How Much Money Nigahiga Makes On YouTube – Net Worth 2017

(Last Updated On: July 7, 2017)

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NigaHiga Net Worth – $5 million

The YouTube channels NigaHiga and Higa TV are run by a guy named Ryan Higa. He mainly posts comedy videos, sketches and commentaries on pop culture. His videos boast of high production quality and this has helped him build a subscriber base of over 20 million across his YouTube channels.

Ryan also sells a bunch of merchandise on the side plus has an iPhone and Android app called TeeHee. He has been able to generate an estimated net worth of around $5 million from all these ventures.

How Much Money Does Nigahiga Earn On YouTube

Nigahiga channel has over 20 million subscribers as of early 2017 growing at an astonishing rate of 4,000 new subscribers a day and has amassed over 3.4 billion video views since 20th July 2006. On a daily basis, the channel gets around 1.7 million video views from the hundreds of videos posted. He posts videos once or twice a week consistently. In terms of revenue generated from YouTube ads, this channel generates an estimated revenue of around $3,100 every day ($1.2 million a year).

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 several factors like device played on, the 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. Apart from ads, YouTubers also generate extra from YouTube Red viewers who pay a monthly fee to view premium content on YouTube plus watch videos without ads.


Ryan Higa earns more money outside YouTube from endorsement deals, selling merchandise, music performance and appearance fees.