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Tubefilter: Monthly YouTube Ad Earnings: $275,000 To $2,000 In Two Years

David Dobrik has been reasonably candid about his financial experiences as one of the world's most successful YouTubers. And now, the 23-year-old, who was recently named one of People’s 'Sexiest Man Alive', is giving fans a clearer window into his pre- and post-'Adpocalypse' earnings. The Adpocalypse broke in 2016, wherein advertisers began boycotting YouTube -- and ultimately drastically rethought their spending on the platform -- after their campaigns were found to be running alongside content promoting terrorism and hate speech. (YouTube has subsequently weathered countless other controversies surrounding inappropriate content, which has riled marketers and thus impacted creator revenues).  “I was getting around 60 million views a month, and my check each month for that time would be a little over $275,000, which is nuts -- it literally felt like i was a drug dealer at that time,” Dobrik said of the pre-Adpocalyse glory days in an interview with Men's Health. “And then a year and a half ago, or like two years ago, it got cut, and now I get 200 million views -- which is more than three times the amount of views I was getting before -- but now my paycheck is under $2000, which is crazy.” David Dobrik has been reasonably candid about his financial experiences as one of the world's most successful YouTubers. And now, the 23-year-old, who was recently named one of People’s 'Sexiest Man Alive', is giving fans a clearer window into his pre- and post-'Adpocalypse' earnings.
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