PewDiePie Net Worth

Net Worth$40 Million
Date of Birth24 October 1989
ProfessionYouTuber
NationalitySwedish
Last Updated2020

Introduction: 

PewDiePie Net Worth, How did the Swedish video game commentator and internet celebrity amass his wealth? Check this article to find out more about PewDiePie Net Worth and his career.

PewDiePie Net Worth

PewDiePie Early Life

PewDiePie is a video game commentator and internet celebrity. His parents are Lotta Kristine Johanna and Ulf Christian Kjellberg. PewDiePie father is a corporate executive and his mother is an award-winning Chief Information Officer. He has an older sister named Fanny. 

In high school Felix would skip school to play video games. He graduated high school from Göteborgs Högre Samskola. Felix was originally focused on pursuing a degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management at Chalmers University of Technology.

However, he found himself uninterested in the courses so he dropped out. PewDiePie did not drop out to pursue a YouTube career as has been widely reported over the years.

While he was not interested in his school courses, he did have a passion for photoshop and a continued love of video games. He sold photoshopped images to save enough money to buy a computer.

PewDiePie met Italian Marzia Bisognin in 2011. They established an online friendship then eventually a romance. In 2012, PewDiePie set her up with a YouTube channel called CutiePieMarzia. Her videos focused on fashion, makeup, books, movies and beauty. 

It eventually became one of the most popular beauty channels on YouTube. In 2018 she retired from YouTube. For several years they shuffled back and forth between Sweden and Italy, before settling in the English town of Brighton and Hove. 

They got married in August 2019. They live relatively anonymously in the small seaside town with two pugs, one named Edgar and the other named Maya.

PewDiePie Career

Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg was born in Gothenburg, Sweden on October 24, 1989. He started playing the game Amnesia. For whatever reason, his Amnesia Let’s Plays videos struck a nerve with the greater YouTube audience and his channel began to skyrocket in subscribers.

Felix joined YouTube on December 19, 2006. His original channel was actually called ‘Pewdie’. He explained his choice of the word ‘pew’ as the sound a laser makes. His early videos consisted of Felix playing Call of Duty. 

He also mixed in some vlogging videos. For a time he forgot/lost the password to his Pewdie channel so he launched a new one called PewDiePie on April 29, 2010. 

On the PewDiePie channel he focused on Call of Duty, Minecraft, and various other horror/action games. For example, he would play short clips of his best CoD kills with entertaining commentary and edits. For his Minecraft videos he would post ‘Let’s Plays’ where one would simply play the game.

His channel began to grow, reaching 1 million subscribers in July 2012 and 2 million subscribers in September 2012. He signed a representation deal with MCN Machinima and then in October 2012 jumped to Maker Studios.

PewDiePie, features his videos that show him playing various video games on his YouTube channel. It is the single most-subscribed channel on YouTube. His typical video shows him playing the game, and commentating on what he sees and experiences, while also showing his reactions to what he is seeing on the screen.

He often refers to his fans as the ‘Bro Army’, made up of his ‘Bros’ and he typically performs a ‘Brofist’ at the end of each of his videos. Subscriptions to his YouTube channel have grown astronomically since he launched the channel in 2009. He has also spoken at Nonick Conference 2012.

Also in October 2012, OpenSlate ranked the PewDiePie channel as the #1 YouTube channel by terms of ‘SlateScore’. PewDiePie’s channel grew to 6 million subscribers in April 2013 and he relocated to the United Kingdom in July 2013 for better Internet connectivity.

In 2012 and 2013, PewDiePie was the fastest-growing channel on YouTube. In 2013 alone, the channel grew from 3.5 million subscribers to 19 million. 

However with the Maker Studio’s help he released an a PewDiePie iPhone app. At various times he expressed discomfort with Maker Studio’s eventual parent company, Disney, but ultimately developed a website and online store to complement the app which had become highly successful.

PewDiePie lost his YouTube Red show after it was revealed that several of his videos contained antisemitic references In February 2017. He claims the videos were sarcastic and merely meant to highlight how people will do anything for money, no matter how inappropriate or shocking. 

In the most obvious example, PewDiePie paid two people $5 through the website fiver to hold up a sign that said ‘Death to all Jews’. There has also been a viral ‘subscribe to PewDiePie’ challenge where people troll the world by getting that phrase to spread in public. He gained a new subscriber that year at a rate of 1.037 PER SECOND, the entire year.

At least two mass murderers have said ‘subscribe to PewDiePie’ during their massacres or within their manifesto. PewDiePie has distanced himself from the meme and denounced the murderers.

PewDiePie Net Worth

PewDiePie Net Worth as of today is $40 Million. PewDiePie Net Worth is acquired from his career as a video game commentator and internet celebrity. 

PewDiePie earned 1.3 billion video views that year and ended as the most subscribed channel on YouTube. And In 2014, his channel gained 14 million subscribers and earned 4.1 billion video views, by far more than any other channel. In 2015 he averaged 300 million videos per month.

Although, he isn’t just YouTube’s biggest star in terms of video views, he’s also the highest paid person on the site. In 2013, we here at CelebrityNetWorth revealed that PewDiePie was the highest paid YouTube star on the planet with earnings of $12 million. 

In 2014, his earnings topped $14 Million and in 2015, he earned $9 million. Also in 2016, PewDiePie made a cool $15 million. In 2017, he made $12 million. In 2018, he made $15.5 million and the following year, he earned $13 million. 

As this writing, PewDiePie charges $450,000 for a single sponsored video.

Total it all up and PewDiePie has made more than $73 million pre-tax off his YouTube empire since 2013. In an interview, he confirmed that his net worth is “much much” higher than $20 million.

Summary: 

Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg also known as PewDiePie is a Swedish video game commentator and internet celebrity. He is the highest-earning YouTube star on the planet and the most-subscribed channel on YouTube. 

As of 2020, PewDiePie’s net worth is $40 Million.

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