Remember how everyone said that playing video games all day wouldn't pay the bills? They could have to eat their words. Professional gaming exists, and it may produce far more than just the rent.

Gaming used to be just for entertainment and enjoyment, but it has since evolved into one of the most spectacular and gratifying professions on the planet. Because of the global expansion of the gaming industry, every country has a large number of players.

Technology is rapidly evolving. People of all ages enjoy these games. It is one of the best pastimes during the pandemic. You'd be astounded to learn how much money some of the world's wealthiest gamers make from gaming.

What are gamers? They are proactive hobbyists that enjoy playing interactive games for extended periods, especially video games, tabletop role-playing games, and skill-based card games.

Most video game celebrities showcase their skills on websites like Twitch and YouTube. The greater your fan base, the more money you can earn from live performances. They use their talents to entertain their followers.

The number of new gamers has dramatically increased since the pandemic, rising from a steady trickle to about a billion worldwide, making video gaming and streaming the talk of the town.

Hardcore gamers have also made a lot of money as a result. The players on this list of the world's richest gamers have earned more on average than most individuals could ever hope to make after 30 years of working a 9-to-5 job. Let's dig deeper into the world's wealthiest gamers in this post.

Mark Fischbach (Markiplier) ($35 million)

Mark Fischbach is one of the world's wealthiest gamers. He is a YouTuber known as "Markiplier," and his channel has 25 million subscribers.

The American is well-known for his gameplay videos of indie and horror games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Garry's Mod, and the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise.

His total YouTube profits are over $14 million, and his caustic and absurd replies make his gaming videos even more entertaining and amusing than they should be.

Sumail Hassan ($4 million)

He is a Dota superstar who joined evil geniuses as a total unknown but quickly established himself as one of the best Dota 2 players ever.

The player makes $3.3 million a year in earnings. Sumail Hassan is the industry's youngest gamer to win $1 million. He is originally from Pakistan and then migrated to America to advance his gaming career. So far, his career has been successful.

W2S ($6.7 million)

W2S's real name is Harry Lewis, also known as wroetoshaw. W2S, the youngest member of Sidemen, a British YouTube group that includes KSI and makes gaming material, challenges, and sketches, initially became interested in gaming after his parents purchased him a Nintendo GameCube at a garage sale. They could obtain it at a low cost of around $8. He began with multiple YouTube channels and dropped out of school in 2014, a few months after joining Sidemen, to focus on content creation. It has paid off, as Net Worth Planet estimates his net worth to be $6.7 million.

Johan Sundstein (NOtail) ($7.8 million)

Johan Sundstein has a $7 million net worth. Johan Sundstein, commonly known as "N0tail," is a professional Dota 2 player with the OG squad. Johan "N0tail" Sunstein, like many other elite gamers of his generation, transitioned from Heroes of Newerth to Dota 2 in 2012 as the older game's popularity dwindled.

The International is the world's largest Dota 2 event and gaming tournament, and Johan and his teammates (OG) have won it twice. Sunstein was the first Danish esports player to win the competition.

They won The International 8 and 9, collecting $27 million in prize money and placing them among the world's wealthiest gaming teams.

He began professionally playing Heroes of Newerth at age 15, taking on the role of the solo middle. N0tail began by playing random Pubg on HoN servers before joining forces with Tal "Fly" Aizik and Jascha "NoVa" Markus.

N0tail's professional esports career began when one of Fnatic's managers became aware of him and took him under his wing as an unofficial side project.

Amer Barqawi ($4.8 million)

Amer is a Dota 2 professional who plays for Nigma Galaxy. He first joined Balkan Bears in 2015 but left after four months. Amer decided to concentrate on Pubg because he didn't have a team. After advancing through the Pubg matchmaking rating leaderboards, he gradually earned recognition in the European scene.

Because of his success in Pubg, N0tail persuaded him to join a team named (monkey) Business, which eventually changed its name to OG. He won the Frankfurt Major tournament while playing with OG. Other events he won in 2016 included the DreamLeague Season 5 and ESL Frankfurt. As a result, his revenues have come from winning.

Kuro Takhasomi ($4 million)

Kuro Takhasomi is the captain of the DOTA 2 team and has so far collected $4 million in prize money from his games. Kuro Takhasomi, one of the top Dota players of all time, is regarded as the highest competition-earning game in the world. At 16, he began professionally playing the defense of the ancients, followed by the teams Mousesports, Kingsurf, Nirvana, and many more notable teams.

He rose to prominence after competing in the internationals’ event, particularly after being named to the Natus Vincere for the Internationals in 2013. The player has won over 36 tournaments and is one of just three players worldwide who has competed in every international championship.

Germán Garmendia ($9 million)

Germán Garmendia began uploading amusing films to his YouTube channel, HolaSoyGerman, in 2011. Two years later, the Chilean launched JuegaGerman, a channel dedicated to gameplay videos. Both channels grew in popularity: HolaSoyGerman was once the second most subscribed YouTube channel, and JuegaGerman remains the most subscribed Spanish-language channel.

He has won several awards, is a successful musician, and has written two books. He's also spoken out about the bullying due to his weight. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he is worth an estimated $9 million.

Michael Grzesiek (Shroud) ($20 million)

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Michael Grzesiek is one of the world's wealthiest gamers, with a net worth of $20 million. Every player on the circuit admires "Shroud," known as the "King of Battle Royales," and has unrivaled precision.

Before he retired, he was a professional CS: GO player and began full-time Twitch streaming. Shroud, who had an excellent reputation in CS: GO for his skill and target, drew a lot of attention right away when he started streaming PUBG on Twitch.

With his FPS game abilities and knowledge, he completely controlled the PUBG battleground. Shroud left Twitch after obtaining a contract with Mixer and is now streaming Valorant.

His primary source of income is streaming, in which he earns cash to play video games from the world's giant gaming corporation. The former professional has made close to $12.5 million in addition to his extensive fashion line with the Jinx gaming business.

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins ($40 million)

Tyler primarily plays Fortnite on YouTube, but he is also on Twitch. He has amassed a large number of subscribers and views. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ninja has over 24 million members and 2.5 billion views on his videos.

He earns $500,000 to $1,000,000 per month playing video games at $5 per month per subscription. When he signed a contract with Microsoft, his earnings increased. As a result of this change, he had to stream his videos on Mixer exclusively. He received $40 million from the deal because it was a buyout.

PewDewPie (Felix Kjellberg) ($60 million)

PewDewPie is the world's wealthiest gamer. He has a net worth of $55 million and is the most popular YouTuber, with over 108 million subscribers.

PewDiePie's work is famous among viewers; in addition to gaming, he creates many amusing movies and compilations on various topics, such as memes, anime, the latest Internet dramas, and roast videos.

PewDiePie, the richest video gamer, grew his fan base over time and steadily rose to the top, unlike Ninja, who rocketed to prominence abruptly. The YouTuber recently said that thanks to an exclusive partnership with YouTube, he will focus more on streaming in 2022.

Final Thoughts

Significant sponsorship funds, Celebrity sponsorships, and regional language platforms are driving the global online gaming sector to advanced levels. The world is on a show for a young, gifted gamer on streaming sites like Twitch and YouTube.

Popular streamers make millions of dollars by attracting fans with gaming prowess and virtual world immersion.