YouTube, Upward Mobility, and Inequality

These days, much of my “television” watching is on YouTube. I’m not unique—according to Google’s CEO (Google’s parent company owns YouTube), about 2 billion logged-in users use the site each month . As of 2018, there were an estimated 23 million channels .

By Karen Sternheimer

Source: YouTube, Upward Mobility, and Inequality

Breaking into the top 3 percent of most-viewed channels could bring in advertising revenue of about $16,800 a year... That’s a bit more than the U.S. federal poverty line of $12,140 for a single person.
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