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There's a lot of money to be earned on YouTube if you're lucky or talented enough to create a brand that stands out from the rest. Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, or PewDiePie, was one of the first superstars that came out of the video platform and is by far the most successful YouTuber in the world. In the beginning, his channel primarily focused on doing 'Let's Play' videos consisting of him giving a running commentary over games that he was playing at the time. However, his success has meant that he can now cover a variety of topics and can react to things that are trending. He's a very enthusiastic and quirky lad to say the least.
How much does PewDiePie earn from YouTube?
We decided to our own calculations using Vlogger Gears data and worked out that:
PewDiePie's average earnings per video: $37,722 (£30,058)
PewDiePie's average earnings per month: $1,823,600 (£1,453,108)
PewDiePie's average earnings per year: $27.88 million (£22.22 million)
PewDiePie's net worth: $58-97 million (£46.2-77.3 million)
That's not bad considering he's only 29 years old and doesn't include what he makes aside from YouTube such as book sales.
PewDiePie on money
When Googling himself on a live video PewDiePie read from a website claiming that he earns $3,400 (£2,600) per hour, saying: "I don't know exactly how much I make per day but it doesn't seem too far off which is pretty crazy when you think about it. "Money is such an interesting topic for me because I obviously didn't start YouTube to make money. A sad thing I've learned is how much people value money in a way or at least the idea of money.
"People look at money as something undoubtedly good, it couldn't possibly be something negative to have money. You look at people who win the lottery and then having money fundamentally changes their whole life. Not just how they view life but how other people view them.
"That's a change in particular that I really want to protect and that's the reason why, in a way, I try to live 'modestly'. Obviously, I don't but in considering how much I make I try to live modestly because I want to just live a normal life, I don't want the money to change my life. It's great to have put it can also become a problem."
Who's PewDiePie's girlfriend?
PewdiePie has been going out with fashion and beauty vlogger Marzia Bisognin since 2011. Their fans refer to them as YouTube's biggest power couple. They live together with two pugs.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram / @PewDiePie
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