It's my understand that it's actually a breach of contract if people who are in the program go public with what they're earning, so it's not necessarily a matter of people not wanting to tell the truth. There are some YouTube Gurus/Partners who do make enough money to live off, either directly through the program or a mix of the program and through endeavours related to their channel(s). But I think it's important to note that these people work it as a full time job, and work damn hard to achieve it. However, my understanding is that the majority of people in the program do not make significant sums of money.
Also, I don't really feel that it's polite conversation to ask people about the details of their finances, especially people one is not personally acquainted with, so to speak.
Personally I don't think it matters. A guru is not popular because they make money, they're popular because of the quality of their work. Work which has taken effort, skill, and time to produce. If anything, I think that many gurus should be paid much more, to fairly compensate them for this.
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