Brent Hale, in his curious analysis on, talks about the most famous and winning esport players in the world with mind-boggling earnings

Your Dad told you that you were wasting your time playing video games. Your Mom had high hopes for you and becoming a professional gamer wasn’t one of them.

“There’s no future in it,” they said.

“How will playing video games pay the bills?” They questioned.

“You could be an accountant… a doctor… a lawyer… the President!” They pleaded. “Think of how much money you’ll earn then!”

But, they were wrong…

With the rise of esports gaming and content creation platforms, gamers now have more earning potential than some of the most prominent career paths.

In the infographic below, we’ve listed 20 of the highest earning professional gamers (of 2018) and compared their earnings to their country’s President’s or Head of State’s salary.

Obviously, it’s not easy to get to the level of the gamers listed below. You’ll need to put in countless hours of practice and you’ll need the right equipment (a console or high-end gaming PC and monitor, top-of-the-line peripherals, and a fast internet connection).

But, the bottom line is that, if you (or your parents) are worried about the earning potential in becoming a professional gamer, the reality is that you can actually earn more by playing video games than your President or Prime Minister can earn running your country.

Gamers vs Presidents - Who Makes More in Your Country


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