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Ninja
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Blevins in 2019
Born
Richard Tyler Blevins

June 5, 1991 (1991-06-05) (age 29)
Nationality American
Occupation
Spouse(s)
Jessica Goch (m. 2017)
Twitch information
Also known as NinjasHyper
Channel
Years active 2011–present
Genre Gaming
Games
Teams played for
  • Cloud9
  • Renegades
  • Team Liquid
  • Luminosity Gaming
Followers 16.7 million
(January 27, 2021)
Total views 521 million
(January 27, 2021)
YouTube information
Years active 2011–present
Genre Gaming
Subscribers 24.2 million
(December 20, 2020)
Total views 2.37 billion
(December 20, 2020)
Associated acts
  • MrBeast
  • DrDisRespect
  • Marshmello
  • Dude Perfect
  • TimTheTatman
  • CouRageJD
  • DrLupo
  • Myth
  • Trevor May

Richard Tyler Blevins (born June 5, 1991), more commonly known by his online alias Ninja or NinjasHyper, is an American Twitch gamer and Internet personality. As of July 2019, he is the most followed streamer on Twitch with over fourteen million followers and an average of over 65,000 viewers per stream. He is known for playing Fortnite on livestreams. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, but raised in Chicago.

He usually streams the game Fortnite and his competitive duo partner is Reverse2k, another pro player.

Early life

Blevins's parents are of American Welsh descent. He was born as Richard Tyler Blevins. He went to Grayslake Central High School, where he played soccer, and was also a eager video game player.

Since he graduated from college, he decided to play video games professionally. From here, he had began entering gaming tournaments, joining professional organizations, and live streaming his games. He formerly used Twitch to stream games, but later switched to Mixer. Due to the shutdown of Mixer in July 2020, Blevins no longer had to follow the promise to Twitch to only stream on their platform, which now allows him to stream on other platforms. On September 10, 2020, Blevins revealed that he will return to streaming on Twitch.

Financial success

Ninja is one of the highest earning live streamers, earning millions of dollars per year from many different sources of income all connected to his twitch channel. After his huge success and increase in popularity he gained many profitable sponsorship deals, including one with the energy drink company Red Bull.

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