IShowSpeed Net Worth, Age Biography, Girlfriend

Darren Watkins Jr., popularly identified online as IShowSpeed or simply Speed, is a young and famous content creator(YouTuber). He’s recognized for his gaming and entertainment live streams, which have amassed over a million subscribers in just a few days.

As of 2022, IShowSpeed has an estimated net worth of $1 million.


Early Life of Ishowspeed


Darren Watkins was born in the state of Ohio, USA, on January 21, 2005. He grew up in his hometown and lived most of his life there. He has a kid brother and sister. Darren has been a fan of YouTube and computer games right from when he was a child.

Darren is currently enrolled in his sophomore year of high school. Before he joined the online community, Darren was employed in a nursing home, delivering food to the elderly. He has decided not to attend college and instead focus on his YouTube career.

He has even stated he considered quitting school just to focus of his YouTube and gaming hobbies.


Online Career

Darren was motivated to start doing YouTube by a friend of his and in April 2020, he began sharing videos on the platform as IShowSpeed since he had little or nothing else to do during the COVID-19 lockdown to keep himself busy.

Soon after, he quit his nursing home job and dedicated his time in uploading content on his YouTube. Speed gained so many fans in such a short period because he was one of the few people streaming quality NBA 2k20 and 2k21 videos.

He also played Fortnite, Talking Tom & Friends, and Five Nights at Freddy’s. His current content is based on his live streams in the past. He also performs music, rapping in a fast-paced style. This has helped Darren gain 7.01 million subscribers in roughly two years.


Sadly for the young influencer, unpleasant events accompanied his fast fame. In December 2021, he was invited to Adin Live’s dating show on Twitch. There, he made moves on social media influencer Ash Kaash. The model rejected him and he started to get offended.

He left the stream for a while, and when he returned, he proceeded to attack Ash with sexist insults. He got banned from Twitch after that. His most notorious song, titled Shake, released in November 2021, is also a subject of controversy. He danced to its questionable lyrics on stream.

His father saw it and slapped his hands, but the young man proceeded to dance to his music.

Net Worth

IShowSpeed has stated that depending on the length of his streams, he earns between $75 and $200 per upload. He also makes money from YouTube ad revenue, sponsorships, and other sources.

From the ads on his YouTube videos alone, he gets an estimated $167,000 every month. Speed earns an average of $2 million each year solely from YouTube. Incorporating his other income sources, he has a net worth of $1 million.

Personal Life

Darren is said to have a daughter. He is allegedly the young father of a baby girl whose name is unknown. However, this was never confirmed. He once had a relationship with Ermony Renee but broke up with her after finding out she was cheating on him.

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