tech2 News StaffMar 17, 2014 16:55:13 IST
The 24-year old well-known gamer Felix Kjellberg now has more YouTube subscribers than famous personalities Justin Bieber and Rihanna. According to a report by The Atlantic, Kjellberg better known by his YouTube name PewDiePie has over 25 million subscribers, which is almost double compared to Rihanna’s 12.5 million subscribers and way ahead of Bieber’s 8 million subscribers.
The report points out that PewDiePie has made a fortune by posting videos of him playing video games alongside some commentary. He gets more than 3.8 billion views on his videos, and has made millions of dollars in advertising revenue. According to a media analysis company, he is believed to make an estimated $130,000 and over $1 million a month from ad revenue.
PewDiePie is one among the hundreds of “Let’s Play” gamers who post their “Lets Play” gaming videos online. For instance, a Let’s Play Grand Theft Auto or likewise. The report suggests that these players aren’t just driven by love for the game but also hope to make a living by playing games and posting on YouTube, like a full-time job.
Compared to PewDiePie, other players reportedly get smaller paychecks. For instance, a player called Matthew Varrone, 20, makes somewhere between $600 and $1,000 a month in ad revenue. Varrone’s YouTube channel “Awesomefaceprod,” now has around 20,000 subscribers.
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