(Last Updated On: November 4, 2018)
Stefan Basil Molyneux is a Canadian podcaster and YouTuber. He mostly speaks on a variety of topics such as anarchocapitalism, politics, relationships, race and intelligence, anti-feminism, libertarianism and familiar relationships. He attended the Glendon College of York University where he was an actor at Theatre Glendon. He also got a BA in history from McGill University where he was active in the McGill Debating Union. He started his podcast known as Freedomain Radio.
How Much Money Does Stefan Molyneux Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 900,000 subscribers as of 2018 and has accumulated over 270 million views so far. It is able to get an average 150,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $270 per day ($100,000 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.
Stefan makes more income through his podcast and fan donations.