How Much Money Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) Makes On YouTube – Net Worth

(Last Updated On: January 9, 2021)

Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) Net Worth – $12.5 Million


Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) is one of the biggest tech reviewing YouTube channel whereby Marques reviews various gadgets like mobile phones, laptops, headphones etc. He has an estimated net worth of $12.5 million mainly built from this career. He started his channel after he watched a video about a laptop he wanted to buy. He then went ahead to make his own videos adding stuff that had not been mentioned before. Back then he didn’t appear much in the videos and he used the laptop’s webcam and laptop’s remote control.

Brownlee grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey. He majored in business and information technology when in college and became a full YouTuber after graduating.

How Much Money Does Marques Brownlee Earn On YouTube?

MKBHD has over 16 million subscribers growing by 3,000 new ones daily and has accumulated over 3 billion views since it was started out back in March 2008. In a day the videos in the channel collectively get an average of 2.3 million views and this should generate an estimated revenue of around $18,000 per day ($6.6 million a year) from YouTube ads.

YouTube content creators based in the US, UK, Canada and Australia generally get paid $2 – $12 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views usually range from 40% – 80% of the total views. All these are influenced by several factors like the device played on, time of the year, 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.

Marques makes extra income through brand deals. He has worked with big companies like Google, D Brand etc to promote their products. He also makes money through affiliate marketing whereby whenever someone buys a product via the links the posts in his videos, he gets paid a commission.