General Facts and Figures
- Full name: Imane Anys
- Net Worth: $2 Million
- Occupation: Gamer
- Birthday: May 14, 1996
- Birthplace: Morocco
- Birth Sign: Taurus
- Marital status: Not Married
- Also likes to be called Amy
- Speaks English, French and Darija, a Moroccan dialect fluently
- Pokimane is a combination of her name and the Japanese anime character Pokémon
- Is not shy of using risqué language on any of her channels
- Also has a channel that is exclusively for her Chinese fans
- Loves to travel as much as she can
About Pokimane Thicc
Born Imane Anys in Morocco on May 14, 1996, Pokimane is a YouTube and Twitch superstar. When she was still in her formative years, her family moved to Toronto, Canada where she still resides. As the name suggests, she was quite taken by the Japanese anime character Pokémon and decided to adopt the name as a moniker. She lives in California. She is reported to be of mixed ethnicity.
She is very protective of her family and hence there are no details of them anywhere except the fact that her mother loves to call her “Poki”. There is also the mention of a brother sometimes in her posts where she says that she misses playing video games with him like she used to, so it is safe to assume that he is a video game lover like her. It is quite apparent from her posts that her family is very important to her and posted a picture of her with her mother, which garnered more than 21,000 likes on Twitter.
According to several sources, Pokimane went to McMaster University where she acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, but some other sources say that she dropped out of the course owing to her rising online popularity. Not much is known about where she did her schooling.
Pokimane started her career in 2014 with her first video Pentakill with Jinx. This is a short 50-second gameplay video where she is playing League of Legends and now has more than 131,000 views. Until a while ago, she was a self-confessed League of Legends fangirl, having played the game for more than 3 years. For the same reason, her gameplay videos are limited to the same game, unlike a lot of other YouTubers who dabble in a bit of everything.
Another video titled Stream Highlight With Corobizar and ImSoFresh! has her playing Fortnite and has more than 257,000 views. Her videos started getting wittier and more immersive. She started posting more and more gameplay videos and soon, fans were asking for more. Her YouTube channel has nearly 4 million subscribers.
She was also called upon for a Fortnite event for stream play and commentary. Regular streamers could match with celebrity players in the Battle Royale mode.
The videos are not limited to gaming only; she has other interesting videos titled such as Pokimane Gets Her First Tattoo (with more than 480,000 views).
Her other channel focuses on ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) and has over 600,000 subscribers. She also has a Twitch account that has content similar to her other channels and offers her fans a more personalized experience. She also has Mukbang videos where she interacts with the subscribers while she gobbles down large quantities of food.
Twitch was quick to notice her popularity and soon offered her to be a brand ambassador for their July 2018 TwitchCon event. She was one of the 15 such ambassadors to headline their programming. Other notable ambassadors for the event were ThatBronzeGirl, Data_Dave, djarii and EXBC. She was also roped in for their Twitch Partner Program as a mentor to others who wanted to create unique Twitch channels.
One of the reasons behind Pokimane’s immense popularity is her attractive personality, her really funny way of telling stories and not taking things too seriously. Apart from her online channels, other avenues have also added to her popularity. She does a lot of endorsements for brands such as Intel, NFL, Amazon, Hot Pockets and Geico. She also lends her name to some online brands that sell both male and female apparel.
With a personality such as hers, it is only natural that fans are curious about her personal life. There are many rumors about her alleged boyfriends and relationships, but there has been no confirmation from Pokimane herself. She regularly hosts question-answer sessions on her channels and almost always makes light of questions about her private life. Every time a rumor pops up, she takes to Twitter and quells it by saying that it is the first time she has heard of the rumor.
There were plenty of rumors of her dating a fellow YouTuber, but unlike a lot of celebrities, Pokimane is not forthcoming about it. She maintains that she is single and is enjoying what she does tremendously. She has never been married and does not have any kids from any past relationships. She has also said that she has always been and will keep her information to herself and it is not for public consumption.
Since her foray, Pokimane has been quite popular on all her social media accounts and as a result, is a bankable star. So, it is an easy assumption that at just 23, her net worth has increased thanks to her Youtube and Twitch accounts. You can subscribe to her Twitch account for the first month for $2.49, and the account renews thereafter for $4.99 if you wish to do so. There are 3 tiers to the subscription; you can opt for Tier 2 for $9.99 and Tier 3 for $24.99. You get an ad-free viewing of the channel with limited exceptions and you can chat and watch the stream with some added benefits for the two tiers. She has more than 450,000 subscribers and they are only going up as of now, so that is a steady revenue stream.