Streaming, and especially streaming on Twitch, has become an incredibly lucrative career for some. In 2021, several Twitch streamers have already made seven revenue figures from streaming on the site alone. But who are they? Thanks to a Twitch Payments leak in October 2021, we know exactly who the highest paid Twitch streamers of 2021 are. The list below shows the top 25 in terms of total payouts between August 2019 and October 2021. Screenshot via KnowSomething For more details and numbers, read 2021’s Top Paid Streamers below.
Image via Critical Role Dungeons & Dragons and TTRPG have had a renaissance over the past few years, and you would have had to live under a rock not to notice that Critical Role played a part in it. The voice actor group playing D&D doesn’t do it for free, however. The group raked in around $ 4.8 million in streaming revenue between September 2020 and October 2021.
Félix “xQc” Lengyel is a Canadian streamer and former Overwatch League player. Even though he was ultimately kicked out of Dallas Fuel due to repeated controversies, he didn’t feel it in his wallet, with over $ 4 million earned in 2021 from streaming alone.
Former competitive CS: GO player Jaryd Russle Lazar is better known as Summit1g. These days, he’s a diverse streamer, playing everything from shooters and GTA 5 RP servers to MMOs. And he makes about $ 2.5 million a year from streaming.
Screenshot via Tfue A federal lawsuit against the former FaZe Clan team might just be little potatoes for Turner “Tfue” Tenney. The Fortnite pro gamer has earned nearly $ 5.3 million in the past two years from streaming.
Having recently signed a huge exclusivity deal with Twitch, it’s no surprise to see Nicholas “Nickmercs” Kolcheff at the top of this list. Earning as much as $ 2.5 million a year since 2019, the star is now set to earn even more from his new contract.
Ludwig Anders Ahgren’s variety feeds made him one of Twitch’s poster boys, thanks to his positive attitude and incredible subathon events. It’s no surprise that he’s at the top of the list of people making nearly $ 1.6 million a year.
Although he’s not even a streamer on Twitch anymore, Timothy John Betar or TimTheTatman is one of the highest paid streamers Twitch has ever had. However, being only 7th on the list may have caused his move to YouTube. He earned over $ 3.2 million in two years.
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Image via Sound Alerts Altoar claims to be the world’s first German-speaking streamer, but that’s not why it’s so high on this list. His earnings are tied to the hugely successful Sound Alerts expansion, which makes him one of the highest paid streamers on the list, even with only around 300 subscribers, and an archive full of test streams.
Raúl Álvarez Genes is a Spanish YouTuber and Twitch streamer, whose earnings can eclipse everyone else on this list if you combine his 3.6 billion total views on YouTube. Twitch might just be a drop in the ocean for this Spanish-speaking star, who has taken in around $ 1.5 million this year.
Saqib Ali Zahid, better known as Lirik, has over 2.8 million followers on Twitch and is officially sponsored by Discord. But his earnings on Twitch aren’t to be sneezed at either, with over $ 1.4 million earned each year since 2019. For more details on Twitch, look at all the requirements for Twitch Affiliates and Partners in the Guides. Pro game.