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Back of the napkin math:

A million views earns you around two thousand dollars. The number I've heard repeated a lot is $5k, but those are definitely partners. That distribution graph is from 2009 (eek) but it's all we've got.

Quora thinks there are 81 billion Youtube videos.

81 billion x .33% is 270,000 videos earning $2k or more, over a 10-year history (which is likely exponential, not linear), in many languages. Which is an impressive amount of work when you're losing billions a year.

The Invisible Hand says they need to lose more for bad content.

It's the fuckin' advertisers that are going to save us all.