IShowSpeed Biography: Age, Height, Net Worth, Gaming, YouTube, Wikipedia, Girlfriend

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American YouTuber, streamer, and internet personality Darren Watkins Jr. (born January 21, 2005) is also known online as IShowSpeed (or simply Speed). He is well-known for live streams of games, mostly video games like Roblox, Fortnite, and FIFA. Watkins is known for his frequently shocking livestream behavior, giving him a large fan base and putting him in the middle of many controversies.

Watkins, born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, registered his “IShowSpeed” channel in 2017 and primarily posts gaming-related content. He significantly increased his popularity between 2021 and 2022, thanks partly to sharing captivating videos from his live streams on social media.


  • Full Name Darren Watkins Jr.
  • Born January 21, 2005 (age 18) Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
  • Occupations YouTube live streamer, internet personality, rapper, singer
  • Nationality American
  • Nick Name Speed, IShowSpeed
  • Channel IShowSpeed
  • Website
  • Genre Gaming
  • Labels Warner Records

Early Life & Education

On January 21, 2005, Darren Watkins Jr. was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He started using YouTube in 2016 and occasionally posted gameplay videos. Watkins began live streaming and uploading videos of games like NBA 2K and Fortnite around December 2017, but he could only draw an average of two viewers.

His subscriber count eventually increased over a few months, reaching 100,000 in April 2021, 1,000,000 in June 2021, and 10,000,000 in July 2022.

Most of IShowSpeed’s early years were spent in Michigan, where he completed his early education. He later abandoned his studies to focus on starting his YouTube channel. IShowSpeed is currently focused on building his channel; his academics are the last thing on his mind.


In 2019, Watkins started streaming. He rose to fame in 2021 after his followers posted videos of his violent behavior toward players, games, and his camera during live streams on TikTok. These videos gained popularity and started trending as memes. His outbursts led to bans from the video game Valorant and the streaming service Twitch. As “one of the biggest and fastest-rising streamers” on YouTube, Watkins was referred to by Kotaku. Talking Ben is a game that has significantly aided his rise to popularity.

Over a decade after its initial release, Talking Ben the Dog became the best-selling game on the App Store, thanks partly to Watkins’ mobile app videos.

Watkins posted “Dooty Booty” as his debut single on his YouTube channel in August 2021. After being uploaded, the song quickly gained popularity on YouTube and other social media platforms like TikTok. Watkins released the song “Shake” in November 2021, featuring the Fugees’ “Ready or Not” as a sample. Over 160 million people watched the music video for the song on YouTube.

He wrote a song titled “Ronaldo (Sewey)” in June 2022 due to his growing admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo. In recognition of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, he released the single “World Cup” in November 2022 via Warner Records.

Net Worth

According to a number of sources, IShowSpeed has an estimated net worth of $500,000 to $1 million. According to numerous sources, Speed earns over $200,000 annually, though this sum is unconfirmed.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: IShowSpeed
  • Twitter handle: IShowSpeed
  • YouTube Channel: IShowSpeed
  • TikTok: IShowSpeed

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