IShowSpeed Net Worth
IIShowSpeed, an American YouTuber, streamer, rapper, and internet personality whose real name is Darren Watkins Jr. has a net worth of $10 million.
Darren Watkins Jr., commonly known by his online alias IShowSpeed or Speed, is a prominent American YouTuber, streamer, rapper, and internet personality.
His content primarily revolves around live streaming various video games such as Roblox, Fortnite, and FIFA, contributing to his widespread recognition.
Notably, Watkins has gained a significant following due to his often sensational behaviour during his live streams, which have both attracted devoted fans and sparked numerous controversies.
Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, Watkins established his YouTube channel, “IShowSpeed,” in 2017, primarily focusing on gaming-related content.
However, it was between 2021 and 2022 that he experienced a notable surge in popularity, largely attributed to the circulation of captivating clips from his live streams on various social media platforms.
As a testament to his growing influence, Watkins was honoured with the Breakout Streamer of the Year award at the 12th Streamy Awards in 2022.
Watkins initially joined YouTube in 2016, sporadically uploading gameplay videos. In December 2017, he ventured into live streaming and began sharing videos of games like NBA 2K and Fortnite.
However, his viewership was initially modest, with an average of only two viewers. Nevertheless, over the course of a few months, his subscriber count experienced remarkable growth, reaching 100 thousand subscribers in April 2021, 1 million in June 2021, and an impressive 10 million in July 2022.
Darren Watkins Jr. was born on January 21, 2005, in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Thus, IShowSpeed is 18 years old as of 2023.
IShowSpeed Social Media Career
Watkins started streaming in 2019. In 2021, his aggressive behaviour in TikTok clips went viral, boosting his popularity. Kotaku called him a prominent streamer.
Talking Ben also contributed to his rise. In July 2022, Watkins ignited a Pikachu firework in his bedroom, narrowly avoiding a serious fire incident. The next month, he fell victim to a swatting prank during a live stream. He claimed to be incarcerated but was bailed out by Adin Ross. Watkins tried cheating on a quiz with viewers’ help but got incorrect answers, scoring 0/10.
In September 2022, he whipped a referee with his shirt and discarded a Messi jersey during a charity football match. Lil Nas X streamed on IShowSpeed’s stream in November 2022. In December 2022, Watkins won the “Breakout Streamer” award at the Streamy Awards.
From November to December 2022, he visited stadiums to watch Cristiano Ronaldo play but couldn’t see him in action. In May 2023, Watkins announced his exclusive streaming contract with Rumble, alongside Kai Cenat.
IShowSpeed Musical Career
In August 2021, Watkins released his first single, “Dooty Booty”, which quickly gained popularity on YouTube and TikTok.
In November 2021, he released “Shake”, sampling Fugees’ “Ready or Not”, with its music video surpassing 160 million views on YouTube. In June 2022, he released “Ronaldo (Sewey)” inspired by his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo.
In November 2022, he honoured the 2022 FIFA World Cup with the release of the “World Cup” under Warner Records.
In December 2021, Watkins participated in a Twitch “e-dating” livestream show hosted by Adin Ross. He made a rape threat towards another participant, Ash Kash, and was eliminated from the show. Shortly after, he rejoined the Discord call and sexually harassed Kash. Watkins was banned from Twitch for “sexual coercion or intimidation.”
In April 2022, a clip surfaced of Watkins playing Valorant on a live stream, where he made derogatory remarks towards a female player. He was permanently banned from Valorant and all other Riot Games titles.
In July 2022, Watkins received a community guidelines strike and a 1-week ban on YouTube for streaming explicit content in Minecraft. He accidentally showed sexual activity on the screen.
In November 2022, Sky Sports stopped featuring Watkins on their platform due to misogynistic and derogatory comments he had made in the past. All content featuring Watkins was removed.
In December 2022, Watkins faced controversy for racist behaviour towards a Chinese spectator during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He approached the man wearing an Argentina top and made offensive remarks in various languages. He later apologized in a video on Twitter.
In the year 2021, Watkins initiated a romantic relationship with Ermony Renee, whom he publicly introduced to his viewers during his live stream. Similarly hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, she shares a hometown connection with him.
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