Who is Pokimane?
Born Imane Anys, on the 14th of May 1996, she is an avid gamer known by the alias Pokimane, and a well-known personality in the streaming website, Twitch, as well as the video-sharing platform, YouTube. She is famous for her skills in playing various online games. including League of Legends and Fortnite.
Pokimane’s Early Life
Pokimane is a Moroccan Canadian who was born in Morocco, but spent most of her life growing up in Canada. She speaks fluent English and French, and also a little of Darija, a Moroccan dialect. Unfortunately, not much is known about her family life and early education, but it is known that she has a brother, and that she attended McMaster University where she studied Chemical Engineering.
Pokimane’s Career on Twitch
Pokimane was an avid player of various online games, and in 2012 she joined Twitch.tv, a live streaming video platform. On the website, she streams herself playing various online games, streaming with other players as well, and providing commentary Within a couple of years, she became one of the most popular gamers on the website, and in 2017 she was awarded the Best Twitch Streamer of the Year by Shorty Awards. Her success on the live-streaming platform helped catapult her to popularity, and also increased her net worth.
Due to the success of her channel, Pokimane soon attracted a variety of sponsorships, and partnerships with various brands. In 2018 during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Epic Games, the developer of game Fortnite partnered with her to team up with other players and celebrities in a match of Fortnite’s Battle Royal.
Twitch also partnered with Pokimane, and selected her as one of the 15 ambassadors for the 2018 TwitchCon event. After headlining the event, she went on and attended another event by Twitch, called Twitch Creator Camp, targeted at helping other content creators on the platform to create successful channels.
WE HIT 3 MILL SUBSCRIBERS ON YOUTUBE WHILE STREAMING TODAY 🎉🥳
you memers mass unsubbed and really got me for a sec there too lmao.. I hope this video shows how appreciative I am of your support 😊❤️
*lil headphone warning too* ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/WIZngBalo7
— pokimane (@pokimanelol) December 24, 2018
Pokimane’s casual and relaxed personality has made her one of the most followed persons on Twitch, today numbering over 2.3 million on the website. Her fans can also sign up with a monthly subscription, for which she releases exclusive content for a fee.
Pokimane’s Career on YouTube
In 2014 Pokimane joined the video-sharing platform YouTube. Her first channel, called Pokimane, has over 2.6 million followers and became her platform for sharing various gaming content, vlogs and even podcasts. Here she also posts a variety of online challenges and updates about her daily life, attracting over 192 million views to date.
Pokimane’s other channel, called Poki ASMR, is dedicated to various Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) videos. On this channel, she shares videos of herself making various sounds to help people to relax and fall asleep. Although the channel only has some 400,000 subscribers, the views she gets per video hit a million or more, and the channel has been viewed over 46 million times to date.
Her success on YouTube has also helped in making her a well-known online personality, and in increasing her wealth.
Pokimane is a member of Offline TV too, a channel on YouTube created by various content creators on which she collaborates with others, including Lilypichu, Disguised Toast, Fedmyster, William Li, Pokelawls, Josh Kim, Mark Zimmerman, and Orlando Flota, wherein they discuss various topics and create challenges to produce top quality content for their followers. The channel has almost 600,000 subscribers, and has totaled over 47 million views to date.
Pokimane’s Gaming Computer and Merchandise
Pokimane is known to use G11CD Asus desktop for her online games, powered by a 7th generation i5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1090 graphics.
Pokimane has her own merchandise, which she sells via pokimerch.com., including t-shirts and hoodies for men and women.
Been liking the chill chatting streams lately, do you guys like em’? 🙂Still live ➡️ twitch.tv/pokimane
Posted by Pokimane on Monday, December 17, 2018
Pokimane’s Body Measurements
In terms of her body measurements, Pokimane is 5ft 4ins (1.62m) tall, and reputedly weighs 110 lbs (50kgs). She has brown hair and brown eyes, and has a beautiful, fit physique.
Pokimane’s Net Worth
As of late 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Pokimane’s net worth is reported to be over $400,000, acquired from her five years as an online personality, as well as sales of her merchandise.
Pokimane’s Personal Life
In terms of her personal life, Pokimane is single and there are no reports of her dating anyone. She has been rumoured to have dated fellow YouTubers and gamers such as Meteos and Scarra, but so far it hasn’t been confirmed if such news is accurate. Pokimane now lives in California along with other content creators, with whom she often collaborates on her videos.