Richard Tyler Blevins aka Ninja is an American Fortnite player, Twitch streamer and a YouTuber. He was born on June 5, 1991 in Detroit, Michigan, US. He currently lives in Grayslake, Illinois.
After Richard birth, his family moved to Grayslake, Illinois. His father Chuck Blevins introduced him to video games at early age, but beside childhood gaming he was also active in various sports, especially soccer which he played while attending Greyslake Central High School.
In 2009 Ninja began playing Halo 3 professionally for teams. He played for Cloud 9, Renegades and Team Liquid eventually settling in 2017 with Luminosity Gaming. In 2011 he Richard began streaming H1Z1 game but over time he moved to PUBG and Fortnite after which his viewership numbers began to rise exponentially.
In 2019 Ninja began playing Apex Legends due the sponsorship by Electronic Arts.
Ninja was prominent in several episode of tv show Family Feud back in 2015. Richard Tyler Blevin is married for a fellow Twitch streamer Jessica Goche.
Besides being popular on Twitch where he has 14.3 million followers, Ninja also has 20 million subscribers on YouTube and 13.8 million followers on Instagram.
He often does charity work for various charity foundations and associations. In February 2018 he raised $110.000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Couple of times he donated money directly to various causes. In #Clip4Kids action he helped to raise $350.000.
Ninja has the record for the number of active viewers on Twitch with 667.000 users in one moment.
Ninja is 6ft 1in (186 cm) tall.
Due the sheer amount of money Ninja earns we conclude that he can get any piece of equipment he likes, but fact that some things are not the best money can buy, tell us that some of the gear he has comes from various sponsorships and deals.
Mouse, Mousepad and Keyboard
Ninja uses Finalmouse AIR 58 NINJA CBR Edition, HyperX Fury S PRO SE X-Large mousepad and a Corsair K70 Rapidfire mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Speed switches. He also has Finalmouse Ultralight Phantom mice.
Headset and Amp
He is one of the rare pro streamers that doesn’t use gaming headset but rather really good Beyerdynamic DT 990 pro hifi headset, connected to a Creative Sound Blaster X7 amplifier.
In the past, Ninja used Electro-voice RE20 microphone on a RODE PSA1 mic arm, connected to a Blackmagic Design mixer. Currently he uses Rode NT 2000 mic and sometimes Audio Tehnica AT 2035 mic.
Ninja has two cameras. Blackmagic Design URSA Mini PRO and Logitech Brio webcam.
Ninja used to have 3 monitor setup but after getting Samsung 49” CHG90 QLED Super ultra wide gaming monitor he moved to 2 monitor setup. His second monitor is Alienware AW2518H.
PC / Laptop
Ninja has two computers, one for gaming, one for streaming.
His gaming computer specs are as follows:
CPU: Intel Core I9 – 9900K
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XI Hero
GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 TI XC Ultra
Memory: G.SKILL Tridentz RGB 64 GB
PSU: NZXT E850
SSD: Intel Optane 905P
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 4 TB
Case: NZXT H700I Ninja Edition
Cooling: NZXT Kraken X72
Case Fans: NZXT AERO RGB 140 mm
His streaming computer is having only two differences, weaker Intel Core I9 7940X processor and Asus TUF X299 Mark I motherboard.
Desk and Chair
It is unknown which desk he uses, but his chair is custom made by Maxnomic and is called Ninja Edition.
Ninja uses Windows 10 on his machine and stream with OBS software. He edits videos with Adobe Premiere CC.
Richard uses two Neweer CN-126 panels for his room lighting needs.
Configs and Settings
Ninja Mouse Settings
|DPI||Sensitivity X||Sensitivity Y|
|Hz||Targeting Sensitivity||Scope Sensitivity|
|Mouse 4||Q||Mouse 5||L-Shift|
|Trap||Use||Building Edit||Reload / Rotate|
|Crouch||Sprint by Default||Inventory||Map|
|PICK||Weapon 1||Weapon 2||Weapon 3|
|Hud Scale||Brightness||Color Blind Mode||Nvidia Settings|
- YouTube: Ninja @ YouTube
- Facebook: Ninja @ Facebook
- Twitter: Ninja @ Twitter
- Twitch: Ninja @ Twitch
- Instagram: Ninja @ Instagram
Income and Net Worth
Blevins told that he gets $500.000 per month just from streaming on Twitch. Beside that, Reuters reported that Ninja got $1.000.000 by Electronic Arts to play and promote Apex Legends on Twitch and Twitter.
Ninja has additional income stream, his YouTube channel, he gets there somewhere around $27.000 monthly.
According to random web sources, his net worth is over $10 million, all from gaming and streaming.