Chance “Sodapoppin” Morris is one of the oldest and most established streamers on Twitch. He actually started streaming before Twitch was even a thing. Remember the good old days of Justin.TV? Me neither.
Anyway, Soda has come a long way in his over nine years of streaming. Initially known for his rage-filled WOW streams, he has now evolved into a more relaxed streamer. Sodapoppin still plays a lot of WOW, but will occasionally check out new games and indie releases.
Despite his hate towards Twitch’s current meta, he has also coined some of the platform’s current meta content, including media shares via stream, opening gifts on stream, etc. In this article we will take a closer look at Sodapoppin’s net worth and monthly income.
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How Much is Sodapoppin Worth?
TL;DR: Sodapoppin’s net worth is somewhere between $6,500,000 and $10,000,000.
To find out exactly how much Sodapoppin is worth, we have to look at his earnings from every platform, including Twitch, Youtube, and sponsorships. For the purpose of this article we will breakdown 2019 into more detail, and estimate income from previous years based on his past metrics.
Sodapoppin actually talked a little bit about his earnings on his official YouTube channel, on a Q&A video published this year. You should definitely check it out.
How Much Does Sodapoppin earn every month?
At the time of writing, Sodapoppin earns between $115,000 and $140,000 every month from Twitch, Youtube, sponsorships, and other sources.
Sodapoppin Net Worth Breakdown: Twitch Income
There are four major ways to earn money through Twitch:
- Donations: viewers can support a streamer by subscribing to a channel. There are three subscription tiers ($4.99, $9.99, $24.99), with the first tier being the most popular. Premium Twitch Partners earn at least 70% for each subscription. The other 30% go to Twitch.
- Ads: streamers can run ads on their stream at any point and earn a fixed sum for every 1,000 unique ad views.
- Bits: viewers can also support a streamer by donating through the Twitch Platform using bits. Although not as popular as donating, there is still some money to be had from cheering.
Subscriptions – Estimated Income: $395.000/year
At the moment, Sodapoppin averages about 21,000 viewers per month. In a good month he gets around 35,000 concurrent viewers. In general, about 25% of a streamer’s average concurrent viewership is subscribed. This is a rough estimate, though.
Twitch takes a 50% cut from a basic sub ($4.99), but premium partners receive a better cut, which is about 30% of the sub’s value. In other words, a streamer like Sodapoppin will get around $3.50 per basic subscriber. We aren’t going to count the Tier 2 and Tier 3 subs, which are $9.99 and $24.99, to avoid convoluting the numbers.
Here’s Sodapoppin’s sub count for the last two years, according to TwitchTracker:
I also double checked the subcount with TwitchStats. Here is the number of subscribers for November 2019:
As well as his subcount for the last year:
- October 2019 – 7,210 subscribers with 17.2K average viewers
- September 2019 – 5,430 subscribers with 30K average viewers
- August 2019 – 2,528 subscribers with 32K average viewers
- July 2019 – 7,755 subscribers with 18.4K average viewers
- June 2019 – 7,420 subscribers with 24.6K average viewers
- May 2019 – 16,766 subscribers with 36.3K average viewers
- April 2019 – 9,942 subscribers with 24.8K average viewers
- March 2019 – 21,884 subscribers with 36.3K average viewers
- February 2019 – 23,095 subscribers with 22.2K average viewers
- January 2019 – 10,851 subscribers with 24.2K average viewers
It’s very difficult to estimate the exact number of subs that Sodapoppin has. I manually scoured through his vods and used TwitchTracker and TwitchStats for more info. At this point it’s pretty much established that I’m a serial stalker doing God’s work. According to the tools, Soda has had an average of 10,000 subscribers over the course of 12 months.
This information holds up, when you think about the fact that Soda gets about 500 subs and resubs per stream and is live 20-22 days a month. In conclusion, from subscriptions alone, Soadpoppin earned around $35,000/month and $395,000/year in 2019 (not counting December).
Donations – Estimated Income: $860,000-$890,000 per year
Sodapoppin Net worth from special streams – $30,000 per year
Soda occasionally hosts a Sunday show that brings him an insane amount of money. During his “Sellout Sundays,” viewers can donate around $10 to play 30 seconds of a video on stream. Based on his last Sellout Sunday stream that ran for 7hours and 30 minutes, I estimated an income of $7,500.
