Young content creator Darren Watkins Jr. His online identity IShowSpeed or simply Speed is what makes him most well-known. His live streaming gaming and entertainment streams are well-known. He has over one million subscribers in a matter of days. IShowSpeed’s net worth was estimated at $1,000,000 as of 2022.
Watkins was born in Ohio, USA on January 21, 2005. Watkins was raised in his hometown for most of his childhood. Watkins has a small sister and brother.
Since he was a child, Darren has been addicted to YouTube and computer games. Darren is currently enrolled in his second year at high school.
Before joining the online community, Darren worked as a food delivery driver in a nursing facility. He chose to concentrate his YouTube career instead of going to college. He said even that he considered quitting school.
Darren was inspired to start YouTube by a friend. Because he had nothing else to do during COVID-19 lockdown, Darren began sharing YouTube videos as IShowSpeed in April 2020.
Speed began uploading content shortly after he quit his nursing home job. Speed gained so many followers quickly because he streamed high-quality NBA 2k20 and 2k21 videos.
Fortnite, Talking Tom & Friends, and Five Nights At Freddy’s are just a few of the other games he played. Today’s content is based on his live streams. He also raps and performs music in a fast-paced way. In only two years, Darren has amassed 7.01 million subscribers.
Unfortunately, Watkins’ fame wasn’t without its problems. In December 2021, he was invited to Adin Live on Twitch. He was active on social media and was tagged Ash Kaash.
The model was more aggressive and speed refused to increase. He then attacked Ash again with sexist remarks after he left the stream. He was then banned from Twitch.
His most well-known song, Shake, was released in November 2021. It is still controversial. He streamed the song’s ambiguous lyrics. Despite being horrified by his father, the young man danced to it.
IShowSpeed reported that he earns between $75 and $200, depending on the length of his streams. YouTube advertising revenue, sponsorships, and other sources make him money.
His YouTube videos have an average of $167,000 per month. Speed earns an average of $2,000,000 annually from YouTube. When he adds all of his income sources, Speed has a net worth of $1 million.
Darren is thought to be the father of a daughter. Some reports claim that he is the young father to a girl. However, this was not confirmed. He ended their relationship after learning that Ermony Renee had been cheating on him.