Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ music video has recently been announced as the most-viewed with about 2.9 billion views (at the time of writing), receiving over 3 million views per day this year alone.
The video was uploaded in April 2015, themed with ‘Furious 7’ which pays tribute to Paul Walker.
‘See You Again’ takes over South Korean music sensation Psy’s wildly popular video, ‘Gangnam Style.’
But how much money does the video make?
The Next Web reveals the video makes about $2.9 million with the current views.
Let’s start with with some metrics: this BuzzFeed story about Indian YouTuber Dhinchak Pooja, and this analysis by Cisco’s Mira Zaslove on Quora indicate that, on average, YouTubers earn about $1,000 per million views. That’s after the platform takes its 45 percent cut from ad revenue.
So, with 2.9 billion views, you’re looking at about $2.9 million for Wiz and Co. Of course, how much he gets to take home depends on his arrangement with his label and distribution company. Not bad for a minimally produced music video released in 2015.
For billions of views, that’s quite some good money.
Source: The Next Web