How much do the top YouTubers make? Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) may have accidentally leaked his earnings.

How much do the top YouTubers make? Certainly many are curious about this and being that we are constantly watching his channel and others like it we certainly have wondered from time to time how these creators are doing with ad revenue.

Yesterday in his “What’s on my phone: 2018!” video Marques Brownlee aka MKBHD may have leaked out a clue. At about 3:40 in his video he opens the YT Studio app on his phone and you can briefly make out his channel stats and his income for January 2018 (EDIT – it like the screen has been completely obscured now in the video.

A few keen eyed types have taken the screen shot and cleaned it up to find it says $30729 in ad revenue. Is that what anyone had expected? I have to admit that I would have thought it would be more, and that his ad revenue alone would be close to $1 million a year.

We are big fans or Marques and feel that he is quite possibly not doing this by accident and indeed may be sending some sort of message about YouTube after the Adpocalypse and the bloodbath that it has been for smaller creators.