How Much Money Can You Make From A YouTube Gaming Channel?

YouTube gamer PewDiePie explains exactly what 37 million followers bring him, and why it doesn’t matter.

We all know YouTubers can make a pretty-penny from their uploaded videos on the Google-owned platform, but exactly how much money do gaming YouTubers actually make?

A lot.

PewDiePie, one of the most subscribed-to gaming channels racks up hundreds of thousands of views per video, and this turns into some serious moola. Felix Kjellberg, 25, the guy behind the channel is the sole content creator, and if you think ‘while he’s big on the net, surely he can’t make that much money!?’, you’d be sorely mistaken.

Kjellberg racked in around $7 million in 2014, which translates to over R87 million down here in the Republic.

While his fans were happy that Kjellberg was rewarded for his hard work on PewDiePie, a lot of critics came calling too. This sparked a video from Kjellberg to discuss his money-making and address the haters.

“What people don’t think about until it’s in their face is that I have nine billion views, and that translates to something,” PewDiePie says. “I have ads on my videos and that translates to something.”

“They thought I just sit on my ass all day and just yell at the screen over here, which is true! But there’s so much more to it than that, and I understand haters are gonna hate, right?”

Amen, PewDie.

Check out his video below:



  1. James

    July 20, 2015 at 15:10

    Wow, I really didn’t realize guys could make that much cash doing that. It shows you how much money the gaming industry creates. What he is doing is such a small part but he’s made a considerable amount of money.

    As I reacal there was a South African gaming site called Games Cast Live that started to do something along those lines. I wonder if the MenStuff crew would ever revive it?

  2. GregZA

    July 24, 2015 at 12:33

    Yeah these okes make tons of cash

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