This Is How PewDiePie Makes $15 Million a Year

If you haven't already heard: You should really just quit your job and become a YouTube star. They make A LOT of money. (But really, please don't do that.)

Meet Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie to his loyal fanbase.

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So just how does one rack up so much money by making videos of themselves yelling and playing video games? Well, here's what we know:

  • He has 50 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS on his YouTube channel! Advertisements guys, ads mean money.
  • He has a YouTube Red series, called "Scare PewDiePie". Again, the ad sales.
  • His book This Book Loves You, a parody of self-help books, made it to the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list for young adult books.
  • He has his own video games, too.
  • He has a podcast.
  • Merchandise, of course.
  • According to Variety, his production company reported revenue of $8.6 million for 2015, per his annual report filed in Sweden.
  • He even has a sock line with HappySocks.

Here's a video of PewDiePie talking about how much he makes:

In the 6 minute video, he explains to us that he "doesn't hate money" and that he wasn't always this rich. He even stated he worked at a hot dog stand. So the lesson here is anything can happen. So remember you can go from selling hot dogs to being a 15 million dollar YouTube star. Anything is possible.