YouTube net worth and earnings

Updated: January 1, 2021

The News & Politics channel YouTube has attracted 30.9 million subscribers on YouTube. It was founded in .

So, you may be wondering: What is YouTube's net worth? Or you could be asking: how much does YouTube earn? Only YouTube can say for certain, but we can make some close predictions with YouTube data.

What is YouTube's net worth?

YouTube has an estimated net worth of about $6.59 million.

NetWorthSpot's data estimates YouTube's net worth to be around $6.59 million. While YouTube's actual net worth is not known. Our site's industry expertise predicts YouTube's net worth at $6.59 million, that said, YouTube's finalized net worth is still being verified.

The $6.59 million forecast is only based on YouTube advertising revenue. In reality, YouTube's net worth could possibly be higher. When we consider many revenue sources, YouTube's net worth could be as high as $9.23 million.

How much does YouTube earn?

YouTube earns an estimated $1.65 million a year.

Many fans question how much does YouTube earn?

When we look at the past 30 days, YouTube's channel receives 27.48 million views each month and about 915.95 thousand views each day.

If a channel is monetized through ads, it earns money for every thousand video views. Monetized YouTube channels may earn $3 to $7 per every one thousand video views. With this data, we predict the YouTube YouTube channel generates $109.91 thousand in ad revenue a month and $1.65 million a year.

Net Worth Spot may be using under-reporting YouTube's revenue though. If YouTube makes on the top end, ads could generate as much as $2.97 million a year.

YouTubers rarely have one source of income too. Additional revenue sources like sponsorships, affiliate commissions, product sales and speaking gigs may generate much more revenue than ads.

YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries. YouTube allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to playlists, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. It offers a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos. Most of the content on YouTube is uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Vevo, and Hulu offer some of their material via YouTube as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can watch, but not upload, videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos and add comments to videos. Age-restricted videos are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old. YouTube and selected creators earn advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program that targets ads according to site content and audience. The vast majority of its videos are free to view, but there are exceptions, including subscription-based premium channels, film rentals, as well as YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, subscription services respectively offering premium and ad-free music streaming, and ad-free access to all content, including exclusive content commissioned from notable personalities. As of February 2017, there were more than 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute and one billion hours of content being watched on YouTube every day. As of October 2020, YouTube is the second-most popular website in the world, behind Google, according to Alexa Internet. As of May 2019, more than 500 hours of video content are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Based on reported quarterly advertising revenue, YouTube is estimated to have US$15 billion in annual revenues. YouTube has faced criticism over aspects of its operations, including its handling of copyrighted content contained within uploaded videos, its recommendation algorithms perpetuating videos that promote conspiracy theories and falsehoods, hosting videos ostensibly targeting children but containing violent or sexually suggestive content involving popular characters, videos of minors attracting pedophilic activities in their comment sections, and fluctuating policies on the types of content that is eligible to be monetized with advertising.