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IShowSpeed’s Net Worth

IShowSpeed’s Net Worth in 2024
IShowSpeed (Source - Instagram)


Darren Watkins Jr., popularly known as IShowSpeed or Speed, is an American YouTuber and social media personality. IShowSpeed’s net worth is estimated to be between $10 million, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth.


Speed first made a name for himself as a gaming YouTuber and was quickly recognized for his live streams. Though Speed rose to fame following the pandemic, he registered his YouTube channel in 2016, where it was inactive for two years until Speed uploaded his first video, which was an NBA 2k18 shoot-around clip. The same year, owing to the popularity of Fortnite, Speed tried his hand at the game and tried doing a live stream which did not find a lot of success. Disheartened by this slow start, Speed decided to put his YouTube career on hold and focus on school and playing football for the next couple of years.


Following the pandemic, with nothing else to do and a lot of time on his hands, he decided to give YouTube another shot after being persuaded by a friend as reported by TechieGamers. Speed yet again chose to start with NBA content and this time quickly started gaining attention, being one of the handful of streamers making quality NBA 2k20 and 2k21 content. He gained over 150 subscribers weekly, a figure which went up to 1000 subscribers as reported by multiple sources.


IShowSpeed (Source - Instagram)


Soon, Speed started diversifying his content and played Fortnite and Five Nights at Freddy’s, which made his content more live streams centric. In less than a year, Speed managed to amass over 1 million subscribers in June 2021, making him one of the fastest-growing YouTubers in the world. He became even more popular following his virality on social media apps like TikTok, where his fan base started uploading snippets of his live streams, which became viral in their own right.


Following his success, Speed subsequently moved to Los Angeles with popular Twitch streamer Adin Ross, and his appearances in Ross’s streams helped him gain even more subscribers. Currently, Speed seems to be focusing on his music career, having released his debut album, What Else IShowSpeed, which features a lot of the music videos on his channel with most them being viewed over 10 million times.


Who is IShowSpeed?


Darren Jason Watkins Jr., better known as IShowSpeed (or simply Speed), is an American YouTuber and rapper. He is renowned for his popular live streams, where he plays multiple video games. He gained considerable popularity from 2021 to 2022 due to the circulation of viral clips from his live streams on social media platforms. He won Breakout Streamer of the Year at the 12th Streamy Awards in 2022.


Controversy

Following his trip to Sweden, Speed traveled to Norway, where he broadcast live on YouTube during his stay. He appeared to have hurt his ankle while doing the "Siuuuu" dance for his Norwegian fans, about one hour into the live. When a doctor saw him thirty minutes later, she suggested that Speed get an X-ray at a hospital. A huge group of admirers was waiting for him outside as he made his way from the hotel to his car. He was lifted into the car by a man in a suit who was part of his entourage since he had an injured ankle. The streamer's brief walk from the hotel entrance to the automobile, however, was made into a nightmare as fans swarmed him and created tumultuous scenes.


A throng of supporters stormed IShowSpeed in Norway. On his other YouTube channel, Live Speedy, Speed provides an explanation of the events at the beginning of the video that was re-uploaded of his live stream from Norway. The video, "the scariest day of my life," opens with Speed saying, "This is the worst day of my life, y'all." As you can see, I broke my foot. Additionally, IShowSpeed used Twitter (X) to share his thoughts with his Norwegian followers. Even so, Speed managed to escape the fan crowd with little harm, despite the commotion caused by the incident.


He wrote, “NEVER COMING TO F***ING NORWAY AGAIN.


Jarred Jermaine’s Personal Information


Real Name

Darren Watkins Jr.

