We all know YouTubers can make a pretty-penny from their uploaded videos on the Google-owned platform, but exactly how much money do gaming YouTubers actually make?
PewDiePie, one of the most subscribed-to gaming channels racks up hundreds of thousands of views per video, and this turns into some serious moola.
Felix Kjellberg, 25, is the guy behind the channel and its sole content creator. And if you thought “well, he’s big on the net, but surely he can’t make that much money!?”, you’d be sorely mistaken.
Kjellberg racked in around $7 million in 2014, which translates to over R87 million down here in the good ol’ Republic of South Africa.
While his fans were happy that Kjellberg was rewarded for his hard work on PewDiePie, a lot of critics came calling too. This sparked a video from Kjellberg to discuss his money-making and address the haters.
“What people don’t think about until it’s in their face is that I have nine billion views, and that translates to something,” PewDiePie says. “I have ads on my videos and that translates to something.“
“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?“
Check out his video below: