(Last Updated On: February 26, 2020)
Graham Stephan Net Worth – $6 Million
Graham Stephan is a real estate agent and investor in his late 20s from Santa Monica, California. He has an estimated net worth of $6 million. He started working in real estate as a real estate agent shortly after turning 18 and currently has over $140,000,000 in residential real estate sales since 2008. He is currently working for The Oppenheim Group, a professional real estate brokerage serving buyers and sellers of luxury property in Los Angeles. His notable clients include Orlando Bloom, Chloe Moretz, Suki Waterhouse, LaVar Arrington, Wale, Casper Inc and many others. He started doing YouTube to share his successes, failures and experiences in the real estate industry and to support others who may be thinking of getting into that business.
Graham’s content on YouTube is mainly about finances. He tries to teach people about savings, investments, spending habits, credit card reviews, how to make money, real estate and anything else he finds interesting. He started another channel called The Graham Stephan Show where he uploads videos about random topics and start discussions.
How Much Money Does Graham Stephan Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 1.5 million subscribers as of 2020 and has accumulated over 120 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 270,000 views per day from different sources. Due his content mainly being financial content, his earnings per 1,000 views is among the highest in the industry. His videos are able to generate an estimated revenue of $4,000 per day ($1.5 million a year) from the ads that appear as the videos play.
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.
Apart from YouTube, Graham has a number of other sources of income. His second channel , The Graham Stephan Show, currently makes an average $15,000 per month even though its relatively new. His 3rd sources of income is two program he sells to teach people about real estate and YouTube and it generates an average of $25,000 per month. His 2.5% commissions from real estate sales average around $15,000 per month and owns some rental properties which net him $4,800 per month. His mortgage equity is about $2,800 per month and interest from savings is around $1,700 per month. He also make money through Amazon Affiliate income of about $1,000 per month.
Graham bought his first property in 2012 for $59,500. He skipped going to college and decided to get his real estate license in 2008. He helped renters find homes for a year and at 19 years he sold his first property netting him $45,000. He continued on that trajectory selling different properties and saving majority of his income. He started buying his first properties during the property market crash in the United States in 2012. He bought 3 properties in 2012 valued at $59,500, $72,000 and $125,000 which he has been renting out ever since. He bought more property in 2016 valued at $780,000, one in 2017 at $585,000 and one in 2018 at $835,000. Most of these properties have tripled in values. He also has over $2 million in cash and treasury bills earned from YouTube, real estate sales commissions etc which he will deploy once a good property investment crops up.