Your suspicions are true: All those hours you weasel away watching your favorite YouTube personalities do YouTube things is making them rich. Advertising Age got a hold of some of the numbers for YouTube’s most popular channels and turns out these vloggers are pulling in some serious bank.
It’s enough to make you wonder why you even bothered going to college in the first place. Consider 8-year-old Charli, the star of what is believed to be YouTube’s biggest food channel, the over 330,000 follower-strong CharlisCraftyKitchen. Her channel is estimated to be pulling in about $127,777 in ad revenue every month, which we don’t need to tell you is more than a lot of people make in a year. Yuya, a beauty and style channel, enjoyed over 35 million views in March and is estimated to have earned $41,475 in revenue that month.
It comes as no surprise that these vloggers would be doing so well. After all, Michelle Phan went from being the owner of a small YouTube beauty channel to a bona fide beauty entrepreneur with her own makeup brand. As for the rest of us, we’ll just keep watching and try not to be too jealous that a couple kids are making more money than us.
[via Advertising Age]