How Much Money Tom Scott Makes On YouTube – Net Worth

(Last Updated On: March 13, 2021)

Tom Scott Net Worth – $2.6 Million


Tom Scott is a British comedian and YouTuber who currently lives in London. He has an estimated net worth of $2.6 million. His content on YouTube is mainly a regular series called Thins You Might Not Know and Amazing Places. He also talks about computer security issues and linguistics among other projects.

Outside YouTube, Tom was the presenter of Gadget Geeks on Sky One. He studied linguistics at University Of York and there he has a radio show called University Radio York.

How Much Money Does Tom Scott Earn On YouTube?

The channel has over 4.5 million subscribers as of 2021 and has accumulated over 1 billion views so far. It is able to get an average of 900,000 views per day from various sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $7,200 per day ($2.6 million a year) from the ads that run on the videos.

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.

Tom makes extra income through speaking at events and as a moderator.

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