(Last Updated On: May 20, 2019)
GiantWaffle Net Worth – $1.5 Million
GiantWaffle is a popular Twitch streamer whose real name is Andrew but people call him Waffle. He was born in Chicago, Illinois but currently lives in North Carolina, USA. He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. He got popular for streaming StarCraft and Minecraft but he has also tried games like Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, Minecraft, Call Of Duty Black Ops, World Of Warcraft etc. He discovered gaming when he was 10 years old and his favorite was Halo. He also did gymnastics when he was young.
How Much Money Does GiantWaffle Earn On Twitch?
The streamer has over 900,000 followers as of 2019 and has accumulated over 60 million views so far. He is able to get an average of 3,500 viewers per stream and his highest viewership was 21,800 viewers. Streamers make money through subscriptions, ad revenue, donations and bits. GiantWaffle has over 8,000 subscribers from which he makes a minimum of $2.5 from each every month. This should add up to $20,000 per month ($240,000 a year).
Officially, Twitch Partners and Affiliates receive 50% of the total subscription fee, so for the $4.99 tier, the streamer would get around $2.50. Twitch has been known to increase this amount for popular streamers to encourage them to remain on the Twitch platform, with some being upgraded to anywhere from 60% to 100% of the monthly fee.
Streamers make money through the Cheering feature when a fan cheers with bits in the chat. A Cheer is an animated chat emote that uses bits. Typing “Cheer1” will generate a grey bouncing triangle, and cost you 1.4 cents. “Cheer100” brings up a dancing purple diamond, and costs you $1.4. You can Cheer any amount you please (including irregular figures, and the corresponding emotes get larger and larger, up to a “Cheer10000,” a $140 tip represented by a fractured red star. streamers will get 1 cent for every Bit pledged while Twitch will keep the 0.4 cents.
Fans can also donate directly to their favorite streamers through Paypal and also cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, litecoin or ethereum. There are a variety of third-party services which Twitch streamers can connect to their account to activate additional features such as donations and alerts. Some of the more-popular services are Gaming For Good, StreamTip, Muxy, Stream Elements, and StreamLabs. All of these services create a unique donation page for your channel hosted on their own server which you can direct your viewers to make a donation.