How much money do YouTubers make? Kevin Samuels Death Prompts Questions

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UPDATE: 9:45 a.m. ET, May 13, 2022

AAs more information is released about the death of controversial YouTuber Kevin Samuels, more questions seem to follow. Multiple reports claimed Ortensia Alcantara, 32, was with the polarizing relationship guru in his Atlanta apartment during his final moments. TMZ got the 911 call from Thursday’s tragic incident, where the young woman could be heard struggling to administer CPR to Samuels after he turned blue in the face from chest pain.

“I just have to give her CPR,” said Alcantara, who identified herself as a nurse. “Yes! [I need an ambulance] It’s Kevin-f*cking-Samuels.

Later in the chilling recording, Alcantara pleaded with Samuels to remain conscious as she frantically urged the dispatcher to send medical aid and a defibrillator.

“Come on Kevin, you get it, just try to breathe,” she shouted. “Come on, think of your mother. Think about your daughter.

Unfortunately, EMS officials arrived to find Samuels passed out on the floor of his apartment. The 57-year-old social media personality was rushed to hospital in Piedmont where he was later pronounced dead. Alcantara reportedly spent the night at Samuels’ house before his death, but it’s unclear what his relationship with the star was.

Was Kevin Samuels really a man of great worth?

Naturally, social media lit up with comments after the news. Some rejoiced at the critical dating advice coach’s untimely demise, while others expressed sympathy and grief. Some people wondered if Samuels was really living the ‘high-value’ lifestyle he preached as the Dirt publication revealed the life coach reportedly lived in a relatively affordable luxury rental apartment in Buckhead. Was he really collecting the salary of a man of great worth?

Social media personalities are notorious for attracting millions to YouTube and Instagram of their followers and Samuels had tons of fans logging on to watch his misogynistic and toxic streams daily, many of which aimed to demolish the self-confidence of black women. . Samuels has garnered over 1.2 million followers on Instagram and 1.45 million subscribers on YouTube. Over the past year, her YouTube page has exploded over her interviews with black women, criticizing their dress sizes and publicly embarrassing them while discussing topics such as “Modern women are average at best” and ” Women should let men use them.”

Despite all his internet fame, YouTube pundits and bloggers still question his net worth.

Houston attorney Dennis Spurling has taken to YouTube to defend his late friend, calling rumors that Samuels was broke a barefaced lie and that he is in fact dead, ‘rich AF’.

“They’re trying to create a negative stereotype that he was broke,” Spurling said. “The truth is that Kevin Samuels had amassed more value than some of these media publications that make these stupid claims.”

Spurling also mentioned that Samuels had significant offers on the table before his death.

“Kevin Samuels turned down a $10 million podcast deal because he already had it and he knew he could do it ten times over.”

So how much money did Samuels actually make from gossiping black women? The numbers aren’t entirely certain, but we can make some guesses based on the available statistics of YouTubers and their potential earnings. (This only takes into account YouTube revenue. It’s impossible to know how much money Samuels made from other businesses)

How much does a YouTuber earn with 1 million subscribers?

According to Kamper Power, on average, a YouTuber with 1 million subscribers can earn around $60,000 a year from ad revenue if they regularly post content. That would mean Samuels could have earned around $5,000 a month. Not too bad for shaming women online.

According to Business Insider, two metrics are used to calculate revenue on the social media platform – “the CPM rate, or how much money advertisers pay YouTube for 1,000 ad views, and the RPM rate, which is the revenue a creator earns per 1,000 video views after YouTube’s shutdown.YouTubers reportedly earn 55% of every dollar paid by advertisers.In addition to ad revenue, popular video vloggers often make wads of cash from other sources associated with the platform, including merch, channel membership fees, and Super Stickers, a feature that allows viewers to pay their favorite YouTuber to have their comments pinned to the site. live chat.

Just to put it into perspective, 9-year-old Ryan Kaji, who is believed to be the highest paid YouTuber, reportedly earned 29.5 million in 2021 on his popular channel Ryan’s World, where he reviews children’s toys. At the time, he had about 24 million subscribers. Today, the young vlogger has 32.5 million subscribers.

Similarly, YouTube finance star Andrei Jikh earned $1.6 million from advertising revenue in less than three years. Currently, it has 1.99 million subscribers. This would therefore imply that Samuels could have earned almost a million dollars from his controversial videos over time.

How much do Instagram influencers earn?

Popular influencers with one million followers can earn around $670 per post, according to personal finance website Nerd Wallet. Money flows fairly easily to those sponsored by big brands, but social media stars like Samuels often raked in the dough by giving his followers badges where they could essentially tip for his crazy content. Big name Instagrammers also monetize their videos through ads and merchandise. The formula seems quite simple. The more you post and the more subscribers you can get, the more money you make.

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