Ricky Berwick is a Canadian social media personality who runs his own self titled channel. He has an estimated net worth of $350,000. He currently lives in Ontario, Canada. He was born with a physical disability that have limited his movements ever since but that didn’t stop him from making YouTube videos, an act he started out in 2006. Due to lack of success earlier, he took a break from the platform for around 9 years and came back in 2016. His video of him yelling and eating McDonalds french fries went viral thus convincing him to take a second shot at YouTube.
How Much Money Does Ricky Berwick Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 1.5 million subscribers as of 2018 and has accumulated over 300 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 400,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $700 per day ($250,000 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.