YouTube pays 100,000 pounds for British family’s videoNovember 14th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Video sharing website YouTube has paid a British family 100,000 pounds for homemade video clips of their three children.
Howard Davies-Carr, the 42-year-old father of Charlie and Harry, became famous after the “Charlie bit my finger - again!” video was posted on the website.
Since he posted the video, it has been viewed a staggering 386 million times, The Sun reported.
Davies-Carr now posts videos every six weeks and runs a website.
“Nearly all income from YouTube is banked. A little is spent on holidays and we bought a castle for the garden. We would have struggled to put all three boys through private education but with the YouTube money we decided to commit to all, and it was always going to be all or none,” he said.
YouTube often splits with users the revenue from advertising running alongside videos.
Another man Jamie Hagan, 18, has earned 40,000 pounds in three years by posting hilarious footage of his 11-year-old brother Jacob.
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