Darren Watkins, popularly known as “IShowSpeed” is a sensational content creator, music artist, and social media personality from the United States of America. The YouTube and Twitch star has more than 11 million subscribers across all his social media handles, where he posts videos of the video games he plays.
He is famous for his controversial crazy behavior and angry outburst on his live streams. Millions of people tune into his crazy live streams to watch the exciting teenager playing video games and being dramatic.
IShowspeed began creating content on YouTube in 2017 as a young teenager. His YouTube channel became popular in 2020 after the COVID-19 pandemic, when he began streaming NBA 2K gameplay.
IShowSpeed’s YouTube channel is one of the most popular channels on YouTube with more than 10 million subscribers. He is popular on social media and has collaborated with other streamers, including Adin Ross. He is a huge fan of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo.
IShowSpeed’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
|Real Name||Darren Watkins|
|Age||18 Years (2023)|
|Date Of Birth||January 21, 2005|
|Place of Birth||Ohio, United States|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lbs)|
|Profession||Youtuber, Streamer, Social Media Personality|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
Early Life and Biography
IShowSpeed was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on 21 January, 2005. His real name is Darren Watkins. He grew up with his siblings; a younger brother and sister, and they were raised in Cincinnati.
IShowSpeed spent his teenage years playing several video games and football. He created his first YouTube channel in March 2016 while in high school. However, he didn’t upload a video there until in December 2017.
His first video was an NBA 2k18 shoot-around clip. In 2018, he tried a Fortnite live stream but could only attract a handle of people. Due to his lack of success, he took a break from live streams and began concentrating on his studies and football. He had his early education in Michigan.
During the pandemic, iShowSpeed was bored and had nothing to do with his time, as schools were closed. One of his friends convinced him to give YouTube another try.
In April 2020, he began posting content on his YouTube channel with the name iShowspeed, where he streamed different games such as Roblox, Resident Evil, NBA 2K, and Fortnite.
He bagn getting decent following and streams on his videos. He was one of the streamers making high-quality NBA 2k20 and 2k21 content at the time. So, his YouTube channel grew and he gained over 150 new subscribers every week. Soon, he had over 1000 subscribers, which he found encouraging.
While posting content on YouTube, Darren had a side job that required him to deliver food to the elderly. As his YouTube channel grew, he got committed to it.
He began diversifying content on his channel and played more of Five Night at Freddy’s, Fortnite, and Talking Tom & Friends. He was different from other gamers as his content was more about live streams.
After a year of consistent streaming, iShowspeed became a viral internet sensation, garnering over one million subscribers, making him one of the most popular YouTube stars. Over the next couple of months, his fans began uploading his memes and snippets of his funny reactions on TikTok, which brought him more fame and publicity.
He continued releasing high-quality content as his fame grew. One of most popular content was his attempt to win 81 straight NBA games in honor of the late Kobe Bryant.
Apart from gaming and streaming, IShowspeed is a music artist. He released his debut music album titled “What Else IShowSpeed.” Soon, he moved to Los Angeles, where he worked with popular Twitch streamer Adin Ross. His appearance in Adin’s streams brought him more fame and attention.
IShowSpeed has been involved in some controversial issues in his career. In November 2021, his infamous single titled “Shake” was subject of controversy, as it had questionable lyrics.
In December 2021, IShowspeed was invited to Adin Ross’ dating show on Twitch. She met Ash Kaash, a social media influencer on the dating show. There, he made moves on her and ask her if she would get on with him to keep the human race if they were the last humans on Earth.
Kaash refused his request and said no to him. Following her response, he got aggressive and was visibly angry. The host Adin Ross tried to calm him down but iShowspeed left the stream for a while and on returning, he made some unsavory and sexist comments to Ash Kaash.
The incident was clipped and posted on the internet and it quickly went viral on social media, with IShowSpeed receiving a lot of backlash for his actions. The next day, his Twitter account got banned.
Several reports suggest that IShowSpeed is a father of a daughter, whose name isn’t known yet. IShowSpeed is yet to reveal the identify of his baby mama.
He was known to be dating Ernomy Renee but the broke up after he discovered she was cheating on him. IShowSpeed was heartbroken and was caught crying in a video.
IShowSpeed lives in Ohio and owns several expensive car, including a Ford Mustang, Mercedes Benz, Chevrolet.
IShowSpeed Net Worth
IShowSpeed is a talented gamer and streamer who had made so much money within a short time. His streams and crazy reactions contributed to his popularity.
IShowSpeed’s net worth is around $5 million. He makes money from sponsorships, YouTube, song royalties, and other sources. He earns more than $150,000 every month on YouTube. He relesed a music album and a couple of songs, which amassed millions of streams on different platforms.