|Birthname||Hasan Doğan Piker|
|born on||25 July 1991 at 20:06 (= 8:06 PM )|
|Place||New Brunswick, New Jersey, 40n29, 74w27|
|Timezone||EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||02°33' 24°12 Asc. 29°46'|
American Twitch streamer and left-wing political commentator who previously worked as a broadcast journalist and producer at The Young Turks and as a columnist at HuffPost. He is currently one of the most-viewed and most-subscribed-to streamers on Twitch, where he covers news, plays a variety of video games, and discusses politics from a socialist perspective.
Piker was born to Turkish parents in the USA and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. He has said that he was bullied during his time in public school in Turkey for his lack of physical fitness and questioning attitude towards Islam. Piker returned to the US and attended the University of Miami, then transferred to Rutgers University, where he graduated cum laude with a double major in political science and communication studies in 2013.
During his senior year of college in 2013, Piker interned for The Young Turks (TYT), a progressive news show and network co-founded by his uncle, Cenk Uygur. After graduating, Piker was hired by the network's ad sales and business department. He asked to host the show when a fill-in was needed, and later became a host and producer. In 2016, Piker created and hosted The Breakdown, a TYT Network video series which aired on Facebook and presented left-leaning political analysis targeted at millennial supporters of Bernie Sanders. Piker also wrote political content for HuffPost from 2016 to 2018. Piker created and hosted another TYT series in 2019 called Agitprop with Hasan Piker. In January 2020, he announced his departure from TYT.
Piker started streaming on Twitch in March 2018, while he was working at TYT. He has said he shifted his attention from Facebook to Twitch in order to reach a younger audience, and because of what he felt was a preponderance of right-wing commentators on YouTube and a lack of leftist representation among streamers. He became a popular left-wing political commentator, invited to appear on Fox News's The Issue Is and the political podcast Chapo Trap House. His YouTube channel features highlights of his streams, and in 2022 reached over 1 million subscribers.
On 19 October 2020, U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez collaborated with Piker and fellow Twitch streamer Pokimane to organize a stream of the Representative playing popular multiplayer game Among Us for the "Get out the vote" initiative.
Piker has been identified as a progressive, leftist, and a democratic socialist. He has advocated in favour of workplace democracy, universal health care, intersectional feminism, LGBTQ+ rights, and gun control; he has advocated against war, American imperialism, Islamophobia, white supremacy and capitalism.
Piker has been the subject of various controversies. Twitch banned Piker for one week for his offensive comments regarding U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw, a SEAL Team 3 veteran who served in Afghanistan. On 13 December 2021, Piker was banned from Twitch for one week for using the racial epithet "cracker" repeatedly on stream.
In August 2021, Piker purchased a $2.7 million house in West Hollywood, California and in or before 2022 an expensive Porsche Taycan car. The purchases were criticized online by people who felt that his lavish lifestyle seemed to be in opposition to his views as a "socialist."
- associate relationship with Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria (born 13 October 1989)
- opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Crenshaw, Ben (born 11 January 1952). Notes: Twitch banned Piker for offensive comments about Crenshaw
By email from Elizabeth Abramov, dated 23 May 2023: "Hi, Hasan Piker recently stated his birthtime on a livestream, where his mom looked up his birth certificate. 8:06 pm July 25 1991 New Brunswick NJ. source an hour 18 min in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmAMrvtMDDw&t=6158s https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasan_Piker Liz."
Sy Scholfield watched the relevant section of the YouTube video and Piker indeed gave his time of birth from his BC via his mother at 1h18m, and his full birth data (day, month, year, time, and place, plus an image of his natal chart), at around 1h22m.
- Traits : Body : Race (Middle Eastern, Turkish)
- Traits : Personality : Aggressive/ brash
- Lifestyle : Financial : Fundraiser
- Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Lived and studied in Turkey)
- Lifestyle : Home : Neighborhood ($2.7 million West Hollywood house)
- Vocation : Computer : Other Computer (Video game player)
- Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor
- Vocation : Entertainment : Internet personality (Twitch)
- Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
- Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Left wing, "Socialist")
- Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist