Darren Watkins Jr., better known by his online alias IShowSpeed, is an American YouTuber, streamer, and internet personality. He is known for his variety of live streams where he mainly plays video games like Roblox, Fortnite and FIFA. Watkin is notable for having gained over 1 million subscribers in 2021, making him one of the youngest creators with the fastest growing channel of that year.
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Darren has been on YouTube since 2016 and occasionally uploads gameplay videos. He registered his channel “IShowSpeed” in 2017 and mostly posted gaming content. That same year, he began live streaming and uploading videos of games like NBA 2K and Fortnite. Watkins rose to prominence when his fan base started posting clips of him on TikTok, many of which became internet memes.
This includes his interactions with Outfit7’s Talking Ben, which are considered some of his favorite activities. It helped reignite the app’s popularity by making the game one of the most downloaded apps when he streamed his first gameplay on Talking Ben. In his videos, Watkins often shared his views on going to school and felt that school was a time-consuming place. Because of this, he even dropped out of school to focus on his now-successful YouTube channel.
Darren is also known on other social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, TikTok and more. He has 2.4 million followers on Instagram and 6.2 million followers on TikTok. Now he has 25.4 million likes for his videos on TikTok. Known for his live streams, Watkins has collaborated with many other famous Twitch streamers such as Adin Ross, which has caused controversy.
Darren also released his album called What Else IShowSpeed to get more attention from viewers. His song Shake has been controversial for inappropriate lyrics. Another controversy Darren faced was the time he was collaborating with Adin on a live stream. During the live stream, he targeted Ash Kaash and made sexist remarks. As a result, he was banned for violating Twitch rules and policies.
In November 2022, American rapper and singer Lil Nas X made his live streaming debut, appearing on IShowSpeed’s stream. A month later, he won the Streamy Award in the Breakout Streamer category at the 12th Streamy Awards. Additionally, Watkin is also a musician who released his debut single “Dooty Booty” on his YouTube channel in 2021. After the song was released, it became popular on YouTube and other social media sites. He then released his second single album titled “Shake” which sampled the Fugees’ “Ready or Not”. The song’s accompanying music video has been viewed over 160 million times on YouTube.
Additionally, he released a song called “Ronaldo (Sewey)” in June 2022, which followed his newfound admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo. A few months later, he released another single titled “World Cup” on Warner Records in honor of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. During November and December 2022, Watkins visited various football stadiums to try and see his idol, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, play live.
Darren is 18 years from 2023. He was born on January 21, 2005 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He also celebrates his birthday on January 21st every year.
Watkin stands at an average height of 5 feet and 9 inches large. He rocks around 60 kilograms.
Darren is a young father to a daughter who has appeared on his YouTube channel. He is currently single but previously dated Ermony Renee. The couple went public with their relationship in 2021, and Ishowspeed featured them on its live stream. However, he recently posted a video on his channel in which he explained how his girlfriend dumped him and had an affair with someone else.
Darren is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Watkins. He has two younger siblings, a brother and a sister, whose identities have not been released. However, no further information on his parents and siblings is available at this time.
IShowSpeed net value
Watkin has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $10 million. This includes their personal assets, money and income. His career as a YouTuber, streamer and internet personality is his main source of income.
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