Psy’s Gangnam Style become the most earned YouTube video – Google

Psy’s Gangnam Style has become the most earned video from Youtube. It  has generated $8 million in revenue through
YouTube alone.Google’s Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora revealed that the
most-viewed video on YouTube of all times had made a killing in earnings off
the video hosting site.

Announcing the milestone, Arora said, “Outside estimates say… (Gangnam Style) has
generated over $8 million in all-in advertising deals.” The video had over
1.23 billion views as of this article, which means that the video on average is
generating 0.65 cents every time someone plays it.


Google’s top 25 advertisers spend an average of more than $150 million per year across
YouTube, Google Search and other services. So the creator of a YouTube video
gets to keep half the money generated through ads, it looks like Psy and his
recording company now richer by $4 million with money from YouTube

Gangam style had become the first video gained one billion views and had surpassed
Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ that has 823 million views currently, Jennifer Lopez’s
‘On the Floor’ that has 642 million views and the viral ‘Charlie bit my finger’
that has 509 million views currently. Collins Dictionary even picked ‘Gangnam
Style’ as one of the Word of the Year for 2012
to be added to its list of
words.