Players have made a lot of cash with Fortnite.

With 2019 rolling to a close, over $100 million was pledged to Fortnite esports. There are even some players who have earned millions of dollars like the World Cup Solo winner Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf. 

While Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is perhaps the most well-known Fortnite streamer, you might be surprised to see he doesn’t even fall in the top 20 in terms of highest earners.

Instead, you’ll see professional players from Liquid, FaZe, etc. hold the fort down.

If Ninja is the most popular Fortnite streamer then Tfue is certainly the second most well-known and an argument could be made he is the most popular.

The lowest earner in the top 20 has made more than $140,000, indicating becoming a Fortnite pro could very well earn you a nice living.

This chart was last updated on September 23, 2019

PositionNameNationalityEarnings
1stBughaUSA$3,052,800
2ndpsalmUSA$1,865,800
3rdAquav2Austria$1,625,207.56
4thNyhroxNorway$1,513,176.49
5thEpikWhaleUSA$1,277,550
6thKreoHong Kong$1,173,550
7thRojoNetherlands$1,168,140
8thWolfiezUK$1,139,360
9thZaytCanada$1,068,725
10thCeiceUSA$1,060,050
11thSafUSA$1,021,450
12thkinGArgentina$988,155
13thElevateCanada$946,250
14thSkiteFrance$808,338.12
15thMitr0Netherlands$682,899.81
16thCrueSweden$672,700
17thTfueUSA$577,900
18thBizzleUSA$576,625
19thMongraalUnited Kingdom$564,254.23
20thArkhamUSA$534,400

Before the Summer, Fall and Winter Skirmishes in 2018, the main way for Fortnite players to make money were through Fortnite Friday.

This event was hosted by YouTuber Daniel “Keemstar” Keem and a prize pool was offered each week to all of the players who participated.

Keemstar was able to bring back the event for a few weeks, reigniting the community’s passion for competitive Fortnite. 

With the Fortnite Champions Series for Season X coming to a close, Epic announced that Season 11 will focus on full-squad play with four teammates.

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