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Fortnite Star Earnings 2021 – the sky-high sums of gamer millionaires

FORNITE is a cultural phenomenon, but it has also made streamers and competitive gamers millionaires.

From producing content on Twitch and YouTube, to winning big Fortnite Cup victories, the following list of gamers have made life-changing amounts of money playing the game.


David “Aqua” Wang and Emil “Nyhrox” Bergquist Pedersen celebrate their victoryCredit: Alamy
Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf at the Fortnite World Cup 2019


Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf at Fortnite World Cup 2019Credit: Getty

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins

Ninja is pretty much a household name now, following in PewDiePie’s footsteps before him.

A competitive player, he made himself known by streaming Fortnite battle royale on Twitch.

One of the highlights of his career was a stream with Drake which saw over 600,000 viewers flocking to his channel, breaking the Twitch record for most simultaneous views.

Ninja had a brief chat with YouTube but was drawn to Twitch with a multi-year deal.

He has met with huge success over his 10 year career and has a net worth of $ 40million (around £ 30million).

Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf

Kyle Giersdorf rose to fame after his Fortnite World Cup 2019 victory which brought him $ 3million (around £ 2.5million).

That year’s Fortnite Cup featured one of the biggest prize pools seen in esports, weighing in at $ 30.4 million.

Giersdorf was the solo champion and returned to form this year during the Fortnite FNCS Grand Royale 2021.

Participating in the Trios event, he shared the prize of $ 285,000 with his team.

Right now, his net worth is estimated to be around $ 4million (around £ 2.9).

David “Aqua” Wang

David Wang is another Fortnite World Cup 2019 winner, competing in the Duos event.

The pro player entered the competition alongside Emil “Nyhrox” Bergquist Pedersen.

The pair split by $ 3million in the middle, with Wang and Pedersen each withdrawing $ 1.5million (around £ 1.2million).

Wang continued to play pro and amassed a net worth of around $ 1.9million (£ 1.6million).

Turner “Tfue” Tenney

Turner “Tfue” Tenney was among the names in Twitch’s top earner leak.

He made $ 5,295,582 between 2019 and 2021 from streaming on the platform, which works out to around £ 3,968,244.

His net worth is pegged at $ 6million (£ 4.49million) and while playing Fortnite and competing as a professional gamer has helped him build his fortune he has since moved on to others. securities.

Indeed, during a March 2021 stream, Tenney commented that a majority of the personalities who came to prominence with Fortnite have started streaming other games.

“They do not need [Fortnite]. So why play a game that sucks. I could go back and play Fortnite and my views would probably be doubled.

“But if people are watching me play a game that I don’t like, I don’t want them in my stream anyway.”

Tenney has definitely given up on Fortnite, it seems!

Jaden “Wolfiez” Ashman

Jaden Ashman was just 15 when he came second at the 2019 Fortnite World Cup.

Competing in duets with teammate Dave “Rojo” Jong, the duo won $ 2.25million (£ 1.9km).

They split the prize money and Ashman went on to join UK gaming brand Excel Esports.

Ashman made Guinness World Records for becoming the youngest single tournament eports millionaire.

Although he doesn’t always agree with his mother on his pre-competition playing, he says he plans to buy her a house and continue his professional playing career.

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