In the last decade or so we have seen the rise of influencers from all social media platforms, especially YouTube. One of the influencers who has established a personal empire for himself is PewDiePie, aka Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg.
In 2018 we saw PewDiePie recover from a troubled 2017. The successful YouTuber always seemed to be in the middle of controversy or being accused of offending someone or the other. All the negativity affected his popularity to some degree.
His YouTube channel lost almost 2 million subscribers before the numbers bounced back to its current 59.3million subscribers.
The loss of a mere 2 million subscribers may have worried an average YouTuber, it’s unlikely PewDiePie lost any sleep, after all, he is the most subscribed person on the social media platform.
The YouTube giant is still 26 million above HolaSoyGerman, who currently falls in the second position. PewDiePie must also be happy right now, with the spotlight moving away from his controversies to those of Logan Paul. With a massive fan base and a flourishing YouTube channel in ripened in its eighth year, he is likely to be in a healthy financial position.
If you’re wondering how healthy his financial position is, well then you have come to the right place. We’re answering what PewDiePie’s net worth is in 2019.
PewDiePie’s channel grew steadily between the years 2010 and 2011. The internet sensation reached 60,000 subscribers by the end of 2011. The following year his channel’s growth intensified, and he catapulted to 1 million subscribers by July 2012, and then suddenly doubling to 2 million by that September. By the end of 2012 he signed with Maker Studios, and supposedly, money started flowing in.
By 2013 his subscribers rose to 5 million in February 2013. That summer he passed Jenna Marbles to become the second most popular channel, with an astounding 10 million followers.
The YouTuber landed on the coveted Number 1 position on YouTube, from Smosh, the former Number 1, on 15 August 2013. PewDiePie became the first channel to get 15 million subscribers on 1 November 2013.
The only person who knows PewDiePie’s net worth is the content creator himself. However, over the years there have been numerous attempts to put an estimation on his value. His earnings grew each year 2010 until 2016, by then Forbes determined he was YouTube’s highest earner, raking in $15 million that year.
Forbes magazine believes that PewDiePie still managed to earn a whopping 12 million in 2017, despite the bad spotlight aimed at him.
Although he rose to success because his YouTube videos, PewDiePie also has an impressive following on Twitter (14.3 million followers) and Instagram (13.5 million followers), both these platforms help his influencer advertising earnings. He also runs an online store selling long sleeve t-shirts, t shirts, hats, and hoodies to his loyal fanbase.
At the beginning of 2019, his net worth is estimated to be around $61 million.