(Last Updated On: January 15, 2020)
MattShea Net Worth – $2.5 Million
Matthew Edward Shea is popular Canadian gaming YouTuber. He has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million. He is popularly known as MattShea online and he lives in Newfoundland. He is famous for his gaming videos in games such as Besiege, Sims, Grand Theft Auto, Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs, Surgeon Simulator and Goat Simulator. He studied Neuroscience at Memorial University and two of his siblings are in medical school.
How Much Money Does MattShea Earn On YouTube?
MattShea has over 2.5 million subscribers as of 2020 and has accumulated over 950 million views so far. The channel is able to average around 500,000 views per day and this should be able to generate an estimated revenue of $2,500 per day ($900,000 a year) from advertisements on the videos.
YouTubers get paid $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.
Matt makes an extra income from his Twitch channel from live-stream game-plays and he also sells merch on his website.