(Last Updated On: May 20, 2019)
Optic Courage Net Worth – $2 Million
Optic Courage is a former professional gamer from the United States whose real name is Jack Dunlop. He has an estimated net worth of $2 million. As a professional gamer he mainly specialized in Call Of Duty and Halo. He worked with Major League Gaming back in 2015 and now is a content creator for Optic Gaming. He does gaming videos on both YouTube and Twitch posting streams on games like Black Ops, Spider Man, Fortnite, World Of Warcraft etc.
How Much Money Does Optic Courage Earn On YouTube?
The YouTube channel has over 2.5 million subscribers as of 2019 and has accumulated over 400 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 800,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $3,200 per day ($1.2 million 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.
How Much Money Does Optic Courage Makes On Twitch?
On Twitch, (CourageJD) he has over 2 million followers on the channel, 40 million total views and gets an average of 9,000 viewers per stream. Streamers make money through ad revenue, subscriptions, twitch bits and donations. CourageJD has an estimated 10,000 subscribers who support him with a monthly fee and from the amount they pay he makes an average of $2.50 per subscription. This should add up to $25,000 a month ($300,000 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.
Jack makes other income through ScufGaming, Turtle Beach, DXRacer etc.