How Much Money Does Ninja Make in a Month and Year? How Is He So Rich?

Published 06/18/2021, 5:56 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 21: Twitch streamer and professional gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins streams during Ninja Vegas ’18 at Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor Hotel and Casino on April 21, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Blevins is playing against more than 230 challengers in front of 700 fans in 10 live “Fortnite” games with up to USD 50,000 in cash prizes on the line. He is donating all his winnings to the Alzheimer’s Association. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


It won’t be an overstatement that Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has played the biggest role in changing the narrative around gaming, streaming, and content creation. From being a competitive Halo player, to becoming the biggest streamer on Twitch, he has inspired millions of fans around the world.

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Over the years, Ninja has made a fortune from a wide range of sources. These include Twitch streams, YouTube videos, sponsorship deals, movie appearances, brand deals, and other things. Naturally, fans are always curious to know the amount of money Blevins makes in a month.

Even though it’s impossible to know Ninja’s exact earnings, here are some factors that contribute the most in estimating his income.

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Ninja made more than $5 million in a single month during his peak Fortnite days

Fortnite released in 2017, and this was the year when Ninja rose to prominence too. Fans called him the best player in the community and heavily spent on cosmetic items with Ninja’s creator code.

Blevins recently revealed that during the peak Fortnite days, he earned around $5 million just from his creator code. Considering that this was just a small part of his total earnings that might have also contained streams and other deals, it is safe to assume that he made more than $10 million in 2018 alone.

This was also the year when Ninja collaborated with the likes of Travis Scott and Drake. As expected, the live streams for these collaborations broke all the viewership records on Twitch.

When Ninja moved to Mixer, reports suggested the latter paid him around $40 million. Soon after Mixer’s shutdown, Blevins again earned a hefty amount when Google and Twitch actively competed to sign him.

Brand deals, merchandise and other projects

From Adidas to Red Bull, there is a wide range of brands that sponsor Ninja and these deals must be worth millions. Occasionally, other brands also pay him for promotional streams. For instance, Apex Legends reportedly payed Blevins around $1 million to play the game at launch.

SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 27: Tyler “Ninja” Blevins prepares to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in the Doritos Bowl 2018 at TwitchCon 2018 in the San Jose Convention Center on October 27, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)

Team Ninja, the streamer’s merchandise, is a huge hit among fans. The collections include Zip Up Hoodies worth $60, Windbreakers worth $50, Tees worth $30, and Sweatpants that cost $50.

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Lastly, Ninja has represented the world of gaming in Hollywood too. He has a cameo in an upcoming movie named Free Guy, starring Ryan Reynolds.

All in all, it is safe to assume that Blevins is at least worth $25 million as for now. Considering that he’s still the biggest streamer on Twitch with a massive six-million followers lead against Tfue, this number will certainly keep on increasing for years to come.

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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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