Dr Disrespect is a popular Twitch streamer from the United States whose real name is Guy Beahm. He has an estimated net worth of $6 million. His character originated from him playing Halo 2 on Xbox. He showcased a “dominant character” since he was really good at the game and could back up the talk. Together with his roommates, Beahm started posting a compilation of gaming videos of them playing Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. He left YouTube in late 2011 and stayed away for 5 years. He went ahead to work for Sledgehammer Games in 2011 as a community manager. He was promoted to level designer and helped create many of the multiplayer maps for Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare. He quit the job in 2015 to get back to streaming.
DrDisrepect’s character wears a mullet wig, sunglasses and a fake mustache. He mostly streams the popular game known as PUBG (PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds) and other times he streams Fortnite.
How Much Money Does Dr DisRespect Earn On Twitch & YouTube?
The Twitch channel has over 5 million followers and has accumulated over 200 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 25,000 viewers per stream with the highest being 365,000 viewers. Streamers make money through ad revenue, subscribers, donations and bits. DrDisrepect has over 30,000 subscribers and makes a minimum of $2.50 per sub hence this should add up to $75,000 a month ($900,000 a year). He makes an equally high amount of income through ad revenue and fan donations.
Officially, Twitch Partners and Affiliates receive 50% of the total subscription fee, so for the $4.99 tier, the streamer would get around $2.50. Twitch has been known to increase this amount for popular streamers to encourage them to remain on the Twitch platform, with some being upgraded to anywhere from 60% to 100% of the monthly fee.
Streamers make money through the Cheering feature when a fan cheers with bits in the chat. A Cheer is an animated chat emote that uses bits. Typing “Cheer1” will generate a grey bouncing triangle, and cost you 1.4 cents. “Cheer100” brings up a dancing purple diamond, and costs you $1.4. You can Cheer any amount you please (including irregular figures, and the corresponding emotes get larger and larger, up to a “Cheer10000,” a $140 tip represented by a fractured red star. streamers will get 1 cent for every Bit pledged while Twitch will keep the 0.4 cents.
Fans can also donate directly to their favorite streamers through Paypal and also cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, litecoin or ethereum. There are a variety of third-party services which Twitch streamers can connect to their account to activate additional features such as donations and alerts. Some of the more-popular services are Gaming For Good, StreamTip, Muxy, Stream Elements, and StreamLabs. All of these services create a unique donation page for your channel hosted on their own server which you can direct your viewers to make a donation.
On YouTube, DrDisrespect’s channel has over 1.6 million subscribers as of 2020 and has accumulated over 130 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 130,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $650 per day ($240,000 a year) from the ads that appear 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.