How much are top Twitch streamers really making? Disguised Toast has the answer - Dexerto
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How much are top Twitch streamers really making? Disguised Toast has the answer

Published: 5/Oct/2018 23:38 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 22:43

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Hearthstone player and top Twitch streamer ‘Disguised Toast’ broke down his earnings on the platform in a recent YouTube video, which revealed some pretty major numbers.

Toast explained that streamers generate revenue in four different ways – through donations, subscriptions, advertisements, and sponsorships.

While donations and advertisements are fairly straightforward, Twitch’s subscription system features multiple tiers, which are then split either 50-50 or 70-30 with streamers depending on their status with the company.

Ninja, for example, is a top-tier streamer with over 121,000 subscribers – which means that he earns around $423,500 a month through subscriptions alone, according to Toast’s calculations. Shroud, on the other hand, reels in around $148,750 through subscriptions.

Those numbers don’t even count higher tier subscriptions, which range from $9.99 – $24.99, if offered by a partnered streamer.

Streamers can also make dough through sponsorship deals, such as being paid to play a certain game on stream. Streamers can earn as much as one cent per hour, or one dollar per viewer – which can add up to massive amounts of money through larger audiences.

Toast himself stated that he could make up to $10,000 through sponsored streams, due to his general average of 10,000 viewers.

However, many factors can go into how much partners get paid, from the amount of money a company offers them to how large (or generous) their audience is.

Toast himself makes around $2,500 monthly through donations and around $4,000 through advertisements (without spamming the ad button). Combined with his subscriber revenue, this adds up to quite a pretty penny in one month.

In sum, Twitch’s top streamers likely aren’t hurting for funds – but their deep pockets are ultimately thanks to their fans.

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TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing

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Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

Lexi Rivera Ben Azelart break up
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Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.