Who is DrLupo?
DrLupo is an American professional gamer and streamer. Lupo's real name is Benjamin Lupo, and he is best known for playing Fortnite on Twitch.
Benjamin Lupo was born on March 27, 1987, in the United States. He has been married since 2010 to his wife Samantha, born on August 7, 1986. They have one son together, a five-year-old named Charlie, born on August 12, 2015.
He is known for his charity works, running 24 hours streams to raise money. Benjamin Lupo is also a member of GuardianCon. This is a group of people affiliated with Destiny supporting St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
Is DrLupo an actual Doctor?
Although Benjamin kinda looks like a doctor, he is not. His nickname DrLupo started as a joke in college. His father was a psychology professor at the university he attended. Benjamin's college friends changed his in-game name to DrLupo because they thought it would be funny imagining they are getting wrecked in Halo by their psychology professor.
In an interview with Red Bull, Benjamin mentioned this nickname means a lot to him. He said that he believes people die twice in this world. Once when their body dies, and the second time when their name dies out and is never mentioned again. Benjamin stated that he always imagines his father when anyone calls him DrLupo, serving as his memorial.
The Career of DrLupo
DrLupo has more than 4.5 million followers on Twitch, 35,000 followers on Facebook, over 2.1 million followers on Twitter, more than 4.5 million followers on Instagram and close to 2 million subscribers on YouTube.
The first stream on Twitch is dated back to 2013. Benjamin started his streaming career by streaming Destiny, a first-person looter shooter game with MMO elements.
He later moved to stream more popular games because of a lack of audience. Benjamin streamed H1Z1, one of the first battle royal games and moved to Fortnite, which is amongst the top watched games on Twitch to this day. You could witness DrLupo playing Fortnite with many other major Fortnite content creators like TimTheTatman, Myth or even Ninja. Channel DrLupo started snowballing, and he got a contract with Twitch in 2019. Lupo holds a record for the most trick points with the Quadcrasher with a score of 49,256,200.
Besides playing Fortnite, Benjamin plays a wide variety of games and is also very successful. He was ranked as the best Fall Guys player in the world. In 2020, DrLupo played Escape from Tarkov on stream for the first time. He enjoyed the game and called it an "Absolute blast". He also mentioned that the game is unique and can be approached in various ways.
How much does DrLupo make a year? Net worth!
DrLupo's estimated net worth is over $3 million, and it is rapidly growing. You can expect him to cross the mark of $4 million really soon.
You can subscribe to channel DrLupo in three different tiers ranging from Tier 1 with a cost of $4.99 to Tier 3 with a cost of $24.99. On average, his channel gets over 11,000 views every day. DrLupo also has over 23,000 subscribers, securing him about $2.50 per view, making his income just from Twitch subscriptions $57,000 monthly and $684,000 every year.
Lupo's YouTube channel has almost 2 million subscribers with total views up to 130 million. With him getting over 100k views every day on his Fortnite gameplay videos, he makes around $180 or more per day.
DrLupo and politics
In 2020, DrLupo joined the Among us OfflineTV streams to help support fellow streamers who dipped their toes in politics. He publicly supported Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, better known as AOC. At this time, he played with some big names, including Disguised Toast, Pokimane and Myth.
DrLupo and charity
He raised more than $600,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
A couple of years later, he raised more than $2 million and donated it to the same hospital.
DrLupo was the first of the major streamers who publicly announced that all donations donated to the DrLupo account are going to finance St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This announcement was made in late 2020.
How many fans does DrLupo have?
September 19, 2018, 1 million subscribers:
Video view milestones
May 27, 2020, 100 million views
The most viewed DrLupo videos
DrLupo's most-watched video is called Fortnite -" Hi Ninja!" ft. My Son - April 2018 DrLupo and has a whopping 16,323,701 views.
His first video was posted on June 26, 2015. It's a 43 seconds Destiny clip called "If Destiny had a file share...".
Interesting facts about DrLupo
- He was raised with three older brothers
- Benjamin married Samantha Lupo in 2010, they have a son named Charlie
- His zodiac sign is Pisces
- He is 34 years old
- He is 6'0" or 182cm tall
- DrLupo streams every day, except Wednesdays
- First created his Twitch account back in 2013 to farm for experience in Diablo
- He attended the 2017 TwitchCon event
- DrLupo started being friends with Ninja after he killed him in PUBG with a grenade
- He has more than 7,000 hours of playtime on Destiny
- Became a full-time streamer around his 30th birthday
- DrLupo swatted three times in 2018