Darren Watkins Jr. was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 21, 2005.
He joined YouTube in 2016, occasionally uploading gameplay videos. Watkins began livestreaming and uploading videos of games like NBA 2K and Fortnite in December 2017, but only averaged two viewers. Eventually, his subscriber count increased over a few months, reaching 100,000 in April 2021, 1 million in June 2021, and 10 million in July 2022.
Darren Watkins Jr., better known online as IShowSpeed (or simply Speed), is a YouTuber, streamer, and internet personality from the United States. He is well-known for his livestreams in which he mostly plays video games such as Valorant, Roblox, Fortnite, and FIFA. Watkins is known for his often shocking behavior on live streams, which has helped him build a large fan base while also putting him at the center of numerous controversies. Watkins started streaming in 2019. In 2021, his fanbase began posting TikTok clips of his frequently violent behavior during live streams towards games, players, and his camera, which gained popularity and became memes. His outbursts have resulted in bans from the video game Valorant and the streaming platform Twitch. Watkins was described as “one of YouTube’s biggest and fastest-rising streamers” by Kotaku. Talking Ben is a game that has significantly contributed to his rise in popularity. Watkins’ Talking Ben the Dog videos were credited with resurrecting the mobile app’s popularity, with it becoming the best-selling game on the App Store more than a decade after its initial release.
IShowSpeed Net Worth
IShowSpeed has an estimated net worth range between $1 million and $5 million.