In the age of technology, a growing number of people, especially young people, tend to work online video games. It is often not the case that they spend countless hours in front of a computer playing one or more games. This is particularly worrying, since they spend much of their lives and daily lives in front of a screen, while at the same time rejecting other activities. However, there are cases of people who have managed to make the hobby of online video games a profession by earning astronomical amounts, while they have become world-renowned and influential, as evidenced by both the views and subscribers they collect, as well as the large contracts that have been signed with both video game companies and companies with other items, such as clothing brands.
First on the list is Ninja (Tyler Blevins) with a profit of $ 17 million. You could see this top player everywhere in 2019, from Red Bull soft drinks boxes to grocery stores to Walmart beds, and starred in NFL commercials. Although his views diminished, his influence remained the same, with support from Adidas , Red Bull and the lingerie company PSD. At the same time, its exclusive collaboration with Microsoft is helping to reshape the live-streaming landscape. Therefore, its popularity has grown even more. Indicatively, this month, the makers of Fortnite Epic Games released a Ninja game image for its fans.
Second on the list of top video gamers is PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg) with a profit of $ 15 million. The top YouTuber has announced that it will take a break from the site after another hectic year. In September 2019, he pledged $ 50,000 to the anti-defamation union to pass on his anti-Semitic ideas. Later, however, he suddenly canceled the donation, after a shout out from his fans. Kjellberg remains, however, just as popular, reaching about 5 billion views in 2019.
The list of top video gamers is Preston (Preston Arsement) with a profit of $ 14 million. This is a popular Minecraft player as well as a vlogger who earns millions of dollars annually by releasing custom versions of Minecraft at in-game costs.
Next comes Markiplier (Mark Fischbach) with profits of $ 14 million. He created a sequence of humorous and exaggerated reactions to horror video games such as Amnesia: The Dark Descent . He also released an original adventure film called A Heist with Markiplier on YouTube.
Fifth on the list is Shroud (Michael Grzesiek) with $ 12.5 million in earnings. The fact that he was involved with many games, and not just one, made Michael Grzesiek a favorite of major game publishers such as Electronic Arts , Ubisoft and Activision Blizzard. The former pro has also released a series of clothes with Jinx.
Sixth on the list is DanTDM (Daniel Middleton) with $ 12 million in earnings. Daniel Middleton is well known worldwide for his influential Minecraft video, attracting some 23 million subscribers. In 2019, he toured for an interactive movie experience called The Contest.
Next is VanossGaming (Evan Fong) with $ 11.5 million in earnings. Fong’s comic playthroughs have attracted some 25 million subscribers, with almost 2 billion views on YouTube in 2019. He was known for his starring role as a monster hunter in the Paranormal Action Squad, a 2016 premium cartoon series on the same platform.
Eighth on the list is Jacksepticeye (Sean McLoughlin) with $ 11 million in earnings. With over 23 million subscribers, McLoughlin is Ireland’s most popular YouTuber, uploading videos with various games. In 2018, he released a line of clothing with YouTube gamer partner Mark “Markiplier” Fischbach.
Next comes TimTheTatman (Timothy Betar) with $ 8 million in profits. Comic, well-made Fortnite streams have made him a favorite of brands, from Reese to Bud Light. He makes streams himself, and also comments on NFL football games on Twitch . At the end of 2019 it signed an exclusive streaming deal with the platform.
Finally, the list ends with Nickmercs (Nick Kolcheff) earning $ 6 million. Nick Kolcheff became known for playing Fortnite with a controller, which is considered more difficult than using a keyboard and mouse. This led him to be the tenth most viewed streamer in 2019, according to StreamElements and Arsenal.gg. He also signed with Twitch a two-year, $ 2 million exclusive contract.