Bugha Net Worth: How Does Bugha Make His Money?

Posted on August 9, 2021 - Last Updated on August 23, 2021

Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf is a 19 year old Twitch streamer and professional gamer who is best known for his fantastic skill at Fortnite. He burst into the spotlight in 2019 when he did the impossible and won the Fortnite World Cup. With that significant win in 2019 and his income from Twitch, YouTube, and brand deals/advertising, Bugha net worth is roughly $4 million.

Net Worth:$4 million
Real Name:Kyle Giersdorf
Date of Birth:December 30, 2002
Profession:Esports Player
Twitch followers:4.7 million

Who is Bugha?

Bugha is one of the best Fortnite players in the world and he has turned that skill into a pretty significant amount of money. Bugha’s net worth has only grown since his win at the Fortnite World Cup back in 2019.

Bugha Net Worth 2021

For personal reasons, Bugha has decided not to publicly share his net worth. Who can blame him? He is just a 19 year old kid and going public with that amount of money could draw some unwanted attention.

However, after winning the largest amount a single individual has won from an esports event in history when he was only 16 years old, he has shot into the mainstream. Bugha won the grand prize of $3 million at the Fortnite World Cup, and since then he has become a hugely popular Twitch Streamer and Youtuber.

How does Bugha make money?

Bugha’s net worth grows in a similar way to the other best Fortnite streamers on Twitch. While he doesn’t have as much money as some of the most popular streamers, he does have an impressive net worth.


Bugha is a streamer. Like most partnered game streamers, he makes money from advertisements, paid subscriptions, and donations. This accounts for a huge portion of Bugha’s net worth. His Twitch account has over 40 million views with an average concurrent viewership of around 4500 viewers per stream. He would make some serious advertising cash with those numbers but the real money maker on Twitch is his subscribers. Bugha has 20,000 paying subscribers to stream.

With each of his subscribers paying $5 a month on Twitch and Amazon taking their cut of the subscription, it is safe to assume that Bugha makes around $600,000 a year from Twitch.


Bugha also operates a YouTube account where he posts highlights of his Twitch streams at least three times a week. His channel has over 2 million subscribers, with a total of over 80 million views, and at least 150,000 daily views. He makes a significant amount from YouTube advertising.

A lot of the exact numbers are unknown, especially since YouTube continues to mess with their advertising set up, but we can safely assume that Bugha makes just under $300,000 a year from his YouTube channel.

Brand Deals

Like most other gaming personalities, Bugha is very active on social media. He has 4 million followers on Instagram and 1.1 million followers on Twitter. That sort of reach attracts plenty of companies looking for a more specific and tailored form of advertising.

Now, these sorts of financial dealings are not very transparent. Sometimes the deal is a single lump sum of cash for an endorsement, other times it may be a percentage of purchases made with a specific discount code.

We don’t know the exact total, but we can list some of the companies that Bugha has partnered with in the past. Companies like CyberPowerPC, Meta Threads, Twitch, Vertagear, and more have all worked with Bugha to advertise their products.

Bugha is one of the leading lights in the Fortnite gaming community. He may not be close to Ninja’s net worth yet but as Ninja declines in popularity and Bugha grows his fanbase, we could see another global sensation in the making. Let’s just hope he didn’t peak at 16.

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Andrew is a Northern Ireland based journalist with a passion for video games. His latest hobby is watching people speedrun Super Mario 64 and realising how bad he is at platformers.

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