Ninja (Real name: Richard Tyler Blevins; also known as NinjasHyper) became known worldwide in 2018 due to the hype surrounding Fortnite. He managed to generate a net worth of multiple millions from streaming.
His earnings come mainly from his videos on YouTube, previously also with Twitch and now through mixers. Ninja’s has an estimated net worth of 21 million dollars.
Ninja used to work on Twitch. This platform has now been taken over by Amazon. There he had around 45,000 subscribers who took care of his income every month. The Twitch subscription model is based on three levels: 4.99 euros, 9.99 euros and 25 euros for users. A streamer receives half of each level. Now Ninja has switched to the Platform Mixer after having paid a large sum for this change.
Popularity with Fortnite
Up until a few years ago, e-sports was still a niche topic. Counter-Strike or Dota 2, whose game broadcasts were to be found on the Internet, was particularly popular. Before he could turn his hobby into a profession, however, he worked in the restaurant and attended Silver Lake College.
Ninja first appeared in public in 2009 with the game Halo 3. He played for several teams, including Luminosity Gaming. He started as a live streamer in 2011, at that time still with the game H1Z1. He later switched to the hype game PUBG. After Fortnite from Epic Games was introduced, he streamed the game regularly. Long before the game was even well known.
Fortnite became more and more popular and with it Ninja as well. By September 2017, he had already built half a million followers and another six months later, he achieved growth of around 250 percent. In June 2018, the first e-sports event with the game Fortnite as a discipline took place.
It was a charity event where several celebrities competed against each other for a good cause. Ninja won the event together with his teammate Marshmello.
On August 1, 2019, Ninja switched from Twitch to Microsoft’s Mixer platform. The streamer has signed an exclusive contract here. Microsoft chose a contract with him because he is the most successful streamer in the world.
Ninja’s Real estate and cars
Ninja keeps a pretty low profile when it comes to assets. It is known that he owns a 680 square meter house in Chicago and is said to live in it with his wife. He is also said to have a Ferrari 458 in red worth 200,000 euros.
Tyler Blevins Childhood and more
After Ninja spent his first year in Detroit, the family decided to move to Chicago. He consequently attended Grayslake Central High School. His hobbies were video games and soccer. When he graduated from school, he did not need to start studying.
Ninja’s sources of income are very extensive. His hobby has become a company. His most enduring partnership is likely to be with Red Bull eSports, which he signed in June 2018. As the first eSports player ever, he also made it onto the cover of the ESPN magazine.
From Twitch to Mixer
When he left Twitch on August 1, 2019, the figure was between $10 and $20 million, which he is said to have received from Microsoft for the exclusive contract. After streaming on the mixer for the first time, he even reached 76,000 viewers, making the stream more successful than his previous live streams on Twitch.
In July 2019, he also announced that he would like to publish three books. The first book is a guide for streamers, titled Ninja: Get Good: My Ultimate Guide to Gaming and has since been published. The second book called Ninja: The Most Dangerous Game (Graphic Novel) is about how he ends up in a Battle Royale game. The third is a mix of the artbook and a notebook.
Ninja as an advertising character
A ninja is undoubtedly an influential person in the scene. With his streaming videos on YouTube, he generates a monthly salary of up to 80,000 euros. Through its partnership with Red Bull, it is even printed on the cans. Ninja received approximately EUR 900,000 from EA for an Apex Legends Livestream. With such advertising deals, the streamer can further expand his assets.