Felix Kjellberg, also known by his YouTube alias PewDiePie, makes a living by recording himself playing video games. He allegedly raked in US$7.4 million (that’s more than RM28 million) in 2014 alone, much to the frustration of most people, apparently. The video above, however, perfectly shows why he is so successful as a YouTube sensation.
Unlike his other videos (which are often filled with exaggerated emotions), his response above has a more serious tone to it, although there are still occasional jokes from him to lighten up the situation. He explained to his fans – and haters – how there’s much more to what he does than just “sit on (his) ass all day and just yell at the screen,” to which he said is also true.
Money is a topic that I have purposely try to avoid for the five years that I’ve been making video. I just feel like it’s not important to anyone. I just want to make entertaining videos.
Sure, many would argue that it is easy for him to say that, seeing how he has made so much money out of his YouTube channel. But he then elaborated about his early days, when paying rent was a big issue and how he couldn’t even afford a proper computer to record gameplay on. In that sense, it’s not like he doesn’t know where the haters are coming from either.
Kjellberg currently has over 37.7 million subscribers with more than 9 billion views on his YouTube channel. Many of his fans think of him as a down-to-earth guy, and judging from the video above, it’s not hard to see why. After all, he did raise over US$1 million for charity in the past.