Top ‘Live-Streamers’ Get $50,000 an Hour to Play New Videogames Online
Wow: Top celebrity gamers can earn $50K per hour for playing a new game over a live stream!
Video game live-streamed hours on Twitch by year according to Newzoo (YoY growth): 1) 2017–6.3B 2) 2018–8.9B (↑ 41%)
Quick math on watching people play video games vs. reading: 1) 16.8 minutes/day/person reading for 15+ 2) 102 hours/year/person reading for 15+ 3) 251M individuals 15+ in the U.S. 4) 25.7B hours/year of reading for all 15+ individuals in the U.S. 5) 8.9B hours/year of watching other people play video games (assuming all 15+ AND U.S.) 6) Total reading time is 2.9X total time spent watching other people play video games
Obvious caveats for above Twitch numbers: 1) Some hours are outside U.S. 2) Some hours are for under-15