(Last Updated On: February 24, 2019)
Game Grumps Net Worth – $12 million
Game Grumps is a Let’s Play webseries run by voice actor Arin Hanson and comedian Dan Avidan. They have an estimated net worth of $12 million. The two upload multiple videos per day of each of the hosts playing a video game with a commentary. During the holidays the channel puts out holiday themed games such as Jingle Grumps for Christmas, Ghoul Grumps and Scream Train during Halloween. On Twitch they host charity livestreams from time to time whereby the money raised are given to the needy or donated to research.
Game Grumps was initially created by Hanson and comedic media critic Jon Jafari. Jafari left the show in 2013 to focus on hos own YouTube web series JonTron. The channel there after expanded to incorporate new hosts in spin-offs including Ross O’Donovan, Barry Kramer, Suzy Berhow, Brian Wecht of the band Ninja Sex Party, Kevin Abernathy, Ryan Magee and Matt Watson. It now operates under JETPAK, a network created by Adam Montoya.
How Much Money Does GameGrumps Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 5.2 million subscribers as of 2019 and has accumulated over 5 billion views since it was started. In a day, the videos in the channel cumulatively get an average of 2 million views from different sources. These views should generate an estimated revenue of around $8,000 per day ($3 million per year) from the ads on YouTube.
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.
Game Grumps makes more money through sponsorship deals from companies which pay thousands of dollars. It has worked with companies like Crunchyrolls, Guns of Icarus, Anki Drive etc