Irish YouTuber earns more than €1m

One of Ireland’s top YouTubers, Daithi De Nogla, generated more than €1m from his YouTube channel last year.

The 25-year-old receives monthly pay cheques people can only dream of, but said yesterday that he leads “a meagre lifestyle” apart from travel.

This is confirmed in new accounts showing that the affable Co Limerick man paid himself only a fraction — €33,800 in salary — of his company’s €1m-plus income last year.

Mr De Nogla, aka David Nagle, said: “I don’t need any more than that. If I can live off that, that it is just fine.

“I do my weekly shopping at Dunnes — it is very simple living.”

Mr De Nogla says his greatest extravagance has been a bungalow “in the middle of nowhere” in Co Limerick that he purchased last year.

“It has good fibre optic connections, don’t ask me how,” he said.

Mr De Nogla’s other big outlay is travelling to the US for work and to meet YouTube friends and his LA-based girlfriend Jaclyn, who he met on Twitter last year.

Mr De Nogla’s set up his YouTube channel, Daithi De Nogla, back in 2012 and today it has 5.5m subscribers and has accumulated a whopping 791m views.

Subscribers look in at Daithí’s ‘goofy’ YouTube persona playing video games “and having the craic and banter”.

The channel generates its revenues through ads and views and Mr De Nogla said that the single highest monthly payment he has received from his YouTube work was a payment of over €100,000 earlier this year.

New accounts for his firm show that accumulated profits last year increased by €587,638 from €272,606 to €860,244.

The company’s cash pile decreased from €328,580 to €247,158, the accounts reveal.

© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

House fire upgraded to murder investigation 30 years later

Ryanair faces flight chaos if pilots ‘work to rule’

Taoiseach to spend €160k on reports assessing Government’s public image

New canon for former Ballincollig Gun Store

Breaking Stories

Gardaí find more than 300 drivers breaking speed limit during #ProjectEDWARD

Gardaí complete search but find nothing to further Trevor Deely investigation

Tribunal hears Garda whistleblower's partner voluntarily left home three times after rows

Latest: RTÉ staff return to building after being evacuated over hoax bomb scare


A question of taste: Joe O’Leary

When art and nature collide

Writing between the lines: Ron Hutchinson's new RTÉ series is one of his easier roles

The myths and facts of ... dementia

More From The Irish Examiner