PewDiePie Net Worth

How much is PewDiePie worth?

40M

Medium Confidence

31M

49M

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By Matthew Taylor

Updated October 20, 2021

Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known online as PewDiePie , is a Swedish YouTuber known primarily for his Let's Play videos and comedic formatted videos and shows. In 2021, PewDiePie's net worth is estimated to be 40 million dollars.

Kjellberg's most popular YouTube videos is a series called "Scare PewDiePie", in which he plays horror games and reports his reactions to them. A video of the show, featuring him being frightened by a clown during a livestreamed playthrough of Outlast, went viral on Reddit after it was posted there as an example of the Let's Play genre going too far. In response to the increased media attention from this incident, Kjellberg announced that he would donate $50 for every 500 views one of his videos received towards St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , and uploaded two new episodes featuring him playing Amnesia: The Dark Descent with broadcasting site Twitch . His campaign managed to raise almost $100,000 over four months before ending in February 2013; Kjellberg later returned to streaming with fellow YouTuber Jacksepticeye on 3 April 2014.

The Scare PewDiepie channel also sparked controversy due its use of copyrighted music owned by major record labels like Sony Music Entertainment , Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group without permission or compensation (though some songs were allowed within certain conditions). After several complaints were issued against Kjelleberg for using such material under DMCA copyright law, on 31 October 2015 he uploaded a video announcing that all sound effects not made by himself will be removed from future uploads beginning 1 January 2016 onwards due technically-related issues involving copyright claims following YouTube 's switchover into Google AdSense advertising integration system earlier that year — though tracks still containing audio samples created prior can remain as long as they are properly credited at their respective time stamps. On 4 December 2017 however the entire account was closed down for violating community guidelines despite no longer producing content since August 2016 aside from occasional charity streams hosted through another account ; though those accounts have since been reopened following further legal dispute between WMG and Maker Studios regarding ownership rights until Maker finally agreed to hand over control back to PewDiePie upon request starting 29 July 2018 .

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