15Malaysia - $1.24 million
Gaming in Malaysia, as in much of the developing world, is a booming industry. Though it's last place on this list, gamers in the country nonetheless managed to earn an impressive $1.2 million dollars in the past year.
The lion's share of this sum was raked in by just two gamers,
Hock Chuan Wong and Yee Fung Chai, who combined won more than $750,000 playing Dota 2, an online multiplayer battle game set in the Warcraft universe. Wong and Chai have since become celebrities of sort, capitalizing on their fame with endorsement deals and appearances at gaming conventions.