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The Rise Of One Of The Greatest YouTube Sensation: Valkyrae




Rachell Rae Hofstetter is the real name of the 30-year-old Twitch and YouTube streamer Valkyrae. She is an American streamer, content creator, social media influencer, and owner of 100 Thieves. Valkyrae is also a philanthropist who was a bank clerk before becoming an internet sensation. Prior to streaming on YouTube, Valkyrae used to stream on Twitch where she has 1.1 million followers as of now.

Some Quick Facts About Valkyrae

NameRachell Rae Hofstetter
Profile NameValkyrae
Date of Birth January 8, 1992
Age31 years
Instagram Followers3.6M
Net Worth$3 million
ResidenceLos Angeles

How Her Mother Played A Big Role In Her Gaming Career

Rachell Hofstetter was born on January 8, 1992, in Moses Lake, Washington. She is of Filipino and German descent and has three brothers and one younger sister. She cites her mother as the reason she became interested in video games, who encouraged her to pursue it as a hobby from a young age. She attended community college and worked a job at GameStop to support herself, later graduating with an associate degree in arts and science.

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Here are Some Interesting Facts About Valkyrae

  • Valkyrae’s real name is Rachell Hofstetter.
  • Initially gained popularity as a content creator on Twitch, specializing in gaming content.
  • Became a co-owner of the esports organization 100 Thieves in 2020, expanding her influence in the gaming industry.
  • Transitioned from Twitch to YouTube in 2019, significantly growing her audience on the platform.
  • Won Content Creator of the Year at The Game Awards in 2021.
  • Known for her interest in fashion and often collaborates with clothing brands.
  • She has 4M subscribers on Youtube

Some Lesser Known Secrets About Her Personal Life

Valkyrae was raised in Washington and in 2017, her father passed away because of cancer. In her family, she has three siblings – two brothers and one younger sister. In the past, Valkyrae has dated Michael Sherman, popularly known as Sonii. Sonii is also a streamer and content creator and had a four-year-long relationship with Rae.

She announced their split during a live stream in March 2021. Before Sonii, Rae was in an abusive relationship with her former boyfriend. During the live stream, Valkyrae gave multiple reasons for her breakup with Sonii. The couple had different paths and priorities and this led to their breakup but she admitted that she still loves Sonii.

Valkyrae’s Streaming Journey

Her friends and fans persuaded her to enter the world of live-streaming and as a result in 2015, she started posting gaming videos on YouTube as well.

In 2018, she became the content creator at 100 Thieves and also the first female gamer for which she also got awards. Moving on, she signed a contract with YouTube in 2020 and started creating content and streams on her channel. As of now, Rae has a total of three YouTube channels with millions of subscribers. Her fan following on YouTube skyrocketed when she started posting multiplayer videos of the popular game Among Us.

Rae also collaborated with many other streamers such as Pokimane, Disguised Toast, Fuslie, and more. Following her success, she was announced as one of the co-founders of 100 Thieves on April 7, 2021. In the same year, in March, Rae released a cover version of Last Cup of Coffee with Natsumiii by LilyPichu.

Additionally, she did a cameo in Bella Poarch’s music videos Build a Bitch and Inferno. Valkyrae also features as Corpse Husband in a music video by Machine Gun Kelly. When it comes to donations and social events, Rae collaborated with many big names from the industry for the fundraising event Feeding America by Jimmy Fallon as a segment of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.


What is Valkyrae’s age?

She is 31 years old

Where was she born?

She was born in  Moses Lake, Washington