Posted: Jan 24, 2013
According to Google’s fourth quarter earnings announced on Tuesday, the YouTube sensation’s “Gangnam Style” raked in a whopping $8 million on just views alone.
Thanks to those 30 second ads that you see before the video plays, Google earned $0.65 in revenue per click.
That may not sound like a whole lot, but when you’re looking at about 1.23 billion views, that total is sure to bring in the big bucks.
Although half of the earning goes directly to YouTube, he still collected $4 million.
But the money doesn’t stop there. According to AP, the Korean pop star made a total $8.1 million on the song, combining sales from iTunes downloads and TV commercials.