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PewDiePie hits back at people talking about his money

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Yesterday Geoff posted about how much money PewDiePie made in the last financial year and apparently it upset Felix (Pewd’s real name) so much that he has now made a video to respond to the article. Granted it’s probably not only Geoff’s article that set him off but we like to believe that Geoff is that powerful.

Now to be clear I find PewDiePie massively annoying and feel that YouTube, and Google as its parent, are letting parents down with their total lack of age restrictions and monitoring of this online drivel.

But having said that I have absolutely nothing against PewDiePie making an amazing living from what he does and while Geoff’s article was kind, a lot of the other ones on the Internet weren’t as mature and the comments were obviously far worse.ย For those of us who don’t understand why he is so popular it’s a refreshing look into the mind of someone who is really just another person and for once we don’t have to hear that scream.

Felix is understandably quite an arrogant person now as this sort of fame would definitely affect anyone in one form or another. It is also understandable that he has a dislike for media in general as we are all very quick to judge him for making mistakes but stay very quiet when he does something great like raising over a million dollars for charity.

His video response above definitely changed the way I view him, I still find him massively annoying – but just because he doesn’t appeal to me doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with him, and I honestly feel he deserves all the respect he can get for building his brand up like this.

Last Updated: July 8, 2015

87 Comments

  1. Viking Of Science

    July 8, 2015 at 11:39

    yeah…no…..

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  2. kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

    July 8, 2015 at 11:40

    Man, people get real salty at pewd’s success.

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  3. Hammersteyn

    July 8, 2015 at 11:41

    Ironically he’s making even more money from posting a video about him making money by posting videos. I agree with one thing he said though. “It really doesn’t matter what you think, life is not fair, it’s just how it is”

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    • Gavin Mannion

      July 8, 2015 at 11:41

      Yeah I can see how that will annoy people.. but it’s really true

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    • WitWolfy

      July 8, 2015 at 11:51

      It’s like being bald, myself included, I see a dude with a full head of hair shave everything off just for the LULz… Makes me think DUDE if I had hair like that I’d OWN it like Beckham or anybody from Jersey Shore!

      Life is not fair…

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    • Matthew Holliday

      July 8, 2015 at 12:57

      its a bit rough, but its a good point.
      how much he earns is irrelevant, why does he need to justify why he earns so much?

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      • Hammersteyn

        July 8, 2015 at 13:02

        Because he is no.1 I guess? Last I check the video had over 1 500 000 views. How much money is that?

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    • Captain JJ Browmehn

      July 8, 2015 at 13:16

      Absolutely man. I agree.

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  4. Frik van der Hewerskink

    July 8, 2015 at 11:47

    I really don’t like him, he is super annoying and just screams a lot, but he definitively deserves the money though, i mean he does work hard for it, give it a stroke of luck here and there as well, but all in all he does deserve it. but i would highly recommend Robbaz rather than pew, he is a legend

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  5. WitWolfy

    July 8, 2015 at 11:49

    65 000 000 subs cant be wrong, I guess…

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    • RinceThis

      July 8, 2015 at 12:06

      What about the hundred million Bieber fans? 0_O

      Reply

      • WitWolfy

        July 8, 2015 at 12:20

        Thats generations of inbreeding.. either that or just a few chicks with a lot of different google+ accounts.

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  6. Witcher Bob

    July 8, 2015 at 11:49

    People love Big Brother and other reality TV shows that should be reserved for the 9th level of hell, all of which make stupid amounts of money. Felix just found a way to tap into that type of market. Entertainment is subjective. Live with it and just don’t watch it.

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    • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

      July 8, 2015 at 13:33

      People who watch big brother for the 18th time (surely that is how many seasons it’s been now), or even the 2nd time, deserve to also go to the 9th level of Hell.

      Reply

  7. Admiral Chief's Adventure

    July 8, 2015 at 11:51

    Hey Pewds, send me some money pls?

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  8. Nahuel Graziani

    July 8, 2015 at 11:53

    His Youtubing chair is nicer than my whole apartment.

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    • WitWolfy

      July 8, 2015 at 12:00

      That made my day!

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    • oVg "Signs of a Troll" -Geralt

      July 8, 2015 at 12:58

      His face is nicer than mine ๐Ÿ™

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Browmehn

        July 8, 2015 at 13:22

        Nah. He can’t grow a proper beard. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

          July 8, 2015 at 13:28

          In only a few hours a real man can grow a full and magnificent mane that he will call his beard.

          Yeah. I’m looking at you Geralt of Rivia.

