DrLupo (real name – Benjamin Lupo) is an American YouTuber and streamer who has over 4.4 million followers on Twitch.
TIME named him one of the most influential people on the Internet.
DrLupo was born on March 20, 1987, in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
His father passed away in 2018; he was 68 and had worked as a professor of psychology for 40 years.
Benjamin worked as a systems engineer for a local insurance firm in Omaha.
In 2013, Lupo started to stream on Twitch. As of January 2021, Benjamin has more than 4.4 million followers on the platform.
He first started to play Diablo. Later, he was focused on Destiny (an online-only multiplayer first-person shooter video game published by Activision). Lupo played over 7,000 hours of Destiny.
However, Benjamin started to gain fame after he started to stream Fortnite.
For a while, besides streaming on Twitch, he still maintained his engineering job.
According to Business Insider, he plays video games on Twitch for about 80 hours a week.
In 2017, Lupo attended the TwitchCon event.
In July 2018, he signed with the esports organization Team Rogue. Some of the investors in the sports organization include Landon Collins, Nick Gross, Nicky Romero, Rudy Gobert, and Imagine Dragons.
In August 2019, Lupo signed a new multi-year deal with the parent company of Rogue, ReKTGlobal, reported CNBC.
”Ben is an integral part of the Rogue brand and has been for some time now,” said Derek Nelson, the founder and CEO of Rogue. He added: ”Negotiations of his contract extension couldn’t have gone smoother.”
”Rogue encompasses professionalism at its finest in the esports industry,” Benjamin commented. He continued: ”The relationships that I’ve developed within Rogue feel like no other – the only word I can use to truly describe the feeling is ‘family.’”
He is a mentor in Team Rogue’s Junior Rogue program. Benjamin said that ”we want to give these kids a chance to grow as both players and entertainers.”
In October 2020, he streamed for the first-timed alongside Borat.
Benjamin started his YouTube channel on October 5, 2013. Lupo mostly uploads highlights from his Twitch streams. The channel has over 120 million views and over 1.75 million subscribers.
Video View Milestones
- May 27, 2020 – 100 million views:
- January 2020 – 90 million views;
- August 2019 – 75 million views;
- March 2019 – 50 million views;
- August 30, 2018 – 30 million views;
- June 20, 2018 – 20 million views;
- May 10, 2018 – 10 million views.
- July 2019 – 1.5 million subscribers;
- April 2019 – 1.4 million subscribers;
- September 19, 2018 – 1 million subscribers;
- August 11, 2018 – 900,000 subscribers;
- July 15, 2018 – 800,000 subscribers;
- June 4, 2018 – 500,000 subscribers;
- April 1, 2018 – 100,000 subscribers.
DrLupo married Samantha Lupo in 2010. Samantha manages his professional gaming career.
The couple has a son named Charlie. Benjamin is making Charlie play older video games. The streamer said that ”I want him to have an appreciation for the history of how I got to where I am now.”
DrLupo is 6 ft (182 cm) tall.
In 2018, he was swatted three times.
In 2019, Benjamin raised over $3.5 million in his live-streams to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He said:
”I’m a normal guy who loves to play video games.”
”Because of this amazing community, that passion has grown into something much bigger than just gaming – we are helping save kids’ lives.”
Lupo said for Variety: ”Giving back has been a huge part of who I am on Twitch ever since I started streaming.”
He is best friends with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins. They are frequently streaming together.
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In May 2019, TimTheTatman, Benjamin, and Ninja debated whether Epic Games (the developer of Fortnite) should give them protection from stream snipers (aka to follow a person who is streaming). Ninja said: ”These guys won’t ever get banned either unless we go out of our way to tell Epic.”
DrLupo – Net Worth
Benjamin earned most of his wealth from streaming on Twitch. On the platform, subscribers bring the streamer the most money. Lupo has over 17,000 subs, meaning that Benjamin makes over $42,500 per month from subs alone.
On YouTube, Benjamin made about $300k from ads.
Lupo received money from working for Rogue. When Benjamin signed a new deal with the gaming organization in 2019, he also received equity in ReKTGlobal.
In addition, Lupo has other sponsors, including – Logitech G, Secretlab, NZXT, Kings Coast Coffee, and Blue Microphones.
In January 2019, Benjamin received sponsorship from State Farm, an insurance and financial giant. He said – ”being given the opportunity to work with State Farm is, without a doubt, huge.” From ads on YouTube, Lupo earned about $300,000. Therefore, Twitch streamer DrLupo has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.
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