(Last Updated On: May 20, 2019)
CDNThe3rd Net Worth – 1.5 Million
CDNThe3rd is a popular Twitch streamer from New Jersey, United States whose real name is Caesar Noriega. He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. He is a professional Fortnite gamer and has been doing it since 2010. He has collaborated with big streamers like DrDisRespect, Ninja, Shroud, Summit1g, Dakotaz, Grimmmz, HighDistortion etc. Apart from Fortnite, he has streamed the likes of Sea Of Thieves, Worlds Adrift, Astroneer, Mario Tennis Aces and others.
How Much Money Does CDNThe3rd Earn On Twitch & YouTube?
The streamer has over 1.8 million followers and has accumulated over 50 million views so far. He is able to get an average of 6,000 viewers per stream and has had a peak of 73,300 viewers. Streamers make money through subscribers, donations, bits and ad revenue. CDN has over 7,500 subscribers from which he makes an average of $2.5 per month from each subscriber. This should add up to $18,750 per month ($225,000 a year). He makes an equally high amount from his other income earning avenues.
Officially, Twitch Partners and Affiliates receive 50% of the total subscription fee, so for the $4.99 tier, the streamer would get around $2.50. Twitch has been known to increase this amount for popular streamers to encourage them to remain on the Twitch platform, with some being upgraded to anywhere from 60% to 100% of the monthly fee.
Streamers make money through the Cheering feature when a fan cheers with bits in the chat. A Cheer is an animated chat emote that uses bits. Typing “Cheer1” will generate a grey bouncing triangle, and cost you 1.4 cents. “Cheer100” brings up a dancing purple diamond, and costs you $1.4. You can Cheer any amount you please (including irregular figures, and the corresponding emotes get larger and larger, up to a “Cheer10000,” a $140 tip represented by a fractured red star. streamers will get 1 cent for every Bit pledged while Twitch will keep the 0.4 cents.
Fans can also donate directly to their favorite streamers through Paypal and also cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, litecoin or ethereum. There are a variety of third-party services which Twitch streamers can connect to their account to activate additional features such as donations and alerts. Some of the more-popular services are Gaming For Good, StreamTip, Muxy, Stream Elements, and StreamLabs. All of these services create a unique donation page for your channel hosted on their own server which you can direct your viewers to make a donation.
On YouTube, CDN has over 1.3 million subscribers as of 2018 and has accumulated over 120 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 150,000 views per day from different sources and this should generate an estimated revenue of around $270 per day ($100,000 a year) from the ads that appear 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 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. The cost of an ad view is based on an auction between advertisers based on views. Advertisers have to bid a minimum of $0.01 per view.
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. Here they get paid based on watch time on their videos. The longer the viewers watch their videos, the more money they earn.