          Reply

          • Captain JJ Browmehn

            July 8, 2015 at 13:29

            LOL
            Exactly!

  9. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    July 8, 2015 at 11:53

    However “It is not about the money” is a response only rich people give. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Allykhat

      July 8, 2015 at 12:06

      Thats the thing though. He’s doing it because he enjoys it. Not to generate an income. The fact that he does generate a rather hefty income is just a bonus.

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      • WitWolfy

        July 8, 2015 at 12:08

        “The fact that he does generate a rather hefty income is just a bonus.”

        Said no successful man EVER! (and meant it)

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        • Allykhat

          July 8, 2015 at 12:21

          Look at it how you want man, but at the end of the day, he plays games, makes videos and gets paid for it. There is no reason to slate him for it.

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          • WitWolfy

            July 8, 2015 at 12:25

            I’m not slating him on it. Facts remain if he didnt get paid doing it, then wouldn’t for done it for long.

            Sure he probably has talent but being able to make revenue of just making videos, editing it, then just sit back and watch it roll in is def something we’d all like to do.

            Just saying.

            I might as well say. I dont do what I do for a living for the money, I do do it for the passion… Yeah thats not true…

      • Matthew Holliday

        July 8, 2015 at 12:50

        thats just playing to the cheap seats.
        he plays all day every day, but only uploads about 10min worth of content a day, and has commented that its not as enjoyable as it was in the past.
        the pressure of being the biggest name on youtube is real.
        the need to create content every day, for multiple games to appeal to as large a group as possible, is pretty straining.
        theres no such thing as “personal game time” when he needs to upload like that.

        to him, its no longer a passion, its a job.

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    • WitWolfy

      July 8, 2015 at 12:07

  10. RinceThis

    July 8, 2015 at 11:58

    He actually doesn’t sound like a lunatic in this. I actually agree with him.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 8, 2015 at 12:00

      Actually, I actually agree with you too.

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      • oVg "Signs of a Troll" -Geralt

        July 8, 2015 at 12:58

        me too

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      • Rock789

        July 8, 2015 at 12:58

        Wait, you two agree on something?!

        **the World implodes**

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        • oVg "Signs of a Troll" -Geralt

          July 8, 2015 at 12:59

          good

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          July 8, 2015 at 13:09

          Well he was bound to be right about something eventually, even if by accident.

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        • Hammersteyn

          July 8, 2015 at 17:49

          ******RUNS******

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        • Thats_how_I_Troll

          July 9, 2015 at 11:19

          Now to find that f$&#* that divided by Zero

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      • Captain JJ Browmehn

        July 8, 2015 at 13:24

        Look at all the lunatics, getting together.

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  11. Klipkop1980

    July 8, 2015 at 11:59

    He did it, we didn’t, good for him. I doubt he expected it to get this huge. Still more entertaining than the Kardashian crap.

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    • Hammersteyn

      July 8, 2015 at 12:01

      I have a pile, things I will watch, things I may watch and the “I don’t want to live on this planet” pile. Pewds is in that pile along with Kardashian

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      • Klipkop1980

        July 8, 2015 at 12:05

        Yeah true. If I want a good game review I will certainly not watch Pewdie.

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    • WitWolfy

      July 8, 2015 at 12:03

      Give me Channel awesome, Cinemassacre and every now and then Angry Joe and I’m happy… Oh a few Honest Trailers now and then and How it should’ve ended is also welcomed.

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      • Hammersteyn

        July 8, 2015 at 12:04

        This channel is another guilty Youtube pleasure of mine

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        • WitWolfy

          July 8, 2015 at 12:06

          Yeah Everything wrong is a winner. I must say their videos have become increasingly longer as the years went by LOL

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          • Matthew Holliday

            July 8, 2015 at 12:59

            same with the “how it should have ended” videos
            content creators cannot stagnate, theyr forced to live on a sliding scale.

          • WitWolfy

            July 8, 2015 at 13:07

            I wish it was the same with Team Four Star. IMO they’re not allowed to have normal lives like you and I! They better give me new videos every 4 days!

      • Matthew Holliday

        July 8, 2015 at 12:46

        i just watch whats relatable to what Im playing at any given time.
        currently all in with Frankieonpcin1080p and Bryscifi for Ark survival evolved.

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      • HairyEwok

        July 9, 2015 at 10:38

        What about epic rap battles……

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        • WitWolfy

          July 9, 2015 at 12:40

          Oooh… almost forgot about them!

