(Last Updated On: March 6, 2017)
8 Passengers Net Worth – $600,000
8 Passengers is a YouTube channel created by a couple known as Kevin and Ruby Franke. They have an estimated net worth of $600,000. The content of the channel is mainly family vlogs of their six kids named Chad, Abby, Julie, Russell, Eve and Shari.
Kevin is an assistant professor of civil engineering at Brigham Young University. He had initially graduated Magna Cum Laude from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He got his masters from University of Washington then his PhD from Brigham Young University. He has previously worked as a professional geotechnical/earthquake engineering consultant for over 7 years.
How Much Money Does 8 Passengers Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 650,000 subscribers as of early 2017 and has accumulated over 220 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 980,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $1,500 per day ($550,000 a year) from the ads that run on the videos.
YouTubers get paid between $2 – $5 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views range from 40% – 60% of the total views. All these are influenced by different factors like device played on, location of the viewer, ad inventory, how many ads there are on a video, how many people skip the ads, ad engagement etc. There is also a program known as Google Preferred where deep pocketed companies can target ads on the top 5% most popular content. The ad rates here are higher than normal.
Kevin makes extra income as a professor. 8 Passengers also does sponsored videos from time to time and has worked with companies like ThredUP, Crock Pot, Warren Orthodontics, Maytag Vacuums, Cozmo, Kleenex and a bunch of others.