PewDiePie Tops the List of Highest Paid YouTube Stars of 2016

By Florence Maxino , Updated Dec 06, 2016 05:40 AM EST
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According to Forbes Magazine's list of the highest paid YouTube stars of 2016, PewDiePie is at the top. His payment now is up to a whopping $15 MILLION DOLLARS!

Felix Kjellberg, popularly known as PewDiePie, is a video-game vlogger and comedian. This internet star has skyrocketed to stardom with his antics and comedic reactions as he records himself playing different video games. He has made a gigantic stream of followers and subscribers; almost 50 million to give you a rough estimate. Even more reason to make him one of the highest paid YouTube stars out there.

One of the increases in subscribers was his post stating that he would delete his channel when he reaches 50 million subscribers. This vlog is about PewDiePie complaining that the new changes YouTube made did a good number against all the YouTube vloggers and stars. The changes fail to notify the viewers to the YouTube stars they subscribe. Sadly, the subscription videos have now been replaced with the Recommended Videos.

What helps this Swedish vlogger be one of the highest paid YouTube stars aside from his subscribers is his YouTube red series "Scare PewDiePie", a reality-adventure series. The YouTube Red Series is an exclusive programming that is based on Netflix where viewers pay to watch exclusive videos.

Another addition to his Million-dollar rating would be his book entitled "This Book Loves You." PewDiePie is not only a YouTube star but is also a budding writer. Ever the supportive people, his fans bought his books in support of this internet sensation.

PewDiePie's top spot has a huge gap between the second highest paid YouTube star named Roman Atwood who has earned $8 million because of his prank videos. Even with him being upset at the changes made in YouTube, fans can rest assured that PewDiePie won't stop making videos for them.

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