Who is Asian Andy? Twitch streamer makes $16,000 in 7 hours by letting viewers wake him up as he tries to sleep

Andy shared a roughly 15-minute video where he talked about his experience of letting users wake him up in exchange for donations during the course of seven hours


                            Who is Asian Andy? Twitch streamer makes $16,000 in 7 hours by letting viewers wake him up as he tries to sleep
A screengrab of Asian Andy in one of his sleeping vlogs (YouTube)

Asian Andy, a 26-year-old from Los Angeles has revealed that he made $16,000 in just one night on his Twitch live stream while sleeping — well, almost. Andy live streams moments from his daily life through lengthy vlogs. In one of the most recent streams, Andy sleeps while his audience competed to wake him up.

With over 12,500 followers on Twitch and more than one million subscribers on YouTube, Andy enabled text-to-voice which was activated when viewers made donations. Viewers who donated used their messages to get Alexa to play loud music, imitate a dog barking or make his alarm clock go off.

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Who is Asian Andy?

Asian Andy is a live streamer and popular vlogger from Los Angeles, California. The 26-year-old Twitch streamer found success through his frequent broadcasting of IRL streams, which involve people who broadcast their daily lives. He interacts with viewers during his live videos, answering requests and questions.

Asian Andy (YouTube)

Andy first rose to fame when he stream sniped Ice Poseidon, one of the biggest IRL streamers. During the stream, Ice Poseidon donated money to Andy when the latter's drone crashed. Andy was helping Ice Poseidon when the latter's phone battery died and Andy said that he just wanted to help his favorite streamer and gain some recognition.

According to Nuordertech, Asian Andy has an estimated net worth of around $180,000. The outlet estimates that the Twitch streamer makes roughly $150,000 each year from his YouTube channel through ad revenue.

He also has other sources of income including the membership fee on YouTube, where fans can join as exclusive members of his YouTube community. With the exclusive membership, fans can watch members-only videos, access loyalty badges and watch streams they may have missed.

How did Andy make $16,000 in one night?

Andy shared a roughly 15-minute video where he talked about his experience of letting users wake him up in exchange for donations during the course of seven hours. At the end of the video, Andy expressed shock at learning the large amount of money viewers spent to disturb his sleep, saying, "God damn, thank you so much."

Asian Andy (YouTube)

He continued, "Last sleep stream world record was $6,000. You guys… $16,000? I used to drive Uber man for $16 an hour. I used to drive Uber, that’s all I would do and go to school. You guys made my life, seriously. This is f**king crazy."

Andy's video was inspired by a trend that was started by his favorite streamer, Ice Poseidon, who made $5,000 in eight hours in 2017 when he allowed viewers to use text-to-speech technology to give their best shot at waking him up. 

There are other streamers whose content is solely dedicated to sleep, like Alex Shannon, the "world's first sleep influencer", who travels the world to sleep in some of the most luxurious locations.

Andy has a variety of videos — in one he camps while letting viewers give commands in exchange for donations, and in another, viewers would try to get his Alexa to leak his address.

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