- Real name
- Paul Licari
- Date of birth
- 7th November 1987 (36 years)
Paul Licari is the gamer behind the amazing gamer, Pestily. He’s the top Escape from Tarkov player and one of the top Twitch streamers today. Pestily’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. This article will cover Paul’s personal life, rise to fame, gaming career, and a breakdown of his income sources.
Paul has been a long fan of first-person shooting games. Like most other gamers, he discovered Counter-Strike and loved the game’s dynamics. He started streaming after he left the army. And simply put, the rest was history.
He’s most known for his PUBG and Escape from Tarkov gameplay. He won the EFT World Championship and earned himself $10,000.
Paul began his gaming journey with Half Life. He soon transitioned to Counter-Strike and World of Warcraft. He competed in tournaments for these video games and was fairly good at it as he won several medals through the years.
Paul served for eight years in the Australian army. He joined the army right after graduating from high school. His love for FPS video games reflects his position as a rifleman for the army.
Unfortunately, he was injured in his shoulder and decided to retire from the army in October 2017. After a three-month break to recover from his injury, he decided to join the Metropolitan Fire Service.
Pestily originated from the word “Pestilence.” Paul used this word as his pseudonym in the clan he founded. The clan was called the “Horsemen of the Apocalypse.” As time went by, his friends called him “Pest” as a shorthand for his codename.
“Pest” soon evolved into the name we know today… “Pestily.”
Paul has been married to Christina Licari since 2019. She’s also taken the role of his manager. You can follow her on her social media accounts:
Pestily is known for his Espace from Tarkov gameplay. Be that as it may, he still enjoys playing games of all sorts. And apart from gaming content, Pestily also has Just Chatting content on his Twitch channel too.
Pestily’s rise to fame has made him a social media influencer, especially for Escape from Tarkov and FPS fans. You can follow him on his following social media platforms to get constant updates about him, his life, and his streams.
Pestily has an estimated net worth of $3 million. His earnings come from his Twitch and YouTube channels, as well as his merch store and brand deals.
Pestily’s Twitch earnings can be divided into three categories: subscriptions, ads, and donations.
With 9,500 subscriptions, Pestily earns around $33,000 monthly. This assumes that he’s mainly getting Tier 1 subscriptions that earn him $3.5 per sub.
Pestily makes money on ads as well. He earns $3 per 1000 views, and with an average of 3 million views on his streams monthly, Pestily makes $9,000 from ad revenue alone.
As for Twitch donations, Pestily can receive anywhere between a thousand to five thousand dollars. In total, Pesitly has the potential to earn at least $50,000 monthly from his Twitch channel.
A YouTube channel can ordinarily earn money through advertisements. For every 1000 views, a content creator makes $2-$3.
According to SocialBlade, Pestily has an average viewership of 5.5 million on his videos per month. By doing the math, we can see that Pestily earns $11,000-$16,500 monthly.
Paul has his own merch store called Pestily Merch. He sells the following in his store:
So, how much does Pestily earn from his merch? Honestly, there is no way of telling. However, the price of his merch ranges from $16.99 to $60.
In 2020, Paul used his platforms to raise money for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. This charity is dedicated to bringing joy into the lives of children suffering from severe diseases and illnesses. Paul was able to raise $1 million for the kids of this foundation.
Pestily also has sponsors and brand deals. The following are a few sponsors he has had in the past:
Paul is a talented and big-hearted content creator who makes a living from doing something he loves and doesn’t forget to give back to his community.