|Date of birth||05 June 1991 (age 29)|
|Born in||Detroit, USA|
|marital status||married to Jessica Blevins (since 2017)|
|Full name||Richard Tyler Blevins|
How much money does Ninja have?
Ninja (real name: Richard Tyler Blevins; also known as NinjasHyper) became known worldwide in 2018 due to the hype about Fortnite. He manages to generate multiple millions of dollars in income with streaming. Most of his earnings come from the Twitch streaming platform and his videos on YouTube. The estimated net worth of Ninja is 21 million euros.
In 2019, Ninja left Twitch for a lucrative deal with Microsoft’s Mixer that has grossed up to $ 30 million. However, Mixer shut down again in summer 2020, and the streamer signed an exclusive multi-year contract with Amazon’s Twitch. He has more than 15.5 million followers on the platform.
Familiarity with Fortnite
Up until a few years ago, esports was still a niche topic. Counter-Strike and Dota 2, whose game broadcasts could be found on the Internet, were particularly popular. Before he could turn his hobby into a profession, he worked in a 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, back then with the game H1Z1. He later switched to the hype game PUBG. After Epic Games released Fortnite, he regularly streamed that game long before the game was even known.
Fortnite became more and more popular and thus Ninja too. 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 along with teammate Marshmello.
On August 1, 2019, Ninja switched from Twitch to Microsoft’s Mixer platform. Here the streamer signed an exclusive contract and earned between 20 and 30 million US dollars with the deal. Microsoft had decided on a contract with him because he is the most successful streamer worldwide. In June 2020, the surprising end of Mixer came, and the streamer would be contractually unbound again. It remains to be seen whether he will go back to Twitch or conclude a new exclusive deal with Facebook Gaming.
Real estate and cars
Ninja keeps a 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 own a Ferrari 458 in red worth 200,000 euros.
What does Ninja do for a living?
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 high school, he did not need to start studying. He wanted to become a professional video gamer.
Ninja sources of income are very extensive. His hobby has long since become a company. His most consistent 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 ESPN magazine.
From Twitch to Mixer and back again
When he left Twitch on August 1, 2019, the number was between 20 and 30 million US dollars, which he is said to have received from Microsoft for the exclusive contract. After streaming on Mixer for the first time, it reached 76,000 viewers, making the stream more successful than its 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 called Ninja: Get Good: My Ultimate Guide to Gaming and has now been published. The second book, called Ninja: The Most Dangerous Game (graphic novel), is about how he ends up in a battle royale game himself. The third is a mix of an artbook and a notebook.
When Mixer has closed again in the summer of 2020, the streamer was initially not bound to any contract until Amazon brought it back to Twitch with a multi-year and highly paid contract. The public does not yet know how much money was offered.
Ninja as an advertising character
Ninja is without a doubt an influential person on the scene. With his streaming videos on YouTube, he generates a monthly salary of up to 80,000 euros. Thanks to his partnership with Red Bull ( Dietrich Mateschitz ), it is even printed on the cans. Ninja has received a sum of around 900,000 euros from EA for an Apex Legends Livestream. With such advertising deals, the streamer can further expand his fortune.