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Most Popular YouTuber PewDiePie Makes $4 Million A Year

Most Popular YouTuber Makes 4 Million A Year Business Insider

The original name for his YouTube account was PewDie, which is a combination of the "pew" sound of a laser gun and "die" for death. But, after losing an account password, he needed a new name, and decided to add "Pie" to the end of his name.


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Most of Kjellberg's earnings are reportedly straight profit, coming from more than 27.8 million subscribers to his YouTube channel.

Last year, Kjellberg's PewDiePie channel became the most watched on Google's online video service, passing up internet sensations such as One Direction and Miley Cyrus.

And since last July, he has tripled his number of subscribers.

Kjellberg is best known for posting videos of himself playing certain video games while narrating to the viewer. Kjellberg first created the channel in August 2009.

PewDiePie is a partner with and the top brand name of Maker studios, which sold itself to Walt Disney in a March deal that could eventually be worth nearly $1 billion. 

Kjellberg has said that his videos are encouraging developers to create games that others would enjoy watching.

Never heard of him. Have you seen any of his videos?

They're the worst.  I don't get it.

haha. they are short attention span young viewers/gamers...much silliness

If I want narration, I'll go old school:

mst3k it just dawned on me how weird this is gif tumblr imgur turtle gymnastics

By the way, I watched that turtle for like a minute. I can have short attention span too!

Yeah, but a minute is like 40 spins!

Turtle, schmurtle.  That's Gamaron!!  

BTW,  The 100 most popular Vine contributors only make $480,000/year or around $40k/month.  Poor little teenagers.  6-15 second videos are the most up and coming format on the Web. 

amazing.  well, he found his niche, that's for sure!!

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