The Top Earning Video Game Players in 2019 Revealed

Nicholas Barth,

January 30, 2020 3:38 AM

A new report by Forbes has revealed just how much money the most popular video game personalities earned this past year.

The video game industry has become one of the most popular entertainment mediums in the world over the years. This has led to a vast multitude of personalities to become superstars in the gaming world. Individuals like Tyler "Ninja" Belvins are now making tens of millions of dollars creating content around their video game adventures via live streaming, videos, and the sponsorships/brand deals that go along with commanding enormous audiences. 

A new report by Forbes recently shone a light on just how much these top personalities in the video game world reportedly made in 2019 with the top ten individuals are multi-millionaires from their efforts on platforms like Twitch, YouTube, Mixer and more. 

Ninja (Source: Red Bull)
Ninja (Source: Red Bull)

You can find the video game players who made the most money in 2019 below:

1. Tyler "Ninja" Belvins - $17,000,000

2. Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg - $15,000,000

3. Preston "Preston" Arsement - $14,000,000

4. Mark "Markiplier" Fishbach - $14,000,000

5. Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek - $12,500,000

6. Daniel "DanTDM" Middleton - $12,000,000

7. Evan "VanossGaming" Fong - $11,500,000

8. Sean "Jacksepticeye" McLoughin - $11,000,000

9. Timothy "TimTheTatMan" Betar - $8,000,000

10. Nick "Nickmercs" Kolcheff - $6,000,000

There is no denying that the video game business is as lucrative as ever right now. 2019 showed that big bucks are circulating through it when just looking at the individuals who create content around games that bring in hundreds of millions of dollars on their own and rival the biggest blockbusters Hollywood churns out regularly. 

What are your thoughts on the amount of money that these video game players were able to pocket in 2019? Let us know in the comments below!

(cover photo courtesy of ESPN)



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