PewDiePie Net Worth & Salary: Swedish Vlogger Still YouTube Highest Earner; Twitter Post To Delete Channel Was All Joke?

By Christon Jervil Ligon - 10 Dec '16 04:00AM

PewDiePie's windfall of fortune brought about by his YouTube massive popularity is no joke. But, his recent and widely publicized pronouncement to ditch his channel is another story. The guy plies his trade online by making people laugh, after all--- and the Bro Army has been duped.

PewDiePie Secures His Hold of Forbes Highest-Paid YouTube Star in 2016

Forbes has just unveiled its annual list of the highest-paid Internet personalities on YouTube for 2016. And, PewDiePie was not about to let go of his clinch onto the top spot. Felix Kjellberg (real name) reportedly amassed a $15 million salary from June 2015 to June of this year, enough for him to be named the Highest-Paid YouTube Star once again.

The Swede funnyman is best known for posting clips on YouTube about his video gaming moments, which are sometimes crass, but amusing for the most part.

PewDiePie is first on the Forbes list followed by fellow comedian Roman Atwood with $8 million. Canadian-born rapper Lilly Singh, who took home a $7.5 paycheck this year, is at third, while the Smosh brothers are in the fourth spot with $7 million. LGBT advocate Tyler Oakley and American baker Rosanna Pansino were tied in fifth place with $6 million.

PewDiePie Promising to Delete His YouTube Channel Was All Joke

According to Celebrity Net Worth, PewDiePie has a net worth of about $20 million, thanks largely to his over 50 million YouTube subscribers. And, the guy was not about to let go of his YouTube stature, as well, by deleting his channel as he had earlier promised once it reached the 50th million subscription mark.

PewDiePie did not keep his end of the promise. He did delete his YouTube channel--- the secondary one that is, where he only posted just a couple of videos, wrote Digital Spy. "That was the joke. That was it... That was the joke," he said in a video he released entitled "DELETING MY CHANNEL" with the description "RIP."

PewDiePie had earlier let his viewers know about his dismay over what he feels are unfair changes made by YouTube on their platform that affects his reach to his audience. He said that these changes have an adverse effect to both small and big channels, in general.

But, to somehow make up for not fulfilling the promise, PewDiePie did assure his bros that he will delete his channel--- only this time, it had to reach the 100 million subscribers mark.

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