Ninja Tyler Blevins’ Net Worth

Tyler Blevins' Net Worth

The way people make money and provide entertainment is constantly changing. Gamers have taken a significant spot in the entertainment world as YouTubers and streamers. Ninja has created a name for himself in his own right as a gamer, but how much has it earned him? Here is a look at Tyler Blevins’ net worth.

About Tyler Blevins

Richard Tyler Blevins was born on June 5, 1991, in Detroit. He grew up in the Chicago suburbs, however, and attended Grayslake High School in the area. After graduating, he decided he wanted to play video games professionally. Blevins then started to seek out tournaments, sponsorships and began joining professional organizations.

In 2009, he started playing Halo 3 professionally with various organizations, including Luminosity Gaming, Cloud9, Renegades, and Team Liquid. However, it was not until 2017 that he joined Luminosity Gaming. That was several years after getting started. During that time, he continued to work on his streaming channel and gaming abilities.

Blevins began streaming Fornite Battle Royale in 2017 and 2018. This is when his viewership really started to climb. Between September 2017 and March 2018, his Twitch followers grew from 500,000 to more than 2 million. His wild success sparked an idea at Epic Games. Later that year, Blevins was playing Fornite alongside the likes of stars like Drake, Travis Scott, and Marshmello.

In August of 2019, he left his contract with Twitch streaming to go to Microsoft’s Mixer platform. Less than a year later, the Mixer platform was shut down. On September 10, 2020, Blevins returned to Twitch.

Career Controversies

Like many gamers, Blevins is no stranger to controversy. One of his biggest snafus has been the fact that he will not stream with women gamers. Blevins says this is out of respect for his wife. Unfortunately, rumors about streamers and female gamers are common. He wishes to avoid that and says avoiding a stream with female gamers is the best way (for him) to go about it. Although he supports equality in gaming for men and women, he wants to avoid any potential drama.

The streamer has also gotten into some trouble for doxing one of his donors for having a racist screen name. He gave the person’s address out and received a 48-hour suspension. Blevins said the punishment was deserved but never publicly apologized for his actions.

In March 2018, Blevins used the word “nigga” in a stream with Nadeshot. It sparked huge controversy within the gaming community and among his fans. He later apologized for any offense he caused. Blevins said that he did not intend to say the word but got wrapped up while singing a song. Later the same year, he received backlash on social media because Blevins reported a player for “having a higher ping” than him, causing them to be banned.

Blevins has also had some negative light shone on him for falsely reporting other players as well. In November 2018, he reported a player for stream sniping, but it was later proven that he was not. The debacle showed Blevins as a bit of a brat. Even his team member, DrLupo, called Blevins’ actions “a rant.”

Other Work

His career has been fairly free of controversy in recent years though. Throughout his streaming experience, he has also continued to work on other things as well. As he was gaining popularity as a streamer, he and his family appeared in several Family Feud episodes. In 2019, he returned as a contestant on Celebrity Family Feud. 

Additionally, Blevins was the first gamer to be featured on the cover of ESPN The Magazine in 2018. During the same year, he started working with a record label to create an album, Ninjawerks: Vol. 1. The album is full of electronic dance tracks and features artists like Alesso and Tycho.

Blevins was featured in a SuperBowl ad in 2019. He was also a participant in the Fox music competition The Masked Singer. He was voted off after his first performance though. In addition to this work, he has also published several books about gaming, the most recent publication being Get Good: My Ultimate Guide to Gaming.

In early 2020, Blevins announced he would be the inspiration for one of the outfits in the Fornite Battle Royale pack as part of the Icon Series. It took him just a few years to get here but what has all of that hard work done for Tyler Blevins’ net worth?

Tyler Blevins’ Net Worth: $25 Million

Believe it or not, Tyler Blevins’ net worth sits at a pretty $25 million. All of his wealth has stemmed from his work as Ninja. Under his gamer tag, he has accrued 12 million followers on the streaming service, Twitch. This makes him one of the most popular streamers out there and it also making streaming his main source of income. In addition to his huge number of Twitch subscribers, he also has more than 24 million YouTube subscribers as well.

Right now, he is earning about $500,000 per month from streaming alone. He has also been able to make a bit of money through promotions as well. It was reported that he was paid $1 million by EA (Electronic Arts) to promote Apex Legends in 2019. For other similar promos, his pay is likely comparable.

Personal Life and Charity

You cannot mention Tyler Blevins without also mentioning his wife, Jessica. She helps manage Tyler’s career. In 2015, after the couple moved in together, she noticed Blevins was responding to potential business partners in a less-than-professional manner. So, she took over.

With time, Jessica began to help Blevins land sponsorship deals and start earning more through streaming. It does take a toll on their relationship though. The couple has noted they don’t get to spend much time together because Blevins streams constantly. One or two hours off could potentially cost him 200 to 300 subscribers. For that reason, they have only been on one vacation together. “That was devastating. It was a calculated risk,” he has said of the couple’s six-day honeymoon. The couple works and lives together in their Chicago home. There is not much information about the value of the home or any other assets they may have.

Over the span of his career, Ninja has also found the time and money to donate more than $1.3 million to organizations such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Alzheimer’s Association, and other charities. He has continued to find ways to give back in recent years as well.

While the future is uncertain as to how streamers will continue to gain popularity and earn money, however, one thing is for sure – Ninja is doing something right. I mean, just look at Tyler Blevins’ net worth.

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