Michael Santana is the guy who is famously known as Imaqtpie. He used to play as AD Carry for team Dignitas, a professional gaming team based in the United Kingdom. He mainly plays the game called League of Legends and posts commentary videos on YouTube plus also streams the gameplay on Twitch.
Michael came up with his username as a result of his mom saying he is cute. He is half Colombian and half Cuban. He describes his style of play as “mentally challenged”.
How Much Money Does Imaqtpie Earn On YouTube?
The channel has over 1.1 million subscribers as of early 2017 growing by 2,000 new subs daily and has accumulated over 250 million views so far. In a day, it is able to get an average of 500,000 views from different sources. This should result in an estimated revenue of around $750 per day ($270,000 a year) from the ads that run on the videos.
YouTubers get paid between $2 – $5 per 1000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut. Monetized views range from 40% – 60% of the total views. All these are influenced by different factors like device played on, location of the viewer, ad inventory, season, topic, how many ads have been played on a video, ad watch time, ad engagement etc. to come up with the figure to be paid out.
Michael is able to generate extra income through his Twitch account where he has over 1.5 million followers. This is through subscribers who pay a monthly fee to access extra features, donations and ad revenue.