The Top 5 Highest Paid Twitch Streamers by Subscribers in 2023

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The Top 5 Highest Paid Twitch Streamers by Subscribers in 2023

The highest earning source in Twitch is from paid subscriptions, so here’s a list of the top 5 highest paid Twitch streamers by subscribers

Contrary to popular belief, Twitch is actually a great source for earning money for streamers pursuing their hobby. Twitch Partners and Affiliates have a feature known as paid subscriptions which is exclusive only for them. By buying a subscription to support their favorite streamer's channel, viewers gain access to exclusive features such as emotes, exclusive streams and chat benefits. These subscriptions give the streamers an opportunity to earn a lot of money as there are 3 tiers of subscriptions for different time periods of 1 to 12 months. There are also prime subs and gifted subs, where Amazon Prime gives a free subscription with purchase. Hence, here is a list of the top highest-paid Twitch streamers by subscribers in 2023. 

Nicholas “Jynxzi” Stewart

Nicholas “Jynxzi” Stewart

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Nicholas Stewart, better known by his internet aliases, “Jynxzi” and “Junko” is an American Twitch streamer, YouTuber and social media content creator. He began his mainstream media journey in 2019 on Twitch where he started streaming to an average of 4 viewers. Unlike other top streams on Twitch, Jynxzi did not go viral and suddenly gained popularity. Instead, Jynxzi streamed regularly until his channel took off in late October 2020 to January 2021. To this day, Jynxzi still streams regularly on his Twitch channel to a follower count of 2.1M and an average viewer count of 32K per live stream. He also uploads videos daily to his Youtube channel which he created in 2020 where he has 1M subscribers. 

At present, Jynxzi also has a TikTok account where he posts short-form content to a follower count of 3M. He has over 106M likes on his TikTok account, thanks to his loyal and raving fanbase. His primary content consists of Let's Play live streams playing Rainbow Six Siege with amazing skills but he also does reaction and commentary content. He also plays other games such as Fortnite Battle Royale, Outlast, FIFA 23 and Grand Theft Auto V. At present, Jynxzi is number 1 on the list of top highest-paid Twitch streamers by subscribers in 2023 with a total of 116,272 active subs. He earns around $260K USD to $275K USD on a monthly basis from his Twitch channel subscribers. 

Kai “KaiCenat” Cenat 

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Kai Cenat is an American YouTuber, Twitch streamer and social media content creator born in the Bronx, New York City. He began his mainstream media career on January 13, 2018, with his YouTube channel at the young age of 17. His content at the time included challenges and prank videos as concurrent YouTube was booming with this genre of content. Soon after that, Kai was scouted by fellow YouTuber Fanum and joined Any Means Possible (AMP), a group of YouTubers who created content together. From there, he was an active member of the group and appeared in their videos frequently. Kai then took to streaming on Twitch's platform in 2021 and quickly became a Twitch Partner because of his popularity. 

After moving to Twitch, Kai had a massive surge in popularity because of his hilarious and magnetic personality. He got more popular releasing his debut single named “Bustdown Rollie Avalanche” featuring NLE Choppa in 2022. In the same year, Kai started collaborating with various celebrities on his streams including Lil Baby, Bobby Shmurda and 21 Savage. He became the most subscribed Twitch streamer of all time with his subathon in February 2023 and won the “Streamer of the Year” award at the 12th Streamy Awards in 2023. At present, Kai is the second highest-paid Twitch streamer by subscribers with 67,688 active subs. He earns approximately $113K USD to $120K USD on a monthly basis from his Twitch channel subscribers. 

Hasan “HasanAbi” Piker

The Top 5 Highest Paid Twitch Streamers by Subscribers in 2023

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Hasan Piker, better known by his internet alias, “HasanAbi” is a Turkish and American YouTuber, Twitch streamer and left-wing political commentator. He began his political career in 2013 when he interned for The Young Turks (TYT) which is a progressive news show. He started as an employee in the ad sales and business department but then went on to become a host and producer. He created three different network video series’ at TYT on Facebook where he presented his political analysis as a leftist. He also worked as a columnist for Huffpost, a progressive news website from 2016 to 2018. He began his streaming career on Twitch as a political commentator while he was still working at TYT in 2018.

