YouTuber Gus Johnson Net Worth and Income Sources 


Gus Johnson Net Worth

Gus Johnson’s net worth is estimated at nearly $3 million [1].

Gus Johnson is an American YouTuber and social media influencer. He accumulated his wealth and fame through his self-titled channel with over 3.31 million subscribers and 905 million views. 

Gus Johnson tries to create skits that serve as parodies of pop culture events from video games like Skyrim to noteworthy authors like JK Rowling. He first started his YouTube channel on September 12, 2010, and the earliest video (Ian’s Song) was posted on the same day.

Johnson’s channel transitioned from music to comedy and skits in a span of months. 

Gus Johnson Income Sources

Gus Johnson posts content on YouTube and Instagram with a focus on comedy. He has over 3 million subscribers on YouTube and a total of 905 million views. Thanks to his growing popularity, Johnson’s YouTube channel get to get anywhere from 67,000 views per day to over 2 million views every month. 

This gives him numerous opportunities for brand endorsements and ad revenue. Based on what we know about ad revenues from YouTube, Johnson can generate an estimated revenue of $122,000 per year. 

However, YouTube views are not a reliable indicator of revenue and should be seen as an estimate only. Indeed, depending on the industry and niche, one can generate $100,000 from only 100,000 views on YouTube another YouTuber might barely muster $10,000 from 1,000,000 views. 

Like most YouTubers, Johnson taps into multiple sources of revenue including sponsorships, affiliate commissions, endorsements, and various other gigs. Ad revenue may represent a very small percentage of his earnings.

Gus Johnson Net Worth : Gus Johnson’s Net Worth Analysis: Selfie on Instagram. Credit: Instagram@johnsongus
Gus Johnson’s Net Worth Analysis: Selfie on Instagram. Credit: Instagram@johnsongus

Income Source 1: YouTube

Gus Johnson earns more than $122,000 a year from his YouTube channel through ad revenue. This is a very conservative estimate based on what we know about YouTube ads. 

He created his YouTube channel on September 12, 2010. At the time of writing, the channel has over 905 million views. His total earnings from YouTube are estimated at around $1 to $3 million.

His most popular YouTube video is titled “how they use shotguns in movies” with over 37 million views. His first video is titled “Ian’s Song (original – by Gus) ” with only a fraction of the total views. 

Gus Johnson  YouTube ChannelSubscribersViewsEst. Net Earnings*
Gus Johnson3.31M million 905 million$3 million

*Note: According to Forbes, YouTube content creators earn between $3 and $5 per thousand views. 

Income Source 2: Merchandising 

Like most YouTube celebrities, Gus Johnson diversifies his income by selling merchandise such as T-shirts on various online sites. Gus Johnson posters and stickers are available for purchase through This income stream is not disclosed to the public.

Income Source 3: Endorsements from Brands

Gus Johnson frequently endorses products and services from various brands. It could be argued that the endorsement work for these brands represents a significant portion of Gus Johnson’s net worth.

Gus Johnson’s Personal Life 

Gus Johnson was born in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, United States. He was born to Debra Johnson and Pete Johnson. He has three younger siblings: Sven, Thor, and Hanne. Johnson often collaborates with his younger siblings. Gus Johnson revealed in a YouTube podcast with Ethan and Hila that he is of Swedish and Norwegian descent [2].

Johnson had a penchant for comedy and skits from an early age. He used to make funny skits since middle school and college. [3]

Gus Johnson Net Worth : Photo that Gus took of himself. Credit: Instagram@johnsongus
Photo that Gus took of himself. Credit: Instagram@johnsongus

Gus Johnson Career

Gus Johnson’s earliest videos are him making music. However, he has since transitioned to create skits and craft memes starring himself and friends, which proved to be more popular. One of his first viral videos was “How to Get Free Food from Subway” with over 2.4 million views. 

He officially released his first music album called “Lightning Rods and Leaky Roofs” with Joe Dumas in 2015. Johnson released a second album called “Champagne Seats” in 2016. 

The YouTube comedian tries posting other random entertaining stuff and tried to branch off into podcasts on a YouTube channel called “Gus and Eddy”. He runs the podcast with fellow YouTuber Eddy. 

The popular YouTube channel has over 225,000 subscribers and more than 25 million views. This means that his estimated net worth could be much higher. 

In other words, it is hard to predict how much Gus’s own self-titled channel will earn him on any given day. 

He should not be confused with the play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson, an American sportscaster, from CBS Sports and Fox Sports. 

Gus Johnson Controversy 

Gus Johnson has had his fair share of controversy when his ex-girlfriend Sabrina talked about problems she had with him during her pregnancy. Sabrina claimed that she underwent a traumatic abortion process and received next to no support from Gus [4].

Gus has since drawn the ire of his fans and posted multiple apology videos. 

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Biography Gus Johnson

Legal NameGustav Emil Johnson
Net Worth$3 Million
Source of WealthYouTube
Date of BirthJune 20, 1995
Place of BirthGrantsburg, Wisconsin, United States
Height5’ 10” – 6’ 1”
Weight76 kg
Marital StatusSingle
Names of ChildrenN/A

Frequently Asked Questions About Gus Johnson

How Much Money Does Gus Johnson Have?

Gus Johnson has an estimated net worth of between $1 to $3 million. 

Did Gus Johnson Attend Howard University?

Gus Johnson did not attend Howard University. He should not be confused with the play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson.

What are Gus Johnson’s Body Measurements?

Gus Johnson is at least 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 76 kg. 

How Many New Videos Does Gus Upload?

The American comedian does not have a fixed schedule and uploads when he has enough content. 

Gus Johnson References

[1] – Gus’s estimated earnings. 

[2 – Gus Johnson on a podcast with Ethan and Hila. 

[3] – Gus’s journey documented by a news channel. 

[4] – Gus’s girlfriend (allegedly) discussing her experiences with him. 

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