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Report reveals how much PewDiePie actually made from YouTube in 2019

Published: 4/Jan/2020 12:09 Updated: 4/Jan/2020 14:57

by Connor Bennett

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A new independent report has revealed just how much Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg supposedly made from YouTube and the number is more eye-watering than you may have first thought.

2019 will go down as an incredibly successful year on YouTube for PewDiePie. The Swede may have lost his war with T-Series in a bid to be the first YouTube channel to amass 100 million subscribers, but he managed to hit the target anyway at the back end of August.

Bar that, he also managed to get some celebrity appearances on the channel and, more personally, finally tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Marzia Bisognin as the pair got married in August. However, with the new year upon us, the time-old question has arisen again – how much did PewDiePie make in 2019?

YouTube: PewDiePiePewDiePie had an incredibly successful 2019 on YouTube.

Well, according to a report by OnBuy, an online marketplace, they have suggested that through YouTube ad revenue and merchandise sales, PewDiePie made over £54 million/$70 million in 2019. 

If you want the exact number down to the final dollar, their suggested total is £54,120,833/$70,830,586. Now, if that total seems a little ridiculous, you may want to hold on for a moment as OnBuy also reportedly revealed his highest and lowest earning months.

According to their report, as cited by WWD, PewDiePie raked in a whopping $9,148,005 in September – his best month of the year – while that number was around triple his slowest month, which was November, as he reportedly cashed in on $3,878,603. 

YouTube: PewDiePieKjellberg also landed himself a personalized 100 million subscribers button.

Now, even though these websites do have their own specialized tools to figure out their projections, it’s a little difficult to pinpoint the exact number without having access to Pewds’ behind the scenes statistics.

Its something he’s even discussed as recently as the end of December, where he stated that a recent Forbes valuation of his net worth apparently being $13 million was off the mark, as he revealed that it is “bigger” but money ultimately isn’t all that important to him.

 

Now set to take a break from the social media platform at some point in 2020, he will no doubt see his YouTube revenue decrease compared to the successful previous year. 

However, even if he does find cash to be “unimportant,” he’ll still have plenty to live off while his channel isn’t as active as it normally would be.

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TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing

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Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

Lexi Rivera Ben Azelart break up
Instagram: Lexi Rivera
Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.