(Last Updated On: February 27, 2020)
Sam Chui Net Worth – $1.5 Million
Sam Chui is a popular aviation blogger and video content creator based in Dubai who runs his own self titled channel. He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. He enjoys anything related to aviation and travel. He is also fascinated with airplanes stemmed from visiting Kai Taka airport as a teenager. He has traveled to over 100 countries and has done many reviews. His videos are mainly about him documenting his experiences as he tries out different airlines.
Sam was born in Beijing China and moved to Hong Kong with his parents. He later moved to Sydney Australia for high school and university. In 2011, he relocated to Abu Dhabi and still continued to tour the world visiting different aviation centers.
How Much Money Does Sam Chui Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 2.5 million subscribers as of 2020 and has accumulated over 600 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 700,000 views per day from different sources. This should generated an estimated revenue of $3,500 per day ($1.3 million 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.
Sam makes more money through sponsorship and brand deals from different companies where he get paid to promote products. He also generates more income from his personal website which gets traffic from all over.