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Mystery Man Is Donating Thousands In Cash To Twitch Streamers

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It's tough - as it should be, given the amount of competition - making any kind of money off streaming service Twitch. Unless, that is, your tip jar is paid a visit by a mysterious figure known only as "Amhai".

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Over the past year or so, several streamers - many of them playing World of Warcraft - have been getting massive donations from this unknown viewer. We're talking thousands of dollars at a time.

Streamer Isaac "Azael" Cummings-Bentley tells The Daily Dot that he has received over $30,000 in donations from Amhai. His friend, Chance "Sodapoppin" Morris, got $50,000 (you can see one big donation of his below). Lea "LegendaryLea" May, who streams games of Hearthstone, has got over $22,000.

So, who is Amhai? Almost nobody knows. There's all kinds of speculation - like the obvious theory, given the name, that he's some kind of oil baron - but only a handful of people have had any real contact. Cummings-Bentley is one of them, and all he'll say is "I don't think he really wants anything said about him. He is just a very, very wealthy individual."

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Who is Twitch's deep-pocketed mystery donor? [The Daily Dot]

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Real talk though, the strip club I worked at a couple years back had this Saudi prince come in once every couple months and this dude would just BLOW money. He was dropping 100s on everything. Held the door open for him? 100. Brought him a drink? 100. iirc he dropped over 10 grand in the VIP one night on 2 girls which I'm sure they were very thankful for.

Dude had some scary bodyguards though. Like they could rip your face off at any moment bodyguards.