How Much Money Babish Culinary Universe Makes On YouTube – Net Worth

(Last Updated On: May 10, 2021)

Babish Culinary Universe Net Worth – $7.5 Million


Babish Culinary Universe is a cooking YouTube channel created by an American guy from New York called Andrew Rea. He has an estimated net worth of $7.5 million. Every week he posts various videos of him recreating foods that many have always wanted to try in movies and television. He started out back in February 2016 by doing a complex turkey burger from the comedy Parks & Recreation. Some of his most popular videos are his recreation of Krabby Patty from Spongebob, Jake’s Perfect Sandwich from Adventure Time and Bob’s Burgers.

Before YouTube, Andrew graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and Production in 2009. He began working at Switch FX Inc as a digital effects artist.

How Much Money Does Babish Culinary Universe Earn On YouTube?

The channel has over 9.5 million subscribers as of 2021 and has accumulated over 1.6 billion views so far. It is able to get an average of 1.7 million views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $13,000 per day ($4.7 million a year) from the ads that appear on the videos.

YouTube content creators based in the US, UK, Canada and Australia generally get paid $2 – $12 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views usually range from 40% – 80% of the total views. All these are influenced by several factors like the 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.

Andrew makes extra income by getting brand deals from different companies. He also released a book in 2009.

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