Levy Rozman aka GothamChess is a US-based chess player, YouTuber, and social media star. He is prominently famous for playing chess professionally.
Also, he is quite popular on major social media platforms, especially YouTube where he has more than three million subscribers. Moving further, you can know more about his age, height, wiki, net worth, wife, bio, weight, family, ethnicity, parents, siblings, nationality, religion, facts, and more.
Levy Rozman Wiki/Biography
Levy Rozman was born in a Russian family in Brooklyn, NY, USA. His date of birth fell on 5 December 1995, making him a Sagittarius by zodiac sign. He goes by the nickname GothamChess.
He attained a high school education at a local private school in New York. For his bachelor’s degree, he joined Baruch College and pursued a BBA degree in Statistics and Quantitative Modeling with a minor in Finance. He completed the four-year course in 2017.
|Chess player, YouTuber, and social media star
|28 [as of 2023]
|Date of Birth
|5 December 1995
|Brooklyn, NY, USA
|Brooklyn, NY, USA
|Playing chess online
Levy Rozman’s Wife, Parents & Siblings
Levy Rozman is a married man. His wife’s name is Lucille Ovich. She often appears in his YouTube videos and Twitch streams. Hence, she is very familiar with Gotham’s core fans.
They both first met on a date. While Levy had a great date, Lucy wasn’t impressed and pretty much hated it. Later, they tried to go on a second date but it didn’t happen for a few years as she ghosted him.
Finally, she agreed to a second date in early 2019. This time, they both enjoyed the date and eventually began dating each other. After being in a relationship for almost two years, they got married.
His ethnicity is Russian but he is an American citizen. Though he was born in the US, he didn’t speak proper English growing up as his parents only spoke Russian. Later, he learned the language when he began attending daycare.
While we don’t have any information about his parents, we know that they got separated during his early teenage years. Unfortunately, we couldn’t gather any details about his siblings.
Levy Rozman Age, Height & More
Levy Rozman’s age is 28 as of 2023. His height is 5 feet 10 inches & weighs around 73 kg. Gotham has light brown hair and light blue eyes. While his body measurements are unrevealed, his shoe size is 9.5 (US).
Levy Rozman first began playing chess during his late pre-schooling years. In a matter of no time, he got very good at the game. In fact, he managed to beat his father at the age of seven.
While he was attending school, he continued to spend the majority of his time playing chess. Later, he started taking part in various chess competitions. At the age of 12, he beat a master for the first time in a tournament.
Further, he surpassed the 2000 rating and earned the expert title. As a matter of fact, he was the second-best chess player in his age category at the time period.
As he entered his teenage years, his career took a turn following her parents’ separation. His rank continued to drop over the next few years. However, he made a comeback and continued to compete in numerous tournaments.
While he was still in college, he managed to earn the FIDE master title. In 2018, he was awarded the International Master title as well. In August of the same year, he achieved a peak rating of 2421. However, he announced retirement and said that he won’t take part in competitive chess events in July 2022.
His internet success is potentially the reason for him to announce his retirement. During his peak era, he entered social media by launching YouTube and Twitch channels. While he streamed on Twitch, he shared highlights videos on YouTube.
While he didn’t see any growth initially, he started to become popular during the global pandemic. That year, his channel grew rapidly and ended with almost 200k followers. The growth pace continued to stay the same as he surpassed the 500k follower mark in October 2021.
On the other hand, his YouTube videos also began earning millions of views. Further, his channel’s growth peaked after he started uploading short videos. In fact, he has more than five short videos with over ten million views. While he currently has more than 4.6 million subscribers with 2.1 billion total video views on YouTube, he has over 1 million followers on Twitch.
Levy Rozman’s Net Worth
Levy Rozman’s net worth is $2.25 million (estimated). His major income sources are Twitch, YouTube, and courses. As a part of the Twitch Partner Program, Gotham primarily earns through ads, donations, and cheers during his live streams.
Next, he runs a subscription plan on his channel. As per TwitchTracker, he currently has 1,821 active subscriptions. Through proper calculations, he could be making at least $4,500 a month from this feature.
Further, he earns by partnering with various brands and promoting them during his streams. So far, he has already worked with well-known brands such as G-Fuel, Madrinas Coffee, Intuit, etc.
Coming to YouTube, he majorly makes money on this platform by monetizing his long videos. Sadly, he barely makes any money through YouTube Shorts. As per our estimations, he earns around $55,000 a month in ad revenue.
Leaving social media aside, he launched an online website named Chessly where he listed numerous chess courses. Right now, he has two membership plans i.e., $10 a month and $90 annually. However, a person can be enrolled in just a single course, then he/she can buy it. As per our research, he earns the most revenue when compared with other sources.
Looking at side-income sources, he created an account on Cameo to let people book videos. To date, he has made videos and received 41 five-star ratings too. While he charges $100 for a personalized video, a brand can book a business video for $5,000.
- He won the Best Chess Streamer Award at The Streamer Awards 2023.
- He can speak three languages i.e., English, Russian, and Spanish (partially).
- Levy has a pet dog named Benji.
- He is represented by Night, a talent management company.
- He has a self-titled scholarship fund through which he donates thousands of dollars to various schools.
- His favorite sport is basketball and he supports New York Knicks.
- He collaborated with fellow influencers such as Alexandra Botez, Andrea Botez, Anna Cramling, etc.
- He has a discord server named GothamCity with almost 90k members.
- Apart from playing chess, he also commentated on major chess events such as World Chess Championship, Speed Chess Championship, etc.
- He shares his pictures and short videos on his Instagram handle with 1.1 million followers.
- His business email is gotham[at]night[dot]co.
- He tweeted over 3k tweets with 302k followers on Twitter.
- Before making it big in chess, he worked a job at UBS Wealth Management.
FAQs about Levy Rozman
Levy Rozman is a chess player, YouTuber, and social media star from Brooklyn.
He is currently 28 years old.
5 feet 10 inches tall.
Approximately $2.25 million.
Images source: @gothamchess on Instagram.
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