How Much Money HikePlays (HikeTheGamer) Makes On YouTube

(Last Updated On: April 1, 2018)

hikeplaysHikePlays Net Worth – $800,000


HikePlays is a gaming channel run by a guy who calls himself Hike or HikeTheGamer. His content is mainly about GTA 5 but also does other games like ARK, COD, Minecraft. He does livestream gameplays around 2 – 3 times a day. He runs two other gaming channels by the name HikeTheGamer and Hike TV.  He is from Armenia and moved to San Diego California.

How Much Money Does HikePlays (HikeTheGamer) Earn On YouTube?

The main channel, HikePlays, has over 2.1 million subscribers as of 2018 and has accumulated over 520 million views so far. In a day, it is able to get an average of 50,000 views from different sources. This should result in an estimated revenue of around $90 per day ($32,000 a year) from ads.

The other channel HikeTheGamer has over 1 million subs. It gets an average of 30,000 a views which should generate around $45 per day.

YouTubers get paid between $2 – $5 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views range from 40% – 60% 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, ad engagement etc.

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.