(Last Updated On: January 31, 2018)
Crainer Net Worth – $800,000
Benjamin Dreyer Vestergaard is a Danish gaming YouTuber popularly known as Crainer online. He has an estimated net worth of $800,000. He plays Minecraft and uploads gameplay videos. He currently has a number of series ongoing such as PrimeMC, Lucky Blocks, Troll Crafts etc which he collaborates with other Minecraft gamers like SSundee and CaptainSparklez. He started YouTube back in 2014 and has greatly grown in popularity. He also runs another Minecraft channel together with his girlfriend Thea.
How Much Money Does Crainer Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 2.7 million subscribers as of early 2018 growing by 600 new subs daily and has accumulated over 550 million views since starting out. Multiple videos are uploaded everyday. The channel is able to get an average of 480,000 views everyday. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $870 per day ($320,000 a year) from ads.
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.
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.
Crainer makes more income through sale of merchandise through his website.