PewDiePie's Net Worth

PewDiePie Net Worth

Net Worth:Estimated $30 Million
Real NameFelix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg
Age30
BornOctober 24, 1989
Country of OriginSweden
ResidenceBrighton, England
ProfessionYouTuber
PartnerMarzia Bisogning Kjellberg
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Knowing PewDiePie’s net worth is a question I get asked a lot.

The advent of social media platforms and vlogging sites over the past decade has given rise to a generation of tech-savvy youngsters, who are able to produce huge wealth from their creative talents.

He is one of the most successful influencers in the history of the internet, who has gone from being an unknown video gamer to a household name. As of today, he has a following of over 100 million subscribers on his YouTube channel!

Notably, YouTubers, today can earn an income from their mass popularity and following through ads, product endorsements, and merchandise sales.

With millions of content creators competing for audiences on social media, it is not always easy for one to stick out from the masses.

However, there are some YouTube influencers who have proven that through sheer hard work and quality content, one can make a comfortable career and earn lots of money out of their creative hobbies.

What Is PewDiePie’s Net Worth in 2020?

There is no denying that PewDiePie is a towering figure among YouTubers. Thanks to the astronomical number of subscribers to his channel, this YouTube gamer has been able to make a fortune mostly out of the gaming videos he posts on his channel.

As of 2020, PewDiePie’s net worth is estimated to be around $30 million.

Apart from the revenue he earns from his original, creative content, PewDiePie also makes additional income from various sponsorship deals.

In 2019, the YouTube star was the highest earner on the platform, rising from position eight in 2018 to claim the top spot a year later.

However, in December 2019, PewDiePie announced that he was going to take a break from YouTube in 2020, citing fatigue as the main reason.

Whether he does follow through with this or not, one thing is for sure- PewDiePie has left an indelible mark in the history of the internet and social media.  

How Much Does PewDiePie Earn?

According to Forbes, PewDiePie was earning $15.5 million in 2018.

With over 100 million subscribers, today PewDiePie is reported to earn nearly $18 million every year. This includes money he makes from YouTube ads, merchandise and sponsors.

The famous YouTuber also has a massive following on the live streaming website DLive where his videos are watched by millions of fans. This also contributes further to his earnings.

PewDiePie Profile

PewDiePie is the nickname of Swedish YouTube content creator and social media personality Felix Arvid Kjellberg.

His channel currently has over a hundred million subscribers, which makes him one of the most popular YouTubers.

PewDiePie’s content mainly focuses on ‘Let’s Play’ gaming videos, in which he films himself playing games and making commentary.

As his YouTube channel grew, he decided to diversify his strategies to include, comedy shorts, vlogs, music videos, and formatted shows.

This further helped in creating a more loyal following on his channel.

Early Life

Felix was born on October 24th, 1989 in Goteborg, Sweden to Lotta Hellstrand and Ulf Kjellberg. His love for gaming began when he was still young.

Speaking about his childhood, the social media star has mentioned how as a student, he often missed classes, opting to engage in playing video games.

In 2008, after graduating from high school, PewDiePie joined Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden to study economics and technology. He later dropped out before completing his course since he did not feel like it was the place for his flow.

During this time, he developed a great interest in Adobe Photoshop and love for creating YouTube content. His parents were initially very disapproving of his decision to quit school and pursue a ‘less formal’ YouTube career.

They even refused to support him as he struggled to establish a career as a Youtuber. This led Kjellberg to sell his Photoshop art and hot dogs in order to save up money to buy a computer.

PewDiePie‘s Net Worth: How it All Started

Felix Kjellberg started his Youtube career through his first account, which he opened under the name PewDie.

He later changed the name to PewDiePie when he was forced to open a new channel after he allegedly forgot the password for his first account.

Initially, he used to upload commentaries for horror games. However, in order to meet the growing needs of his followers, Kjellberg decided to delve into other types of content, including, live-action and animated shorts and music videos.

Thanks to his fun personality and hilarious commentaries full of quirky remarks, PewDiePie’s channel quickly began increasing in popularity. In 2012, he had over 1.9 million subscribers on YouTube.

This was a major milestone that very few celebrities, let alone Youtubers, were able to achieve. Kjellberg later teamed up with Maker Studios to improve his production and further expand on his career as a Youtube influencer and content creator.

In 2015, Kjellberg created and published his own game known as PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist, which was received very well by his fans. He has also written and published his book with the title ‘This Book Loves You.

Notably, PewDiePie has won numerous awards over the years for his work.

These include:

  • 2013: He won 2 awards in Singapore, during the Starcount Awards. He also won 5 Shorty Awards the same year.
  • 2014: He won a Teen Choice Awards in 2014 and Golden Joystick Awards
  • 2015: Won his 5th Streamy Award and a Golden Joystick Awards

PewDiePie‘s Net Worth: Career

PewDiePie became Forbes’ highest-paid YouTuber in 2016 and was effectively included in the Time’s 100 Most Influential People list when he made nearly $15 million that year.

Most of his earnings came from his publication ‘This Book Loves You’ which was released in 2015, as well as his Scare PewDiePie web series.

In 2016, PewDiePie was awarded Ruby Play Button after being the first person to attract fifty million subscribers on YouTube.

In 2017 popular YouTuber Casey Neistat published a video criticizing PewDiePie for some of his controversial jokes.

This number has since doubled, (and it is expected to grow even further if he keeps his channel active) and the social media star currently has well over 3500 videos on his channel, totaling billions of views!

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