PewDiePie made almost £5 million last year, report reveals

Update 8th July, 2015: Addressing recent news coverage surrounding his salary, PewDie uploaded a video titled Let’s Talk About Money, in which the entertainer discussed his rise to popularity and his early days on YouTube during which he ‘struggled to pay rent’.

Felix mentions his extensive charity efforts during the upload, a subject that he admits many news outlets have failed to touch upon.

During his time uploading content to the video-sharing site, PewDiePie has managed to raise over $1,000,000 for worthy causes, including groups such as Charity: Water, which aims to ‘bring clean and safe drinking water to every person in the world’.

YouTube’s PewDiePie is a certified millionaire according to a new report, which claims that the entertainer made almost £5 million in 2014.

The news, arriving courtesy of Swedish news outlet Expressen, proves that initial estimations of the YouTuber’s annual income were fairly wide of the mark.

PewDiePie has managed to raise over $1,000,000 for worthy causes, including groups such as Charity: Water.

Expressen claims that PewDiePie’s company, Pewdie Productions, generated 64 million SEK last year, which is equal to around £4,866,000.

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Flying High: PewDiePie is one of YouTube’s biggest stars (Image: Shop.Maker.TV)

The Summer of 2014 gave a solid indication of how much money PewDiePie made the year before, with the video maker himself giving his audience a very ‘rough’ idea of the figures. During a Reddit Q and A, PewDie confirmed he had made approximately $4,000,000 in 2013.

Expressen claims that PewDiePie’s company, Pewdie Productions, generated 64 million SEK last year, which is equal to around £4,866,000.

This latest revelation from Expressen confirms our suspicions: PewDiePie’s popularity on YouTube continues to rocket skywards. Our congratulations go to one of the biggest entertainer’s in the world.

See also: The Richest YouTubers in the World: 2015’s top stars.

Do you think PewDiePie is worthy of him YouTube fame and fortune? Let us know in the comments section below or tweet us at @TubeChum.

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