How Much Money Does Primitive Technology Make On YouTube – Net Worth

(Last Updated On: January 16, 2020)

primitive-techPrimitive Technology Net Worth – $1.8 Million


YouTube channel Primitive Technology is a viral channel where a shirtless guy just makes primitive huts and tools from scratch using natural materials in the wild. The videos were shot in Far North Queensland Australia and the guy doing the videos doesn’t actually live in the bush. He doesn’t talk in the videos because he thinks people are more interested in the action part so he skips right into it. He does this as a hobby since it can keep somebody fit and doesn’t cost anything, just time and effort. The most dangerous thing in the wild where he does the videos are venomous snakes.

The channel owner is called John Hunt who is from Far North Queensland Australia. He has an estimated net worth of $1.6 million. He owns the land which he films the videos plus lives in a modern house. He has a Bachelor Of Science but instead of getting a regular job he mowed lawns for a living and practiced his hobby in the bush in his spare time.

How Much Money Does Primitive Technology Earn On YouTube?


The channel has over 10 million subscribers as of 2020 and has accumulated over 900 million views since starting out. The channel is able to get an average of 350,000 views per day from various sources. This should result in an estimated revenue of around $1,750 per day ($640,000 a year) from ads. The channel grows by a whooping 4,000 – 10,000 new subscribers per day.

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.