How much is Videogamedunkey worth?
|Net Worth:||$6.5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||January 30, 1991|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Videogamedunkey
Jason Gastrow, or Videogamedunkey, began his gaming-orientated YouTube channel in 2010 but in reality he has been producing web content since the early 2000s. With a background of animation, he began his career on the internet creating flash animation on the popular online community, Newsgrounds. His own channel, known best for his satirical reviews of video games, has amassed over 6 million subscribers over the last ten years.
Why Is The Channel So Successful?
Videogamedunkey has become renowned for his unique style of comedy. A reviewer who very rarely takes life too seriously, his most popular videos are reviews of video games with his dry, eclectic wit as a commentary. Most of these reviews are short and sweet, ranging from two to six minutes in length, which may be appealing to his fan-base. He has also amassed a large following from the League of Legends community after producing almost 200 gameplay videos from 2011 – 2015.
By focusing on reviews and montages, Videogamedunkey has created a channel where, with League as an exception, he can produce stand alone videos for a wide range of games, from Animal Crossing to Resident Evil. It’s a possible indicator of his success that he can upload content that appeals to modern gamers who are playing the most current games as well as those who are into classics such as Tetris. His most viewed video to date is a review to The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, but four years after it was first released.
Although he generally only uploads about five – ten minutes of content per week, he has been consistent with it since the start of his channel. His constant drive to upload content to his channel has earned him contracts with Machinima, Microsoft & Maker Studios over the years. His contract with Microsoft was famously cancelled when he criticized the game they wanted him to praise. He is now working in connection with Curse LLC.
How Much Money Does Videogamedunkey Make From YouTube?
Videogamedunkey reportedly earns as much as $1.7 million a year currently but it hasn’t always been that easy for him. His contract with Machinima in the early 2010s was supposedly eating into his revenue – with the entertainment network taking a big chunk out for advertising. He tried to move to Maker Studios but the same thing happened, despite their assurance that it wouldn’t. Now Gastrow is happily in a contract with Curse who reportedly treat him well.
Most of his annual earnings comes from YouTube advertising; his viewing figures have been estimated to net him around $4,700 a day. He also has an online store dedicated to merchandise but figures about how much he earns from them are unclear.
Though there are many factors to his success, the most important one is that Jason Gastrow found a working format for his videos and has committed to it for ten years. Even a possible contract with Microsoft didn’t stop him from staying true to himself and his fan-base. It’s that consistency that got him to where he is right now and how he is earning almost $2 million a year.