How Much Money Dave Lee (Dave 2D) Makes On YouTube – Net Worth

(Last Updated On: April 1, 2021)

Dave Lee Net Worth – $3 Million


Dave Lee is a Canadian YouTuber who runs his YouTube channel known as Dave2D. He has an estimated net worth of $3 million and is of Asian origin specifically Chinese. His content is mainly reviewing various items in the technology industry but mainly concentrating on laptops, notebooks and PCs. Outside YouTube, he has a regular job with a company that deals with the engineering & development of things like medical buildings. He started the channel as a way to release his creative juices.

Dave went to University of Toronto and studied Human Bio.

How Much Money Does Dave Lee Earn On YouTube?

The channel has over 3.5 million subscribers as of 2021 and has accumulated over 680 million views. It is able to get an average of 300,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $2,400 per day ($880,000 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.

Dave makes extra income outside YouTube in his regular day job as an engineer. He also has created a mobile game available for sale.