PewDiePie made 4 MILLION dollars in 2013!!

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#1 Posted by Behardy24 (2304 posts) -
#2 Posted by Kevlar101 (5971 posts) -

You see...this is why being a YouTube Let's Player is a perfectly valid career path.

#3 Posted by XilePrincess (13096 posts) -

Isn't he part of a network, though? He probably had to pay a lot of that out to whoever he's working under. YT networks suck a lot of money out of their content creators.

#4 Posted by 4myAmuzumament (1743 posts) -

BRHD is next and he will publicly shun those of you who berated him.

#5 Edited by Shmiity (4964 posts) -

If most of it was personal profit, pray that he saves it and doesn't blow it on stupid shit.

#6 Posted by MrGeezer (55937 posts) -

You see...this is why being a YouTube Let's Player is a perfectly valid career path.

If you are smart, if you know what you're doing, and if you're lucky.

Keep in mind that most people making Youtube videos are none of those things.

#7 Posted by FishySquash15 (45 posts) -

@MrGeezer said:

@Kevlar101 said:

You see...this is why being a YouTube Let's Player is a perfectly valid career path.

If you are smart, if you know what you're doing, and if you're lucky.

Keep in mind that most people making Youtube videos are none of those things.

Well it could still be used for some extra cash on the side. Even if you don't make that much off of it, you would still get a little bit of cash at least.

#8 Posted by MuD3 (1168 posts) -
#9 Posted by hippiesanta (9732 posts) -

I subscribe him just to watch his "other funny Video" ........ the rest are Game spoiler

#10 Edited by lamprey263 (22426 posts) -

I wonder if he really gets all those hits or if he's using some kind of system that makes fake viewings to get add revenues. Anyhow, at first I thought he was super annoying, then he kind of grew on me with some of his videos. I like his Walking Dead playthrough videos.

#11 Edited by xdude85 (4314 posts) -

I miss the days where YouTube was a hobby, and not an "occupation."

Seriously, fuck this guy, he's unfunny as shit and a majority of his fans are retards.

#12 Posted by Kevlar101 (5971 posts) -

@xdude85 said:

I miss the days where YouTube was a hobby, and not an "occupation."

Seriously, fuck this guy, he's unfunny as shit and a majority of his fans are retards.

What, so people aren't allowed to spend their lives the way they please? GTFO with that shit.

#13 Edited by -ParaNormaN- (655 posts) -

You see...this is why being a YouTube Let's Player is a perfectly valid career path.

Not if you're a boring gamer. Pewdiepie tries really hard to be funny which somehow appeals to a lot of people. Maybe its his Swedish accent or how his face can look really weird and dumb sometimes. Maybe it's because he's a terrible gamer who dies a lot and jumps at each horror games jump scares. Watching him isn't boring like a lot of other gamers who try to be funny. Some think that just cursing at things is funny when it really isn't. I can't stand those guys who sound bored and when all of a sudden something hits them. "you motherfucker! Piece of shit! Shiiiiittttttt!". It's like, come on man... that's not funny, try again.

You have to be interesting to be a successful Let's Player. Or a really attractive girl like, SSSniperwolf. She's an extremely boring person to watch, all she plays is Call of Duty and Metal Gear and talks about random stuff like shopping in her videos, but she's really attractive and she cosplays, so the subs just keep on coming.

#14 Posted by toast_burner (21125 posts) -

I wonder if he really gets all those hits or if he's using some kind of system that makes fake viewings to get add revenues. Anyhow, at first I thought he was super annoying, then he kind of grew on me with some of his videos. I like his Walking Dead playthrough videos.

If he did that he would be stealing millions from Google and his advertisers. I highly doubt he would have lasted this long.

#15 Posted by LJS9502_basic (149470 posts) -

@xdude85 said:

I miss the days where YouTube was a hobby, and not an "occupation."

Seriously, fuck this guy, he's unfunny as shit and a majority of his fans are

#16 Posted by toast_burner (21125 posts) -

@xdude85 said:

I miss the days where YouTube was a hobby, and not an "occupation."

Seriously, fuck this guy, he's unfunny as shit and a majority of his fans are retards.

So the people who make the videos shouldn't get any of the profits? While we're at it lets stop paying actors and give all the money to the producers instead. Hell why not just stop paying anyone who doesn't own a company?

