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Popular YouTuber PewDiePie generated $4 million in 2013
Popular YouTuber PewDiePie generated $4 million in 2013
June 16, 2014 | By Christian Nutt

Newsbrief: According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, YouTube Let's Play celebrity Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, generated the equivalent in $4 million in ad sales in 2013. The report notes that most of this revenue is profit.

With over 27 million subscribers, PewDiePie operates the most popular user-run channel on YouTube. He operates his channel in partnership with YouTube network Maker Studios, which was recently acquired by Disney.

"Unlike many professionally produced shows, I think I've established a much closer contact with my viewers, breaking the wall between the viewer and what's behind the screen," Kjellberg told the WSJ, by way of explaining his success.

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Lihim Sidhe
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Ummm.... if this isn't a wake up call to get my online plan together I don't know what is.

The bigger picture for the users of this site? If this guy says something he has 27 million listeners. With a userbase like that it's worth paying attention to these individual broadcasters for your next big thing.


john devoy
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How is this possible? He has a voice that makes you want to tear off your own ears.

Elijah Whitehouse
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You need to watch MatPat's video on PewDiePie and why he has so many subscribers. Besides, the person you see in the videos is a "character" that, to 27 million people, happens to be highly entertaining.