation. And all before he even turned 30!
On an average, he receives about 5.0 million views per video. This makes him one of the top earners through the video-sharing website.
His revenue is also coming from the peaking number of followers he has on both Twitter and Instagram.
From subscriptions alone, the gamer earns around $560,000 a month. Within two months, the man is a million dollars richer! This makes his annual earnings close to $6.7 million!
Ninja has been streaming for more than seven years now. So, we can only imagine the amount of money he might have collected over that course of time.
Apart from playing the game, Fortnite, he also endorses their merchandise. On his Instagram page, he often shows off the icon-print Fortnite T-shirt, and there is probably no need to mention how much the company might be paying him to endorse it!
Bud Light is also a regular feature on his social media page, and we’re sure the Budweiser brand is more than happy to remunerate this gaming genius with stock and cash!
When you have a job that keeps you stuck to a chair for more than six hours straight, you need energy to continue. And Ninja has the perfect solution for that—Quest nutrition bars!
The brand was featured on his Instagram page while he promoted the entire range of products they had.
Giving Back Feels Good
Blevins is a believer in doing good for people who are in need. And his interest in charitable trust proves it!
Ninja has been an active member who raises money to help the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He has reportedly raised $114,000 to help the organization.
Along with his wife, Jessica Goch (who he married in 2017), Ninja is sponsoring the care of one animal a month.
He said that the couple help in paying for the animal’s medical bills and supplies so they can be taken care of properly.