#17 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2121 posts) -

good for him

#18 Posted by thegerg (14383 posts) -

@xdude85 said:

I miss the days where YouTube was a hobby, and not an "occupation."

Seriously, fuck this guy, he's unfunny as shit and a majority of his fans are retards.

Stop whining, hater.

#19 Edited by jasean79 (2178 posts) -

@xdude85 said:

I miss the days where YouTube was a hobby, and not an "occupation."

Seriously, fuck this guy, he's unfunny as shit and a majority of his fans are retards.

You really can't get mad at him though. If his "viewers" are dumb enough to watch his videos and support him, it's on them. Hell, if I knew a sure fire way to get millions by acting like a dumbass, you'd be damn sure I'd be doing it.

#20 Posted by comp_atkins (31109 posts) -

it's like any other industry. there's a million people doing it, some will do it well and make a shitload of money. most will not.

#21 Posted by foxhound_fox (86852 posts) -

Good for him. He knows his audience and panders directly to what they want to see.

#22 Posted by wis3boi (30881 posts) -

@xdude85 said:

I miss the days where YouTube was a hobby, and not an "occupation."

Seriously, fuck this guy, he's unfunny as shit and a majority of his fans are retards.

and if you could make 4 mil. uploading YT vids you'd be right there with him.

#23 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16382 posts) -

I can't stand the guy, but if all it takes to make that kind of dough is to act like a moron on camera when I play games that aren't scary, I'd do it.

#24 Posted by thehig1 (825 posts) -

Congrats to him, he's not my favorite you tube gamer but I respect what he's done.

He's so influetional on gaming, any game he does a let's play on gets a spike in sales.

My favorite you tube let's players are markipiler, hc baily, cryaotic and naliff. (Although naliff is inactive currently)

#25 Posted by MonsieurX (28652 posts) -

You see...this is why being a YouTube Let's Player is a perfectly valid career path.

Not really.

Because 1 guy gets load of money doesn't mean everyone can

#26 Edited by uninspiredcup (6823 posts) -

The majority of youtube personalities seems to be proof you don't need talent or develop a skill to be successful.

- Have boobs, be a girl.

- Create misleading thumb images

- Create cynical videos telling us how things are shit

- Play a game and use a wacky voice (because that's how you do comedy)

Wala, your rich as fuck.

#27 Posted by GazaAli (22491 posts) -

Good for him. If the world is such a place that is largely populated by asinine halfwits, I'm not going to condemn anyone taking advantage of their idiocy. The guy is only smart enough to provide them with what they crave and desire.

#28 Edited by indzman (16398 posts) -

One lucky bastard who makes millions with crappy gameplay videos while others more skilled gamers ( Lots of there on Youtube) hardly get any recognition who make actual helpful gameplay or tips videos. He is like Justin Beaver who got his fame due to idiot viewers and subscribers.

#29 Posted by gamerguru100 (10392 posts) -

@indzman said:

One lucky bastard who makes millions with crappy gameplay videos while others more skilled gamers ( Lots of there on Youtube) hardly get any recognition who make actual helpful gameplay or tips videos. He is like Justin Beaver who got his fame due to idiot viewers and subscribers.

Pretty much this.

#30 Posted by Netret0120 (1886 posts) -

@thegerg said:

@xdude85 said:

I miss the days where YouTube was a hobby, and not an "occupation."

Seriously, fuck this guy, he's unfunny as shit and a majority of his fans are retards.

Stop whining, hater.

#31 Posted by Master_Live (13614 posts) -
#32 Posted by playmynutz (5921 posts) -

Marketing at it's finest. This isn't over many more will make millions off social media. These days it is about having the most followers, everyone wanna be jesus or the devil.

#33 Edited by lamprey263 (22426 posts) -

@toast_burner said:

@lamprey263 said:

I wonder if he really gets all those hits or if he's using some kind of system that makes fake viewings to get add revenues. Anyhow, at first I thought he was super annoying, then he kind of grew on me with some of his videos. I like his Walking Dead playthrough videos.

If he did that he would be stealing millions from Google and his advertisers. I highly doubt he would have lasted this long.

