PewDiePie, known legally as Felix Kjellberg, is one of the most popular content creators on YouTube. His unique name on YouTube has been explained as being inspired by the sound of a laser gun. With more than 100 million subscribers, his videos can quickly rack up millions of views, making him very popular with advertisers. According to Celebrity Net Worth, PewDiePie has earned a net worth of $30 million most of it coming from advertising deals and partnerships on YouTube – at just the age of 30. That figure doesn’t come as a surprise as PewDiePie charges about $450,000 for a single sponsored video.
However, Kjellberg has been involved in several scandals where he allegedly made racist and anti-Semitic statements online. Although he denies these allegations, several prominent partners such as Disney and YouTube had gone on to end their partnerships with him. Not just that, but unfortunately, at least two mass murderers yelled “Subscribe to PewDiePie!” during their heinous acts. Despite all the trials and allegations, Kjellberg has doggedly continued producing content for his subscribers and posting videos on YouTube.
In a recent YouTube video, Kjellberg announced that he plans to take a break from YouTube in 2020. It is unknown exactly why he has decided on that, but he said in the video that he feels tired and that he disagrees with some of YouTube’s new harassment policies. Only time will tell how much this significant decision will affect PewDiePie’s career as a public figure.