|Full Name||Hasan Doğan Piker|
|Birthday||July 25, 1991|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
Hasan Piker is a Turkish-American political commentator, debate analyst, and internet personality. With his unique mix of thoughtful policy discussions, provocative humor, and unfiltered rants, Hasan has become one of the most popular and influential political streamers on Twitch.
Early Life and Background
Born in New Jersey to Turkish parents, Hasan displayed a passion for current events and politics from a young age. After studying philosophy and political science at Rutgers University, he moved to Washington D.C. to break into political media. His uncle is Cenk Uygur, founder of the popular progressive news network The Young Turks.
Getting His Start at The Young Turks
Hasan got his first media experience working behind the scenes at The Young Turks while also managing their YouTube channel. But he found his true calling when he launched his own political commentary channel on Twitch in 2018.
There, Hasan combined his sharp policy knowledge with a casual, often irreverent presentation style. He live-streamed his reactions to news, debates, and viral videos, all while chatting openly with his growing audience.
Clashing with Conservatives
It wasn‘t long before Hasan started locking horns with conservative pundits and politicians. He garnered attention for his fiery clashes with right-wing figures like Tucker Carlson and Ben Shapiro. Unafraid to call out hypocrisy on either side, he slammed conservatives as racist and incompetent.
Some of his most memorable takedowns include calling Republican strategist Jesse Kelly "a stupid piece of s***" and saying Congressman Dan Crenshaw "deserved to lose his eye" in combat. This bold rhetoric earned Hasan both fans and detractors.
Taking on the Democrats
Hasan also criticized the Democratic establishment, arguing that corporate centrists failed to offer a real alternative. As an advocate for democratic socialism, he provided a left-wing voice in stark contrast to mainstream cable news.
During the 2020 primaries, his cutting critiques of moderates like Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden drew fire from Democrats. But Hasan also inspired young progressives by amplifying the message of Bernie Sanders.
Memorable Debate Reactions
One of Hasan‘s specialties is providing real-time commentary on live debates and speeches. Fans love his off-the-cuff hot takes, yelled at the camera in a mix of sarcasm and genuine outrage.
During a 2019 Democratic debate, he slammed Beto O’Rourke’s gun control rhetoric as “so f** stupid.” And he made headlines when he broke down laughing at Bloomberg’s disastrous first debate performance, roasting him as woefully incompetent.
Outrageous On-Stream Antics
Beyond politics, Hasan enthralls his audience with a wide range of wacky on-stream antics. He’s filmed himself dancing in a morphsuit, playing beer pong with fans, and even riding a mechanical bull while live-streaming. Frequent bursts of chaos and absurdity make his channel appointment viewing.
Today, Hasan averages over 30,000 concurrent viewers and has over 1.7 million Twitch followers. He earns millions from subscriptions while also supporting causes like transgender rights.
Love him or hate him, Hasan represents a new media breed – the politics streamer. For a young, internet-native generation, his unfiltered voice provides a gateway to political engagement. At just 32, Hasan’s unique style promises to disrupt punditry for years to come.