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PewDiePie smashes a most remarkable YouTube record

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PewDiePie, for those who don’t know, is one of the world’s most popular YouTubers and his unique style, which I like to describe as a grown man with his genitals stuck in a blender, shows no sign of losing popularity or steam.

PewDiePie has over 39 million subscribers and no the record he broke this weekend wasn’t hitting the magical 40 million mark but something even more mindblowing.

Over the weekend the total views on his YouTube account smashed through the 10 billion mark, that’s 10 with 9 zeroes after it (Pay attention, Geoff).Β In fact it appears to have broken the YouTube counter as his views have been stuck on 10 010 323 310 since at least last night at 7pm.

This wouldn’t be the first time a popular video or person has broken the YouTube counters with the addictively annoying Gangnam Style by Psy breaking the single view counter late last year when it hit 2 147 480 647 views.

Taking a quick look at PewDiePie’s average view count is enough to depress any up-and-coming YouTuber with his average videos raking in over 3 million impressions each.

Now YouTube earnings are a closely guarded secret as everyone earns different amounts depending on what advertising they can draw, but a quick Google search sticks the average earning at between $5 and $7.50 for 1000 video views.

So if PewDiePie averages 3 million impressions per video he is taking home at least between $15 000 and $22 500 per video. If I earned that much screaming at my children for 5 minutes I’d be a much happier person.Β To make you even more depressed, I did a quick calculation how much he’s earned over the 10 billion hits:

$75 000 000

And then keep in mind he probably also makes a lot more money from external sponsorships, merchandise sales, sponsored videos and appearance fees. So that 75 million dollars is the bare minimum that he has made over the last 5 years since he opened his account.

I’m going to go weep into my cornflakes now.

Last Updated: September 7, 2015

66 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Returns

    September 7, 2015 at 07:38

    Hahaha, nice 0 jibe there Gav!

    Good luck for this week guys!

    Reply

  2. Admiral Chief Returns

    September 7, 2015 at 07:41

    Hey Pewds, do a poor South African a favour, and donate just $1mil pleeze?

    Reply

    • Kromas untamed

      September 7, 2015 at 07:57

      Just don’t forget to actually get back to him when he says yes.

      #Inowhavecontagioninstalled

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Returns

        September 7, 2015 at 07:58

        You were busy with Mad Max, did not want to bother you

        Reply

        • Kromas untamed

          September 7, 2015 at 07:59

          Mad Max was running but I was actually either sleeping or watching Anime. πŸ™‚

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Returns

            September 7, 2015 at 08:00

            I still need to test that headset of mine, else I’m deaf on the left

          • Kromas untamed

            September 7, 2015 at 08:01

            Well there is always someone online in TS. Speaking of. Anyone know a decent website creator for hire?

          • Admiral Chief Returns

            September 7, 2015 at 08:33

            I just know Llew, but he is not decent
            πŸ˜›

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfAkkad

            September 7, 2015 at 08:33

            The only decent soul left at Lagz is…. uh….

            Yeah I’ve got nothing.

          • Admiral Chief Returns

            September 7, 2015 at 08:35

            Well there is….no, wait….What about…..nah, he is a chop as well….hmmmm. Oh I know! Nah, wait, scratch that idea…

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfAkkad

            September 7, 2015 at 08:35

            I’VE GOT IT! I KNOW! The ONLY decent soul left…

            is Guest!

          • Raptor Rants

            September 7, 2015 at 08:40

            Ryanza!

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfAkkad

            September 7, 2015 at 08:48

            Decent =/= batshitcrazy

            πŸ˜›

          • Kromas untamed

            September 7, 2015 at 08:49

            Where did you learn to code! πŸ˜›

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfAkkad

            September 7, 2015 at 08:51

            At The University of Ankh-Morpork.

          • Kromas untamed

            September 7, 2015 at 08:52

            #WemissyouTerryPratchet

          • Raptor Rants

            September 7, 2015 at 10:05

            lol

          • Kromas untamed

            September 7, 2015 at 08:37

            Well he can’t be worse than me.

