(Last Updated On: February 20, 2020)
Drew Gooden Net Worth – $800,000
Drew Gooden is a social media star from Orlando Florida who first got famous on Vine where he was able to amass over 100,000 followers before switching to YouTube. He has an estimated net worth of $800,000. His content is mainly giving his opinion on various topics such as other YouTubers, TV shows, Vine stars, books, trending videos etc. Before doing YouTube full-time, he had a 9 to 5 job to support himself.
How Much Money Does Drew Gooden Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 2.8 million subscribers as of 2020 and has accumulated over 350 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 500,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $2,500 per day ($900,000 a year) from the ads that appear on the videos.
YouTubers get paid $2 – $7 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views range from 40% – 80% 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, 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.
Drew makes extra income through getting direct sponsorship deals from different companies to promote their products. He has worked with companies like Square Space.