Rachell Hofstetter, popularly known as Valkyrae, was born on January 8, 1992. She started streaming her games in 2014 and since then, she has grown to become YouTube’s most-streamed female. She became popular playing Fortnite. But she plays and streams other video games as well. In 2020, she signed an exclusive deal with YouTube and so she only streams her gameplay on YouTube. This exceptional video game content creator is an inspiration to millions worldwide. So join us as we celebrate her special day right here.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Rachell Hofstetter


Valkyrae, Rae

Birth date:

January 8, 1992



Zodiac Sign:



5' 3"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$2 million

Rachell's Social Media:


Valkyrae is a big name in the gaming industry, with her incredible smile and funny videos making millions of people happy. Aside from being a fantastic person, this pro gamer uses earnings from her job to support and take care of her family. She is indeed a role model. Valkyrae was born Rachell Hofstetter on January 8, 1992, in Washington, D.C. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn, and her ethnicity is half Filipino and half German. Valkyrae has been very supportive of her parents. She helped care for her father during his final years as he battled cancer. She also paid off her mum’s debts. Valkyrae has had her ups and downs, but she remains resilient and positive-minded, always wearing a smile.

Before 2014, Valkyrae worked many jobs, even working at GameStop for a time. As the years passed, she started sharing her game plays on Instagram, leading to her Instagram followers encouraging her to start streaming on Twitch. She started streaming on Twitch in 2015. After gathering a following, Valkyrae began posting gaming videos on YouTube. In 2020, Valkyrae left Twitch for a YouTube-exclusive deal. Later that same year, she won the award for gaming creator of the year, presented by Adweek, an American advertising trade publication. On top of creating gamer Youtube content, Valkyrae also creates music. In 2021, she partnered with Natsumiii to create a cover of LilyPichu’s song ‘Last Cup of Coffee.’ In the same year, she featured in Machine Gun Kelly’s ‘Daywalker’ music video. Valkyrae also made appearances in music videos for Bella Poarch’s ‘Build a Bitch’ and ‘Inferno’ later in 2021.

Valkyrae partnered with Sykkuno and Corpse Husband for a “Feeding America” fundraiser hosted by Jimmy Fallon in April 2021. A master at Fortnite and Among Us, Valkyrae creates unique content for her fans.

Career timeline

The Debut Gaming Content

Valkyrae starts to share her videos on Instagram.

The Streaming on Twitch Debuts

Valkyrae starts to professionally stream her Fortnite plays on Twitch.

The Gaming Group

Valkyrae becomes the first female content creator to join the 100 Thieves gaming group.

The Exclusive Deal with YouTube

Valkyrae signs an exclusive deal with YouTube, leaving Twitch.

The Co-Owner at 100 Thieves

Valkyrae becomes a co-owner at 100 Thieves.

Why We Love Valkyrae

  1. Valkyrae is selfless

    She loves her family. She paid off her mom's debt with her Twitch earnings and continues to support them financially.

  2. She loves charity work

    Valkyrae regularly plays in competitions for charity. She contributes to helping the defenseless.

  3. She always wears a smile

    Valkyrae is always smiling. People who smile radiate warmth to others.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She paid off her mum’s debt

    Valkyrae has always been there for her mum, supporting her financially and she used her earnings from Twitch to pay off her mom’s deb

  2. She was caught up in a controversy

    Valkyrae was a brand ambassador for a skincare product said to protect gamers from blue light glare only for this to emerge as a lie.

  3. Valkyrae is a co-owner of 100 Thieves

    She doesn't just create content for 100 thieves but she has a stake in it too.

  4. Valkyrae’s role in M.G.K.'s ‘Daywalker’

    Valkyrae played the role of the anonymous YouTuber ‘Corpse's Husband' in Machine Gun Kelly's music video.

  5. She also makes music

    Valkyrae is not only about video games; she creates music as well

Valkyrae FAQs

How did Valkyrae choose her name?

Her gaming tag used to be ‘Legend of Rae.’ She outgrew the username, so thought about the word Valkyrie, and she changed the last three letters to Rae.

What is Valkyrae's best book?

“Eragon” is her favorite book, written by Christopher Paolini and published in 2002.

Will Valkyrae ever stop streaming?

In an interview where she answered 20 questions about herself, she said new games keep coming out. As a result, she doesn’t think she will stop streaming.

Valkyrae’s birthday dates

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