The Squander has proven time and again that successful YouTube sensations do very well for themselves. A high number of views coupled with millions of subscribers translates to a huge sum of money earned, and so that got us wondering about the creator of the most viewed video in the history of YouTube, Psy. Psy is the South Korean genius behind the viral song and video, “Gangnam Style,”
Thanks to over two billion views of his video, Psy will have earned over $2,000,000 from YouTube revenue based on the fact that YouTube is estimated to pay $2 per one thousand page views. Add in revenue from downloads and commercial endorsement deals (with endorsement deals alone being worth around $4,600,000), and Psy has made around $8,00,000 from the wild, singular success of Gangnam Style.
Though Psy has attempted to continue his fame in America by releasing a single titled “Hangover” with Snoop Dogg in summer of 2014, the single has yet to even closely match his first single’s success. Psy should not worry too much, though, because according to Forbes, his video is still achieving three million new views per day.