Highest-paid video gamers worldwide 2019

Estimated annual earnings of leading video gamers worldwide in 2019

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January 2020



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All earnings are from January 1, 2019, through January 1, 2020. All figures are pretax, and fees from agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted. Estimates are based on SocialBlade, TwitchTracker, Captiv8 and Pollstar, as well as interviews with industry insiders. For the purposes of the list, Forbes defines a professional gamer as anyone who makes their income playing games, both competitively and casually.

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