The Rise of Niki Nihachu: From Gaming Enthusiast to Twitch Star

March 22, 2024
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Who is Niki Nihachu?

German YouTuber, Twitch streamer and social media star Niki Nihachu was born in Berlin, Germany, on 3 November 2001, so Scorpio’s her zodiac sign. She’s perhaps known best for her self-titled YouTube channel, which she launched on 8 February 2020, and which is currently subscribed to by close to 1.5 million people, while all her videos combined have been viewed close to 35 million times; most of these feature her playing video games, answering her fans’ questions, and sharing details of her everyday life.

Niki’s real name is Nikita, Nihachu is her streaming name – her last name remains a mystery.

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Education and early life

Niki was raised alongside her two stepbrothers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden and Spain, by their father about whom nothing’s known except that he’s a businessman, and Niki’s mother who’s believed to be a professional dancer.

Niki was physically highly active as a teenager, but it’s been revealed that she struggled with eating disorders, and that she was bullied at high school; she became interested in playing video games at the age of seven, which eventually led her to launch her Twitch channel and become active on the internet.

Niki matriculated in 2020, and as she hasn’t spoken about her further education, her fans believe that she has chosen to work on her career on the internet rather than to pursue a college degree.


Most popular YouTube videos

Niki’s perhaps mostly popular on YouTube for the videos in which she’s playing some of her favorite video games, such as “Minecraft” and “Fortnite: Battle Royale”, but her fans also like her for her comedy content, whether she’s googling herself, telling jokes or pranking her friends. She also often features her boyfriend in her videos, which show them reading her direct messages and responding to her fans who have a crush on her, while they also occasionally play video games together. We’re going to write about Niki’s three most watched YouTube videos, which’ve made her even more popular on the internet.

Her #1 video “So I Googled Myself…” has been watched more than five million times since 4 February 2021, and features Niki reading about herself on the internet, including things such as her height, eye color and body measurements.

Her second most popular video “Am Fish” has been watched over four million times since 25 February 2021, and features her playing the popular video game “Minecraft”; in the video, Niki spends close to 20 minutes playing while pretending to be a fish.

Her #3 most viewed video – “Even WEIRDER Unban Requests…” – has been viewed more than 2.6 million times since 24 September 2021, and features her and YouTuber and social media star Jack Manifold as they’re answering to the people whom Niki’s banned from Twitch, and who now want to be unbanned.


Twitch statistics

Niki launched her Twitch channel ‘Nihachu’ on 5 May 2016, and there are today close to three million people following her on the video streaming service, which makes her the owner of the #4,037 most followed channel – #1,642 English language channel. Niki has an average of 874 viewers, however, on 1 June 2021, she had her personal record of 119,682 viewers; she’s streamed for a total of 1,637 hours (68 days), and has played over 80 different video games.

Niki’s spent most of her streaming time just chatting with her fans (480 hours), while some of her favorite games to play on Twitch are “Minecraft” (450 hours), “Valorant” (100 hours) and “League of Legends” (100 hours).

Presence on social media networks

Niki’s active on various social media networks and is an Instagram star, as there are today close to two million people following her, while she’s uploaded nearly 40 pictures and videos onto the network; most of these show her during her everyday life, whether she’s streaming on Twitch, spending time outdoors with her best friend, or playing with her pet cat.

Niki launched her Twitter account in April 2017, and has since tweeted more than 4,000 times, while she’s amassed over 2.4 million followers on the network. She mostly uploads pictures of her pet cat, but also often shares her thoughts on various matters with her fans.

Niki’s followed by close to three million people on TikTok, and has amassed nearly 40 million likes of all her videos combined; most of these feature her telling jokes, lip syncing and dancing. She also occasionally features her pet cat in her videos, while she’s recently revealed that she’s got another pet cat.

Niki has a Facebook profile as well, but seems to be using it only to keep in touch with her friends and family members; her most recent update was on 2 December 2020, when she changed her profile picture – Niki doesn’t seem to allow her fans to befriend her on Facebook.


Love life and boyfriend

Niki’s quite open when it comes to sharing with her fans the details of her love life, and it’s widely known that she’s today in a relationship with American YouTuber and social media star William ‘Wilbur Soot’ Gold.

Wilbur’s YouTube channel ‘Wilbur Soot’ is today subscribed to by more than six million people, while all his videos combined have been viewed over 760 million times; most of these feature him playing video games, making music and spending time with Niki. He’s also followed by more than three million people on Instagram, and has posted over 100 pictures and videos onto it, most of which feature him singing and playing the guitar.

Niki hasn’t mentioned other boys whom she’s maybe been with, and most of her fans believe that Wilbur’s her first relationship; she hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Niki’s a huge lover of animals, and even though cats are her favorites, she also loves dogs; a fan has claimed that he occasionally volunteers together with her at a local animal shelter in Brighton, England, where she’s living today.

She’s passionate about travelling and has already been to a number of European countries, as well as to several US states, while her dream travel destination’s Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Niki’s into music, and is steadily learning to play the guitar, with the help of her boyfriend Wilbur; some of her Instagram pictures and videos feature her playing a couple of songs which she’s learned.

Niki loves plants more than flowers, and believes these to be a perfect Valentine’s gift.

She’s a fan of tattoos, and has a small one inked onto her left leg.

Some of Niki’s favorite actresses are Natalie Portman, Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson, and some of her favorite movies include “Thor: Love and Thunder”, “Lucy in the Sky” and “Annihilation”.


Height, eyes and wealth

Niki’s age is 21. She has blue eye and blonde hair, is 5ft 3ins (1.62m) tall and weighs around 135lbs (61kgs).

Niki’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of March 2023.

Olivia Wilson

As the Freelance Writer at Net Worth Post, I steer producing riveting stories about the lives and triumphs of influencers. With an unwavering commitment to precision and a flair for weaving compelling tales, I guide our content creation, from the depths of research to the pinnacle of narrative excellence. My responsibilities encompass the full spectrum of editorial management, including the meticulous investigation, narrative development, and upholding the integrity and high standard of our output.

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