(Last Updated On: April 14, 2018)
Andre Benz (Trap Nation) Net Worth – $10 Million
Trap Nation is a YouTube channel founded by a guy named Andre Benz. He has an estimated net worth of $10 million thanks to his ownership of the channel together with others like House Nation, Chill Nation, Bass Nation etc. Trap Nation is basically a music channel that different musicians and producers submit their music in order to get some exposure to a wider audience. Andre gets written permission for every upload of the song.
Andre Benz is originally from a small town in New Jersey and is now based in Menlo Park California. He discovered trap music in 2012 and had competitions with his friends on who had the best taste of music. That same year is when Trap Nation went live.
How Much Money Does Trap Nation Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 22 million subscribers as of 2018 and has accumulated over 8 billion views so far. It is able to get an average of 7 million views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $13,000 a day ($5 million a year) from the ads that run on the videos.
YouTubers get paid between $2 – $5 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, ad engagement 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.