Usually, people say find your passion and make money out of it! This saying has become a reality with the case of 25-year-old Felix Kjellberg, known online as PewDiePie, who has reportedly made $7.4 million by filming himself playing video games for his Youtube channel.
The gist of the story is that he is so good and interesting to watch that he has pulled over 37.7 million subscribers for his Vlog and 9 billion views across his videos, The Independent reports. This has enabled him to turn “fun” into money from adverts on his channel. He has made so much money that he has set up his own company, PewDiePie productions, to manage the financial side of his career, which I feel is a smart move. If you cannot handle the business part of your company, continue with the fun and let professionals help you out!
Anyway, he recently received criticisms from people about the amount of money he earns, and he has subsequently released a video tagged ‘Let’s Talk About Money’, in order to set things straight.
“They thought I just sit on my ass all day and just yell at the screen over here, which is true! But there’s so much more to it than that, and I understand haters are gonna hate, right?” Kjellberg said.
Watch Video to see his response to the Haters.
Besides, he has to share the $7.3 million with Youtube and Maker Studios, the network Kjellberg signed to. He also stated that he does a lot of philanthropic work and uses his huge profile to drive awareness of causes he believes in. He previously raised $342,828 for Save the Children in 2014 through crowd funding, offering tiered rewards and incentives to fans donating, according to the report.