If you're a gamer and you haven't heard of Ninja, the likelihood is that your internet has been broken for quite some time. He's as famous for being rich as he is for being a skilled Fortnite player and has been a mainstay in popular culture for a while now, gaining a celebrity status as renowned as the YouTube giant PewDiePie. Unlike PewDiePie though, Ninja, and the following entries on this list, have made their money primarily from video games through performance.
Over the past decade, professional gaming has been growing and growing, so much so that you can now gain scholarships in universities for being talented, and take home millions in prize money from competitions. As a booming industry, the skilled or entrepreneurial among us have used gaming as a way of not just making a living, but making whopping amounts of money that even lottery winners would be envious of.
Whether it's YouTube, Twitch as "gaming personalities", or your skill at performing at a professional level, there is a killing to be made in gaming nowadays, with DOTA 2 proving the king of making the talented among us wealthier than we could ever imagine.