What Is PewDiePie Net Worth?
How much is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie net worth? Can you believe this dingbat makes more money in a single day than most people woking full time make in a year? If fact, if you’re making a respectable $80,000.00 a year, it would take half your entire career to make as much money as PewDiePie made last year. Now, who’s the dingbat?
PewDiePie net worth is currently estimated over $50 million made from YouTube videos. Last year in 2016, Felix raked in over $15 million making him one of the highest-paid Reality Stars in the entire world.
Forbes 2016 list of highest paid YouTubers
Forbes 2016 list of highest paid YouTubers PewDiePie — whose real name is Felix Kjellberg — made an estimated $15 million for the 12 months ending in June 2016, according to Forbes’ recent ranking.
This is the second year the 26-year-old YouTuber has topped the list. His paycheck surged 20% from last year when he made $12 million.
The Forbes list does not account for management fees and taxes. Figures are based on Nielsen data, IMDB, interviews with agents, managers, lawyers, industry insiders and the stars.
Will PewDiePie make Forbes list as the highest paid YouTuber in 2017? Probably not. It seems ever since Felix reached an astronomical 50 million subscribers, the old media took notice and decided his channel was big enough.
How could a guy making somewhat strange videos while playing video games locked inside a small room be massively kicking their butts in the ratings? They needed PewDiePie to post a controversial video they could use against him, and boy did they find it.
I’m not going to get into what Wall Street Journal accused Felix of being; I’ve seen enough of his video’s to know it wasn’t true. It was, however, not the smartest video trying to prove you can get people to do just about anything for $5 on Fiver’s website. It turned out to be the most expensive $5 bill Felix has ever spent costing him millions in lost potential revenue.
PewDiePie says The Wall Street Journal is out to get him
PewDiePie says The Wall Street Journal is out to get him in apology Early in the video, PewDiePie says his experience with media outlets has led him to believe that they “blatantly misrepresent people for their own personal gain.” He later calls the Journal article “an attack” on him. “It was an attack by the media to try to discredit me, to try and decrease my influence and my economic worth,” he says.
Surprisingly, YouTube didn’t stand behind their #1 biggest YouTube Star, but his Fans did. Multiple large channels on YouTube came to PewDiePie’s defense posting hours worth of video all saying the story simply wasn’t true. As the saying goes, “Even bad news is good news” when it comes to publicity. In Felix’s case, that meant an additional 5 million subscriber’s suporting his channel.
While PewDiePie’s net worth will take a hit for 2017’s revenue, with an estimated $50 million already in the bank, Felix already achieved his financial goals above and beyond anything he could’ve possibly imagined. What would you do if YouTube sent you over a $1 million every single month? I know what I’d do: Make more videos!