(Last Updated On: January 2, 2019)
How Ridiculous Net Worth – $1.6 Million
How Ridiculous is a popular YouTube channel created by 3 Australian guys known as Derek, Brett and Scott. They have an estimated net worth of $1.6 million. Their content mainly consist of doing exciting experiments and stunts with different items. They started out back in 2009 when for unknown reasons trick shots in the backyard seemed more exhilarating for them than studying for exams. Their content evolved and before they knew it they were filming content most people wouldn’t believe is possible.
How Much Money Does How Ridiculous Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 6 million subscribers as of 2019 and has accumulated over 800 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 850,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $3,400 per day ($1.2 million a year) from the ads that appear on the videos.
YouTubers get paid between $2 – $7 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, 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.
The team earn extra income through selling merchandise through their website.