Patreon: Subscriber and Creator Statistics for 2024 (2024)

Patreon launched in 2013 with a mission to help creatives monetize their content.

Within 18 months, 125,000 “patrons” were using the platform to make recurring payments to creators. And total monthly payments hit the $1 million landmark.

Patreon has continued to grow and now boasts more than 8 million active patrons. The platform supports a network of more than 240 thousand creators.

On this page, you’ll find the latest statistics on Patreon’s growth to date.

First, here’s a quick overview of what you’re about to read:

  • Patreon Stats (Highlights)
  • Supporters on Patreon
  • Creators on Patreon
  • Lifetime Creator Earnings on Patreon
  • Annual Creator Earnings on Patreon
  • Monthly Creator Earnings on Patreon
  • Most Popular Creators on Patreon
  • Most Lucrative Categories on Patreon
  • Patreon Revenue
  • Patreon Funding
  • Patreon Valuation
  • Patreon Employees

Patreon Stats (Highlights)

  • Patreon hosts over 8 million patrons.
  • More than 240,000 creators are supported by at least 1 patron.
  • Creators on Patreon have made over $3.5 billion to date.
  • Patreon has raised a total funding of $412.1 million.

Supporters on Patreon

Patreon hosts more than 8 million monthly active supporters, known as patrons. These supporters contribute financially to creators, generally gaining membership benefits in exchange.

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Around 2 million new patrons have joined the platform since 2020.

Here’s an overview of the recent growth in the number of patrons:

YearNumber of patrons
20172 million
20183 million
20194 million
20206 million
20217 million
20228 million

Sources: Patreon 1, Patreon 2, Patreon 3, Fast Company, TechCrunch

Creators on Patreon

According to company data, Patreon hosts more than 250,000 creators.

Based on Graphtreon data, 242,878 creators have at least one patron as of February 2024. That’s an increase of 17.74% since February 2023.

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The number of paid Patreon creators has increased 3.53x since February 2018. In this time, 174,145 new participants have joined the platform.

In the last two years alone, Patreon has registered 106,550 new creators (43.87% of the existing base).

Here’s a table showing the growth in the number of Patreon creators since February 2017:

DateNumber of Patreon creators (with at least 1 patron)
February 201725,646
August 201735,723
February 201846,193
August 201857,443
February 201968,733
August 201986,170
February 202098,725
August 2020117,564
February 2021136,328
August 2021153,908
February 2022172,176
August 2022188,945
February 2023206,278
August 2023226,739
February 2024242,878

Sources: Patreon, Graphtreon

Lifetime Creator Earnings on Patreon

According to the latest company update, creators were paid $3.5 billion in earnings on Patreon (as of December 2021). That’s up from $2 billion of all-time creator earnings reported in November 2020.

Source: The Information

Annual Creator Earnings on Patreon

According to company data, creators on Patreon made a combined total of $800 million in 2020 (Patreon switched to reporting all-time creator earnings since then).

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Overall creator earnings on the platform have increased by 60% since 2019.

Here’s a table showing collective creator earnings on Patreon since 2017:

2017$150 million
2018$300 million
2019$500 million
2020$800 million

Sources: Patreon, TechCrunch

Monthly Creator Earnings on Patreon

Creators on Patreon earned a total of $23.6 million (excluding creators with hidden earnings; actual earnings may vary significantly) in January 2024. Monthly payouts have decreased by 2.4% over the last year, down from $24.18 million in January 2023.

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Here’s a table with estimated monthly payments to Patreon creators since January 2019:

DateMonthly payouts (excluding hidden earnings)
January 2019$12.44 million
July 2019$12.25 million
January 2020$12.77 million
July 2020$18.56 million
January 2021$21.2 million
July 2021$23.16 million
January 2022$24.16 million
July 2022$24.47 million
January 2023$24.18 million
July 2023$24.09 million
January 2024$23.6 million

Source: Graphtreon

Most Popular Creators on Patreon

Currently, only 26 creators on Patreon receive sponsorship from more than 20,000 patrons each.

