PewDiePie Net Worth
Pewdiepie net worth and career earnings: PewDiePie is a Swedish video game commentator and internet celebrity who has a net worth of $30 million. PewDiePie, who is also known as Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, and graduated from Göteborgs Högre Samskola. He was originally focused on pursuing a degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management at Chalmers University of Technology. However, he was unable to split his time between his academic requirements and his YouTube channel, so he chose to drop out of school. His YouTube channel, PewDiePie, features his videos that show him playing various video games. Each video shows him playing the game, and commentating on what he sees and experiences, while also showing his reactions to what he is seeing on the screen. PewDiePie often refers to his fans as the 'Bro Army', made up of his 'Bros', and he typically performs a 'Brofist' at the end of each of his videos. Subscriptions to his YouTube channel have grown astronomically since he launched the channel in 2009, especially over the last two years. In 2012, PewDiePie's channel began to grow, reaching 1 million subscribers in July 2012, and 2 million subscribers in September 2012. PewDiePie has also spoken at Nonick Conference 2012. In October 2012, OpenSlate ranked the PewDiePie channel as the #1 YouTube channel by terms of "SlateScore". In April 2013, PewDiePie's channel grew to 6 million subscribers. He moved to the United Kingdom in July 2013 for better Internet connectivity.
PewDiePie later won the award for Most Popular Social Show, competing against Jenna Marbles, Smosh and Toby Turner, as well as the Swedish Social Star Award, at the inaugural Starcount Social Stars Awards hosted in Singapore in May 2013. He currently has more than 50 million subscribers, and his videos have been watched more than 16 billion times.
PewDiePie's Net Worth and salary:
PewDiePie isn't just YouTube's biggest star in terms of video views, he's also the highest paid person on the site. In 2013, PewDiePie was revealed to be the highest paid YouTube star on the planet with earnings of $12 million. In 2014, his earnings topped $14 million. In 2015, he earned $9 million. In 2016, PewDiePie made a cool $15 million. In 2017, he made $12 million. In 2018, he made $15.5 million. As of December 2018, PewDiePie charges $450,000 for a single sponsored video.
Total it all up and PewDiePie has made $60.5 million off YouTube since 2014.
In February 2017, PewDiePie lost his YouTube Red show after it was revealed that several of his videos contained antisemitic references. PewDiePie claims the videos were sarcastic and merely meant to highlight how people will do anything for money, no matter how inappropriate or shocking. In the most obvious example, he paid two people $5 through the website fiver to hold up a sign that said "Death to all Jews".