Sunday, 25 January 2015

YouTube's Highest Paid Star

YouTube provides hours of entertainment for many, but for a select few it also means millions of pounds in advertising. YouTube allows certain content creators to become part of their Partner Program which means ads will play before or around a video, and the content creator will be paid through an AdSense account. The top earners include Taylor Swift, EMI Music and the WWE. The number one earner is a woman who makes videos of herself unboxing and showing off Disney toys and according to OpenSlate she made $4.9 million in 2014 from YouTube ads alone. The above video has been watched 183,927,011 times and her channels has had a total of 4,750,324,337 views.