Hasan joined Twitch because he wanted to reach a younger audience and represent more leftist political views as he thinks there is a lack of it. Within 2 years, he quickly became a very popular political commentating streamer on Twitch and he was invited to news shows such as Fox News’ “The Inside Is.” Hasan decided to leave TYT in 2020 and focus on his Twitch streaming. His primary content focuses on political commentary from a leftist point of view, but he also does gameplay streams and video game commentary streams. At present, HasanAbi is the third highest-paid Twitch streamer by subscribers with 59,234 active subs. He earns around $81K USD to $96K USD monthly from his Twitch subscribers.   

Alexandre “Gaules” Chiqueta

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Alexandre Chiqueta, better known as “Gaules” is a Brazilian streamer, influencer and Youtuber. He is a former competitive e-sports player, who played Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and also was a coach for other competitive e-sports players after retiring from his e-sports career. He started his professional gaming career in 2001 at g3nerationX (g3x). 

He retired from his professional e-sports career in 2008 while getting his degree in Marketing. He quit e-sports and started working at Samsung in the IT sector before he got a diagnosis of clinical depression and attempted suicide in 2017. He asked for help from his old friends at g3x and began streaming on Twitch with their help to afford his clinical depression medication and rent. 

At present, Gaules is considered one of the biggest Brazilian Twitch streamers with a loyal fanbase on all platforms, who enjoy his content thoroughly. His content is mainly focused on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), which he plays on a live stream with fantastic skills. He also plays games of other genres like survival games such as Outlast II and War by Grow Games. He has also done multiple commentary streams on games of the sports genre such as NBA 2K23. He is the fourth highest-paid Twitch streamer by subscribers in 2023. At present, Gaules has 57,067 active subs on his Twitch channel including all. He earns approximately $180K USD on a monthly basis from his Twitch channel subscribers.

Elias “eliasn97” Nerlich

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Elias Nerlick, better known by his internet aliases, “eliasn97” and “Eli” is a German web video producer, Twitch streamer, YouTuber and former competitive professional esports player. He used to play FIFA 18 as an esports player for Hertha BSC. Being passionate about football and FIFA video games from a young age, he was one of the 128 players who qualified for the FUT Champions Cup for FIFA 18 in Barcelona. He was not signed with an esports team at the time but fortunately for him, Hertha BSC stepped up and gave him a professional contract. Ever since then, he played for the organization and was active in the Virtual Bundesliga (VBL), which is a FIFA game mode for German-speaking players. He then left Hertha BSC in 2021 and retired from his esports career.

Eli began his mainstream media career in 2017 with his YouTube channel where he uploaded his gameplays, highlights from live streams and reaction content. He joined Twitch in 2020 when he decided he wanted to stream FIFA gameplays and reaction content. His career as a streamer really took off in 2021 when he began playing FIFA 21 and Among Us, which attracted a lot of viewers. He is one of the most popular German-speaking Twitch streamers in 2023 with 1.6M followers on his Twitch channel. At present, Eli is the fifth highest-paid Twitch streamer by subscribers with 55,332 active subs in total. He earns around $127K USD to $140K USD on a monthly basis from his Twitch subscriptions. 


Needless to say, Twitch Partners and Twitch Affiliates definitely have the opportunity to earn more than normal streamers on the platform. The three tiers of subscriptions ranging from $5 USD to $25 USD allow the streamers to get support from their viewers besides the regular donations. Viewers get exclusive perks from the subscription besides supporting their favorite streamer. The main source of income for all streamers is from stream viewership, but subscriptions are definitely a good way to both get an income and connect more with viewers. Hence, we created this list of streamers, so take a look at the top 5 highest-paid Twitch streamers by subscribers in 2023 and go give them a follow!

The Top 5 Highest Paid Twitch Streamers by Subscribers in 2023
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