          Reply

  12. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    July 8, 2015 at 12:00

    You know, as much as people could hate him for it, yes, he makes money, and like mentioned in the video, he donated a tuckfonne of money to charity, could he control the amount of attention given to him? No, he can’t, would I watch any of his gaming videos? No, really, a brief second of exposure to a video of his once, was more than enough to put a plug in it for life… but Well done to him, having started where he did, I can’t argue with it, and like he said, life’s not fair…So grow a pair, start working hard and maybe someday we’ll all be able to enjoy the loins of a fruit…and it’s limbs…I think so at least….

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  13. Thami Afurika-Jin HD

    July 8, 2015 at 12:00

    4:31 “Go refresh their video” hahahaha!!

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  14. Jac7

    July 8, 2015 at 12:01

    Mense is maar net groen van die jaloesie. Gras groen!

    Reply

  15. Loftus

    July 8, 2015 at 12:03

    He makes money from playing games and commentating on them. So yeah i wish him all the best. I actually watch his let’s play of bloodborne, funny as all hell. hahahaha

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  16. Allykhat

    July 8, 2015 at 12:04

    Been watching pewdz for years. I really enjoy his stuff. So much so that he is one of the few channels i turn my ad blocker off to support. Sure he isnt for everyone, but to each their own.
    At the end of the day, if any of us, or any of the people slinging hate at him for his income were in his shoes, their tune would be different. He is doing what he loves and makes a living off of it.
    Surely in this day and age you can’t hate the guy for that?

    Just a bunch of people being butthurt because they didn’t do it first.

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    • WitWolfy

      July 8, 2015 at 12:10

      I think Angry Joe is 10 times better reviewer Pewds could ever be.. But to each man his own…

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      • RinceThis

        July 8, 2015 at 12:12

        Agreed.

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      • Allykhat

        July 8, 2015 at 12:15

        Joe is a reviewer.
        Pewdz is a “Let’s Play”er. There’s a difference.

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        • WitWolfy

          July 8, 2015 at 12:46

          Joe does a LOT of Twitch broadcasts and Let’s play too, hey. Dont forget that.

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          • Allykhat

            July 8, 2015 at 13:00

            Yes but his main pull since day 1 has been “Angry” reviews.

      • Matthew Holliday

        July 8, 2015 at 12:15

        calling pwediepie a reviewer is giving him more credit than he deserves.
        he’s a professional casual and has made something of it, props to him for that.

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      • Hammersteyn

        July 8, 2015 at 17:48

        Agreed!

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  17. RinceThis

    July 8, 2015 at 12:05

    Doesn’t say sorry for his rape jokes… 0_O

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  18. James Anderton

    July 8, 2015 at 12:16

    And in other news, professionals at the top of their game get paid the most money. Life isn’t fair, get over it.

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  19. Andrew

    July 8, 2015 at 12:18

    He does get annoying at times but saw a market op and took it , kudos to him

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  20. Matthew Holliday

    July 8, 2015 at 12:18

    5 years working on his youtube channel has paid off.
    he made a smart choice and paying off.
    all this talk about his money has probably earned him another million subs.

    if anything his success has inspired more people to make a living for themselves doing something thery actually enjoy.
    even if it was out of spite.

    even if i dont like his videos, i cant fault the guy for being successfull.

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  21. DrKiller

    July 8, 2015 at 12:52

    lol i thought this was the dota player (PieLieDie)

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    • Matthew Holliday

      July 8, 2015 at 12:53

      is he even still around?
      pieliedie is so 2012

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      • DrKiller

        July 8, 2015 at 12:56

        Thats why I got his name wrong ๐Ÿ™‚ Not really my player

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  22. Marcus

    July 8, 2015 at 13:04

    Never liked him until this video. Wish he ended it with “HA HA! I win!”

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    • Hammersteyn

      July 8, 2015 at 17:48

      Same here, then I could have another reason to not like him. But he has done nothing wrong. He gives the people what they want…..apparently

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      • Marcus

        July 9, 2015 at 09:20

        After all this kak, I started watching his videos. I see why people like it, well him. His gameplay is so shit but makes up for it with “humor”

        Anyho, good for him.

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  23. Nikola

    July 8, 2015 at 13:18

    Let the dude do what he does end of the day as long as he does not affect my life and interfere with my shit best of luck to him I could not care less, sure I would like to also make money for stupid crap like that but hey life ain’t fair;)

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  24. Captain JJ Browmehn

    July 8, 2015 at 13:21

    Whether or not I like him is irrelevant.