Nick Name

IShowSpeed, Speed

DOB (Age)

19 June 1993 (age 28)

Height

5 ft 10 in (178 cm)

Weight

65 kg (143.3 lbs)

Net worth

$500,000-$1 million

Nationality

American

Address/Residence

Los Angeles, California


Social Media Stats


Platform

Followers/Subscribers

YouTube


IShowSpeed



26.5 Million Subscribers

TikTok


IShowSpeed



6.2 Million Followers

Twitch


IShowSpeed



Banned

Instagram


IShowSpeed


IShowSpeedy



2.4 Million Followers


127k Followers

Twitter


IShowSpeed



11K Followers


How much is IShowSpeed’s Net Worth in 2024?


According to Celebrity Net Worth, IShowSpeed’s net worth as of 2024 is estimated to be around the $10 million mark.


How did IShowSpeed make his money?


Speed’s primary avenues of income are from his live streams, YouTube, brand collaborations, and social media, which include, TikTok and Instagram.


Sources of Income


IShowSpeed (Source - Instagram)


YouTube

Speed makes most of his $10 million -$12 million valuation from his YouTube channels and their subsequent revenue from AdSense. Apart from that, Speed earns a decent amount from sponsorships as well as any tips and donations he may receive from his viewers while live-streaming.


Speed has stated, depending on the duration of his streams, he can earn anywhere between $75-$200 per upload. Social Blade reports IShowSpeed earns an estimated $16,000 every month on average through revenue via AdSense.


IShowSpeed (Source - Instagram)


Net Worth Spot estimates IShowSpeed earns an estimated $1.11 million per year from his channel's AdSense factoring that he averages 8.43 million views a month, and around 614.38 thousand views a day. Based on the average amount of $3-$7 that is paid per thousand views, the IShowSpeed YouTube channel can generate an estimated $73,000 thousand a month and over $1 - 3 million a year in ad revenue. Other sources, state Speed earns an average of somewhere near $2- 4 million each year from YouTube alone.


TikTok

On TikTok, Speed could earn upwards of $15k per post. TikTok does not yet compensate its users for running ads on their posted photos, unlike YouTube, where you sell space on your videos and channel page for advertising at a rate determined by Google. To achieve this, TikTok influencers and brands do not have an intermediary, or any set rates if they choose to work together. Depending on the circumstances, brands make deals with influencers, and prices can vary greatly, but this estimated earning per post is considered to be nearly accurate.


Brand Collaborations

With the tremendous following that speed has accumulated over the years, brands could approach him to promote their products. Speed has associated himself with numerous top internet brands. Currently, it is unknown how much he could charge for promotional content, but we definitely assume that it’s a hefty amount.


IShowSpeed's Expenses


IShowSpeed (Source - Instagram)


Speed has been spotted in a blue Lamborghini Urus and has posted images on Instagram with the vehicle as well. According to its 2023 valuation, the car could start at costs upwards of $230k. Apart from this, currently not a lot of information is available regarding IShowSpeed’s expenses in terms of real estate, other cars, or any other assets.

FAQ's On IShowSpeed’s net worth

What is IShowSpeed’s real name?

IShowSpeed’s real name is Darren Watkins Jr.

What is IShowSpeed’s net worth in 2024?

IShowSpeed’s current net worth, as of 2024, is between $10 to $12 million.

Why was IShowSpeed’s Twitch account banned?

In December 2021, on Adin Ross’ live dating show on Twitch, IShowSpeed asked popular social media influencer Ash Kaash if she would get on with him to keep humanity alive if they were the last humans on Earth. Kaash refused, following which Speed became visibly aggressive, targeting Kaash with sexist insults, and then had to be forcibly removed from the stream altogether. This incident was shared on social media and quickly became viral, which led to Speed receiving a lot of backlash. The very next day, his Twitch account was perma-banned.

Is IShowSpeed a father?

It is rumored that Speed is a father and has a daughter, though no details about her are known, and the rumors are yet to be verified.

How rich is IShowSpeed and how much money does he make?

IShowSpeed has an estimated net worth of $500,000-$1 million as reported by various sources. Multiple sources also suggest Speed rakes in over $200,000 every year, though this figure is not verified.
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