Which Twitch Streamers Make the Most Money?

In October of 2020, an anonymous hacker leaked the entirely of Twitch, which included data on how much streamers were making on the platform. According to the data that was released, several of the most popular Twitch streamers had made several million dollars over a period of just more than two years. The top 100 earners on Twitch made a minimum of $886,999.71 during this time. The VR Space team has visualized the data for you below:

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How Can You Make Money on Twitch?

Twitch is becoming a lucrative platform for streamers worldwide. If a Twitch streamer is running a sponsored stream, they can typically make up to one dollar per viewer per hour, which can mean a hefty hourly rate if there are more than 10,000 viewers.

The data from this infographic comes from Twitch leaks that show earnings data for Twitch streamers in USD from August 2019 through October 2021. The data shows that during this time, CriticalRole saw the highest earnings. With 1.1 million Twitch followers as of March 2022, CriticalRole earned $9,626,712.16 during that period of just slightly more than two years. Since this data had been leaked, CriticalRole has remained one of the top streamers on Twitch.

Which Twitch Streamers Make the Most Money?

Using data from Twitch leaks from to August 2019 through October 2021, these were the 20 Twitch streamers who saw the highest earnings. The data also includes their total number of Twitch followers as of March 2022.

  1. CriticalRole:$9,626,712.16 (1.1 million Twitch followers)
  2. xQcOW:$8,454,427.17 (10.2 million Twitch followers)
  3. summit1g:$5,847,541.17 (6.1 million Twitch followers)
  4. Tfue:$5,295,582.44 (10.9 million Twitch followers)
  5. NICKMERCS:$5,096,642.12 (6.4 million Twitch followers)
  6. ludwig:$3,290,777.55 (3.1 million Twitch followers)
  7. TimtheTatman:$3,290,133.32 (7 million Twitch followers)
  8. Altoar:$3,053,839.94 (337 Twitch followers)
  9. auronplay:$3,053,341.54 (12.2 million Twitch followers)
  10. LIRIK:$2,984,653.70 (2.9 million Twitch followers)
  11. DrDisrespect:$2,863,780.63 (currently banned from Twitch)
  12. Gaules:$2,844,985.18 (3.4 million Twitch followers)
  13. HasanAbi:$2,810,480.11 (1.9 million Twitch followers)
  14. Asmongold:$2,551,618.73 (2.9 million Twitch followers)
  15. loltyler1:$2,490,584.90 (4.8 million Twitch followers)
  16. RanbooLive:$2,401,021.84 (4.2 million Twitch followers)
  17. MontanaBlack88:$2,391,369.58 (4.4 million Twitch followers)
  18. ibai:$2,314,485.53 (9.7 million Twitch followers)
  19. Castro_1021:$2,311,021.81 (3.5 million Twitch followers)
  20. MOONMOON: $2,236,043.55 (1.1 million Twitch followers)

 

Why Was Dr. Disrespect Banned From Twitch?

On the list of the 50 streamers who were the highest earners on Twitch, Dr. Disrespect is the only streamer who is no longer on Twitch. During the summer of 2020, Dr. Disrespect was permanently banned from Twitch, and neither side has offered an explanation for why this happened. The decision to ban one of the platform’s most popular streamers came just two months after Dr. Disrespect signed a new multi-year contract with Twitch. Dr. Disrespect resumed streaming on YouTube in August 2020.

The Top 50 Streamers That Make the Most Money on Twitch

Rank

Streamer

Earnings (USD)

Followers (as of March 2022)

1

CriticalRole

$9,626,712.16

1.1 million

2

xQcOW

$8,454,427.17

10.2 million

3

summit1g

$5,847,541.17

6.1 million

4

Tfue

$5,295,582.44

10.9 million

5

NICKMERCS

$5,096,642.12

6.4 million

6

ludwig

$3,290,777.55

3.1 million

7

TimtheTatman

$3,290,133.32

7 million

8

Altoar

$3,053,839.94

337

9

auronplay

$3,053,341.54

12.2 million

10

LIRIK

$2,984,653.70

2.9 million

11

DrDisrespect

$2,863,780.63

Banned from Twitch

12

Gaules

$2,844,985.18

3.4 million

13

HasanAbi

$2,810,480.11

1.9 million

14

Asmongold

$2,551,618.73

2.9 million

15

loltyler1

$2,490,584.90

4.8 million

16

RanbooLive

$2,401,021.84

4.2 million

17

MontanaBlack88

$2,391,369.58

4.4 million

18

ibai

$2,314,485.53

9.7 million

19

Castro_1021

$2,311,021.81

3.5 million

20

MOONMOON

$2,236,043.55

1.1 million

21

TheRealKnossi

$2,157,258.23

1.9 million

22

moistcr1tikal

$2,098,742.63

3.7 million

23

Mizkif

$2,086,548.21

1.9 million

24

CohhCarnage

$2,061,059.29

1.4 million

25

shroud

$2,040,503.15

10 million

26

AdmiralBahroo

$1,985,892.39

846,000

27

Pestily

$1,961,086.96

1.2 million

28

Sykkuno

$1,916,327.43

4 million

29

ESL_CSGO

$1,903,580.27

5.3 million

30

LVNDMARK

$1,902,807.22

826,000

31

DrLupo

$1,894,615.81

4.4 million

32

AdinRoss

$1,854,656.42

5.8 million

33

Clix

$1,843,917.31

4.7 million

34

TeePee

$1,786,534.47

831,000

35

Rubius

$1,764,965.15

11.5 million

36

PaymoneyWubby

$1,756,486.29

538,000

37

alanzoka

$1,731,716.65

5.6 million

38

Trainwreckstv

$1,572,912.37

1.8 million

39

pokimane

$1,528,303.11

9 million

40

tommyinnit

$1,513,217.70

7.1 million

41

Maximilian_DOOD

$1,499,562.93

1 million

42

GRONKH

$1,481,291.05

1.5 million

43

sodapoppin

$1,461,302.14

3.2 million

44

ZeratoR

$1,440,221.40

1.3 million

45

BobbyPoffGaming

$1,415,247.01

282,000

46

Ninja

$1,378,791.48

17.5 million

47

Philza

$1,364,215.61

3.9 million

48

Amouranth

$1,363,346.32

5.2 million

49

BruceGreene

$1,360,850.67

208,000

50

Odablock

$1,354,805.74

222,000

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