Who is Ray Narvaez Jr?
A YouTuber, Twitch streamer, and social media influencer known for his very sarcastic sense of humor, Ray Narvaez Jr was born in Manhattan, New York City USA, on 15 September 1989, thus he holds American nationality and his zodiac sign is Virgo. He comes from a family of Puerto-Rican descent, and his ethnicity is Hispanic. He’s known best for his Twitch streaming videos, and has gained over 560,000 followers on this platform, while he is also known for his eponymous YouTube channel, which he launched on 26 April 2006. It’s today subscribed by over 550,000 people, and all of his videos combined have amassed over 175 million views. Ray mostly uploads his Twitch videos onto his YouTube channel, but he also uploads highlights related to his gaming sessions.
Early life and education
Although born in Manhattan, Ray was raised in Queens, New York City, by his parents who were immigrants from Puerto Rico – his father’s name is Ray Narvaez Senior, but he hasn’t revealed his mother’s name, nor spoken about their professions. Ray isn’t an only child, as he has a sister named Alexa.
Ray had an interest in playing games from an early age – and according to him, he started playing when he was two years old, and at the age of five, he was already wearing glasses because he would spend most of his day playing video games.
Speaking of his educational background, he attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2007, he enrolled at Queens College, however, he dropped out after a year because he frequently skipped lectures.
His parents were disappointed, and so Ray had to go find work to provide for himself, thus he first worked as a server at one of New York City’s bars, and then as a delivery truck assistant, however, he was still playing games, and eventually, Ray moved to Austin, Texas to work at Rooster Teeth Productions, an American audio-video production company.
Rise to prominence
At first Ray starred in Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter videos, such as “Lets Play”, and also worked as a voice actor for the animated series “X-Ray and Vav”. He made guides for the achievements that were too hard for other employees, and worked as an editor, content creator, and recurring host, before he was officially hired by the company on 6 April 2012.
Ray was later promoted to the 6th main host at Achievement Hunter, and became recognized as the best gamer in Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter due to his unbeatable skills in various video games. He won the “Tower of Pimps” the most times, has the longest “Versus” winning streak, survived more rounds in “Black Ops: Zombies”, and has the highest gamer-score out of all the Achievement Hunters.
Ray started streaming on Twitch in 2013 as a hobby, but soon he became one of the most famous Twitch streamers, thanks to streaming several times per week and being interactive with his viewers.
Two years later, Ray announced his departure from Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter to pursue his Twitch streaming career, and on 17 April 2015, he left the company and next day started live-streaming video games on Twitch full-time, mostly featuring Xbox games, and he’s still focused on unlocking achievements to further his already impressive gamer-score, which is today over 1.8 million.
Ray streams every day except Mondays and Thursdays, and still lives in Austin. Besides his real name, he’s known as X-Ray, Good Guy Ray, Puerto Rican Thunder, TAFKAR, Moto-cop, but he mostly likes to be called by his moniker BrownMan, which he got while he was in elementary school.
Many celebrities have accounts on various social media platforms, and Instagram seems to be the most popular among the internet personalities, however, Ray doesn’t have a profile on this network.
He has a Twitter account, established in May 2007, which is followed by over 620,000 people, and he’s tweeted over 45,000 times, mostly about his streaming.
Ray also has a TikTok account, which has gained over 55,000 followers, and all of his videos combined have amassed over 1.5 million likes.
Love life and relationships
Ray hasn’t been the subject of any rumors and controversies concerning his love life, and it’s widely known that he married his long-term girlfriend, Tina Dayton.
Although they haven’t disclosed how they met, according to sources it was in 2012 in New York City, while they were both attending a comic convention. It’s known that they dated from April 2014, before they tied the knot on 3 March 2020.
Ray tweeted about the ‘big day’ on his account, saying: ‘ Today after being together for 6 years Tina & I got married in a small private ceremony. We’ve been planning this in a secret for a while now. Not telling anyone except for family. We never wanted a big wedding. It’s expensive, stressful, and just overall not our style.’
He also posted a photo featuring the two of them, him in a tuxedo, laying in her lap, and she was in a wedding dress with a tiara made of fresh flowers on her head.
Tina is also a YouTuber and Twitch streamer; she was born on 6 November 1991, in Florida USA, and she comes from a family of Cuban descent. Tina’s streaming videos mostly feature her playing Xbox and PC games, while onto her YouTube channel she uploads coverage of her Twitch videos.
As of March 2022, the two are still in a marriage, living in their house in Austin with their dog, a Shiba-Inu named Charlie.
Age, appearance, and net worth
Ray’s age is 32, he has brown hair and brown eyes, weighs around 165lbs (75kgs) and is 5ft 8ins (1.75m) tall.
According to sources, Ray’s monthly earnings from his Twitch streaming are a minimum of $50,000, and this includes Twitch bits, advertisements on his stream, and subscriptions. The same sources cited that between August 2019 and October 2021, Ray earned over $1.3 million.
His YouTube channel brings him a minimum of $2,500 per month, and it has been estimated that he has earned over $350,000 during these years.
So, as of March 2022, Ray’s net worth has been estimated at over $1.5 million, and that doesn’t include donations, personal endorsements, and sponsorships.