YouTube 'stars' huge earnings (puke alert)

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  1. kinneyjames

    kinneyjames Well-Known Member

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/05/youtube-stars-money_n_6549906.html

    Some of the biggest stars on YouTube may be earning big paychecks for playing with toys and video games -- essentially, doing things many kids do on Christmas morning.

    A recent look at data compiled by YouTube stat-monitor Social Blade gives a snapshot of some of the most influential YouTubers, what kind of viewership and interactions they receive and how much money they earn. Stats for the top YouTube channels show many of these leading video stars drawing large audiences for narrating gaming sessions or unboxing brand-new toys. Even more jaw-dropping are the dollar amounts these simple, low-budget videos reap annually.

    Just how much money are we talking here?

    DisneyCollectorBR, which Social Blade rates as the top YouTube channel, is estimated to earn between $1.4 and $21.9 million each year. This YouTuber unwraps Disney toys and talks about them, and in the process has attracted the sixth-most video views on the site. Not even the YouTube stars who recently interviewed President Barack Obama can hold a candle to DisneyCollectorBR's stats.

    The estimates also don't account for the cut Google takes -- usually about 45 percent of ad revenue. Thus, it's safe to say that these YouTubers might be taking home paychecks significantly smaller than Social Blade's estimates.

    With that in mind, here are the top 15 stars crushing it on YouTube:

    1. DisneyCollectorBR: Pulls down $1.5 to $23.4 million annually for her videos about playing with children's toys.

    2. PewDiePie: Earns between $1.2 and 18.9 million every year for his comedy videos, often about video games.

    3. LittleBabyBum: This group, which produces animated nursery rhymes specifically for YouTube, earns $845,500 to $13.5 million annually.

    4. Stampylonghead: $698,100 to $11.2 million every year for videos about "Minecraft" and other video games.

    5. Popularmmos: $750,900 to $12 million for "Minecraft" gameplay commentary.

    6. Blucollection: $720,700 to $11.5 million for videos showing a grown man playing with Play-Doh and other toddler-friendly wares.

    7. DisneyCarToys: $642,700 to $10.3 million every year for short films like "FROZEN Elsa Teaches Barbie a Lesson PART 2."

    8. MarkiPlierGame: $588,400 to $9.4 million for video game commentary.

    9. TheDiamondMinecart: $603,000 to $9.6 million for daily "Minecraft" videos.

    10. Jacksepticeye: $568,300 to $9.1 million for the self-professed "most energetic video game commentator on YouTube."

    11. MaterCarClub: $527,100 to $8.4 million for more adults playing with children's toys.

    12. Vanossgaming: $517,800 to $8.3 million for even more video game comedy videos.

    13. TheEducVideos: $565,200 to $9 million for toy videos -- this time starring children.

    14. Itsbabybigmouth: $567,200 to $9.1 million for videos that are mostly about opening chocolate eggs for the toys inside.

    15. Vegetta777: $505,600 to $8.1 million for manic video game commentary (in Spanish).

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  2. Butcher

    Butcher ?

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    They aren't making any money, Robin.


    Robin?
     
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    x76 Well-Known Member

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    wtf?
     
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    vegucating 77 million dollars
     
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    I don't care for the channels on that list, but I have no problem at all with people making some bucks via YouTube.

    There are some channels, like DevinSupertramp https://www.youtube.com/user/devinsupertramp who earns somewhere between $200,000 - $1,000,000 a year. He has a cool channel and gets some really cool shots with his Canon and Ref cameras and a Glidecam. Now, big companies come to him to buy his footage and also hire him to shoot stuff specifically for them. Not too shabby.





    All it takes is good content a little luck and anyone has a shot.
     
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    That's an awfully large range - my kids watch StampyLongHead - but is he making $800K or $11M a year?

    Might as well strike while the iron is hot...eventually this will be another passing fad and they'll earn $800 or $1,100.
     
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    broccoli rob thanks for the memories DW3

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    I dare you to try to sit through a Pewdiepie video. To call them comedy videos is a beyond a stretch. If kids are that into watching that talentless, humorless asswipe play video games, I would really hate to see the state of humanity in 20-30 years.

    I have two younger cousins in their pre-teens and all they want to do is watch these "stars" play games. This generation of kids are redefining lazy and unproductive. The future is scary.
     
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    If I could get past 20 seconds talking about myself or anything else each day or several times a week and people watched it I'd be thrilled to collect that much money for it.
    I say good for them.
     
  9. BrulesRules

    BrulesRules Just grab 'em in the biscuits Gold

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    "Robin, they have all stolen my ideas and my content. I need to call my lawyers."
     
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    Donkeyboy2190 Never earned a dimes

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    Sadly, I know who StampyLongHead is as well
     
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    never heard of any of them but it doesn't affect me at all so good for them
     
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    Hugh Blowmont Just be funny

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    Im sure these estimates are as accurate as that dumb website that says Jackie is worth like 10 million bucks.
     
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    My kids watch pewdiepie or whatever his name is, annoying as fuck but I think he's one of the biggest celebrities for kids nowadays.
     
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    But I thought it was StampyLongNose...perhaps one is the account and one is the name. Not sure. Time to pimp my kids out to do more Minecraft videos...will fund my retirement.
     
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    I do absolutely believe the lower #, not so much the higher one. These people do rake in cash.
     
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    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    I could say I hate them for doing this, but it would be out of pure jealousy. So good on em. They make Wiggy look like he worked TOO hard for his money.
     
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    I didn't know what you were talking about until I watched one of his videos. Over this past Christmas, my brother's 15 year old son subjected me to about 30 minutes of watching that guy's videos. I never once cracked a smile and I was uncomfortable in the fact that my nephew wants to be like that guy. The reason I watched it for so long is that I now think my nephew is a conqueror and I didn't want to hurt his feelings by saying how horrible his hero is. Or, maybe I'm just old.
     
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    The range is wildly broad, no?