Who Is Tyler “Ninja” Blevins?
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is a famous professional gamer Youtuber, live streamer, and esports and internet personality who has a net worth of $20 million. He is believed to earn about $500,000 to $1 million each month for playing video games, particularly Fortnite while streaming it. He first started streaming through Twitch but decided to leave the streaming platform and switch to Mixer, a platform owned by Microsoft.
Before parting ways with Twitch, he has the largest following on his channel with more than 14 million followers. To date, he has millions of active followers on YouTube.
Celebrity Name: Ninja Blevins
Full Name: Richard Tyler Blevins
Birth Date: June 5, 1991
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, US
Weight: 70 kilos
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Wife: Jessica Goch Blevin, married since 2017
Profession: Professional gamer, live streamer, YouTuber, and internet personality
Net Worth: $20 million
Richard Tyler Blevins was born on June 5, 1991, in Detroit, Michigan. Both of his parents are from Welsh ancestry. Although he was born in Michigan, he and his family moved to the Chicago suburbs when he was only a year old. Spending most of his youth in this area greatly influenced his love for sports and video games. He went to the Grayslake Central High School and graduated there. While studying, he also played soccer as well as spend some of his free time playing video games.
After graduating high school, he pursued a professional gaming career by joining organizations and playing tournaments. He also started to stream his games live that helped him get more fans and followers.
In 2017, Ninja married his long-time girlfriend, Jessica. She is also a famous internet personality. In February 2018, Ninja was able to raise more than $110,000 through a fundraising charity stream. All donations went to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In April 2018, he gave around $50,000 in prize money during a Fortnite event. He also donated $2,500 to the Alzheimer’s Association. Along with Marshmello, Ninja won $1 million at E3 2018 that will go to the charity they chose.
Ninja got in the middle of a controversy after stating that he prefers not to stream with female gamers to avoid sparking rumors that could affect his relationship with his wife. The statement produced mixed reactions, with some people saying that he should be a good example and not make it harder for female gamers to succeed in the industry. On the other hand, some people protected him saying that he has the right to do the means to protect his marriage.
Due to these happenings, Ninja made it clear that he is fully committed to his marriage and that he supports gender equality.
In 2009, Ninja became a professional player in Halo 3. He played for several professional organizations, such as Renegades, Cloud9, and Team Liquid. Most recently, he was a professional player for Luminosity Gaming. In 2011, he started as a streamer for Justin.tv but shortly moved to Twitch TV. In 2012, he and his team were the champions of the Halo 4 2012 MGL Fall Championships. Ninja got the highest score in the last game that claimed them their victory.
Five years later, Ninja joined Luminosity Gaming. He first started as a Halo player, but later shifted to Battlegrounds, where he was the winner of the PUBG Gamescom Invitational. Shortly after the event, he began to stream the then newly-released Fortnite Battle Royale. His followers started to grow at the same time the game began to become more popular.
In March 2018, he set the record for the largest viewership in Twitch with more than 635,000 viewers. This was when he was playing Fortnite with Travis Scott, Juju Smith-Schuster, and Drake. The famous stream inspired the Fortnite’s developers, Epic Games, to organize a charitable event that will feature popular streamers like Ninja.
In 2018, Ninja partnered with Red Bull to hold a special Fortnite event, where players can challenge him in the game.
In August 2019, Ninja decided to leave Twitch and switch to Mixer. According to his wife, Jessica, who is also his manager, Twitch limited Ninja’s ability to expand his skills beyond playing video games.
Awards and Achievements
Here is a list of the awards and nominations that Blevins received in his career:
- Winner of the 2018 Streamy Award for Gaming
- Winner of the 2018 Streamy Award for Live Streamer
- Nominated for the 2018 Streamy Award for Breakout Creator
- Nominated for the 2018 Streamy Award for Creator of the Year
- Winner of the 2018 Esports Award for Esports Personality of the Year
- Winner of the 2018 The Game Award for Content Creator of the Year
- Winner of the 2019 Shorty Award for Twitch Streamer of the Year
- Winner of the 2019 Streamy Award for Live Streamer
- Nominated for the 2019 Streamy Award for Creator of the Year
- Nominated for the 2020 Kids’ Choice award for Favorite Gamer
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins Total Net Worth 2020
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has a net worth of $20 million. Being a professional gamer of Fortnite greatly contributed to his wealth. He is also an esports player and has participated in many large tournaments. He also has various endorsements, such as endorsing Apex Legends, which earned him $1 million. He also a special skin in Fortnite, which paid him a great deal of money.