Castro1021 (more commonly known as just “Castro”) is a popular Mexican/American Twitch partner and YouTuber. He primarily plays FIFA and regularly streams for charity. As of July 2018, he has over 1.4 million Twitch followers. One of his distinguishing features is his mustache, which features heavily in his merchandise.
Before starting his streaming career, Castro1021 washed cars and worked as a porter to make his living. He joined YouTube in February of 2014, beginning his streaming career. He derived his online handle from his real name, Edwin Castro. On some websites, his username is “Castro_1021.”
As he was always passionate about soccer and video games, Castro became a fan of the FIFA series. When he noticed the live playing option on the PlayStation 4, he began broadcasting for fun. Over time, he started to talk to his audience more while playing, which attracted many of his fans.
Castro was able to accumulate over 100k YouTube subscribers in his first year. He also became a Twitch partner, which further boosted his visibility and allowed him to start earning his living through the support of his subscribers.
He continued to gain success in part thanks to his charity streams, the first of which was a 30-hour Twitch event that raised about $4,000! He hosted several more charity streams throughout 2015, lasting for 50 hours! The two streams raised a combined total of over $155k for children with cancer through contributing income from ads, subscriptions, and donations. His fundraising efforts have supported charities such as Whizz-Kidz, Make-A-Wish, and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Castro also participated in the 2017 Sideman charity soccer match as part of the YouTube Allstars team, where he scored the first point of the game. The YouTube team would go on to win the match with a score of 2-0.
Castro’s channels primarily focus on his gameplay of new installments in the FIFA series. He also occasionally plays against other streamers, such as Marshall89HD and DjMaRiiO. His YouTube channel also features FIFA pack openings and vlogs.
In addition to his gaming, Castro shares streams of soccer matches such as the World Cup on his Twitch channel. He invited several other gamers, viewers, and subscribers to his home to watch the Mexico South Korea match and streamed the experience for his fans to view.
He currently has 1.4 million followers on Twitch and 946k subscribers! He also has a substantial fan base on Twitter and Instagram, with 974k and 107k followers! Castro is also active on Snapchat.
Based on his YouTube and Twitch followings, Castro1021 net worth is about $150k. He mostly makes his income through streaming and ad revenue. He also has a merchandise shop, which features shirts and soccer jerseys with his famous mustache-style logo.
Castro was born on July 21, 1991, to Mexican parents and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He has played soccer since he was three years old, which ultimately lead him to the FIFA games and his streaming career. He grew up with chronic arthritis, which inspired his charity work.
Beyond raising money for other causes, Castro has mentioned that he admires his parents and that he tries to give back to them with his career. While he was growing up, Castro faced many negative influences, but his parents helped him stay on track by encouraging his interest in sports and gaming.
He has a girlfriend, Pita, whom he met through Myspace. The two have been dating since March of 2008, and she has also gained a sizable following on Twitter. She and Castro attend gaming events and currently live together. They have two dogs named Kolo and Yaya, after the Touré brothers, who play soccer.
Quick Facts about Castro
Real Name: Edwin Castro
Popular Name: Castro 1021
Profession: YouTuber and Professional Streamer
Date Of Birth: July 21, 1991
Castro Age: 29 years old
Net Worth: Approx. $1.5 Million
Relationship Status: Dating
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/Castro1021