• Ryan Gutierrez
  • 17 Dec 2021
The 10 Highest-Earning Twitch Streamers in 2021 Poster

The 10 Highest-Earning Twitch Streamers in 2021

Twitch is one of the most popular streaming platforms right now. There are thousands of channels on the platform and some stand out due to the quality of their content and the number of viewers they attract. And these channels get paid either via subscription, ads, or plain donations from the viewers. Below is a list of some of the highest-earning streamers on Twitch in 2021. 

  1. CriticalRole is a Twitch channel comprised of several professional voice actors who portray the characters from Dungeons and Dragons. The squad began their adventures in 2015 and have been on multiple campaigns ever since. They have an average viewership of 36,000 per stream. They earned roughly $9,626,712 from Twitch in the last 3 years. 
  2. xQc has been one of the most popular Twitch channels since 2017, and he appears to have always had a strong viewership. After “Fall Guys” was released and “Among Us” became popular, xQc's audience climbed as well, with his average views increasing from 20,000 to 50,000. On Twitch, xQc has the most subscribers. And has earned roughly $8,454,427 from Twitch in the last 3 years. 
  3. Summit1g has been streaming for a very long time, even before people saw it as a source of income. He strives to be the best in all the games he plays, and this competitive mentality and his entertaining demeanor have made him very successful. In the previous three years, he has made more than $5,847,541 through his Twitch streams. 
  4. Tfue is a well-known battle royale player. He is also a natural at shooter games, and this has earned him a lot of fans. He has even played in the Fortnite World Cup in 2019 but has since focused more on streaming. He has earned roughly $5,295,582 in Twitch subs, ad money, and more in the last 3 years. 
  5. NICKMERCS is a well-known “Call of Duty “and “Fortnite player”. His amazing skills and entertaining team battles allowed him to become the 2nd person with the most subscribers after he joined Twitch. He has earned roughly $5,096,642 from Twitch subs and donations from fans in the last 3 years. 
  6. Ludwig is a well-known personality in the Super Smash Bros. fandom. When his channel was reported to have the most subscribers on Twitch, his popularity skyrocketed. He set a record by holding on to the title for 51 days. Ludwig earned over $3,290,777 from his Twitch account in the last two years. 
  7. TimTheTatman is a skilled gamer and entertainer. The balance of these skills has earned him a long-lasting career as a Twitch streamer. He has gained popularity on the platform, and with the release of “Fall Guys”, his audience increased even more. He has earned roughly $3,290,133 from his Twitch streams. 
  8. AuronPlay is a former YouTuber who built a large fan base by making funny commentary on popular videos before he started streaming on Twitch. On Twitch, he mainly streams games like “GTA V, Among Us, and Minecraft”. He made about $3,053,341 from Twitch. 
  9. LIRIK began his streaming career by streaming his ”World of Warcraft” gameplay and as his following grew, he gradually switched to testing out different games. The games he streams include ”PUBG, Barbie, Magic of Pegasus”, etc. He made roughly $2,984,653 through subscriptions, advertisements, and more. 
  10. HasanAbi is famous for his political analysis and views on current events. When he isn't providing commentary, he likes to play video games with other prominent live streamers. In the last two years, he allegedly made about $2,810,480 via Twitch. 


Despite the views of many people, it’s not dumb luck that allowed these people to become the top earners. Being one of the top Twitch streamers takes real dedication, talent, and, yes, a pinch of luck. Do you think we missed any names? Put them in the comment section below.

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