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Darren Watkins Net Worth and Earnings

Date of BirthJanuary 21, 2005
Age17 years old
BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

What is Darren Watkins Net worth?

Darren Watkins’s estimated net worth is $1 million. Read to know how we have calculated his net worth, earnings from YouTube, and other income sources.

Quick Intro

Darren Watkins is an American YouTuber who is best-known for uploading gaming and comedy videos in his channel, IShowSpeed. Darren started the channel on March 22, 2016. Since then, he has earned more than 7.67 million subscribers. Also, his channel has garnered a total of more than 491 million views as well. Besides YouTube, he has lots of fan followings on his other social media platforms. Also, he has more than 1.9 million followers on his Instagram alone at the time of writing this article.  

How does Darren Watkins earn from YouTube?

Before making any calculations, we would like to make a statement that, the genuine calculations given below are made from the beginning of Darren Watkins’s YouTube career. The estimation is not made on flawed guessing but, rather on concrete facts and figures collected directly from Darren’s YouTube details. Now let us take you to the journey full of numbers and ultimately know Darren Watkins’s YouTube earnings.

Now, let us get started with the facts and figures. At the time of writing this article, Darren Watkins has exactly 7.67 million subscribers. Darren has been consistent in uploading videos, with over 1,043 on his YouTube closet. These videos have earned more than a whopping 491,153,835 views till now.

WAIT, now comes the crucial piece of information which you should definitely know to understand the meaning of the results and estimation of Darren’s YouTube earnings below. 

First off, YouTube pays YouTubers by placing a piece of ads while the viewers watch their videos. Do you remember the annoying ads popping all over your face?

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Yup, that is the main source of their income and earnings. For every 1000 views, advertisers pay an average of $2 – $5, which varies factors such as devices, location, types of ads, user engagement, and many more. Now, YouTube takes its cut of 45% of the overall advertising revenue. 

For example: if an advertiser paid the average $5 CPM (Cost per 1000 views), YouTubers get 55% of $5 = $2.75, and the remaining $2.25 goes to Google (45%). Hope it clears the general idea of the YouTube earning system. 

What is Darren Watkins earnings from YouTube?

FINALLY, let’s know what you have been waiting for.

As mentioned above, the total video view from the beginning is 491,153,835. So, now dividing it by 1000, the total number of 1000 views is 491154. 

Now, by taking an average of $3 per 1000 views, the total YouTube earnings is $1,473,462. 

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HOLD ON? NO TAX FOR YOUTUBERS?

Does any Government leave a person who earns from any sources? – A BIG NO. Generally, YouTubers fall into the category of people who are self-employed. 

According to medium.com, YouTubers fall into the category of 20% tax bracket as self-employed individuals. 

So, deducting 20% from the above results, Darren Watkins’s estimated YouTube earnings is $1,178,770. 

Other Income

Sponsorship: As Darren has more than 1.9 million followers on his Instagram account, advertisers pay a certain amount for the post they make. Considering Darren’s latest 15 posts, the average engagement rate of followers on each of his posts is 24.86%. 

Thus, the average estimate of the amount Darren charges for sponsorship is between $3,864.75 – $6,441.25.

After all the facts and figures explained above and adding up his YouTube earnings and other income streams, his net worth is $1 million. 

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