How Rich is Controversial Streamer IShowSpeed? Details on His Net Worth and Earnings

Jon Bitner - Author

Dec. 5 2023, Updated 3:04 p.m. ET

The Gist:

  • IShowSpeed is an online streamer and YouTuber with over 28 million subscribers between his Live Speedy and IShowSpeed channels combined.
  • His very first YouTube video was posted in December 2017.
  • In 2023, IShowSpeed is said to be worth millions thanks to the lucrative career he's made out of live streaming and gaming.
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If you know what you’re doing and have a knack for entertaining, streaming can become a lucrative career. That’s especially true for IShowSpeed, a streamer and YouTuber with millions of viewers and a shocking net worth for an 18-year-old.

The creator has skyrocketed in popularity, and his official YouTube account now has more than 21 million subscribers.

But what is IShowSpeed’s net worth in 2023? Here’s everything you need to know.

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What is IShowSpeed’s net worth?

IShowSpeed’s net worth sits somewhere between $5 million and $10 million, though it’s impossible to give an exact figure. According to Celebrity Net Worth, however, IShowSpeed is estimated to be worth a whopping $10 million! Much of that cash has likely been earned through YouTube, where IShowSpeed regularly posts videos that pull in over 5 million views each. His most popular video is the official music video for Shake — which clocks in at a staggering 194 million views.

IShowSpeed (real name: Darren Jason Watkins Jr.)

Online streamer and YouTuber

Net worth: $10 million

IShowSpeed started streaming toward the end of 2017. By mid-2021, he reportedly reached 1 million subscribers. From there, he's watched his account gradually grow in popularity. Between all of his channels, he has more than 30 million subcribers.

Birthdate: Jan. 21, 2005

Birthplace: Ohio

Relationship Status: On-again, off-again with Ermony Renee


Streamy Award for Breakout Streamer in 2022

Streamy Award Variety Streamer in 2023

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IShowSpeed has posted seven videos with over 10 million views each, so it’s not hard to see how he could be rolling in millions of dollars from advertising alone. Based on all his views, he could easily be earning nearly $25,000 per month and possibly much more depending on his upload schedule and collaborations.

Beyond YouTube, IShowSpeed has over 23 million followers on TikTok and over 2 million on Twitter. The streamer has been banned from Twitch for making suggestive comments during a broadcast with Adin Ross.

The ban hasn’t seemed to slow down the creator, as his social channels continue to grow at a remarkable rate. And despite being 18, he’s become one of the most successful content creators on the planet.

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What is iShowSpeed’s real name?

IShowSpeed’s real name is Darren Watkins Jr. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on Jan. 21, 2005. It’s speculated that he has a daughter, though he’s yet to make a public statement and confirm or deny the rumors. He’s also known to troll viewers, with some streamers featuring kids that he claims are his daughters — but the claims have never been officially verified.

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Beyond that, much of Darren's life is a mystery. His TikTok bio reads “No bio yet,” while his YouTube bio simply reads, “Thank God.” The streamer has branched out and has started a musical career, and can frequently be seen with top soccer athletes.

IShowSpeed is expected to continue generating content for the foreseeable future, though his controversial antics may land him in hot water and force him to look to different outlets to post his videos.

Aside from the Twitch ban, the creator ran into issues with YouTube when his pants slipped down during a livestream — after which he abruptly ended the broadcast. He wasn’t banned from the platform for the incident, though it’s clear he’ll need to be more careful moving forward.

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