Ninja’s love for the internet and video games started way back in his youth in Chicago. Upon graduating from high school, he decided to become a professional video gamer and also live stream his games for his fans. Looking at his career profile and how much he has made from entertaining people, working with organizations, and other endeavors, we couldn’t agree more that he certainly made the right choice. Ninja has excelled as an internet sensation, a YouTuber, and professional streamer and gamer. He is one of the most celebrated internet personalities right now and it has to do with his gaming skills, talent, and ability to flow with his fans. The YouTube star makes a lot of money from his online business. In this article, you’ll get to know Ninja’s net worth and other interesting facts.
Before we get to that, it will interest you to know that he was formerly known as NinjasHyper professionally, however, his real name is Richard Tyler Blevins. Ninja started streaming in 2011 and since then, he has played for several organizations such as Team Liquid, Cloud9, Renegades, and currently, Luminosity Gaming. He has also collaborated with the likes of DrLupo, Reverse2k, MrBeast, Myth, Marshmello, CouRageJD, Trevor May, TimTheTatma, and MoNsTcR.
On Twitch, Ninja plays the following games Apex Legends, Fortnite, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, H1Z1, and Halo. As of July 7, 2019, he has 14.5 million followers and 473 million total views. On YouTuber his Ninja channel 22.1 million subscribers and 1.88 billion total views as of July 7, 2019.
His online career is not the only contributor to his income and net worth, in addition to gaming, Ninja is an author. He is the writer of the book Ninja: Get Good which was published by Penguin Random House on August 20, 2019.
In 2015, Ninja and his family starred in several episodes of the TV game show Family Feud in 2015, after which they returned as contestants on the show Celebrity Family Feud in an episode aired August 2019.
The online sensation is also the first professional gamer to appear the cover of “ESPN the Magazine”.
Ninja Net Worth: How Much Does The Mixer Star Make From Playing Games?
Ninja, who became a competitive gamer in the year 2009, holds the record as the first Twitch streamer to hit 10 million followers on his channel. According to authoritative sites, the sensation makes more than $500,000 monthly from his 160,000-plus paid Twitch subscribers from streaming the game, Fortnite. Ninja credits the growth factor to Fornite’s free-to-play business model. The game boasts over 200 million players worldwide.
As one of the highest-paid sensations among esports players, YouTubers, and Twitch streamers, Ninja is hotly sought-after by brands for sponsorship deals which has also contributed to his net worth. He has formed a partnership with Uber Eats, Red Bull, NZXT, and several other companies.
Sometime in 2019, he received $1 million for the promotion of Apex Legends from Electronic Arts. Blevins also owes his rise to prominence and brand’s growth to his appearances on popular television shows like ESPN’s “E:60.”, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”. He has also traveled all over the world to various events, streaming at invitationals.
Ninja’s net worth is estimated at $10 million. He is said to have made a larger portion of this figure from playing games in the year 2018. The Fortnite star, on August 1, 2019, announced that he has switched to Microsoft’s platform Mixer fulltime and that he has left Amazon’s Twitch, which is the world’s largest streaming platform. The exact amount Microsoft paid him to make this switch is yet to be published, but considering Ninja’s high profile and such a huge move, it definitely has to be millions of dollars. The 6 feet 1-inch tall gamer streams every day from 10:30am – 7:00pm EST.
Other Facts To Know About Ninja
1. Ninja is happily married to the beautiful Jessica Blevins. The couple met in December 2010 at a Halo tournament and got married in the year 2017. Jessica is active on several social media platforms and also works as her husband’s manager. They currently reside in Chicago, Illinois with their dogs named Navi and Chance.
While Ninja’s net worth is estimated at $10 Million, his wife’s net worth is estimated at $2 Million.
2. Ninja was born on June 5, 1991, to American parents of Welsh ancestry in Detroit, Michigan but his hometown is Grayslake, Illinois.
3. The YouTuber is a graduate of Grayslake Central High School, where he was part of the school’s soccer team.