How much is Dr Disrespect worth?
|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Internet Celebrity|
|Date of Birth:||March 10, 1982|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Dr Disrespect
Dr Disrespect, born Herschel “Guy” Beahm IV, is a YouTuber, Twitch streamer, and internet celebrity who became famous by playing Battle Royale video games such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Black Ops 4: Blackout, Call of Duty: Warzone, Apex Legends, and of course, Fortnite. The streamer has won multiple awards for streaming and his videos are known for having a much higher production value to other famous streamers, as he often dresses up in strange outfits, turning the medium in to something much more theatrical than what people expect from it. Guy is also known for some controversial actions and for mysteriously getting permanently banned from Twitch.
How did Dr Disrespect earn his net worth?
Before getting booted by the platform, Guy had been streaming on Twitch frequently since 2015 and has become one of the most famous streamers in the world. Because of this, Dr Disrespect has made millions from playing video games. Though many of his pay checks aren’t available to the public, Guy regularly mentions his red Lamborghini and his deals with game companies that he says are worth millions of dollars. Though it is a big part of his gimmick, there is a lot of truth to what he says, as he has signed endorsement deals with not just game companies, but also Gillette, ASUS, Roccat, G Fuel, and more.
It isn’t just endorsement deals that makes up Guy’s wealth, as Twitch partners make 50% for every new subscriber. Guy would have been making around $3.50 per new subscriber, and as he had hundreds of thousands of subscribers, he would have made millions. This doesn’t even factor in all the tips that subscribers can send to content creators, of which Guy received many. Developers will also pay Guy a thousands of dollars to play their games, as his huge amount of subscribers will get the game a ton of exposure.
Why is he so famous?
Guy was one of the first gamers to jump on the Let’s Play’ train, as he first uploaded footage of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on YouTube in 2010 and was featured in several videos on the Machinima gaming channel. But in 2011, his focuses changed as he stopped uploading videos on to YouTube and was hired as the community manager of Sledgehammer Games, the developer of the Call of Duty games, and ended up designing many of the levels of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. He had a massively successful four year run with the development team before quitting to focus on streaming full-time in 2015.
After an almost five year hiatus, Guy returned to streaming video gameplay and his following grew exponentially. H1Z1 was the first major battle royale game Guy started playing, which is what he quickly became known for. He then switched to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and then Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. After he took a two month break for personal reasons, his first stream back had a peak of more than 388,000 viewers, which was the second highest stream on the platform up to that point, just behind Tyler1’s 410,000 record. It was this insane number that helped Guy earn several endorsement deals in 2018.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Guy was banned from Twitch, despite him being one of the most viewed streamers on the platform. The streamer’s ban was shrouded in mystery, and it still has not been revealed why he has been banned. Twitch has explained that the ban is permanent, completely cutting ties with Dr Disrespect. Because of this, Guy had no other option but to return to YouTube. However, it didn’t take long for him to regain his following on YouTube, and many Twitch users who were fans of him moved to YouTube to watch him. The doctor now has more than three million subscribers.
With Twitch not revealing what exactly Dr Disrespect did, the company has mentioned that the streamer acted in violation of their community guidelines and terms of service. In an interview with The Washington Post, Guy explained that not even he has been told by Twitch why he was banned on the platform. The strange banning has led to dozens of conspiracy theories created by fans, with many thinking it’s in relation to his problematic Doc 3.0 personality. This isn’t the first time the entertainer has found himself in the middle of controversy, as he took time off after being unfaithful to his wife, and his home was suspiciously shot at twice in 2018.
What makes him so successful?
Guy is one of the few streamers that treats his role of playing games as somewhat of an entertainer. ESPN has said that he acts more like “WWE character” than a professional gamer and he is so popular because so few other gamers have adopted this approach. Guy is literally the only streamer who has created a character and it has led many people to believe that Dr. Disrespect is Guy’s real persona. This has caused several controversies that make him even more popular. Guy seems to go by the ideology that no publicity is bad publicity.
His success can also be owed to his get up, as Dr Disrespect’s outfits have become iconic in the world of video game streaming. Guy wears a black mullet wig, huge sunglasses, and striking red and black sports shirts and vests. He even has a slug-like mustache that he has given not one, but two names, “Slick Daddy” and “The Poisonous Ethiopian Caterpillar”. Guy’s profile has also grown thanks to his incessant catchphrases that can be heard being repeated throughout the gaming sphere, including “I’m on top of the mountain, and I’m only halfway up!” And “Violence. Speed. Momentum.”
With his outgoing personality, outrageous attire, and unforgiving opinions, Dr Disrespect has become infamous for his actions both inside and outside of the gaming world. Owed to his creativity and committing to something unprecedented in the streaming medium, Guy has an estimated net worth of around $4 million, though the entertainer himself has claimed it’s closer to $6 million. For the past few months, Guy has been writing a memoir titled after his motto, Violence. Speed. Momentum, and is due for release in March of 2021.