Shroud Net Worth | Celebrity Net Worth
What is Shroud’s net worth?
Shroud, also known as Michael Grzyk, is a Canadian YouTuber and competitive gamer who has a net worth of $20 million. He became famous for playing first-person shooter and battle royale games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Apex Legends, Escape from Tarkov and Valorant.
At the time of this writing, Shroud has over 9 million subscribers on Twitch and 7 million subscribers and nearly 1 billion views on YouTube. He is one of the most followed, most popular and highest-paid people on Twitch. He is often compared to and competed with/against Tyler “Ninja” Bolvins.
Shroud earns $10-12 million from his expanding empire in a given year.
Early life and beginning of career
Michael Grzyk was born on June 2, 1994, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
He saw his professional gaming career bounce off multiple teams while playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. At some point he moved to Orange County, California to pursue his career full-time.
In 2016 he helped lead Cloud9 to first place in the ESL Pro League Season 4. He finished second the following year at ESL One Cologne.
In April 2018 Shroud announced that he was withdrawing from Cloud9 and retiring from playing Counter-Strike professionally.
He then transitioned to full-time Twitch streaming, reaching 100,000 subscribers within a year.
Microsoft Mixer/Facebook contract buyout
In October 2019, following in Ninja’s footsteps, Shroud accepted a contract to leave Twitch and become exclusive to Microsoft’s Mixer app. In June 2020, Microsoft announced that it was shutting down Mixer and folding the platform into Facebook Gaming. He was reportedly offered a significant contract from Facebook, believed to be twice his Microsoft contract. Shroud famously refused to join Facebook, triggering a contract purchase from Microsoft. The ninja also made the same decision. The combined payout was reportedly $40 million, with Shroud receiving $10 million and Ninja receiving $30 million.
He returned to Twitch in August 2020, reportedly paying $10 million to buy himself. His first stream after his return attracted over 516,000 concurrent viewers.
In September 2021, Michael paid $9.4 million for a mansion in a gated community in Hidden Hills, California.
Shroud also owns a house in Irvine, California which he bought in 2018
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