(Last Updated On: March 31, 2018)
David Spencer (iBallisticSquid) Net Worth – $2.3 million
David Spencer is the guy who is popularly known as iBallisticSquid, Squid Nugget, Squiddy or Squid. He is a Minecraft YouTuber residing in Yorkshire, England. He has an estimated net worth of $2.3 million mainly earned from his two channels. His videos revolve around him playing the highly popular game called Minecraft and delivering a funny commentary on the game as he plays. He runs two other accounts which are not very active and one of them is SquiddyPlays which he uploads more Minecraft video content. The other is SquiddyVlogs which was primarily his vlogging channel. He has created a number of series such as Sky Island Challenge, Sky Grid, Slippery Survival, Boss Battles etc. He also does collaborations with YouTuber Stampylonghead.
How Much Money Does iBallisticSquid Earn Online?
The channel has over 4.2 million subscribers as of early 2018 and has accumulated over 2.6 billion views since starting out. David’s upload rate is almost daily with sometimes multiple uploads in a day. The channel is able to get an average of 750,000 views per day across all the videos on the channel. This should be able to generate an estimated revenue $1,400 per day ($500,000 a year) just from ads.
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.
Spencer sells merchandise on his website so this is able to bring in a good amount of extra income.