(Last Updated On: January 10, 2020)
VideoGameDunkey Net Worth – $6 million
Jason Gastrow is an American YouTube gamer popularly known as VideoGameDunkey or simply Dunkey. He has an estimated net worth of $6 million mainly earned from the channel. He posts videos of him gaming as he commentates on it. His videos are known for his swearing, nonsensical humor and hilarious rage. He got famous from playing League of Legends and posting videos. He now does other different games Hitman: Absolution, Hearthstone, Super Mario, Mega Man, GTA 5, Saints Row, Game Dev Tycoon, Dragon Ball Z etc
How Much Money Does VideoGameDunkey Earn On YouTube?
VideoGameDunkey has over 6.5 million subscribers as of 2020 and has accumulated over 2.6 billion views over its lifetime. The channel grows by around 3,000 new subscribers and in a day it averages around 950,000 views per day. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $4,700 per day ($1.7 million a year) from YouTube ads.
YouTubers get paid between $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.