Net Worth: $1.5 million
Date of Birth: October 2, 2000
How He Makes Money: Rapper, YouTuber, Blogger
In this article, we’ll discuss how American rapper Quadeca started to make money early in his career and the role music played in it. We’ll also touch on the other ventures that helped increase his net worth and how he spends it.
How Quadeca Makes Money – His Career
Benjamin Lasky is the entertainer known as Quadeca. QuadecaX8 used to be his stage name until he smartly narrowed it down. Lets look at how he makes his money.
Music Career Earnings and History
Quadeca’s YouTube influencer days started before his first song even went viral. As a former video game commentator, he would play video games from the FIFA franchise and post them on YouTube. Even his older and younger sisters were featured in a few of his earliest videos.
When his first song went viral a few years into video game commentating, Quadeca shifted his focus to perfecting his freestyle raps. He also engages in experimental hip-hop and emo rap which has helped him accumulate a higher net worth while perfecting his musical craft.
Concerts and Touring
Quadeca has had seven concerts and tours since 2019. For example, one of his concerts from November 2022 was at The Fillmore Philadelphia music venue.
If his show, along with the lineup of nine other up-and-coming artists, was in the 450-seat Foundry venue, then that means he earned part of the estimated $45,000 in ticket sales. This total is based on the average ticket price of $100 per person. How much he earned would depend on the music venue’s cut and how much each artist received for their appearance that evening.
Quadeca has 608,778 monthly Spotify listeners and earns money every time a fan streams his music. Artists receive about $0.003 each time a fan streams one of their songs.
That is about $1,826.33 in monthly earnings and $21,915.96 in yearly income estimated. This will of course fluctuate as new songs are released.
Quadeca net worth is partially from his YouTube earnings. Business Insider interviewed eight YouTube creators and reported that their earnings for every 1,000 views range from as low as $1.61 to as high as $29.30.
Specific earnings profiles would depend on how many collective views their long-form videos receive regularly and how many overall subscribers they have on the platform.
Quadeca’s YouTube channel has 1.95 million subscribers. His About section states that he has accumulated 237,310,075 views since he created his account on the platform on June 11, 2012.
How much money does Quadeca make from YouTube? Let’s say that he makes about $2 per 1,000 views on YouTube. His daily view average is about 26,317, which means he is netting about $52.63 per day.
If the daily view count stays steady at his average, this means he will net about $1,600.82 per month and $19,209.95 each year from YouTube. Of course, the figure can fluctuate depending on how his daily view counts average changes over time.
Official Quadeca Merchandise
Quadeca owns a website where he sells his music CDs and cassettes directly to his fans. He also has T-shirts, hoodies, hats, lyric zines, and autographed or non-autographed album posters available for fans to purchase as well. Clothing pieces range from $30 to $60 each while the cassettes, posters, and lyric zines are priced from $12 to $25.
The most popular song on Quadeca’s first mixtape was “Wii Music Fire” which received 7 million of the mixtape’s total 10 million original Spotify streams. Nostalgia for the Now was the second mixtape that he published in May 2016.
About eight months later in January 2017, Quadeca put out his third mixtape called Bad Internet Rapper. The American rapper did not sleep on the job and quickly worked on a fourth installment to his mixtapes called, Out of Order which he debuted in November 2017.
The entertainer received the YouTube silver plaque in 2016 when he hit 100,000 subscribers on the platform. In just a short two years afterward, he earned the YouTube gold plaque for hitting 1,000,000 subscribers.
Quadeca gained another 950,000 YouTube subscribers from 2018 to 2022, which is a bit of a slower momentum than gaining 900,000 subscribers between 2016 to 2018. However, he is steadily on his way to the YouTube diamond plaque once he hits 10,000,000 subscribers.
How Does Quadeca Spend His Money?
Not much about Quadeca’s life is revealed on his social media accounts, but there are a few ways that he has revealed that he spends his money.
Album Art Commissions from Paige Prier
Paige Prier is the painter that Quadeca commissions to create the artistic concepts behind his albums. He stands by her work and regularly asks her to commission work for his album covers. The first three people who pre-save an upcoming album on a streaming platform receive a copy of the original art.
Mike G’s Studio
According to a Twitter post, Quadeca rents a studio when recording his songs from a gentleman, Mike G. No information is revealed on rental payments. However, he may have to pay a couple of hundred dollars each time he needs a rental.
How Quadeca Got on His Path
Born in October the 2nd of 2000, Quadeca became successful before he was even a legal adult. When he was only 14, he released his first mixtape Work in Progress after one of his freestyle raps became YouTube viral. An unnamed viewer captured a video of his performance during a talent show at his middle school.
Quadeca’s Net Worth, Final Thoughts
The Quadeca net worth estimation is $1.5 million. He continues to make a name for himself in the music industry with his unique voice. What’s your favorite Quadeca song? Let us know in the comments!