The Top Ten Highest-Paid Twitch Streamers in 2023

Posted on April 5, 2023 - Last Updated on September 22, 2023
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  • Jynxzi, Gaules, and xQc are the top three highest-paid Twitch streamers in 2023, based on estimated monthly earnings.
  • NICKMERCS, MontanaBlack88, Jahrein, HasanAbi, eliasn97, and Tumblurr are also among the top ten highest-paid Twitch streamers in 2023.
  • These earnings are based on estimated monthly earnings since the start of 2023, using publicly available statistics.
  • Streamers are paid through bits, subscriptions, ads, and sponsorships, with donations and Twitch Ambassador titles also being potential sources of income.
  • Honorable mentions for the all-time highest-paid Twitch streamers include Ninja, Shroud, TimTheTatman, DrDisrespect, Summit1g, Syndicate, Pokimane, DrLupo, Tfue, and Myth.
  • Twitch is a highly attractive platform for streamers and viewers, offering various ways for them to interact with each other.

Everyone wants to know who the top ten highest-paid Twitch streamers in 2023 are. Indeed, free viewership is one of the defining features of esports, and Twitch is the most popular streaming platform out there. As esports matures, so do viewership and streaming, which is why we’re providing an updated list of the highest-paid Twitch streamers in 2023.

The 10 Highest-Paid Twitch Streamers in 2023

Before you read who’s on our list of highest-paid Twitch streamers you should know that we have not included any organisations such as Riot Games. You’ll only see individual streamers on our list. All values of monthly earnings shown are estimates based on publicly available statistics. Also, earnings estimated are based on potential income from the start of 2023.

So with that out of the way who are the top earners on Twitch? We’ve scoured the pages and have come up with our current top ten highest-paid Twitch streamers of 2023.

RankTwitch StreamerReal NameEstimated Monthly EarningsMain Game/sTwitch Channel
1JynxziNick Stewart$120,842 - $191,527Rainbow Six: Siege, FIFA 23Link
2GaulesAlexandre Borba Chiqueta $100,806 - $168,684CS:GOLink
3xQcFélix Lengyel$99,683 - $133,161CS:GO, MinecraftLink
4NickMercsNicholas Kolcheff$74,569 - $100,545Apex LegendsLink
5MontanaBlack88Marcel Eris$64,569 - $89,545CS:GOLink
6JahreinAhmet Sonuç$53,944 - $88,645CS:GO, LoLLink
7HasanAbiHasan Doğan Piker$53,262 - $76,512Just ChattingLink
8Eliasn97Elias Nerlich$52,724 - $75,301FIFA 23, God of WarLink
9TumblurrGianmarco Tocco$53,260 - $72,202F1 22, Among UsLink
10IlloJuanJuan Alberto García$60,849 - $69,386The Legend of ZeldaLink

1. Jynxzi – $120,842 – $191,527

Jynxzi Highest Paid Streamer
Credit: Jynxzi via Twitter (@jynxzi)

Since the start of 2023, Jynxzi has steadily climbed the leaderboards on Twitch and has garnered immense popularity for a title rarely seen at this level – Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.

Playing multiple other shooter titles, the streamer’s social media presence is also equally impressive and paired with his gift at playing shooter titles, there’s no telling what his true revenue could be through sponsorship deals.

What’s most impressive is that although he’s at the top, he has fewer hours watched than lower entries on this list of highest-paid Twitch streams.

2. Gaules – $100,806 – $168,684

Gaules Highest Paid Twitch Streamers of 2023
Credit: Gaules via Twitter (@Gaules)

Next up, following in the steps of Jynxzi, is another first-person-shooter streamer who’s been grinding Counter-Strike: Global Offensive endlessly.

More specifically, the retired professional CS:GO coach and player made the most of the hype around Counter-Strike 2.0, perhaps putting in the most hours out of anything.

With a unique relationship with his Portuguese viewers, Gaules presence in the streaming community has unlimited potential.

3. xQc – $99,683 – $133,161

Credit: Blizzard Entertainment

Crowned one of our highest-paid Twitch streamers in 2021, Felix “xQc” Lengyel is a household name in the streaming community. Ever since retiring from competitive Overwatch, the Canadian content creator has used his platform to play any game he likes, ranging from Minecraft to Overwatch, while entertaining his audience.

Now involved with esports by supporting a VALORANT team, xQc is no stranger to esports.

4. NickMercs- $74,569 – $100,545

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Credit: NickMercs

Another returning name from our original list of highest-paid Twitch streamers is none other than NickMercs.

Coming a long way since his days of riding the Fortnite wave, NickMercs is currently entertaining his audience with competitive Apex Legends as his new go-to game.

In addition, NickMercs has earned his spot on this list after securing a sponsorship with Corsair with undisclosed terms – perhaps he could actually be one of the top highest-paid Twitch streamers.

