Have you heard of a person who got paid $10 million for playing video games? You will now! Richard Tyler Belvins better known by his alias name Ninja on the internet made almost $10 million in the year 2018. He is one of the most consistent gamers in the world. He plays the game Fortnite for an average of 12 hours a day.
Tyler is an internet personality with over 20 million subscribers on Youtube and about 12 million on Twitch. The reason why he is one the most successful gamers in the history of the time is because he live streams all the hours he spends playing the game Fortnite.
He is extremely regular when it comes to live-streaming his game progress because he thinks of himself as a small business owner. "They're gonna find another coffee shop if you're not there ... you have to be there all the time," he told CNN.
The money Tyler earns comes from a lot of sources. One of the sources is Twitch where people pay him money to watch him play. Another source of income for Tyler is his sponsors, like UberEats, Samsung and Red Bull. YouTube and advertisements also contribute a sizeable chunk to his income.
Tyler professionally began his career in the year 2009 with the game Halo 3. After that, there was no looking back for him as he jumped from game to game. In 2017, Ninja won the Playerunknown’s Battleground Gamescom Squads classification. He also broke his own viewing record in the year 2018 when he hosted a game with Drake, a Canadian musician.