YouTube commentator Chris Smoove has never exposed himself in all these years he’s been commentating, and so his net worth figures are likewise not known.
YouTube gets about 45% share of advertising revenue. Most partners earn anywhere between $0.30 to $2.50 CPM, but some bigger YouTube players are earning closer to a $10 CPM (cost per thousand). Also, the location and the type of content that you share will affect how much you can potentially earn.
There has been a change that made it harder now to be a YouTubepreneur. The site has launched a new revenue-sharing program where the video platform has automated the process with a “monetize” button, in which, for many who have signed-up, the payout has been disappointing. The surge in new content makes it tougher for any content to get noticed, about 72 hours of which is uploaded every minute today compared to every 48 hours in 2011. Specifically, “pre-roll” video ads plunged from an average of $9.35 per 1,000 views in June of 2012 to $6.33 in March of this year.
In the news, Katy Perry tweeted her sympathy at the death of a 16-year old teenager who made herself known on YouTube for raising awareness and money for cancer. Olivia Wise, 16, caught the public’s attention singing Katy Perry's "Roar".