Twitch Streamer Earnings Increase for Top Gamers

The top 1% of Twitch streamers made over half of all money paid out in 2021, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of data made public in a high-profile leak.

The WSJ analyzed nearly 4.9 million accounts of revenue data made available by a user of the online chat forum 4chan who claimed to have access to the payout information. The company, which is owned by Inc., couldn’t be reached for comment. It has confirmed that some data was erroneously made public due to an error in a Twitch server configuration but hasn’t verified the validity or intactness of the released logs.