The recent Twitch breach which leaked previously-unknown payout numbers for the all Twitch creator payouts for 26 months of the company’s numbers. The data breach opened up the monies made by creators from August 2019 through October 2021.
If you’re familiar with Twitch you know that the most-popular creators on the platform can make millions of dollars. In fact they make so much money that they compete with the the best online casinos that payout USA – all this for streaming the games they’re already playing.
The gross payouts of the top 100 highest-paid Twitch streamers from August 2019 until October 2021: pic.twitter.com/3Lj9pb2aBl
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In the leaked Twitch payout data, it shows that revenue made from all across the platform including subscriptions, donations, and money made from advertisements on their streams. All this added up to tens of millions of dollars. And this doesn’t even include any revenue streamers made from personal sponsorships or direct donations creators may have accumulated over that period of time.
Here’s a list of Twitch’s top streamers in terms of money earned from August 2019 through October 2021.
There are several websites like Twitch Tracker that track and approximate Twitch streamer’s numbers; keeping an eye on subscriber numbers and the amount of viewers so those that are interested in how much creators earn already had a good idea that the top creators were making a very good living.
As you can see from the above, even the 75th ranked streamer from the leaked data still made over $1 million dollars.
The most interesting information is the exact numbers that each popular creator was making because using those earnings, prospective streamers can reverse engineer the amount of subscribers and viewers needed to be able to earn $50,000 or $100,000 in subscriptions, bit donations or ad revenue.
So if you’re thinking of ever joining Twitch as a potential revenue channel. Now you have some numbers to work off of.