Fortnite Earnings: The 10 Best Paid Fortnite Pros

After the Fortnite World Cup finals, the competitive scene grew unlike any other. With huge prize pools and a ton of talent competing for it, Fortnite made a massive dent within the Esports community. Thanks to their Fortnite earnings, a number of competitors can call themselves millionaires before they’ve even turned 20 years old, so naturally this has drawn a ton of interest from players all over the globe.

Ever since the boom in Fortnite payments, the entire competitive scene has become a full-time job for most of the top Fortnite players. They started grinding harder than ever, making the top (and the way there) more crowded than it’s ever been.

In this article, we take a look at the highest-earning Fortnite players, and what made them earn these millions of dollars. Let’s get started. 

Note that we only look at esports earnings here. Players can and do make a lot of money via sponsorships or streaming, but we haven’t taken that into account for this article. We also have an article on the Best Fortnite Players (without accounting for their Fortnite earnings) if you’re interested.

10. Kreo

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Nate Kou, more popularly known as “Kreo” is an American Esports professional who achieved significant success in the Fortnite competitive scene. 

In the Fornite 2019 WorldCup, he placed 4th beating the likes of Aqua and Rojo. This showed the incredible skill and dedication he had for the game. Now, he regularly streams on Twitch and has over 300.000 followers. 

Kreo’s Fortnite earnings surpass $1.2 million, making him one of the most notable names in the competitive Fortnite community. 

9. Zayt

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Williams “Zayt” Aubin is a Canadian professional player who dominated week in and week out in the 2020 NA East Fornite Championship Series (FNCS). 

In the Fortnite World Cup’s duo category, he placed 4th, taking home a huge cash prize. He used to stream on Twitch and was active on YouTube, but as of writing he is inactive on both platforms. 

Over the years, Zayt has won over $1.3 million, becoming one of the highest-earning keyboard-and-mouse Fortnite players. 

8.  Wolfiez 

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Jaden “Wolfiez” Ashman is a Professional player hailing from the United Kingdom. He’s one of the most popular controller players in the Fortnite competitive scene. 

He streams on Twitch regularly and consistently takes part in Fortnite’s competitive tournaments. This dedication and passion have earned him huge amounts of money, and respect within the community. Moreover, his aggressive playstyle has inspired millions of controller players to take on the esports scene. Wolfiez, with his skill, has won more than $1.3 million playing Fortnite competitively. 

7. Kami

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Kami, whose real name is Michal Kaminski, is a Polish player with high skills and extreme precision. He has proved to be a dominant force within the Fortnite community by consistently earning top placements in various Fortnite tournaments. 

Michal streams on Twitch quite frequently and uses a keyboard-and-mouse setup. Kami’s consistent performance has won him staggering amounts of money. 

Kami has earned over $1.4 million throughout his career playing Fortnite. 

6. Nyhrox

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Emil Bergquist Pedersen, better known as Nyhrox is one of the most widely known names within the Fortnite community. He is a professional player from Norway using a keyboard-and-mouse setup. 

Nyhrox gained this heavy popularity after winning the Duos-Fortnite 2019 WorldCup alongside his partner Aqua. Being one of the most skilled Fortnite players, he has earned huge amounts of money.

With more than $1.5 million in winnings, Nyhrox is one of the highest-paid Fortnite players in the world. 

5. Anas

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Anas El-Abd is a professional Fortnite player from Denmark. Anas is a player with great consistency and skill and is a pure treat to watch. He actively takes part in competitive Fortnite tournaments and dominates them with high placements. 

Anas became popular after winning over $1 million competing in a Mr.Beast Fornite challenge. He has also participated in multiple FNCS tournaments, as well as the FNCS invitational 2022. 

Over his career, Anas has earned over $1.5 million in total.

4. EpikWhale

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Shane “EpikWhale” Cotton is an American keyboard-and-mouse Fortnite player. He has earned notable success within the Fortnite Competitive scene. His most popular achievement came during the 2019 Fornite WorldCup, where he finished 3rd. 

EpikWhale has proved to be one of the best players in Fortnite with his skill and dedication. He has competed in over 70 tournaments and earned hundreds of thousands of dollars in doing so. 

Throughout his career, EpikWhale has won over $1.8 million playing Fortnite competitively. 

3. Psalm

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Harrison Chang, popularly known as Psalm, is an American professional Esports player who is now retired from Fortnite. Initially, Psalm gained popularity while playing Hearthstone competitively. But he soon transitioned to Forntite and started his reign of dominance. 

Psalm earned his reputation in Fortnite after finishing in 2nd place in the 2019 Fortnite World Cup. He played a beautiful game showcasing his skill in front of millions of people, forever engraving his legacy within the Fortnite community. 

Over his career as a professional player, Psalm earned over $1.9 million making him one of the top and richest players in the game’s history. 

After his Fortnite career, Psalm moved over to VALORANT, but he is not playing for any notable team at the time of writing this article.

2. Aqua

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Taking second place in our list is David Wang, more widely known as Aqua.

Aqua is a retired Austrian player who became popular within the Fortnite community after he won the Fortnite Duos World Cup alongside Nyhrox. The duo placed at the top and won $2,250,000 together. 

However, he did not stop there. Aqua went on to compete in various FNCS and consistently earned top placements, showcasing his skill and hard work. Aqua has won multiple Fortnite tournaments and earned millions with his craft. He also streams his Fortnite gameplay on Twitch regularly. 

Aqua has become the second highest earning player in Fortnite, winning over $2.1 million by playing the game. 

1. Bugha

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Taking the top spot in our list is the 2019 Fortnite World Cup winner Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf. 

Bugha became arguably the most famous player in Fortnite after his victory in the Fortnite World Cup, where he won a prize of $3 million at just 16 years old. You could say that he’s the best player in Fortnite and the statistics would back that up. 

He has secured three FNCS titles, and those alongside his World Cup victory showcase how good he is at the game. His skill, talent, and work ethic have made him a Fortnite master and cemented his legacy in the game’s Hall of Fame. 

Bugha’s exceptional gameplay has earned him a huge fanbase, which he utilizes by streaming his Fortnite games on Twitch. 

Overall, Bugha has over $3.5 million in Fortnite earnings and is the highest-earning Fortnite player to date.


In the world of competitive Fortnite, these players turned the game into an art form and earned millions while doing it. From a 16-year-old winning the World Cup to Anas winning a prize of $1 million in a Mr.Beast tournament, each player brought a unique story to the game. 

Being at the top, all of them gained a huge reputation within the Fortnite community, making them legends of the game. While the competitive scene is ever-changing, these 10 players have cemented their legacies and left a dent in the game’s history. 

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