I wouldn't be surprised if he got busted in future, his 27 million subscribers raises an eyebrow. YouTube busted the music industry for faking video views and likes, but they were claiming hundreds of millions or billions of views in like no time at all. PewDiePie probably does something similar on a smaller scale and a lot slower.

#34 Posted by thegerg (14383 posts) -

@toast_burner said:

@lamprey263 said:

I wonder if he really gets all those hits or if he's using some kind of system that makes fake viewings to get add revenues. Anyhow, at first I thought he was super annoying, then he kind of grew on me with some of his videos. I like his Walking Dead playthrough videos.

If he did that he would be stealing millions from Google and his advertisers. I highly doubt he would have lasted this long.

I wouldn't be surprised if he got busted in future, his 27 million subscribers raises an eyebrow. YouTube busted the music industry for faking video views and likes, but they were claiming hundreds of millions or billions of views in like no time at all. PewDiePie probably does something similar on a smaller and slower scale, or does it more slyly,

"PewDiePie probably does something similar"

What brings you to that conclusion?

#35 Posted by gamerguru100 (10392 posts) -

Holy shit balls, 27 million subs? That's three times the population of his home country, Sweden.

#36 Edited by KHAndAnime (13144 posts) -

Ad-revenue can rake in some serious cash, particularly if you know how to target the main target audience of Youtube (12 year olds). Whoever knows how to best appeal to the lowest common denominator wins!

@gamerguru100 said:

Holy shit balls, 27 million subs? That's three times the population of his home country, Sweden.

Youtube subscriptions have a snow-ball effect. There are a million+ channels that automatically subscribe to you if they find your username, and request that you subscribe back. Even my Youtube accounts, which I don't even use, have 1000+ subscribers. If I can get thousands of subscribers without actually uploading anything, Pewdiepie can get millions of subscribers without much effort at all. How many of them are real people? No idea, it's likely only a small fraction of that number.

Remember Gangnam-style and how popular it was? What if I told you that it wasn't popular at all, and that someone in Thailand simply amassed millions of views on the video using bots? Eventually you realize Youtube has nothing to do with talent, it's just marketing and exploitation. If Pewdiepie didn't exploit his circumstances which only exist due to Youtube's lackadaisical popularity sorting algorithms, he'd be a nobody. In the end, it's Youtube who decides who's popular, and whoever's popular just so happens to perfectly align with Youtube's best interests.

This also explains why many popular YT personalities hate Youtube - YT interferes with personalities whom they can't "puppet". This means that if Youtube can't utilize your image and personality to sell their advertisements, then they don't like you and will interfere with your channel. Plenty of Youtubers have come out saying that Youtube offers to write their material for them, if they simply do everything they're told - most YT personalities then respond by saying "Fuck Youtube" and uploading a bunch of angry rants to their channel. This is because YT often threatens Youtuber's who don't dumb their content down and make it safe for kids.

Sounds conspiracy-like, but it's actually common place and is more or less how Youtube operates. There's no "Scout's Honor" system in play, where the most genuinely talented people on Youtube get equal shots at becoming e-famous. Youtube is a very calculated website, with emphasis on generating money. It's a business, just like the majority of social media.

#37 Edited by Kevlar101 (5971 posts) -

@Kevlar101 said:

You see...this is why being a YouTube Let's Player is a perfectly valid career path.

Not really.

Because 1 guy gets load of money doesn't mean everyone can

But there are quite a lot of Let's Players who make money that way.

#38 Edited by fueled-system (6224 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

@Kevlar101 said:

You see...this is why being a YouTube Let's Player is a perfectly valid career path.

Not really.

Because 1 guy gets load of money doesn't mean everyone can

But there are quite a lot of Let's Players who make money that way.

Not a lot, a few now. Many of the people who had 4-500k subs doing those videos or gaming commentaries are basically making minimum wage. Still not bad but not nearly what they were making from before The well is pretty dry right now forcing those people who use to make over 100 grand to actually get a real job

#39 Posted by speedfog (2851 posts) -

BRHD is next and he will publicly shun those of you who berated him.

You made me lol for real :) .

#40 Edited by KHAndAnime (13144 posts) -

@speedfog said:

@4myAmuzumament said:

BRHD is next and he will publicly shun those of you who berated him.

You made me lol for real :) .

BRHD is no Mr. Chi City, that's for sure.

