Source: CNN Business
Any year in which a young man earns a living playing video games is a pretty darn good one. For 27-year-old Tyler Blevins, aka Ninja, 2018 was the best year of his life.
And who could argue? Ninja is, literally, killing it. The 94,958 Fornite kills he racked up last year helped him earn what he says is close to $10 million in 2018.
Blevins and his colorful hair (neon red at the time of this interview) have become a cultural phenomenon, and his skills and personality have helped make Fortnite the behemoth that it is — one that drove its company, Epic Games, to a reported profit of $3 billion in 2018.
Blevins burst onto the scene after a record-breaking live stream (628,000 concurrent viewers, a record which he’s since broken) with rap icon Drake back in March.
Since then he has become a must-see on social media and more importantly, a must-stream.
Ninja says his “bread and butter” are YouTube and Twitch, a streaming video platform. He estimates 70% of his income comes from the two services.
Read the story at CNN Business.
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