Shroud explains why he 'doesn't mind' losing half his money to taxes - Dexerto

Shroud explains why he ‘doesn’t mind’ losing half his money to taxes

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:46 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 17:01

by Jacob Hale


Taxes are the bane of many top celebrities, and the biggest streamers are no exception, giving up potentially millions of dollars each year.

While many would complain, Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has actually explained that he doesn’t care about losing half his money to taxes — and it’s probably a pretty sizable amount of cash considering the crazy year he’s had.


It was rumored that shroud received a $10 million payout following the closure of Mixer, where he signed an exclusive streaming deal in 2019, following in similar footsteps to Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins.

On top of that single payout, shroud makes considerably more from his stream with donations, subscriptions, brand deals and more all helping line his bank account.

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Instagram: shroud
Shroud has been making waves in the livestreaming space for years now.

So, with shroud saying that he loses “half of his money” to taxes, it’s likely that he’s paying out a healthy seven-figure sum each year but it doesn’t bother him.

“I don’t really care too much about taxes,” he said in his October 6 Twitch stream. “No matter what, to be in this position, of being somebody who plays video games for a living… I genuinely don’t care.”

That wasn’t all, though. He continued: “Yeah, it sucks, half of my money is gone, but the fact I even have that much money in the first place… I’m literally sitting here on my a*s, doing nothing. I really don’t care.”


Shroud goes on to reiterate how grateful he is to be in his current position, where he can simply sit and play video games for ten hours and make such a solid living off of it.

That said, losing millions each year must be hard to stomach at times even for shroud, but he makes a fair point: if we could make that much money each year playing video games, we probably wouldn’t mind having to pay those taxes.


Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell


Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.


With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future Custom K5 Blazer
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Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.


Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”