Talking about people who know how to utilize opportunities, PewDiePie never ceases to amaze a lot of people from the number of millions he had made through his YouTube channel no wonder we keep guessing what’s PewDiePie net worth as of 2018? He gained fame by posting videos of his gaming on YouTube, and I won’t call it mere luck but business acumen and creativity where he saw how other did it on YouTube and decided to be different.
A lot of people ranging from the young to the adults play these games for leisure and are in love with the kind of commentaries and reactions he makes while playing that they feel like they are playing with a friend because he engages his subscribers. With over 58 million YouTube subscribers what’s the real PewDiePie net worth a man who earns by CPM basis in the present year 2018?
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg was born in 1989 in Gothenburg Sweden; he is best known by his nickname on his YouTube channel as PewDiePie. He went to the Chalmers University of Technology, where he pursued a degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management. His parents are Lotta Kristine Johann and Ulf Christian Kjellberg. His father was a chief executive in a company and mother a former CIO at Kappahi. Felix has a sister. He started showing his interest in video games at an early stage, and since he was interested in art, he would draw video games characters such as Sony the Hedge dog and Mario. In high school, he would skip classes just to go play video games with his friends at a local internet cafe which had an internet connection with his friends.
PewDiePie started his internet career in September 2011. After graduating high school in 2008, he had joined University to pursue a degree in economics and technology management but dropped out of university in 2011 sighting that he was bored with this degree. He started working on his YouTube video gaming passion, and to support his video gaming posts he sold his Photoshop art and hotdogs. He registered his account as PewDie but forgot his password and then registered afresh as PewDiePie in April 2011. According to PewDiePie “Pew “means the sounds that lasers make and “Die “means death. In December 2011, PewDiePie channel had earned approximately 60,000 YouTube subscribers. In July 2012, his channel had a million subscribers and in September same year 2 million. In October 2012, his channel was ranked as the first YouTube channel by Openslate. Later on, in December the same year, he signed with Maker Studios.
In 2013, PewDiePie YouTube channel had earned 5 million subscribers, and in April the same year, he got coverage on the New York Times for having 6 million subscribers on his channel. In May, the same year he won an award for being Swedish Social Star in Singapore, at the inaugural Starcount social stars. After that PewDiePie channel surpassed the number one YouTube channel “Smosh “ and became number one most subscribed channel on YouTube in August 2013. Later, in November same year, his channel become the first to have 15 million subscribers. He was surpassed a day later by “YouTube spotlight “, but reclaimed the first position in December as the most subscribed YouTube channel. Henceforth, his channel had been earning an insane number of subscribers, and in addition to this, his video has had as many as 10 billion video views.
What PewDiePie does is record himself providing different reactions and comments on the game that he plays. He used play action and horror games like Amnesia and the Dark Descent, and later ventured into other games of his interest which he uploads on his vlog under the title “Fridays with PewDiePie”. Today, PewDiePie YouTube channel has an estimate of over 57 million subscribers, and still maintaining the first position. He has been awarded prestigious titles; like being named as the world 100 most influential person in 2016 by the Times Magazine, his channel as the Best gaming channel at the Steamy Awards and at the Teen Choice Awards for his Web Star Gaming.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Being the most subscribed YouTube user, he earns $15 million annually, and he has been ranked as the first on the list of highest paid users on YouTube. In this competitive business, he still holds the throne as the king of YouTube which is a position boosted by the 57 million subscribers on his channel. PewDiePie net worth currently can be approximated to $28 million and has made earned around $124 million since 2010. His worth continuously increased throughout the years with increased fame and subscribers.
PewDiePie’s net worth is accumulated by factors such as the number of views that his videos earn in YouTube where some of his videos have earned up to 10 billion video views earning him approximately an amount of $15 million per year. In 2013 PewDiePie earned $12 million, 2014 made $14 million, 2015 $9 million while in 2016 made $15 million all through YouTube. In addition to this, he also has other business ventures; he has released his own video game which is known as PewDiePie, Legend of the Brofist among others, and in addition, he has a book released by Penguin group known as “This Book Loves You”.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About PewDiePie
Talk of a pop culture polarizing figure PewDiePie is among those you would call internet biggest star of our generation. He is the king of YouTube and perhaps one of those men who will go down in the books of history as very creative content creator and one of the men who changed the mode of online entertainment. His huge Bro Army or rather “fans” totalling to over 57 million on the famous YouTube Channel. The YouTube’s most subscribed user apart from his net worth has some interesting facts which you might want to know.
1. Contested For The King Of The Web Crown In 2012
We all PewDiePie is a big name in the social net word but do you know which strategy he used to reach the point of a megastar he is today? One of the strategies PewDiePie used was to run for “The King of The Web” in 2012. The U.S based internet program worked for PewDiePie as it exposed his name out there.
2. He Has Raised A Lot Of Money For Charity
Due to the celebrity nature of PewDiePie, fame has allowed him to stir several fundraising campaigns’s which have been very successful. Some of the charities organization’s he has been involved with are World Wildlife Fund, Charity Water, Red, among others. He raised $1 million in 2015, 2016 more than $1.3 million among other non-accounted funding drivers.
3. He Moved When A Fan Found Out His Address
Anyone can turn to a person of interest in a matter of minutes if he or she get to trend on any social network and PewDiePie is no different. As soon as the gamer went viral someone who is a fan discovered where he lives and since it might be dangerous for him, he had to move to another address.
4. He Met His Girlfriend Through His Youtube Videos
For those who are followers of PewDiePie, you certainly know or have heard of CutiePie or rather Marzia. She is also a YouTube personality who used to contribute even though she still contributes to PewDiePie videos. Mazda was the one who contacted him after stalking him for a while. It’s interesting how one’s profession can yield to something better just like Marzia as PewDiePie describes her.
5. He Dropped Out Of University
Guess who else dropped out of university Bill Gates, Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, so what’s with these millionaires dropping out of universities and a couple of years their net worth skyrockets high. PewDiePie is no different as he has officially joined the small group of college dropouts who are millionaires. PewDiePie dropped out of the Chalmers University of Technology.
PewDiePie is one of the most successful people in the YouTube business; he acts as an inspiration to the young people on how they can use their talent and passion to be successful in life. His journey to success, the challenges inspires people to never give up on their dreams and to face the challenges while pursuing their careers head on. He is also smart by maintaining the position of the most followed user tackling the importance of staying competitive in the business world. PewDiePie’s worth is a reflection of what creativity can do to your bank account.