Taiki Sakamoto, known popularly as Heartrocker and Aek online, is a Thai gaming YouTuber, vlogger, professional esports athlete, musician, shout caster, and live streamer most recognized for his gameplay videos which feature Indie horror games. As of September 2022, the Heartrocker YouTube channel has amassed over 7.99 million subscribers and an impressive count of over 2,871,101,611 views.
Taiki started his career as a YouTuber long before he registered his Heartrocker channel in December 2012. His first YouTube channel was registered in early 2012 under the name Plaitiangfilm. His content on this channel was largely based on Anime and his debut video dubbed the entirety of Death Note in Thai. Following a number of copy strikes, he decided to switch up his content and started uploading skits, vlogs and other IRL content which featured his roommate. Due to the aforementioned copy strikes, his channel was officially terminated by YouTube. At the time of its termination, the channel boasted over 83,398 subscribers which made it the 16th most-followed YouTube channel in Thailand as reported by SocialBlade.
After a number of unsuccessful attempts to get his channel back, Taiki finally registered his Heartrocker channel on December 4, 2012.
Following a successful YouTube career, Taiki joined multilan, a channel that gathered Thai gaming Youtubers to make content. On September 2021, Taiki joined the Sainua Family, a collective that includes KS139, 1000prueni, and cigaretteS.
For a brief period of time, Taiki used to be a professional PUBG: Mobile player and even won the G-STAR 2017 championship in South Korea. At the time he played for MiTH, “Made in Thailand”, an ESports team based in Thailand.
|DOB (Age)||May 8, 1992 (30 years old)|
|DOJ (YouTube)||December 3rd, 2012(Heartrocker)|
|Total Videos||2220 (Heartrocker)|
|Net Worth||$3-$6 million|
Taiki registered his YouTube channel on December 4, 2012, under the name Heartrocker. The channel saw its first video go live on the same day and it was titled “[Scribblenauts Unlimited #1] The world is beautiful with our hands”. It featured a playthrough of Taiki playing Scribblenauts Unlimited and the video earned over 1.9 million views. Thanks to this stellar introduction to the digital world, Taiki became viral and he earned a massive number of followers. However, as mentioned above, Taiki was no newcomer to the business and his past efforts allowed him to be this successful.
Taiki started uploading indie horror games like Slenderman, Amnesia, The Walking Dead, and Resident Evil among a long list of others shortly after his debut. These horror games helped him earn a massive fan following and his next 17 videos averaged over one million views each.
One of the most popular videos on his channel features him playing Araya. The video titled “ARAYA in its entirety” earned over 7.3 million views since it was uploaded on November 24, 2016.
According to Net Worth Spot, the Heartrocker YouTube channel is worth $5.91 million as of September 2022. Every day, more than 821,110 people view the Heartrocker YouTube channel. On average, YouTubers can make $3 to $7 for every thousand video views. According to Net Worth Spot, Heartrocker makes an estimated $98,530 per month and $1.48 million annually. However, these are conservative estimates and the channel could very well earn over $2.66 million via ad revenue alone.
SocialBlade suggests that the Heartrocker YouTube channel earns anywhere between $7,800-$125,500 per month and anywhere between $94,100 -$1.5 million per year.
Other YouTube analytic sources suggest the Heartrocker YouTube channel has an estimated net worth that ranges anywhere from $1.07-$6.41 million.
Taiki was born on May 8, 1992, in Bangkok, Thailand. Taiki has not revealed a lot of information about his personal life, hence, very little to no information is available about his family.
Other Social Media Statistics
Taiki is quite popular on social media platforms other than YouTube. He has over 1.3 million followers on his professional Facebook page, over 466K followers on his personal Facebook, over 32.5K followers on Soundcloud, and over 249.5K followers on TikTok.
Taiki uploads new content to his main YouTube channel fairly regularly. More often than not, the Heartrocker channel features new content every other day apart from his daily live streams.
Taiki’s most popular video on the Heartrocker channel as of September 2022 has over 12 million views and it features Taiki playing Home Sweet Home, an Indie horror game.
Taiki’s second-most popular video on the Heartrocker channel has over 11 million views and it also features Taiki playing Home Sweet Home.
Taiki’s third-most popular video on the Heartrocker channel has earned over 11 million views and it also features Taiki playing Mortal Kombat X against a fellow Thai YouTuber.
Taiki’s fourth-most popular video on the Heartrocker channel has earned over 9.6 million views and features Taiki’s fifth part of his playthrough of Beyond: Two Souls.
Taiki’s fifth-most popular video on the Heartrocker channel has earned over 8.8 million views and it features Taiki playing Humans Fall Flat with his friends.
On August 6, 2021, the developers of the game that features in Taiki’s most popular video, Home Sweet Home: Survive, announced via their Facebook page that Heartrocker will join the Hindrance as a playable specter.
Taiki is popularly known by his nickname, Aek.
Taiki was awarded the Best Influencer of Social Media Gamecaster in Thailand in 2018.
A. According to a number of YouTube analytic sources, Heartrocker earns at least $7,800 per month and around $2.66 million annually.
A. Taiki currently resides in the capital city of Thailand, Bangkok.
A. There is no information available about Taiki’s personal life, hence it is unknown whether he is currently dating or not.