Due to his overwhelming popularity on the website, many fans have speculated how much money the YouTuber actually earns, with sites like Forbes suggesting that PewDiePie rakes in nearly $12 million per year.
PewDiePie opened up about the subject in a video on March 29, where he answered some of Google’s top questions about him – including how much money he makes.
One article suggested that the YouTuber earns a total of $3,400 per hour in an estimated 40-hour work week, which he didn’t appear to deny.
“I don’t know exactly how much I make per day,” PewDiePie admitted. “That doesn’t seem too far off, which is pretty crazy when you think about it.”
If PewDiePie’s statement is true, that would mean the YouTuber rakes in nearly $7 million a year.[ad name=”article3″]
Despite his apparent financial status, PewDiePie asserted a firm belief that “money isn’t everything,” and even claimed to live a modest life to avoid being changed by his monetary success.
“I obviously didn’t start YouTube to make money,” he said of his wealth. “…Considering how much I make, I try to live modestly, because I don’t want to – I want to live a normal life. I don’t want the money to change my life.”
The YouTuber went on to outline his future financial goals, claiming that he hopes to save up enough dough to buy a house in Japan for future holiday visits – as well as amass a decent retirement fund.
While he didn’t state his exact net worth, PewDiePie did reveal that he was “definitely” worth more than $20 million, as estimated by another site’s analytics.
While PewDiePie rose to fame thanks to his horror game playthroughs, the YouTuber has since amassed a massive following on the website due to his battle with T-Series, which went on for nearly half a year.
While the label has since surpassed Kjellberg by 80,000 subscribers as of March 29, he managed to reach a record-breaking 91 million sub count in the process, and still reigns as YouTube’s most-subscribed independent creator.