How Much Money Castro1021 Makes On YouTube & Twitch – Net Worth

(Last Updated On: April 25, 2021)

Castro1021 Net Worth – $4 Million


Castro1021 is a gaming YouTube channel run by an American/Mexican YouTuber whose real name is Edwin Castro. He has an estimated net worth of $4 million. He got famous mainly by doing a number of FIFA live streams. At one point he was able to generate over $80,000 for a case against cancer just after a 50 hour live stream on Twitch. His YouTube content is mainly FIFA pack opening videos, vlogs and occasional gameplay videos. Outside YouTube he has a girlfriend named Pita and together they have two dogs named Kolo and Yaya.

How Much Money Does Castor1021 Earn On YouTube?

The channel has over 1.9 million subscribers as of 2021 and has accumulated over 350 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 150,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $1,200 per day ($440,000 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.

How Much Money Does Castro 1021 Earn On Twitch?

Castro has over 2.5 million followers on the platform and has accumulated over 100 million views so far. He is able to get an average of 24,000 viewers per stream he does and has had a peak viewership of 59,000 viewers. Streamers make money mainly through ad revenue, subscribers, donations and bits. Castro_1021 has over 21,000 subscribers from which he makes a minimum of $2.5 per subscriber. This should add up to $52,500 a month ($630,000 a year).

Officially, Twitch Partners and Affiliates receive 50% of the total subscription fee, so for the $4.99 tier, the streamer would get around $2.50. Twitch has been known to increase this amount for popular streamers to encourage them to remain on the Twitch platform, with some being upgraded to anywhere from 60% to 100% of the monthly fee.

Streamers make money through the Cheering feature when a fan cheers with bits in the chat. A Cheer is an animated chat emote that uses bits. Typing “Cheer1” will generate a grey bouncing triangle, and cost you 1.4 cents. “Cheer100” brings up a dancing purple diamond, and costs you $1.4. You can Cheer any amount you please (including irregular figures, and the corresponding emotes get larger and larger, up to a “Cheer10000,” a $140 tip represented by a fractured red star. streamers will get 1 cent for every Bit pledged while Twitch will keep the 0.4 cents.

Fans can also donate directly to their favorite streamers through Paypal and also cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, litecoin or ethereum. There are a variety of third-party services which Twitch streamers can connect to their account to activate additional features such as donations and alerts. Some of the more-popular services are Gaming For Good, StreamTip, Muxy, Stream Elements, and StreamLabs. All of these services create a unique donation page for your channel hosted on their own server which you can direct your viewers to make a donation.

Castro makes more income through brand deals and sponsorships from companies like G Fuel, Scuffgaming, Postmates, TurtleBeach etc.