Ninja's streaming room via YouTube
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The exciting year in gaming wrapped up with a 12-hour NYE Fortnite live stream hosted by Tyler “Ninja” Blevins that featured numerous guest appearances and a failed attempt to convince New York City to floss.

While Ninja’s New Year’s Eve event wasn’t record-breaking, it did mark the culmination of an incredible year for the 27-year-old streamer.

In a recent interview with CNN, Ninja revealed that he earned roughly $10 million in 2018 alone, on the back of a booming live stream following and numerous sponsorships with top-brands, including  Samsung, Uber Eats and Red Bull.

To accomplish this revenue feat, Ninja devoted nearly 4,000 hours to Fornite this year alone, the equivalent of 12 hours a day.

While many equate professional gamers to athletes, Ninja previously revealed that he sees himself more like a small business owner, likening gaming to a small coffee shop. “They’re gonna find another coffee shop if you’re not there … you have to be there all the time,” he said.

This approach to streaming is paying off, as Ninja estimates that 70% of his income comes from revenue generated on Twitch and YouTube, where he has 12.5 million and 20 million followers, respectively.

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Heading in 2019, Ninja is looking to build off his streaming successes to establish additional revenue streams, including a clothing brand and music.

More: ‘Ninja,’ the Fortnite streamer who’s one of video gaming’s biggest stars
Related: Fortnite Sensation Ninja Now Has Over 20 Million YouTube Subs
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