The top creator (ranked by number of paid members) on Patreon is Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast, a comedy podcast; 84,278 patrons sponsor the show.

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Here’s a ranking of the 20 most popular creators on Patreon:

CreatorPaid Members on Patreon (Monthly Earnings If Available)
Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast84,278
Ilja Jusupov aka x4fab53,002 ($47,771)
Chapo Trap House42,168 ($177,831)
If Books Could Kill41,060
Peter Boese40,614
Dungeons and Daddies34,950
the yard32,673 ($213,477)
Not Another D&D Podcast32,279
Worlds Beyond Number29,363
The Basem*nt Yard29,115
TrueAnon Podcast27,189 ($111,403)
Crime In Sports / Small Town Murder26,806
The Fantasy Footballers26,612
Have A Word Pod25,718
ShxtsNGigs Podcast25,585
Jenny Nicholson24,860
Cold Ones21,430 ($85,914)

Source: Graphtreon

Most Lucrative Categories on Patreon

Collectively, video producers make the most money on Patreon. Monthly earnings from video content add up to an estimated $5.65 million, followed by podcast creators with $3.51 million in monthly earnings (excluding profiles with hidden earrings).

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Here’s a breakdown of total monthly creator earnings by category (as of February 2024):

Note: Data as of November 2021.
CategoryMonthly Creator Payouts (Excludes Hidden Earnings)
Video$5.65 million
Podcasts$3.51 million
Adult Games$2.12 million
Games$1.92 million
Music$900.33 thousand
Adult Video$671.22 thousand
Adult Animation$641.89 thousand
Comics$467.86 thousand

Source: Graphtreon

Patreon Revenue

Patreon makes money by taking a cut of all creator earnings generated through the platform. Patreon currently takes between 8% and 12% of creator earnings (plus a payment processing fee), depending on the product plan chosen by the creator.

Patreon generated an estimated revenue of $75-180 million in 2022.

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That’s up from a revenue range between $60 million to $144 million in 2021.

Note: Data above contains estimates. Patreon as a private company doesn’t regularly disclose financial information to the general public.
YearEstimated revenue
2017$12-15 million
2018$30 million
2019$50 million
2021$60-144 million
2022$75-180 million

Sources: The Information, Contrary Research, TechCrunch

Patreon Funding

Patreon has completed 10 funding rounds so far, raising a combined total of $412.1 million.

59.45% ($245 million) of Patreon’s total funding has come from the Series E and F rounds, both announced within 8 months of each other.

Here’s a breakdown of Patreon funding activity since 2013:

Funding round, DateAmount
Seed, August 2013$2.1 million
Series A, June 2014$15 million
Series B, January 2016$30 million
Series C, September 2017$59.4 million
Series D, July 2019$60 million
Series E, September 2020$90 million
Series F, April 2021$155 million

Source: CB Insights

Patreon Valuation

Patreon’s valuation reportedly stands at $1.5 billion (that’s 70% drop from last public valuation of $4 billion in 2021).

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As of the Series F funding round in April 2021, Patreon’s post-money valuation is $4 billion (up from $1.2 billion in September 2020).

Here’s an overview of the growth in Patreon’s post-money valuation since 2013:

Funding round, DatePost-Money Valuation
Seed, August 2013$7.99 million
Series A, June 2014$50.63 million
Series B, January 2016$148.38 million
Series C, September 2017$450 million
Series D, July 2019$660 million
Series E, September 2020$1.2 billion
Series F, April 2021$4 billion
Internal Valuation$1.5 billion

Sources: Crunchbase, Business Insider

Patreon Employees

Patreon has around 400 employees. The company has 3 offices in the US, including New York, San Francisco, Seattle.

According to Comparably estimates, the average annual compensation at Patreon is $149,622. Patreon employees on the H1-B visa receive a median base salary of $190,000.

Sources: Built in NYC, Patreon, Comparably, H1B Salary Database.


You’ve reached the end of my roundup of Patreon stats for 2024.

The membership platform has experienced strong user growth during pandemic but didn’t grow much over the past year, even showing some decline.

Yet, it remains a relevant company in the creator economy with more creators switching to the membership model.

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