How Much Money The Film Theorists Make On YouTube – Net Worth

(Last Updated On: January 26, 2020)

The Film Theorist Net Worth – $18 Million


The Film Theorist is another creation by Matthew Patrick aka MatPat who created the channel known as The Game Theorists. He has an estimated net worth of $18 million. It focuses on TV and film instead of gaming content. Here MatPat analyzes various theories regarding film and television. Some of the popular series in the channel are like Did You Know Movies, Frame by Frame, Super Heroes Theories, Star Wars Theories, Disney Theories etc.

How Much Money Do The Film Theorists Earn On YouTube?

The channel has over 9 million subscribers as of 2020 growing by 1,000 new subs daily and has accumulated over 1.5 billion views so far. In a day the channel gets an average of 1 million views from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $5,000 per day ($1.8 million a year) from the ads that run on the videos.

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 long the viewers watch their videos, the more money they earn.

MatPat makes extra income through his other YouTube channels known as The Game Theorist and GTLive. He also sells merchandise through his website and gets sponsorship from big brands such as Amazon, Honey, VRV, Game Of War, Squarespace etc.