The Twitch Rich List Top 59 months ago
It’s the modern phenomenon which has brought poker right up into the 21st Century, alongside the gaming stars with millions of followers, and today we’re going to make an attempt to fill the five seats with the biggest TwitchTV poker earners.
For those new to Twitch, streaming is 100% free but you can subscribe to a specific player for $4.99 to support your favorite streamers, bringing you special perks such as chat opportunities with your streamer when the account is in subscriber-only mode.
With these subscriptions, plus ad revenue, donations, sponsorship and bonuses all adding in to the financial mix – and no-one, including TwitchTV themselves willing to reveal just how much money there is in the game - it’s a tough job to put a figure to each streamer, but let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of the numbers game and see what we can find!
The daddy of poker streamers, Jason ‘jcarverpker’ Somerville was the first to surpass the 10million viewers’ mark, setting the bar for all those who would follow him.
Streaming 6 or more hours a day, 7 days a week, Somerville bemoaned the decline of poker on TV, but said that:
“Twitch, on the other hand, is very democratic in that anybody can stream and if you are entertaining and interesting enough you can build a following and go from there.”
Subscribers @ $4.99 500
Channel views 17,791,591
Twitch rank A-
Followers rank 407th
Monthly Profit $4,600
The young Canadian has built a big and very dedicated following in the two and a half years he has been streaming his online MTT’s, and last year offered a Christmas special treat for his fans…
Working out of various grindhouses with friends and his brother Matty (currently Vienna for choice!) Jaime is one of the most enjoyable guys to watch on TwitchTV, engaging with his supporters at every opportunity.
Subscribers @ $4.99 550
Channel views 6,370,921
Twitch rank B+
Followers rank 1,222nd
Monthly Profit $4,200
As one of the most interesting, successful and marketable players on the planet, everything Doug Polk touches seems to turn to gold and it would be very surprising if he didn’t top the TwitchTV earnings charts sometime in the future.
Subscribers @ $4.99 400
Channel views 2,462,313
Twitch rank B
Followers rank 2,722
Monthly Profit $2470
The always-smiling Martin has a head-start when it comes to dealing with a fanbase, the former radio show host only turning to poker seriously a little later alongside his good friend Jaime Staples.
The Big Brother Canada star in both seasons 3 and 5 has proved himself to be one of the most-popular small-stakes grinders on Twitch, securing a TeamPokerStarsOnline sponsorship with his efforts.
Subscribers @ $4.99 220
Channel views 2,311,851
Twitch rank B
Followers rank 2,248th
Monthly Profit $2,100
There is a decent chance that 25-year old Talbot has played more hands of poker than all the other players combined, thanks to his amazing online runs at SNE status for a few years.
Toning down the play after PokerStars changes, ‘tonkaaaa’ as he is known online is one of the most consistent players at the mid-to-high stakes and his streams are an excellent mix of fun and poker tuition.
Subscribers @ $4.99 175
Channel views 4,507,492
Twitch rank B
Followers rank 1934th
Monthly Profit $1800
That’s quite a final table for a TwitchTV richlist, but if you think it needs tweaking or adding to, feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section below!
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