In the past few years, creators of all backgrounds have flocked to YouTube to share their passions and content. One person in particular who has cashed in on the YouTube gold rush is PewDiePie. So how much does PewDiePie make?
How much does PewDiePie make?
Too keep it short here are the average earnings that PewDiePie makes per video, month, year and his net worth. If you would like to see how I came to these numbers, you can read the full breakdown below.
PewDiePie’s average earnings per video: $21,000
PewDiePie’s average earnings per month: $940,000,000
PewDiePie’s average earnings per year: $11.28 million
PewDiePie’s net worth: $85 million
These are pretty mind bending numbers considering this is one man playing video games online. This is the power of the internet and YouTube
How I Calculated PewDiePies Earnings & Net Worth
To understand the earnings of PewDiePie’s YouTube channel, I will first break down how YouTubers earn money from their videos.
On average, a typical YouTuber can expect to earn about $2 per 1,000 views they get on their videos. However this can drastically rise or drop depending on peoples interaction with the videos and the size of the channel.
In PewDiePie’s case, he has the largest channel on YouTube with 54 million subscribers and counting. Too add on top of that, he has accumulated 15 billion video views over the lifetime of his channel. That’s double the world’s population to put that in perspective. That deserves a fist pump.
As PewDiePie is such a dominant force on YouTube, many have speculated that he earns $7.50 on average per 1,000 views.
How Much Does PewDiePie Earn Per Month?
So what an average of 180 million views per month and earnings of $7.50 per 1,000 views, we can then use this formula to calculate his average monthly earnings and more.
- PewDiePie’s average monthly earnings: $940,000
Using the above formula, we can come to the conclusion the PewDiePie earns close to 1 million dollars per month give or take. One thing to keep in mind is that this is only ad revenue from YouTube. This doesent account for sponsorships he receives from companies like Lootcrate, G2A and Backflip Studios.
How Much Does PewDiePie Make Per Year?
Applying the same formula from above, working out the average yearly earnings of PewDiePie’s channel is straight forward. $940,000.000 X 12 =
- $11.28 million on average per year
How Much Does PewDiePie Make Per Video?
On an average day PewDiePie accumulates 2-4 million views per video on his YouTube channel. That’s most than more YouTube channels will ever get in their lifetime.
For the sake of this question, I will use 3 million views on a video as an example.
$7.5 per 1,000 views on a video viewed 3 million times =
- $21,000 on average per video PewDiePie makes
Just for arguments sake, say PewDiePie earns $4 per 1,000 views. He would still be making $12,000 per video plus any sponsorship on top of that! That’s some serious numbers.
What Is PewDiePie’s Net Worth?
This question is a lot harder to answer as this would be pure speculation as to the total ad revenue, sponsorship deals and other arrangements PewDiePie has. Many different sources have speculated $49 million – $130 million. My guess is that it’s somewhere in the middle.
- PewDiePie’s estimated net worth: $85 million
Whatever the number is, I’m sure Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg a.k.a PewDiePie is glad he dropped out of university to follow his passion for gaming and commentary.
When you start to look at the big picture, you start to see more multimillionaire YouTubers popping up every month. In the future this will become more common place as people and business’s start to see the full potential of the platform.