I was wrong. Soda added a donation counter on the stream and it turns out that he actually earned double the amount that I estimated: almost $15,000 in one stream. That’s probably due to the fact that all submitted clips are manually moderated.
Because Soda hasn’t been doing “Sellout Sunday” streams as often as last year, I will only take into account two of them for the entirety of 2019, so about $30.000/year.
Sodapoppin net worth from regular streams – $700,000 – $860,000 per year
Again, hard to estimate, especially since Soda started hiding his alerts lately, but in February 2017, a video of his total donations amount since the start of 2017 leaked. That’s $230.000 in two months.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Soda receives a $5 donation for every 30 seconds of stream, and that’s a moderate estimation. With an average stream of 6-7 hours, and 20 streams per month, that’s $3,600 per stream, $72,000 per month and $860,000 per year.
Twitch Ads – Estimated Income: $67,200 per year
One of the easiest things to calculate is Ad revenue. Twitch pays streamers according to the CPM model: $2-$10 per 1000 ad views. Let’s go for $3.5/1000 views, for easier math. Based on his last 20 streams, Soda gets around 107.000 unique viewers every Stream. At least 10,000 of these are subbed and probably do not see ads.
Although there are many people who use ad blockers, the platforms have gotten smarter. Most video ads can now avoid ad blockers. Furthermore, many viewers browse from the Twitch app or mobile browser, which means they cannot avoid ads. I will remove 27.000 unique viewers for good measure. That still leaves at least 80.000 unique viewers that must watch at least one ad as they join the stream.
Streamers can control the number of ads that play during a stream, but I am pretty sure Soda doesn’t do it, so each unique viewer will see one ad per interaction with his stream. That means a minimum of $280 per stream, around $5,600 per month, and $67,200 per year. All from Twitch ad revenue.
Game Sponsorships – $250,000 – $1,000,000
Here’s the most difficult part. According to DisquisedToast, sponsored games are one of the best monetary advantages for streamers.
According to his video, sponsorship offers range as follows:
- Sponsored stream – $0.01 to $1 per viewer, per hour
- Sponsored YouTube – $5,000 per video with a 30 second ad
- Sponsored social media post – generally as a package deal
- Sponsored event – $5,000 to $10,000
These rates have also been confirmed by Asmongold, one of the platforms biggest streamers, who averages 20,000 viewers each month. Sodapoppin also talked about sponsorships in one of his latest videos. He mentioned that he could “buy a very nice car based on some of his sponsorship deals,” and that entailed playing a game for two hours. He also said that some companies PAY big streamers to host a channel, on a per viewer basis.
Again, Sodapoppin doesn’t look like the sellout kind. He said he would never play a game he isn’t interested in, so I assume he only partners with games that he likes. We can estimate his revenue from sponsorships to about $250,000-$1,000,000 per year.
Sodapoppin Net Worth Breakdown: Other Sources
YouTube – Estimated Earnings $24,000 to $198,000 (in 2019)
At the moment, Sodapoppin sits at 1,06 million YouTube subscribers and total 368,394,660 channel views. Ad revenue between YouTube and Sodapoppin is shared at a 55-45 ratio. Rates are volatile and can vary from 50 cents to $3 per 1000 ad impressions, based on device type, demographics, etc.
Assuming none of Sodapoppin’s videos have been demonetized, and at a standard rate of $0.50 per 1000 ad impressions, the TOTAL income for his channel is at least $184,197, from which he got about $100,000. For an average rate of $1.5 per 1000 ad impressions it is around $552,591, from which he got about $300,000.
SocialBlade shows us an average of 5 million monthly views for his channel per month. That means between $2,000 and $16,500 monthly earnings and $24,000 and $198,000 yearly earnings for his YouTube channel in 2019.
Let’s add all of this up:
- $395.000 per year from subscriptions
- $2,050,000 per year from donations
- $67,200 per year from ads
- $500,000-$1million per year from sponsorships
- $24,000 to $198,000 per year from YouTube
Sodapoppin Earnings in 2019: $3,036,000 to $3,710,000 earned in 2019
Sodapoppin Lifetime Net Worth: around $10 million
According to Nailbuzz, Sodapoppin’s net worth at the beginning of 2019 was around $6.5 million. It makes sense for him to amassed such a wealth, considering he has been streaming for over nine years. We added this sum to his earnings for 2019 to come-up with his total networth.
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