(Last Updated On: February 24, 2019)
DJ Akademics Net Worth – $3 Million
DJ Akademics aka The Negrotiator is not only a YouTuber but was also a weekly DJ for the Rutgers University radio station. He has an estimated net worth of $3 million earned from YouTube and other ventures. His channel is basically him doing a commentary about gossip and news in the entertainment industry. He is originally from Spanish Town, Jamaica. He then moved to the United States in 2001 when he was in high school. He has a degree in Biomathematics from the school where he was deejaying at parties and barbecues. He would post videos of him DJing online and that is how he grew a fanbase. He then transitioned to posting videos of him giving opinions about the life of celebrities.
How Much Money Does DJ Akademiks Earn Online?
DJ Akademiks has over 2.6 million subscribers on his channel growing by around 1,500 new subs daily and has accumulated over 1.2 billion views since he started out. The channel’s videos cumulatively get an average of 450,000 views per day which should in turn generate an estimated revenue of around $1,800 per day ($660,000 a year) from YouTube ads.
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.