Darren Watkins Jr. known by his online moniker IShowSpeed is an American YouTuber, streamer and internet personality. He is known for his variety of live streams, in which he mainly plays video games, including Roblox, Fortnite and FIFA. Watkin is notable for gaining 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 joined YouTube in 2016, uploading occasional gaming videos. He registered his channel “IShowSpeed” in 2017, posting mostly gaming content. That same year, he started live streaming and uploading videos of games like NBA 2K and Fortnite. Watkins began gaining widespread fame when his fans began posting clips of him on TikTok, with many of them becoming internet memes.
This includes his interactions with Outfit7’s Talking Ben, considered some of his most popular efforts. He helped revive the app’s popularity by making the game one of the most downloaded apps at the time he streamed his first game on Talking Ben. In his videos, Watkins often shared his views on transitioning to school and found school to be a time drain. Because of this, he even drops out of school to focus full-time on his now-successful YouTube channel.
Darren is famous on other social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, TikTok and many more. She has 2.4 million followers on Instagram and 6.2 million followers on TikTok. Now, he has 25.4 million likes on his TikTok videos. Watkins is known for his live streams and has collaborated with many other famous Twitch streamers, such as Adin Ross, which has caused controversy.
Darren also released his album named ‘What Else IShowSpeed’ to gain more attention from viewers. His song, Shake, became controversial due to inappropriate song lyrics. Another controversy Darren faced was the time he teamed up with Adin on a live stream. During the live stream, he targeted Ash Kaash and made sexist comments. Consequently, he was banned from Twitch for violating rules and policies.
In November 2022, American rapper and singer Lil Nas X made his live streaming debut and appeared on IShowSpeed’s stream. A month later, he won the Streamy Award in the “Breakout Streamer” category during the 12th Streamy Award. Additionally, Watkin is also a musician who released his first single in 2021, “Dooty Booty,” on his YouTube channel. After the release of the song it became popular on YouTube and other social networking sites. After that, he released his second single titled “Shake”, which sampled the Fugees’ “Ready or Not”. The music video accompanying the song has received over 160 million views on YouTube.
Additionally, in June 2022, he released a song titled ‘Ronaldo (Sewey)’, following his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo. A few months later, another single titled “World Cup” was released under Warner Records in honor of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In November and December 2022, Watkins visited various soccer stadiums to try and watch his idol, Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo playing live.
Darren is 18 years old from 2023. Was born in January 21, 2005, in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Moreover, he celebrates his birthday on January 21 every year.
Watkin stands at an average height 5 feet 9 inches tall. It weighs around 60 kilos.
Darren is a young father of a daughter who has been featured on his YouTube channel. He is currently single but previously dated Ermony Renee. The couple went public with their relationship in 2021, with Ishowspeed showcasing it on his live stream. However, he recently posted a video on his channel where he explained how his girlfriend dumped him and started a relationship with someone else.
Darren is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Watkins. He has two younger siblings, a brother and a sister whose identity has not been revealed. However, more information about his parents and siblings is currently unavailable.
Net worth of IShowSpeed
Watkin has an estimated net worth that ranges between $1 million and $10 million. This contains her personal assets, money and income. His career as a YouTuber, streamer and internet personality is his main source of income.