• Tom Burke, known as Witwix, is a Twitch streamer with a net worth of approximately $1 million.
• He began playing video games at age 5 and left his job in 2014 to pursue a career in streaming.
• His popularity grew in 2015 when he started playing the independent game "I Wanna Be Boshy".
• He has expanded his reach to YouTube, where he has over 100,000 subscribers.
• He was in a relationship with fellow streamer Jen Denise, but it was on and off; he has since moved on with a new partner.
Who is Witwix?
Tom Burke was born on 16 March 1989, in the United States of America, and is a streamer, best known for earning popularity through his Twitch channel witwix which he plays various video games. His channel is an abbreviation of his online name Witherford Wixorian. He is known for his unusual library of video games which he often plays in combination with his lively commentary which has earned him a huge amount of followership on the website.
The Net Worth of Witwix
How rich is Witwix? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that isclose to $1 million, earned largely through a successful career as a Twitch streamer, but he’s also expanded his reach to other social media websites such as YouTube, which earns him additional income. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Gaming Beginnings
Very limited information is known about Witwix’s childhood, family and education. Despite being energetic and talkative online, he has made it a point to keep his private life away from the public, as evidenced with hthe use of his online name. According to him, he discovered his passion for gaming when he was just five years old, and an uncle gifted him a Super Nintendo.
The gift proved a great boon for him, while it caused a lot of worry with his family, as Witwix preferred playing video games rather than interacting and having a social life. He opted to stay indoors and play games for four to five hours, instead of accepting invites for outings or sleepovers. This routine would become a big portion of his life until his adulthood.
A Career in Streaming
Despite the fears of his uncle and his parents, Witwix went on to have a relatively normal life. He completed his college education and got a stable job soon afterwards, but gaming never really left his life and remained a big part of him, continuing to play various video games, and everything seemed fine. However, deep in his heart, he knew that he wanted a career related to video gaming, and so saved a year’s earnings and then left his job in 2014 to start his own video game-related career.
While many gamers were making a career on YouTube, especially during the rise of “Let’s Play” YouTubers, he instead opted to start streaming on the website Twitch, which was relatively small at the start of his career. He had foreseen that the platform would become big in the future, and decided to use it immediately. His foresight paid off, and he quickly become one of the website’s top streamers as the platform grew. It was difficult to start with, as he didn’t really earn enough money to make ends meet. However, things began to change once he started interacting with his audience more, and injecting humor into his streaming sessions.
Rise to Fame and Expansion
In 2015, Witwix’s popularity and followership grew significantly when he started playing the independent game “I Wanna Be Boshy”. The video game is a 2D platformer inspired by “I Wanna be the Guy” and is a tribute to another streamer named BoshyTime. There are numerous video game parodies and tributes within the game. It became popular within the speedrunning community, and is one of the games that often have speedrunners competing for the fastest time. Eventually he decided to expand his reach as well, creating his own YouTube channel which promoted his streams, and started posting content taken from his streaming sessions.
He also started working on his own content specifically for his YouTube channel, so that it can be more interactive and cater to that audience; his YouTube channel now has over 100,000 subscribers. He’s taken a business approach towards his online career, and is a firm believer that streaming is more about entertainment and less about gameplay itself. This is because a lot of online gamers believe that gameplay is more important, but they forget that they are in front of a crowd and need to keep them entertained.
Some normal streaming together after my dudes pic.twitter.com/VCNOti7qix
— witwix (@witwix) October 16, 2018
For his personal life, it is known that Witwix was in a relationship with fellow streamer Jen Denise, who has her own Twitch channel; yheir relationship was notable for the numerous times they’ve clashed, being on and off throughout their relationship. In 2017, it was reported that the couple had officially broken up, and it was confirmed through tweets that referenced each other being horrible in their relationship. Reports also suggested that she started a relationship with the manager of The Wobblers, a group affiliated with Witwix.
The two have moved on since then, and sometime in 2017 Witwix mentioned that he has a girlfriend who surprised him. The details of this new relationship have yet to be revealed, as it seems that the two want to keep things private for now. During the same year, he was involved in a controversy when a Redditor and follower of Witwix began spreading his real name online; the issue started when the said person called him by his real name during a stream. The issue has divided the fan base, and many still debate whether or not his real name is Tom Burke, or Witherford Wixorian.