Guy Beahm was born on 10 March 1982, in the United States of America, and under his online alias Dr DisRespect, is best known for being a popular online streamer on Twitch.tv, on which he streams various video games including “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds”. He is also known for his unique personality and unusual dress, gaining over two million followers on the online streaming platform.
A Net Worth Built as an Online Entertainer
How rich is Dr DisRespect? As of early-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is now over $300,000, mostly earned through a successful career as a video game streamer. His popularity and character has earned him numerous opportunities to increase his wealth, and as he continues his career, it is expected that his net worth will also continue to increase.
Beginnings, to Finding a Career in Gaming
Dr DisRespect attended California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and during his time there, played basketball for the college team in Division II NCAA. After completing his studies, he was hired by American video game developer Sledgehammer Games, which is responsible for creating numerous high profile games such as “Dead Space”, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3”, and “Call of Duty: WWII”. While working for the company, he joined the website Justin.tv in 2010, which allowed users to broadcast their videos online.
The website used a similar style to that of YouTube, and promoted various user-generated live videos, called “broadcasts”. Users were allowed to broadcast to an unlimited number free, and the website prohibited defamation, pornography, and copyright violations. Eventually, the company’s parent was rebranded as Twitch Interactive, which led to the eventual closing of Justin.tv so that the company could focus more on Twitch. Dr DisRespect also moved to join Twitch as a streamer, and it was during his time streaming that he created the character Dr DisRespect, and became known for his mullet wig, over-sized mustache, sunglasses and stereotypical male gamer attitude, but this persona helped establish his net worth.
The game, itself much like other battle royale games, was inspired by the 2000 film “Battle Royale”, and features 100 players parachuting into an island to scavenge for equipment and kill others, trying to survive. The map’s area decreases in size over time, and forces players into encounters until the last player or team standing wins. The game has received numerous positive reviews from critics during early access, and numerous nominations and awards. It has been called the defining game of the battle royale genre, and has since been expanded to other platforms as well.
Stream Schedule || Week of 4/23/18
Mon – 10am PST
Tue – 8am PST
Wed – 1pm PST
Thu – 8am PST
Fri – 12pm PSThttps://t.co/Fe4ITMeE6r
— Dr Disrespect (@drdisrespect) April 23, 2018
With the popularity of the game and the popularity of his character, Dr DisRespect gained himself a huge following on Twitch, which would help him increase his net worth significantly. His character has been called entertaining, and so many publications consider him more as an entertainer rather than a professional gamer. Despite that, he shows high level skills akin to those playing near the professional level. He has been described as a “hyper-caricature of how a stereotypical male gamer views himself”.
Who Is Dr DisRespect’s Wife? Family
Dr DisRespect has mentioned that he is married, but despite his online personality, he prefers keeping his family’s privacy intact. He has not revealed any information about his wife, though he mentions her through several social media posts. In 2014, he mentioned that his gaming time was reduced due to them having a baby on the way. He subsequently posted a picture of his daughter on the website Twitter, a move that he rarely makes.
Hiatus and Return
In December 2017, Dr DisRespect made an unexpected move during one of his streams, suddenly going out of character, explaining to his viewers that he had been unfaithful to his wife and wanted to take time off streaming to focus on his family. He shared the message on stream with teary eyes, and then disappeared from Twitch for a couple of months. Many speculated on how long he would be gone, but he returned to restart his stream in February 2018. His viewership now continues to grow as well as his net worth.
With his return, all of his social media pages and profiles were back up and running, with his Twitter once again posting schedules of his streams. He also started to regularly upload on his YouTube channel once again, with videos from his streams.
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia