On Wednesday (October 6th), streaming platform Twitch suffered a huge data breach.
This meant that confidential company information was leaked and more than 100GB of data was posted online.
The leaked documents revealed exactly how much Twitch’s top streamers earned between August 2019 and October 2021, and the results are pretty shocking.
Let’s explore the full payout list and find out how much the world’s top Twitch streamers really earn…
Twitch leaked payout list revealed
A spreadsheet is circling Twitter that shows the gross payouts of the top 100 highest-paid Twitch streamers.
At the top of the list are voice actors Critical Role who allegedly earned $9.6 million from Twitch in the last two years, followed by Canadian Twitch gamer xQc with $8.4 million.
Next on the list is American streamer Summit1g with $5.8 million, esports player Tfue with $5.2 million, FaZe Clan’s Nickmercs with $5 million and American gamer Ludwig with $3.2 million.
Closely following with $3.2 million is famous TimTheTatMan before Altoar and Auronplay on $3 million.
View the full leaked Twitch payout list below.
This doesn’t include any other earnings
It’s important to remember that these figures only include the salary paid by Twitch.
This means that these earnings don’t include things like donations, sponsorship deals, merch sales and any other income that the Twitch streamer might earn.
So, whilst it might seem like these figures are staggering, the streamer’s real earnings will be far higher.
There are also many streamers who don’t appear very high on the payout list but are actually some of the highest-earning streamers as they earn most of their income through other means.
Twitch responds to the data breach
Twitch confirmed the breach on Twitter, writing:
“We can confirm a breach has taken place. Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this.”
“We will update the community as soon as additional information is available. Thank you for bearing with us,” they continued.
At the time of writing this, Twitch has not revealed any more details about the data breach, and its cause is currently unknown.
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