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Gaming influencers around the world have the potential to make MILLIONS, but how do UK gamers compare when profiting from their hobby-turned-career?

MrQ has analysed the most popular gamers, looking through their Twitch, YouTube and Instagram followers and engagements to determine just how much they could be bringing home each year.

The 5 Highest Earning UK Gamers:

Rank Twitch Username Main Game/Activity Twitch Estimated Yearly Earnings YouTube Estimated Yearly Earnings Instagram Estimated Yearly Earnings Total Yearly Earnings
1 WilburSoot Variety £38,027 £664,615 £106,908 £809,550
2 tommyinnit Minecraft £69,345 £398,769 £207,759 £745,433
3 GeorgeNotFound Variety £125,130 £187,826 £85,786 £482,449
4 Tubbo Minecraft £111,167 £68,033 £85,208 £264,408
5 Philza Minecraft £20,952 £30,481 £39,486 £90,919

 

WilburSoot ranks as the highest-earning UK gamer, making over £809,000 from the three platforms combined. Globally WilburSoot earns the most from YouTube with £664,615 coming from his channel alone.

Following closely is Minecraft fanatic tommyinnit, with an estimated yearly income of £745,433. Not bad for a 17 year old!

The 10 Highest Earning Global Gamers:

Rank Twitch Username Country Main Game/Activity Twitch Estimated Yearly Earnings YouTube Estimated Yearly Earnings Instagram Estimated Yearly Earnings Total Yearly Earnings
1 auronplay Spain Grand Theft Auto V £592,457 £472,131 £2,796,659 £3,861,247
2 Rubius Spain Variety £150,558 £142,418 £2,539,360 £2,832,336
3 loud_coringa Brazil Grand Theft Auto V £230,740 £308,571 £502,811 £1,042,122
4 LITkillah France Grand Theft Auto V £108,390 £274,286 £619,008 £1,001,683
5 coscu Argentina Slots £55,478 £185,806 £638,904 £880,188
6 WilburSoot UK Variety £38,027 £664,615 £106,908 £809,550
7 shroud Canada World of Warcraft £383,348 £221,538 £147,402 £752,288
8 ibai Spain Variety £228,505 £243,380 £273,628 £745,514
9 tommyinnit UK Minecraft £69,345 £398,769 £207,759 £745,433
10 dreamwastaken US Minecraft £62,856 £589,091 £38,927 £690,873

 

Spanish gamer auronplay tops the global chart, earning over £3,860,000 per year from Twitch, YouTube and Instagram combined. That’s a hefty 130% more than the UK’s highest earning gamer, WilburSoot, and 122 times the average UK salary of £31,000!

Fellow Spaniard Rubius followed with combined total earnings of over £2,830,000 respectively.