(Last Updated On: September 12, 2018)
FaZe Tfue Net Worth – $1.7 Million
FaZe Tfue is a popular gamer on YouTube and Twitch whose real name is Turner Tunney. He has an estimated net worth of $1.7 million. He is also a professional Esports Athlete playing for the FaZe Clan together with other members. He has grown in popularity thanks to his entertaining livestreams of him playing the popular game known as Fortnite. He has won numerous Fortnite competitions over the past couple of months.
How Much Money Does FaZe Tfue Earn On YouTube and Twitch?
The channel has over 3 million subscribers as of 2018 and has accumulated over 400 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 1.3 million views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $2,300 per day ($850,000 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.
On Twitch, Tfue has over 1.3 million followers and averages around 18,000 viewers per stream. His highest ever watched stream had around 140,000 viewers. Twitch streamers make money through ad revenue, fan subscriptions, Twitch bits and fan donations. Twitch streamers are generally paid around $3.5 per subscriber. It is estimated that he has around 18,000 subscribers which should translate into an estimated revenue of $45,000 per month ($540,000 a year) and from donations he averages around $500 – $2,000 per stream which should translate to between $200,000 – $600,000 a year.
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.
Tfue makes extra income through Esports cash prizes for the competitions he wins.