5. MontanaBlack88 – $64,569 – $89,545

MontanaBlack88 highest paid twitch streamers
Credit: MontanaBlack88 via Twitter (@MontanaBlack)

Coming in 5th on our list, MontanaBlack88 is another reminder of the international state of Twitch in 2023. Moreover, the German loves himself some CS:GO and is respected as the most popular streamer in all of Germany.

Enjoying gaming chair sponsorships, in the first few months of 2023 he was one who benefitted from the excitement around Counter-Strike 2.

Considering his unique personality, MontanaBlack88 has an exciting future on Twitch.

6. Jahrein – $53,944 – $88,645

Jahrein highest paid twitch streamers
Credit: Jahrein via Twitter (@jahrein_chat)

From the other side of Europe is a Twitch streamer who doesn’t play too many games, at least not since the start of 2023.

Specifically, Jahrein from Turkey has generated quite the audience by Just Chatting while playing less popular Indie titles such as Wartales and Big Ambitions.

Within this unique niche, he’s managed to generate a loyal following, carrying the momentum forward that he enjoyed at the end of 2022.

7. HasanAbi – $53,262 – $76,512

HasanAbi highest paid Twitch streamers
Credit: HasanAbi via Twitter (@hasanthehun)

Also making his fortune from Just Chatting, HasanAbi has taken over Twitch with his unique approach to discussing politics while gaming for his North American audience which can’t get enough of his approach.

Using his experience on other broadcast services, Twitch has allowed him to make the most of his personality and push the boundaries of a rather specific niche.

8. EliasN97 – $52,724 – $75,301

EliasN97 highest paid twitter streamers
Credit: EliasN97 via Twitter (@EliasN97)

If MontanaBlack88 is respected as the highest-paid Twitch streamer in Germany, EliasN97 is a close second.

Playing titles such as Elden Ring, XDefiant, Among Us and FIFA, this streamer offers a tonne of variety and explains his claim to success in 2023. In addition, the massive number of hours he puts into his stream is certainly contributing to his success, while forming part of the FOKUS media group.

9. Tumblurr – $53,260 – $72,202

Credit: Tumblurr via Twitch

Imagine being one of the highest-paid streamers while also enjoying a bit of football.

Accordingly, Gianmarco “Tumblurr” Tocco is a new name in the scene, an Italian streamer who hosts watch parties for football while also entertaining his viewers with the titles of GTA, F1 22 and chess too.

While it’s always great to see new names, can he keep up the momentum for the rest of 2023?

10. IlloJuan – $60,849 – $69,386

IlloJuan highest paid twitch streamers
Credit: IlloJuan via Twitch

Rounding off our list of highest-paid Twitch streamers so far in 2023 is the likes of “IlloJuan”

He’s loved for his ability to entertain and Just Chat. His unique approach to titles such as Breath of the Wild and Project Zomboid is quite refreshing in a community dominated by mainstream titles.

With high hopes for sponsors and new content, IlloJuan might very well keep climbing this leaderboard as the year goes on.

Honorable Mentions

While our updated list for 2023 may not feature some of the most established names on the platform, here’s where our Honorable Mentions section comes in.


Here are some top Twitch streamers that didn’t make the cut, but are respectable as some of the all-time highest-paid Twitch streamers. These streamers are certainly making money beyond subscribers and bit and focusing on ads and sponsorships from brands willing to tap into their viewer base.

  • Ninja
  • Shroud
  • TimTheTatman – one of the best Call of Duty streamers
  • DrDisrespect
  • Summit1g – one of the best LoL streamers
  • Syndicate
  • Pokimane
  • DrLupo
  • Tfue
  • Myth

How are Streamers Paid on Twitch?

While the steaming industry and esports industry may be approached separately, they are definitely connected. Many esports events make use of ‘co-streaming’, where content creators are allowed to create watch parties and offer an alternative way of watching all the action.

In this regard, Twitch is the leading streaming platform for viewers and content creators. For content creators, monetization is a unique opportunity which involves four main sources of income for the highest-paid Twitch streamers:

  • Bits – Bits are used used to Cheer a streamer. Each Bit produces $0.01 for the streamer.
  • Subscriptions – A subscriber pays a Twitch streamer per month to support the channel, either recurring or one-time basis, with multiple Tiers.
  • Ads – Running ads (this revenue is undisclosed)
  • Sponsorships – Promoting products (this revenue is undisclosed)

It’s essential to note that followers are not subscribers – viewers may choose to follow and not subscribe to a Twitch streamer. Also, statistics such as Bits and Subscriptions are public information which we may use to calculate the highest-paid Twitch streamers in 2023, while ads and sponsorships are typically unknown to the public.

Twitch streamers who garner enough popularity on the platform may earn the title of ‘Twitch Ambassador’.

Donating on Twitch is a unique transaction, where viewers have the opportunity to directly support their favourite streamers in a number of ways. You can check out our handy guide to how to donate on Twitch.

With the advent of other initiatives, such as Twitch Channel Points and even Twitch betting, there are even more ways for streamers and their viewers to interact with each other, all of which of course makes Twitch a hugely attractive platform, especially for the highest paid Twitch streamers.

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