(Last Updated On: August 30, 2021)
Dream Net Worth – $10 Million
Dream, formerly known as DreamWasTaken or DreamTraps, is an American YouTube content creator whose real name is Clay. He has an estimated net worth of $10 million. He mainly uploads Minecraft gaming videos and has a popular series known as “Minecraft Speedrunner vs 1/2/3/4 Hunter”. He also has another series where he goes in-depth on some in-game mysteries. He also does a survival challenges series where he attempts to beat the game in survival mode with some type of challenge in place.
Outside YouTube, Dream was the quarterback of his high school football team. He got a job at AppleCare right after high school and he chose not to attend college because he felt he knew enough about technology to get a job without a degree.
How Much Money Does Dream Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 16 million subscribers as of 2021 and has accumulated over 3.6 billion views so far. It is able to get an average of 5 million views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of $40,000 per day ($14.5 million a year) from the ads that appear on the videos.
YouTube content creators based in the US, UK, Canada and Australia generally get paid $2 – $12 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views usually range from 40% – 80% of the total views. All these are influenced by several factors like the device played on, time of the year, the location of the viewer, ad inventory, how many ads there are on a video, how many people skip the ads, type of advertisement, ad engagement, type of content, 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.
Dream gets extra income by selling merchandise.