    But he’s making money, good money at that, doing what he loves. Good for him.

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  25. SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

    July 8, 2015 at 13:24

    Haters ganna hate right?

    Yes, sir. Yes they are. You win.

    TBH, I don’t know how him making MILLIONS of DOLLAH DOLLAH is bad.. better him than some FATCAT in a Fortune 500 company that just got a bonus for sacking 300 people and saving that company billions. Yeah. Honestly. He might be an annoying twat, but he doesn’t deserve to be poor because of this.

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    • coip

      July 8, 2015 at 15:35

      And creepers gonna creep.

      Reply

  26. The Sten

    July 8, 2015 at 13:31

    Those people who get upset about the money he gets and what he does with it obviously has never heard of Jacob Zuma.

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    • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

      July 8, 2015 at 13:33

      Lol. This is VERY VERY true. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Captain JJ Browmehn

      July 8, 2015 at 13:33

      Agreed

      Reply

  27. Rock789

    July 8, 2015 at 13:52

    I honestly completely agree with Felix in his vid – it’s honestly no-one else’s business. I mean, be honest – if you’re asking someone how much they earn and genuinely wanna know, I guarantee it ain’t so you can congratulate that person.

    Actually, thinking of the best way to sum up my feelings on the matter, it reminds me of a scene in “Enemy of the State” (great movie!), when they ask Will Smith’s character if he had an affair. He replies with, “You kiss your wife this morning? Maybe make love to her last night?” When the guy stutters “I don’t see how that’s…”, Will fires back with “…Any of my f@#$en business! You damn right it’s not!” ‘Nuff said.

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  28. Lollies the Laughing Lollipop

    July 8, 2015 at 14:30

    Doesn’t matter he is still a twat.

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  29. Charl van der Merwe

    July 8, 2015 at 14:34

    God this guy is moron

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  30. B3ware_za

    July 8, 2015 at 15:33

    First off, I don’t watch any Let’s Plays. The closest I come to watching things on youtube are trailers and pro gaming events.

    People seem to complain often about PDP. Yet there are even more sinister things to worry about in the gaming world, like the Kim Kardashian game (made by a publisher and not the person) which also seems to rake in millions. I would much rather have a person who has some gaming knowledge represent and grow gaming than having a celebrity guide us that has no clue to what gaming entails.

    He might not be the best there is, but then again, lets look at something like minecraft. It is one of the most basics ideas for a game, yet it is so popular, started off at “shoe string budget” and can’t even compare to most games graphical performance of its date. Why did it become so popular. We’ll it pressed all the right buttons, listened to the community, engaged with them and updated the game at a regular pace. Oddly I see PDP in the same light as minecraft. Worst is I barely know the guy or watch any of his vids.

    People need to understand this. If you don’t like game/person/insert-something-here then simply don’t support it. By doing this you hurt more than with actual comments. I have seen one of my favorite developing houses (DICE) loose its way along the line (ever since they merged with EA). Now most of my gaming time was spent on Battlefield 2 at the time. I have bought and played every PC release since. Yet I have never bought into any of their Premium membership or DLC’s. It’s not that I hate them, its simply that I don’t support the direction they are heading in. Its saved me a lot of money over the years.No matter how much I liked the content they provided (at a decent fee), I simply knew they would follow suit after every release if it was a success. And the rest is history.

    Same goes for anything I do in life. I don’t like PDP, my friend might and he might link me a vid or 2. I’d check them out and if I like I would subscribe. If I don’t, I simply move on in life. No need for nasty comments. That I will leave to certain individuals I would tell in person, who actual cause more harm to the economy or the country. There is way more evil out in the world than PDP making his honest dollar (even if it does contain some form of luck). Like he said, the next guy would simply take his place(golf being a good example).

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  31. InCognito

    July 8, 2015 at 15:46

    Best job ever, people are just jealous they never thought of it.

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  32. Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

    July 9, 2015 at 10:18

    People should be happy for other people’s success. Its not like he’s stealing money, which is more than I can say for most government officials!

    And if people want to insist on hating his popularity, then hate the people who make him popular. The viewers.

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  33. HairyEwok

    July 9, 2015 at 10:45

    This is what happens when people get curious and watch one of pewds videos. (refresh). For me, I like his vids, nice to look at other people being silly.

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  34. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    July 9, 2015 at 11:39

    To be honest I am jealous… That is why I get pissed at seeing that amount of money.

    He hits the nail on the head though. Life really isn’t fair. You work with what you have and he was extremely lucky that this paid off.

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