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Vlad Lyubovny, commonly known as DJ Vlad was born on June 28, 1973. Born in Russia, Vlad is a highly popular journalist, director, interviewer and former disc jockey.
He is the founder CEO of VladTV.com, a highly watched video and news website. Vlad’s YouTube channel publishes his interviews with some frontline entertainers and artists and has more than 4 million subscribers. Vlad has also produced and directed some movies.
DJ Vlad graduated with a degree in computer science from the University of California – Berkeley. For many years, he worked as a computer programmer, eventually launching his independent firm known as GigaStaff.
How much is the net worth of DJ Vlad?
DJ Vlad’s current net worth is estimated at $5 million. He is an American highly popular journalist, director, interviewer and former disc jockey. He is also the founder CEO of VladTV.com
Around 2000, DJ Vlad shifted his attention from programming to producing music. He relocated to New York to join the hip-hop industry. His initial work was the production of mixtapes titled “Rap Phenomenon,” which became legendary programs now.
Eventually, he also entered film and television show production and directed episodes of “American Gangster,” and several documentaries. For Comcast, he produced “Hip Hop on Demand”.
In 2008, Vlad started focusing on online media and launched VladTV. This is one of the highly watched YouTube channels that provides information on celebrities in the hip hop industry, upcoming releases and industry news.
VladTV is one of the most popular channels on YouTube. Vlad is highly acclaimed for his great voice, and amazing talents in interviewing and directing.
DJ Vlad Net Worth Quick Summary
|D J Vlad
|June 28, 1973
|Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Interviewer, Journalist, Director, YouTuber, Socialmedia person
|Net Worth In 2022
|Years active in the industry
|2006 to present
|News, Interview, Entertainment
|4.94 million subscribers
|Lord Jamar, Crunchy Black, Tray Deee, Godfrey, T.K. Kirkland, Boosie, B G Knocc Out, China Mac
|169.7 K followers
|820 K followers
DJ Vlad Net Worth
D J Vlad’s net worth in 2022 is estimated at $5 million. Vlad earns through multiple sources including VladTV, which is one of the leading sources in the world of celebrity news and interviews.
Since its launch in 2006, this channel has attracted over 4.94 million subscribers and over 4.2 billion views as per the stats available in 2022. On average, this channel garners around 2 million views per day.
This will mean that VladTV alone is generating an income of $10,000 per day amounting to more than $3.6 million in a year in terms of ad revenue.
YouTube content creators in the UK, Canada, Australia, and U.S. earn between $2 and $12 per 1,000 views, slashing YouTube’s cut. The percentage of monetized views out of total views is between 40% and 80%.
The earnings are influenced by many factors like the viewing device, season, viewer’s location, the number of ads on the video and type of ads, type of content, ad engagement and how many people skip the ads.
The advertisers need to make a minimum bid of $1.01 per view for posting their ads. On popular content, the ad rates are higher than the normal charges.
On YouTube Red, the viewers pay a monthly premium on the content they view in order to watch the programs without ads. In this case, the content creators earn more based on the watch time on their videos.
VladTV also gets direct sponsors on its videos and so the channel can generate multiple sources of income on YouTube. Vlad also earns from his other roles like directing, producing and interviewing.
Vlad also makes a good amount of money from brand endorsements he does on the several platforms on which he operates VladTV.
Career Highlights Of DJ Vlad
DJ Vlad was born in a Russian Jewish family in Kyiv, Ukraine, which was earlier a part of the Soviet Union.
At the age of five, Vlad moved to the United States, initially residing in Massachusetts and later settling in San Mateo, California. As a youth, Vlad was interested in hip hop when N.W.A released their debut album.
Vlad initially produced hip hop beats and did not continue with it when he felt he would not be able to succeed in it. He tried on his friend’s equipment and started DJing.
Later in an interview with Parle Magazine in 2010, Vlad said, “I kinda reached this point where I was like ‘I really wanna do music. Let me try to concentrate and do music as well’.
Around this time, he directed the television series “American Gangster”, and a documentary film titled “Ghostride the Whip”.
On Jul 11, 2006, Vlad launched VladTV.com and during its early stages, he uploaded the mp3 files of some DJ mixtapes.
After moving to New York City, he released the mixtape series “Rap Phenomenon”, which garnered a huge following. Vlad was also seen producing hip hop DVds.
However, he landed on financial struggles when the sale of DV|Ds started declining.
Sometime around 2008, YouTube had launched its partner program which enabled the content creators to earn money. This came as an incentive for Vlad to move towards YouTube.
Vlad eventually gave up all his other activities and focused full time on YouTube creating content that fetched his channel a huge following and a phenomenal number of views.
In August 2008, Vlad faced an assault by rapper Rick Ross’s followers when Vlad covered a story on Ross’s former career as a corrections officer. Vlad filed a civil lawsuit claiming $4 million in compensation for the assault.
A New York federal Jury awarded Vlad $300,000 finding that Ross was liable for setting Vlad for the attack during the 2008 Ozone Awards in Houston, Texas, in which Ross’s crew was involved and which resulted in the breaking of Vlad’s rib cage and eye socket.
In April 2009, VladTV provided the platform for the Star & Buc Wild Show to release a daily feature. In May 2010, Vlad made his appearance on “The Boondocks”, an Adult Swim’s cartoon.
In December 2016, DJ Vlad published an interview with Soulja Boy. The interview covered some interesting events connected to a home invasion and shooting that took place in 2008. This was one of the top viewed interviews that became viral among a large number of viewers.
A number of viewers started questioning if Soulja Boy’s claims were valid. This online interview turned into a parody among a wide circle including comedians DC Young Fly and Mike Epps, and the famous rapper Joe Budden. Ironically, the interview was dubbed “Soulja Boy Challenge”.
Controversies Of DJ Vlad
Vlad has uploaded thousands of videos featuring hard-hitting interviews with actors, singers, rappers, professional wrestlers, football players, basketball players, media personalities, activists, comedians, lawyers, former criminals, business tycoons, authors, social media personalities, producers, models, managers, doctors and celebrities from other walks of life. The content on VladTV is updated on a regular basis bringing him a huge number of views.
His career as an interviewer often landed him controversies that also turned into popular topics on social media.
Once Vlad’s story about Rick Ross’s former career as a corrections officer resulted in a stiff retaliation and Vlad was beaten up by Ross’s crew during an award presentation ceremony. Vlad sued Ross for $4 million and got $300,000 in compensation.
Often, there have been talks on the social media that Vlad’s interviews are used to entice rappers to disclose some too personal sides of them leading to arrests and jailing.
Tsu Surf, a New Jersey based rapper said, “Realistically, there is such a thing as bait. You’re a baiter. Of course, you wouldn’t say, ‘I got anybody indicted,’ but you fish. You feel me?”
He explained, “And some of my peers, some of the people that sat in this seat aren’t smart or witty enough to know when there is bait being swung their way, or when they are supposed to dip the bait. You know how they say it’s unknown CIs? You didn’t do it but… hell yeah.”
Following one of his interviews with Vlad, Soulja Boy recorded his grievances that Vlad had turned some of his personal information regarding an earlier house breaking into a parody and joke and that he would neither accept to be interviewed by him in future, nor would recommend any one else to give him an interview.
Some people claim that DJ Vlad is a secret agent of the Feds. Vlad has always strongly denied such claims.