            See for yourself.

            http://www.redfactiongaming.co.za

            never let a network engineer build a website.

          • Admiral Chief Returns

            September 7, 2015 at 10:21

            O_O

          • Kromas untamed

            September 7, 2015 at 11:05

            Yes I know. Don’t judge me!

  3. Raptor Rants

    September 7, 2015 at 07:43

    You can afford cornflakes? You snob πŸ™

    Reply

  4. Thami Afurika-Jin HD

    September 7, 2015 at 07:43

    Sigh. Let me go watch one of his Until Dawn gameplays and add 1 Rand to his earnings.

    Reply

  5. Raptor Rants

    September 7, 2015 at 07:44

    I just don’t understand. His voice hurts my ears when I listen. His videos also are not entertaining. I just don’t get it.

    But then again I simply don’t get the whole let’s play thing (Unless it’s Matty Fig doing a horror let’s play). I’m just not drawn to watching others play games I’d much rather be playing myself.

    Reply

    • Kromas untamed

      September 7, 2015 at 08:05

      Some people make the experience enjoyable like FrankieonPC because they actually tell a story or Sovietwomble cause they make it funny. But that is more about the interaction that they experience in mp games. This guy plays single player games and makes noises.I thought only babies enjoyed that type of thing.

      Reply

      • Raptor Rants

        September 7, 2015 at 08:32

        Well if the experience is “bleeding from my ears” then I’ll rather pass

        Reply

      • SargonTheBatpandaOfAkkad

        September 7, 2015 at 08:32

        He plays countless MP games. And plays co op with other people on his channel. So I can fully understand people enjoying how his brand of unusual interacts with other brands of unusual. But hey. In a world where Kim Kardashian is famous… PewDiePie is the last person I’d hate on for whatever he is doing that makes him successful. Even if those noises are just plain weird.

        Reply

        • Kromas untamed

          September 7, 2015 at 08:36

          The difference between him and Kim is that I could not care less about Kim because she is not on my platform of choice (gaming). Truth be told I have only ever watched two of his videos and even that was two too many. To each their own I guess.

          Reply

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfAkkad

            September 7, 2015 at 08:49

            What are you talking about? Kim is a game developer…

            *Edit: Lol. Even I can’t take myself seriously. πŸ˜€

          • Kromas untamed

            September 7, 2015 at 08:49

            Mobile gaming is not my thing either. πŸ™‚

            ‘Cept that damn fallout Shelter.

      • Matthew Holliday

        September 7, 2015 at 10:00

        frankieonpcin1080p is the future.
        so much fun and the guy can actually shoot.
        which is more than i can say for pewds, for all his views, hes not actually good at gaming.

        Reply

    • Matthew Holliday

      September 7, 2015 at 09:35

      you’re not his target market.
      you arent 15 years old and have just gotten used to swearing and you didnt grow up on the 360MLG420noscope bandwagon.

      Reply

      • Raptor Rants

        September 7, 2015 at 10:05

        I guess. I still don’t get it though. Can’t fathom why even a 15 year old would enjoy this. When I was 15 I didn’t enjoy listening to screaming kids.

        Reply

        • Matthew Holliday

          September 7, 2015 at 10:24

          i dont either, but when i was 15, the kind of stuff i wanted to do after i finished my homework or got back from sports, was ride my bike, like, outside and stuff.

          Reply

    • AfroSaxon

      September 8, 2015 at 15:41

      It’s a puberty thing would be my guess, but hey what do I know I’m an old toppie gamer.

      Reply

  6. Kromas untamed

    September 7, 2015 at 07:45

    What a nice article to start a Monday off.

    Now just waiting for “CliffyB and Moly buy steam”

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 7, 2015 at 07:46

      Reply

    • Raptor Rants

      September 7, 2015 at 07:46

      Moly promises to buy Steam. Buys Origin instead

      Reply

      • Kromas untamed

        September 7, 2015 at 07:52

        “Moly buys Origin”

        Later that evening.

