Entertainment

PewDiePie discusses his net worth and why he’s not quitting YouTube

Published: 29/Dec/2019 11:36

by Joe Craven

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YouTube King Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has discussed his net worth and what he does with his money, in a revealing Q & A uploaded on December 28. 

While much of PewDiePie’s YouTube content is fairly tongue-in-cheek and humorous, he decided a diversion from this was necessary on December 28. It was a stark departure from his recent content, such as his hilarious struggles on Jump King.

His video, entitled ‘Answering Very Personal Questions’, saw the Swede address a number of private topics, including his net worth, his views on how the media cover his activities, and where he sees himself in the future. 

YouTube: PewDiePieKjellberg is the most subbed to individual on YouTube.

“What’s your actual net worth?” asked one fan. “You’ve hinted at it being higher than what Google says and what do you do with that money? Do you have it invested in stocks and bonds? Could you give us a brief overview of what you do with your money?”

Despite the personal nature of the question, Pewds didn’t back down from answering. He explained that his finances are currently fairly “messy” – having split his assets between Sweden and the UK.

PewDiePie also pointed out his aversion to owning masses of commodities: “I have some [money] invested in stocks and bonds,” he said. “I think, overall, I don’t really spend it on anything… I don’t like having things around me – I find it very annoying.” 

Timestamp for mobile users: 3:50 

He continued his response by saying that the media “likes to” undervalue his net worth as he has become “more controversial”. 

PewDiePie confirmed that his net worth is bigger than Forbes’ recent valuation – an eye-watering $13 million: “They [the media] always seem to put me lower now. That’s what I’m saying, it is bigger [than their valuations]”. 

“At the same time, it doesn’t matter!” he finished. “Who cares? It’s so unimportant. I don’t know what’s important to me – it’s not money.” 

Instagram: itsmarziapiePewds was also asked when he expects him and wife Marzia are to have their first child.

Alongside his unprecedented success, Kjellberg has also found himself wrapped up in various ‘controversies’, which he also discusses, explaining that it has made some difficulties for him with brand deals and affiliations.

There was even a petition for YouTube to remove Pewds’ channel from its platform, garnering over 90,000 signatures. Needless to say he was not removed, and it doesn’t appear that his net worth has been affected too much by the controversies.

Despite being incredibly wealthy, Pewds doesn’t appear to be letting his money go to his head, emphasizing that he is not interested in owning lots of items. 

PewDiePie quitting YouTube?

Away from his controversies and net worth, Pewds answered questions pertaining to his future and how mainstream-media coverage affects his life. 

However, he has made clear that he only plans to take a short break, and still loves making content for YouTube, calling it the “dream job”. For now, he is dedicated to his channel and still has the same passion for making videos as he always had.

The Q&A was a nice change of pace for the Swedish YouTuber, seeing him put a personal spin on a well-established video format. 

Rust

Shroud impressed with Sykkuno’s “amazing” Rust skills: “You destroyed me!”

Published: 16/Jan/2021 17:57

by Georgina Smith

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek was left in awe after Sykkuno managed to shoot him dead on the OTV Rust server, and it was safe to say he was impressed by the streamer’s aim, saying “you killed me, you’re amazing!”

The Offline TV Rust sever has been a huge talking point since the start of this year, as with the enormous host of streamers participating there are endless amounts of content for fans to consume on the daily.

The server even ended up needing to be split into two after people’s varying playstyles caused some tension and calls for a need to separate PVP-focused players and roleplay-focused players.

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While it was originally released in 2013, Rust has experienced a surge in popularity thanks to the OTV server.

However, that’s not to say that there haven’t been plenty of iconic moments between streamers, as even though the game can get pretty violent, the vast range of streamer interactions has led to some great scenes for fans.

That was the case for Sykkuno fans when he managed to kill shroud, leaving everyone impressed with his skills.

While they were competing for the Oil Rig, Sykkuno managed to get shroud with his gun as he jumped, and it didn’t seem like shroud expected it at all, dying with a bewildered “no, Sykkuno!”

Sykkuno’s hand immediately flew to his mouth, laughing and apologizing for the abrupt kill.

Michael sounded equally as impressed as he did betrayed, after a few seconds of silence saying “Sykkuno you killed me, you’re amazing!” But the compliments didn’t end there, with Micheal adding, “you destroyed me!” and even “you’re the better gamer, man” to which Sykkuno replied, “no, no, most definitely not.”

Sykkuno has talked previously about how he’s a “humongous fan of shroud” in the past, so this interaction definitely proved to be a positive one for the rising streamer.

One fan on Twitter said, “Sykkuno downed shroud and even shroud is proud of him,” another saying “that Sykkuno/shroud friendly PVP was beautiful to watch… what in the wholesome rivalry.”

The PVP moment was definitely an entertaining one all round, and while the results were unexpected, no one was more impressed than shroud himself.