Pokimane Makes How Much a Year!? You Won’t Believe It
Prior to the whole boyfriend debacle, Pokimane enjoyed a huge following of over 5.3 million on Twitch and 5.5 million on YouTube. Across all her content combined, her videos have been watched over 120 million times. And she enjoys partnering up with big names in the industry on the regular, including the ever-beloved Jacksepticeye.
With her resounding success as a video game streamer, it’s no surprise then that she makes bank each and every month. She has funds flowing in from her views, subscriptions, and many other income streams, all adding up to big bucks for Pokimane. But just how much does she bring in? You’re simply not going to believe it.
How Does a Cool Quarter Mil Sound?
When all is said and done, Pokimane enjoys Twitch putting a cool quarter million a year into her bank account just from subscriptions alone. You can rest assured that she gets a whole lot more than that, having amassed a reported $2 million since starting her streaming journey in 2017. She downplays her net worth on the regular, however, sowing doubt about the rumors. This may be truth or could just be because she likes to keep her personal information on the down-low (boyfriend, anyone?).
Where Does All That Money Come From?
While streaming on Twitch, Pokimane gets the bulk of her monthly income from subscriptions alone. At the height of her success, she had more than 10,000 subscribers intently following her channel. For each subscriber on her list, she gets around $2.50, giving her just over $20,000 every month. On top of that, she gets money from bits and donations that come through from her followers.
But that’s not all, she also gets paid for views of her monetized content on YouTube. For every 1,000 views, she gets anywhere from $2 to $7 after the platform takes its share. This adds up quick, making it likely that her net worth is in the $2 million range, especially since she’s not known for making big purchases.
What Does She Even Do to Earn All That Dough?
Pokimane has a reputation for keeping her content low-key and PG, never showing too much skin nor talking about her love life. So, what does she do to earn all that money on her channels? Well, she’s pretty good at both Fortnite and League of Legends, often playing beside sports stars, celebrities, and popular streamers. She also plays videos and adds her colorful commentary, which adds a lot of charm to her brand. The drama between her and other streamers likely helps drive views, too.
How Much Does She Put Back into the Biz?
In order to provide quality content and keep up with the other online gamers, Pokimane has to put a lot of her earnings back into her business. She paid anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 for her gaming rig, for example, plus even more for her comfy chair and beautiful décor. While she has a basic Logitech webcam, she definitely didn’t skimp on her $450 Electro-Voice RE-20 mic. She also has to pay for the upkeep of her hair, nails, and wardrobe to keep up her aesthetic.
The End of an Era?
Although Pokimane was making bank up until the end of July 2020, she stepped out for a moment after Leafy (LeafyIsHere) told everyone about her uber-secret boyfriend. And with that, subscribers dipped out, leaving her revenues in the toilet. But will she be back? Only time will tell. Until then, her followers just have to find another streamer to fawn over and make endlessly rich.