|Net Worth||$20 Million|
|Born||October 24, 1989|
|Country of Origin||Sweden|
|Source of Wealth||Professional YouTuber/Social Media Personality|
What is PewDiePie’s net worth? Let’s find out. If you’ve never heard the name “PewDiePie” before, you might be wondering why we’re doing a bio on some obscure dessert. Believe it or not, PewDiePie is a person – not a pastry. Born Felix Kjellberg in 1989 in Gothenburg, Sweden, PewDiePie had a pretty normal life growing up. His parents worked and he spent hours and hours playing Super Nintendo.
When he became a teen, his obsession with video games grew and he spent most of his time gaming inside his bedroom or at internet cafes. During his senior year of high school, PewDiePie bought a computer with money he made selling artwork through his grandmother’s gallery.
He created his first YouTube channel, PewDie, in 2006. His interest in the channel went up and down during the next three years, and at one point he forgot his password, so he had to make a new account.
He named this account PewDiePie. He started uploading gaming videos to this account while studying at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. He didn’t like school and had nothing in common with his classmates. He started gaining attention online after he filmed himself screaming while playing a horror game. Viewers loved seeing him terrified, so they requested more horror gameplay from him. He embraced the attention and grew to 1 million subscribers in 2012.
By this time, he had dropped out of college and started working at a hot dog stand to fund his channel. In just two months, his subscribers grew from one million to two million, and later that year he signed with Maker Studios. Safe to say, he didn’t need to sell hot dogs anymore.
On August 5, 2013, he became the most-subscribed YouTube channel in the world. After finding success online, he moved to Brighton, a UK seaside town, with his girlfriend Marzia Bisognin. Needless to say, PewDiePie’s net worth was ballooning.
Of course, like most internet celebrities, PewDiePie has faced a lot of controversies, mostly in connection with his big mouth. He has received backlash for using the word “gay,” “retard,” and even blurted out the n-word during a live stream in September 2017. Because of this, he’s lost a lot of deals and was dropped by Maker Studios.
But still, his net worth stands at around $20 million. He’s one of the most successful online gamers and has over 90 million subscribers on YouTube. He uploads videos 2-3 times a week and they all get between 5 to 10 million views. His bank account will stay loaded for a long time to come.