Richard Tyler Blevins was born in Detroit on June 5th, 1991. Despite being born in the Detroit area, he moved to the Chicago suburbs with his family when he was a year old. Blevins spent his childhood in the Chicago suburbs playing video games and participating in sports. He went to Grayslake Central High School and played soccer as well as video games.
Blevins’ journey from a ‘leisure’ video game player to a professional gamer has piqued my interest and admiration. After all, not many people can claim to have turned their pastime or hobby into a profession. Blevins first competed in a Halo 3 event in Orlando in 2009, where he had limited success.
Blevins began streaming for Justin.tv in 2011, but soon switched to Twitch.tv. His team won the Halo 4 2012 MGL Fall Championships in 2012, with Blevins scoring the highest in the final game. Blevins joined Luminosity Gaming as a Halo player in 2017. Later, he switched to Battlegrounds and won the PUBG Gamescom Invitational in the 3rd Person Squads category.
When he had about 500,000 followers in September 2017, the number had more than doubled by March 2018. Simultaneously, he broke the Twitch.tv record for a single individual stream while playing Fortnite after hosting a game alongside Drake, Travis Scott, and Juju Smith-Schuster.
Tyler Ninja net worth 2022 is $25 million.
Here are some of Tyler Ninja Blevins’ best moments:
- The Game Awards (2018) – Won
- 11th Shorty Awards (2019) – Won
How does Ninja make a living?
So, now that we know Ninja’s net worth, you’re probably wondering how he got so rich. A streamer and online influencer can make money in a variety of ways.
Ninja’s primary role is that of a streamer. He makes money from advertisements, paid subscriptions, and donations, just like most partnered game streamers. However, in comparison to his other revenue streams, this is a small sum of money.
He began streaming on Twitch but switched to the Microsoft-owned Mixer after signing a deal worth more than $40 million over a three-to-five-year period. Following the failure of Mixer, he returned to Twitch as a result of a bidding war between Amazon (Twitch’s parent company) and Google (who wanted to expand the streaming side of YouTube Gaming). This was a major news story that certainly threw some Twitch betting odds off.
Deals on brands
The deals he signs with major brands and organizations contribute significantly to ‘Ninja’s net worth. While there isn’t much information available about how much Ninja has been paid for his endorsements, it can’t be cheap.
He was reportedly paid $1 million to stream Apex Legends when it first launched, but that’s about all the financial details we have. He also appeared at the Fortnite World Cup, and despite missing out on a spot in the finals (much to the chagrin of anyone following the Fortnite World Cup), he still attended the event.
He also has a significant partnership with the sports and clothing company Adidas, as well as a close relationship with Red Bull.
Ninja makes a lot of money from his merchandise as well. He has a Team Ninja product line, and if you’re familiar with the average YouTuber or celebrity swag shop, you’ll get the gist of it. He sells hoodies for $60, T-shirts for $30, sweatpants for $50, and other items. He will receive a large portion of the revenue because he is the majority owner of this company.
Ninja has also licensed his image to a few toy companies. He has agreements with Wicked Cool Toys and Funko to sell toys and accessories bearing his image. He will only receive a small portion of the profits, but the world’s obsession with him isn’t going away anytime soon, so I’m sure he’s making a lot of money from that deal.
Ninja’s net worth may have peaked a few years ago, and his star may be fading in comparison to some of the newer Twitch and streaming stars, but we believe he will be around for a long time.