IShowSpeed is a US-based gaming YouTuber, streamer & social media personality. He got popular on YouTube for his gaming videos. As of now, he has gained over 15 million subscribers on the platform.
Previously, he used to stream video games on Twitch but switched to YouTube after getting banned from the streaming website. Read more to know about his religion, height, age, net worth, wiki, bio, real name, gf, weight, family, ethnicity, parents, siblings & more.
IShowSpeed was born in an American family on 21 January 2005 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. His real name is Darren Watkins Jr. & his zodiac sign is Aquarius.
He attended Purcell Marian High School in his hometown for a high school education. As he is pretty famous, he wouldn’t be interested in pursuing college for higher studies.
His ethnicity is mixed and he follows the Christianity religion. However, he hasn’t revealed any information about his parents or siblings yet. At the current time, he still resides with his mother. Often, his mother’s voice is heard while he is streaming on YouTube.
|Darren Watkins Jr.
|19 [as of 2024]
|Date of Birth
|21 January 2005
|Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
|Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
IShowSpeed Girlfriend & Dating History
IShowSpeed’s marital status is unmarried. As he is very young, the YouTube live streamer has no intention to get married anytime soon. Also, his current relationship status is single.
It is known to the people on the internet that he previously dated a person named Ermony Renee. She was called with the nickname Dream.
However, the couple decided to part ways as they broke up after dating for a few months. Prior to this, Darren could’ve dated at least one person in the past. However, he hasn’t publicly shared anything about his past relationships.
Age, Height & More
IShowSpeed’s age is 19 as of 2024. His height is 5 feet 9 inches & weighs around 60 kg. He has brown eyes & black hair. Darren’s body statistics are unavailable while his shoe size is 10.5 (US). Looking at her personality, he is a fit person but is usually seen raging while playing video games.
IShowSpeed started his career by launching his YouTube channel on 22 March 2016. He is known for uploading gaming videos usually NBA 2K. After consistent video uploads, a few of his videos got thousands of views helping him gain subscribers.
Leaving this, he also live streams on his YouTube channel. His channel hit 100,000 subscribers on 20 April 2021. He saw an increase in subscribers after Adin Ross appeared in his live streams.
Further, he made his music debut on 6 August 2021 with the single Lying featuring Jay Cinco. The song has got over 500k streams in one day on YouTube.
Speed’s channel surpassed the one million subscriber milestone on 30 June 2021. Over the past year, his channel grew by almost ten times. This is because he completely switched to YouTube due to the Twitch ban. Hence, this made him stay more active on the video-sharing website.
His channel growth skyrocketed after various clips from his live streams went viral. The short entertaining clips were reshared by thousands on various social media platforms including Tiktok. From these clips, people began to find his YouTube channel thereby subscribing to him.
He continues to stay entertaining as he doesn’t dedicate all his live streams to a single game. In fact, he even switches between different video games during a single live stream.
Over the past year, he has released numerous songs with his recent single titled Ronaldo [Sewey]. His latest song has acquired over 15 million streams on YouTube and almost 5 million streams on Spotify. So far in 2022, his channel has been gaining one million subscribers monthly on average. The streamer continues to grow at an exponential rate.
Regardless of sometimes facing backlash due to his serious behavior, his fans always appreciate his efforts to make live streams entertaining. Currently, he has over 22.7 million subscribers with 2.1 billion total video views.
Leaving his main channel, he has two other YouTube channels namely Live Speedy and Speedy Boykins. On the primary channel, he has seen uploading highlights from his live streams. The channel has acquired over 8.53 million subscribers with 2.1 billion total video views.
His third channel has 1.62 million subscribers and usually uploads short video clips from live streams. The channel’s videos have accumulated more than 630 million views.
IShowSpeed Net Worth
IShowSpeed’s net worth is $7.25 million (estimated). He makes most of his money by streaming on YouTube. Being fully dedicated to YouTube, he primarily earns through ads that run during his live streams. According to Socialblade, his channel amasses an average of 75 million views each month. As per our estimations, he makes at least $125,000 a month in ad revenue.