        “A lone gunman from South Africa flew over to Bioware studios Montreal shot Moly while he was visiting his new assests.”

        Reply

        • Raptor Rants

          September 7, 2015 at 07:59

          Well…. that was dark…..

          Reply

          • Kromas untamed

            September 7, 2015 at 08:00

            Mass Effect is my religion. I see people who are jaded and hurt the industry like Moly and CliffyB as the Devil.

            “YOU SHALL NOT PASS!”

          • Hammersteyn

            September 7, 2015 at 08:11

            So’s your avatar. What happened?

          • Kromas untamed

            September 7, 2015 at 08:17

            Well he is not ranting anymore.Now he just rants. So he needed a new avatar. πŸ˜›

          • Raptor Rants

            September 7, 2015 at 08:26

            It’s to go with my new site πŸ™‚

          • Admiral Chief Returns

            September 7, 2015 at 08:34

            #ShamelessSelfPromotion
            #7minutesAgo

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfAkkad

            September 7, 2015 at 08:34

            So you have new socks?

          • Raptor Rants

            September 7, 2015 at 08:44

            No. But speaking of. My color coded tip and heal socks are looking a bit worse for wear. I should really replace them

          • Hammersteyn

            September 7, 2015 at 08:38

            When’s it going live?

          • Raptor Rants

            September 7, 2015 at 08:39

            Yesterday πŸ˜€

          • Hammersteyn

            September 7, 2015 at 09:41

            LOL!
            *Goes to check

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 7, 2015 at 08:01

          Instead of having a choose a colour at the ending of the next ME game, you’ll have to solve a Rubix cube.

          Reply

          • Kromas untamed

            September 7, 2015 at 08:01

            Don’t even joke!

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfAkkad

            September 7, 2015 at 08:30

            Ruuuuuuuuuuuubick!

  7. Hammersteyn

    September 7, 2015 at 07:46

    This is excrement. Sorry, I just had to.

    Reply

    • Kromas untamed

      September 7, 2015 at 07:53

      This is shit you are right. No need to cover up the correct word there.

      Reply

  8. Generic ZA

    September 7, 2015 at 08:09

    Erm, I dunno … which way is the world going?

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      September 7, 2015 at 08:12

      my question is. Why the hold up? I mean look at this shite

      Reply

      • Jonah Cash

        September 7, 2015 at 09:04

        Wow… This more depressing than the Pewdiepie news above… thanks Hammer?!?!?

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          September 7, 2015 at 09:40

          I blame mondays πŸ™

          Reply

  9. Matthew Holliday

    September 7, 2015 at 09:53

    1 billion views on a single channel, run by a single person is pretty impressive, but its not exactly new.

    roman atwood also just broke 1 billion views on his main channel aswell, with 1.042 billion views. his personal vlog channel is also on 700 million aswell, in terms of views, atwood has crushed pewdiepie, but in terms of subs, his combined total isnt even half of pewds.
    the dude also earns piles of money, has a nissan GTR, lives on a massive estate and pretty much lives the life

    phillip defranco is even more impressive. his main channel has 1.4 billion views, with a combined total of over 2.5 billion views on all his channels, which he uses to run a business that actually benefits other youtubers.

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      September 7, 2015 at 10:18

      TEN billion, not one

      I’m a big fan of DeFranco but he is tiny compared to PewDiePie

      Reply

      • James Anderton

        September 7, 2015 at 10:22

        Maths is hard. Reading numbers is harder.

        Reply

      • Matthew Holliday

        September 7, 2015 at 10:29

        oh wow, i totally read that as 1 billion.
        welcome to monday, i cant even brain.

        Reply

  10. CypherGate

    September 7, 2015 at 10:44

    My vok thats crazy…

    Reply

  11. I_am_Duffman!

    September 7, 2015 at 11:50

    I started watching his Until Dawn series over the weekend (won’t be getting a PS4 any time soon). I really enjoyed it.. The extreme amount of blasphemy got a bit much, but he does have his moments. Even my extremely conservative fiance laughed pretty hard a couple of times. Can’t wait to finish the series

    Reply

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