(Last Updated On: April 18, 2019)
Ownage Pranks Net Worth – $2 Million
Russell (fake name) is the guy who runs the popular YouTube channel called Ownage Pranks. He has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He specializes in prank calls. What he does is call various random businesses or restaurants then uses different accents to talk to the other people on the line. He then adds animations to the video. Russel has kept his identity secret since ‘it would ruin the mystery’.
How Much Money Does Ownage Pranks Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 5 million subscriber as of 2019 growing by around 800 new subs daily and has accumulated over 1 billion views so far. In a day the channel gets an average of 300,000 views which should result in an estimated revenue of around $1,200 per day ($440,000 a year) from ads.
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.