Moving further, he often receives super chats (donations) from his fans. His earnings from super chats cannot be estimated as they are highly fluctuating. Finally, he has three different membership plans on his channel. Each plan has its own perks but the members count is unavailable to the public.
Leaving YouTube, he is mostly seen making money by selling his merchandise. Speed has partnered with Represent to sell his merch on their official website. Looking at the numbers, this source of income is very profitable as he sold out every product listed on the site. As usual, the income numbers are usually kept confidential.
Though Darren is very popular with millions of followers, he isn’t usually preferred by any brands. In the past months, he was never seen promoting or working with any company. This is because he indulged in various controversies that made him unfavorable for sponsors to work with. Below, you can find his controversies.
Banned on Twitch: Speed started his streaming career on Twitch but got banned due to a sexist rant. He appeared in the live stream on fellow Twitch streamer Adin Ross in December 2021. In the live stream, he asked a few explicit questions to an Instagram model.
Moving forward in the conversation, he went to have a huge rant and told some explicit things on the live stream. Looking at Twitch’s T&C, this is against their terms. Due to this, he permanently got banned from Twitch the day after the livestream.
Banned from playing Valorant: Darren got banned on Valorant after going on a sexist rant while playing against a random girl. Due to this, he was banned for 30 days.
However, he got permanently banned from playing any games released by Riot Games after a news reporter shared a clip of his sexist rant.
Temporarily banned on YouTube: During his ten million subscriber stream on YouTube, he did something that was against YouTube’s community guidelines. Due to this, he got a community guidelines strike that resulted in his livestream getting taken down even before hitting the milestone.
Darren announced this sad news on Instagram with the caption “I’m banned guys goodbye”. However, it looked like his strike got released and he was able to stream back on the platform just after one week.
- Dooty Booty
- Bounce That A$$
- One More Chance
- NFL Freestyle
- Love In These Streets
- I Don’t Like You
- Shake Pt.2 (with dj Shawny)
- V.V.S Diamondzz (with Tee BandzZ)
- All These (with Tee BandzZ and Icey Zay)
- God is Good
- God is Good with Mac Rockelle
- Ronaldo (SEWY)
- Vaccine (with Mac Rockelle and yvngxchris)
- Meme Song
- Locationzz with Tee BandzZ
- God is Good 2
- I Keep It on Me
- World Cup
- Trip To Brazil
- He is a fit person & goes to the gym quite often.
- He is good friends with many popular internet personalities including KSI.
- Speed loves watching anime.
- His Snapchat username is darrenwatkins1.
- He has downloaded almost a hundred games on his PC.
- He has more than 1.1 million monthly listeners on Spotify with his most streamed single being World Cup with almost 50 million streams.
- His contact email is ishowspeed513@gmail[dot]com.
- He joined Twitter in September 2018, he has shared over 300 tweets while gaining 1.7 million followers.
- He often video calls famous personalities including Central Cee.
- His favorite football player is Cristiano Ronaldo and usually dislikes Leo Messi.
- Darren has a Tiktok account with more than 15 million followers and 89 million total likes.
- His favorite sport is basketball & even played 1v1 against YouTubers including FaZe Rug.
- He shares his pictures on his Instagram account with over 14.9 million followers.
- He has a discord server with almost 500k members.
- While he has a few million followers on Instagram, he only follows around 220 members.
- He appeared in the Sidemen football charity match in 2022 and scored an offside goal.
- His username on Twitter is ishowspeedsui, which shows his love for the footballer Ronaldo.
- Many prominent celebrities have made appearances in his live streams including Lil Nas X.
FAQs about IShowSpeed
IShowSpeed is a YouTuber, streamer, and social media personality based in Ohio
No, he is currently single.
He is 19 years old as of 2024.
He stands at 5 feet 9 inches tall and his weight is 60 kg approx.
His estimated net worth is $7.25 million.
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