PewDiePie is a name you should know by now. Even before I had watched any of his videos I saw meme’s of him! Whether you enjoy his videos or not, his YouTube success story is quite interesting and very impressive. Currently his channel has over 39 million subscribers and his official Twitter account has almost 6.5 million followers. Two days ago he became the first YouTube celebrity to surpass 10 billion total views!
A recent report suggest that PewDiePie earned around $7.5 million in 2014 and generates over $4 million in ad revenue per year. That is quite a lot of money, but PewDiePie did address it by saying:
“Money is a topic that I purposefully tried to avoid for the five years I’ve been making videos. I just feel like it’s not important to anyone. I just want to make entertaining videos.”
“Whenever it comes out how much I made a certain year, people just get so shocked. A lot of people were also very angry. They thought it was unfair. They thought I just sit on my a** and I yell at the screen over here–which is true–but there’s so much more to it than that.”
“I understand that haters are going to hate, but I really think that money doesn’t make you happy. I’m just as happy now as I was five years ago. I’m very happy that I don’t have to worry about paying rent.”
What do you guys think of PewDiePie?