How Much Money Simple History Makes On YouTube – Net Worth

(Last Updated On: February 21, 2020)

Simple History Net Worth – $1.4 Million


Simple History is a popular educational YouTube channel created by two guys from the United Kingdom going by the names Daniel Turner and Aaron Potter. They have generated an estimated net worth of $1.4 million from the channel. The channel basically visualizes the past, bringing history to life through animation. Viewers get to witness how people lived throughout history, their culture, developments in technology, epic battles and events. Some of the titles they have worked on include World War I and II, American Revolution, Cold War, Vietnam War, Russian Revolution and The American Revolution.

Daniel Turnet is a history geek who has written about all the periods of history when he was a student. He is also an illustrator and writer. Aaron Potter loves writing about history and went to study it in Bristol. Outside history, he loves gaming content, movie news and critiquing movies.


How Much Money Does Simple History Earn On YouTube?

The channel has over 3 million subscribers as of 2020 and has accumulated over 700 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 600,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $3,000 per day ($1.1 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.