Richard Tyler Blevins aka ‘Ninja‘ is potentially the most famous gamer in the world. He began his career as a professional Halo player for big name teams like Cloud9, Team Liquid, and Luminosity Gaming. His real claim to fame, however, is his record-breaking game streams.
He rocketed to popularity as one of the top Fortnite streamers on Twitch. He had previously gained some followers playing H1Z1 and PUBG, but it was Fortnite that thrust him into the spotlight and really increased Ninja’s net worth.
|Net Worth:||$25 million|
|Real Name:||Richard Tyler Blevins|
|Date of Birth:||June 5, 1991|
|Twitch followers:||17 million|
|YouTube subscribers:||24 million|
What is Ninja net worth now?
Like most people it is pretty hard to accurately guess Ninja’s net worth. However, we can make a decent estimate based on his track record and the deals that he has signed. In 2018 he publicly stated that he made “a lot more” than $500,000 per month. That would total almost $10 million per year. He has declined in popularity since then but his many deals with brands and organisations will have more than made up for the loss in subscribers.
So, without knowing the exact details of his financial situation, we can estimate that Tyler aka Ninja net worth is around $25 million.
How does Ninja make money?
So, now we know Ninja’s net worth, you are probably wondering how he made all that money. Well, there are plenty of ways for a streamer and online influencer to make some cash.
Ninja is first and foremost a streamer. Like most partnered game streamers, he makes money from advertisements, paid subscriptions, and donations. However, that is a relatively small sum of money compared to his other revenue streams.
He began streaming on Twitch but moved over to the Microsoft owned Mixer after signing a deal that would have earned him over $40 million during a three-to-five-year stint. After Mixer failed, he moved back to Twitch as a result of a bidding war between Amazon (Twitch parent company) and Google (who wanted to expand the streaming side of YouTube Gaming). This was a major news story and certainly messed with some Twitch betting odds.
A significant portion of ‘Ninja’ net worth comes from the deals he signs with major brands and organisations. While there is not much information available about the exact figures that Ninja has been paid for his endorsements, it certainly wouldn’t be cheap.
He was reportedly paid $1 million to stream Apex Legends when it launched but that is about all the exact financial information that we have. He also appeared at the Fortnite World Cup and despite losing out at a chance at the finals (much to the chagrin of anyone following Fortnite World Cup), he attended the event anyway.
He has also signed a major partnership with the sports and clothing company Adidas as well as maintain a close relationship with Red Bull.
Ninja also makes a lot of money from his merchandise. He has a line of products called Team Ninja and if you are familiar with the average YouTuber or celebrity swag shop, you will get the gist of his. He sells $60 hoodies, $30 T-shirts, $50 sweatpants, and more. Considering he is the majority owner of this enterprise; he will take home a big slice of the revenue.
Ninja has also licensed his image to a couple of toy manufacturers. He has signed deals with Wicked Cool Toys and Funko who are selling toys and accessories that bear his image. He will only see a relatively small portion of those profits but the world’s obsession with him is showing no sign of stopping anytime soon, so I would expect he is making some crazy money from that deal.
Ninja’s net worth may have peaked a couple of years ago and his star may be fading compared to some of the newer Twitch and streaming stars, but we are confident he will be around for a long time.