(Last Updated On: March 7, 2019)
CrazyRussianHacker Net Worth – $8 Million
Taras Kulakov is the guy you all know as Crazy Russian Hacker On YouTube with an estimated net worth of $8 million mainly from revenue from his channel on YouTube. His channel is popular for its lifehack and science experiment videos which are among the most unique on the site. He started his channel back in 2012 when he was still working in Walmart and quit the job when the channel took off. Before this channel he had tried out two different channels by the names Origami768 and SlowMoLaboratory which were epic failures.
How Much Money Does CrazyRussianHacker Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 11 million subscribers as of 2019 and has accumulated over 2.7 billion views to date. He uploads around 3 videos a week and the videos in his channel cumulatively get around 650,000 views per day. This should in turn generate an estimated revenue of around $2,600 per day ($950,000 a year) from YouTube ads.
His other YouTube channel by the name Taras Kul which has over 3.5 million subscribers, 900 million views and averages around 200,000 views per day. The estimated revenue generated by the views should be around $800 per day ($290,000 a year). The channel has a number of simple science tutorials.
YouTubers get paid between $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, 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.