(Last Updated On: September 14, 2020)
TomSka Net Worth – $7 Million
TomSka is a popular British YouTuber, filmmaker, director, writer, actor , voice actor, musician, entrepreneur and producer whose real name is Thomas James Ridgewell. He has an estimated net worth of $7 million. His content mainly consists of sketch comedy accompanied by very entertaining animations. Ridgewell developed a passion for animation from a young age using his parents’ video camera. He created a website called CakeBomb where he posted his video creations such as his viral animated video series asdfmovie. He studied Media Production at the University of Lincoln and during the period he created a series of unofficial “advertisements” for the university.
How Much Money Does TomSka Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 6.8 million subscribers as of 2020 and has accumulated over 1.8 billion views so far. It is able to get an average of 750,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of $3,800 per day ($1.4 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, time of the year, 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.
Aside from YouTube, Ridgewell has also worked with BBC and Comedy Central making short films. He also runs another YouTube channel known as DarkSquidge whereby he uploads various behind the scenes footage of TomSka related projects and videos. In 2012, he founded a media production company known as TurboPunchLtd where he works alongside co-writer Eddie Bowley. In 2019, he raised £1 million on Kickstarter for a card game based on asdfmovie in collaboration with Big Potato.