How Much Money Dr Sandra Lee (Dr Pimple Popper) Makes On YouTube – Net Worth

(Last Updated On: January 30, 2020)

Dr Sandra Lee (Dr Pimple Popper) Net Worth – $20 Million


Dr Sandra Lee is a certified dermatologist, skin cancer surgeon and cosmetic surgeon from Southern California. She has an estimated net worth of $20 million. The content in her channel is mainly a window into her world as a skin doctors. She educates about different diseases of the skin, hair, nails etc plus gives some skin care advice on blackheads, acne, cysts, warts, Botox, fillers, liposuction and others. She also posts videos of her doing various medical procedures.

How Much Money Does Dr Sandra Lee Earn On YouTube?

The channel has over 7 million subscribers as of 2020 growing by 3,500 new subs daily and has accumulated over 3.8 billion views (1.5 billion in deleted videos) so far. It is able to get an average of 1.8 million views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $9,000 per day ($3.3 million a year) from the ads that run on the videos.

YouTubers get paid $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.

Dr Sandra Lee makes extra income through her career as a doctor and surgeon. She also sells various merchandise such as T-shirts, acne spot treatment, extractor etc. She launched her own line of skin care products, SLMD Skincare Products, in 2017. In 2019, the Dr Pimple Popper TV series was launched on TLC and has so far aired 4 seasons. This is a significant contributor to her income stream.