#41 Edited by jer_1 (7396 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

@xdude85 said:

I miss the days where YouTube was a hobby, and not an "occupation."

Seriously, fuck this guy, he's unfunny as shit and a majority of his fans are

Stop watching this shit people, this guy is a fucktard.

#42 Edited by KHAndAnime (13144 posts) -

@jer_1 said:

@LJS9502_basic said:

@xdude85 said:

I miss the days where YouTube was a hobby, and not an "occupation."

Seriously, fuck this guy, he's unfunny as shit and a majority of his fans are

Stop watching this shit people, this guy is a fucktard.

I doubt anybody here watches the stuff. Ever since the inclusion of Google+ to Youtube, I noticed Youtube accounts now storing a lot more personal information, as well as real life photos for avatars. If you actually look at the comments from the G+ accounts, they're practically all little kids. I don't mean just read the comments, but actually go to each commentor's profile page and look at their personal information, as well as other videos they watch - the majority are no doubt kids. Like, literally, 11-14 year old kids. It's not like kids care about diversifying their tastes or seeking out obscure content either, so I wouldn't be surprised if his entire fanbase consisted of children.

Little kids love videogames, and if you're a kid who likes videogames, there's no doubt you've encountered Pewdiepie at least once on Youtube. I'm not saying that to put him down or anyone down, it's more just an observation.

#43 Posted by Jd1680a (5898 posts) -

The ironic part is Pew is a college drop out. Next thing we will see is in a few months a swarm of people trying to create a youtube channel thinking they will make miliions.

#44 Posted by GamingGod999 (2891 posts) -

Good for him.

It's also great to see him use his YouTube popularity to help support various charities.

#45 Posted by PsychoLemons (1910 posts) -

But his fan cult are the worst.

#46 Posted by Makhaidos (1611 posts) -

Shotgun. Mouth.

#47 Edited by Toxic-Seahorse (4076 posts) -

@jasean79 said:

@xdude85 said:

I miss the days where YouTube was a hobby, and not an "occupation."

Seriously, fuck this guy, he's unfunny as shit and a majority of his fans are retards.

You really can't get mad at him though. If his "viewers" are dumb enough to watch his videos and support him, it's on them. Hell, if I knew a sure fire way to get millions by acting like a dumbass, you'd be damn sure I'd be doing it.

This is pretty much what it comes down to. He acts like a moron, but it could possibly be an act. Who knows? I'd never watch his videos, but a lot of people seem to enjoy it. You can get mad at him for stooping to stupidity to make money off idiots, but for $4million, who wouldn't do the same? It's not like he's charging people to watch his videos.

#48 Edited by 4myAmuzumament (1743 posts) -

BRHD is no Mr. Chi City, that's for sure.

I WISH MrChiCity3 was on GS forums lol. Dude hasn't shot a video in years. :/

not worried though, probably doing his thang.

#49 Posted by MrGeezer (55937 posts) -

Fuck the haters. I've never seen this guy's videos, and if I did, I probably would think that they're shit. But that's neither here nor there, a lot of people are hating this guy because "I don't like him so he shouldn't be successful." And my tolerance for that kind of shit is rapidly diminishing. Whether or not his videos are garbage, he's creating content and giving people what they want. Meanwhile a lot of people want him to go away simply because "I don't like him." Fuck that shit. It's a lot easier to destroy than to create. It takes little effort to break down what others make, and a lot more effort to actually make something that people fucking want.

Think his work is shit and he doesn't deserve his success? If it were so freaking easy to get successful doing what he does, then everyone would be doing it.

#50 Posted by Master_Live (13614 posts) -

@MrGeezer said:

Fuck the haters. I've never seen this guy's videos, and if I did, I probably would think that they're shit. But that's neither here nor there, a lot of people are hating this guy because "I don't like him so he shouldn't be successful." And my tolerance for that kind of shit is rapidly diminishing. Whether or not his videos are garbage, he's creating content and giving people what they want. Meanwhile a lot of people want him to go away simply because "I don't like him." Fuck that shit. It's a lot easier to destroy than to create. It takes little effort to break down what others make, and a lot more effort to actually make something that people fucking want.

Think his work is shit and he doesn't deserve his success? If it were so freaking easy to get successful doing what he does, then everyone would be doing it.