A lot of people have been lately wondering what PewDiePie Net Worth is. And it is quite natural for people to wonder when he is the biggest online streaming/gaming star. But most of his net worth estimates are for sure wrong. And let me say that once again, all these numbers that you can find are just pure estimates.
Why do I believe that my estimate is better than theirs?
Well, I have my own experience with earning money by selling merch. I was, and I am still earning money through youtube & Twitch. And I also wrote an article about How much money does PewDiePie make. I have spent almost a week researching all his publications and interviews. I was especially looking into what affiliate programs he is participating in and how many sponsored posts he does within a year.
What is PewDiePie Net Worth in 2019
PewDiePie Net Worth is $53 million.
Where these $53 million come from?
His source of earnings is not only youtube revenue from ads. Ever since early 2016, he started investing his money. He may have started earlier, but I did not found any other record online that would suggest otherwise. The home he bought has risen over the years in market value a lot.
He was earning several million each year from streaming on Twitch.tv. On top of that, he was also selling his merchandise. Every once in a while, he does sponsor a post on his social media accounts. And these are definitely, not cheap. For some sponsored posts, he received over a hundred thousand dollars. And with these numbers, I am modest. PewDiePie is an industry leader. When someone wants to pay him, he has to spend a lot more money for each follower he has in comparison to the second biggest online gaming streaming star.
How did I calculate PewDiePie Net Worth?
If you have read my previous article, where I was discussing how much he earns. And what were his earnings so far in 2019. You would know that after taxes, he should walk away with at least $28 million for the year 2019. And with that, I am incredibly modest because I firmly believe that for that deal with DLink, he received away fatter paycheck than we all think.
And also, I am not an expert on taxes in Sweden. I only know that he is in the top tier, that he should tax 50%. But I am sure, that like in every other country, there are ways how to lower your taxes.
PewDiePie Net Worth estimates from other websites.
Wealthy gorilla – $30 million
Vlogger gear – $30-50 million
Influencer marketing hub – $30-50 million
The street – $14.5-20 million
I can tell you right now that the street’s estimate is off. Even though their article is from 2018, they are still a way of even for that year. Wealthygorrilla also published their article quite back, so even at that time, this amount was not accurate. The other two websites are almost there in late 2019. But at the time when they were publishing these articles, they were truly off, I am not sure, but one of these is from early 2018.
Why are these PewDiePie Net Worth estimates wrong
Most of these articles were published back in 2018 or early 2019. None of these articles is not counting the Dlink deal he did when he switched there from Twitch.
And also, a lot of these articles were written by people who have no idea how youtube CPM works and what the actual CPM is or what the CPM is on gaming channels. Also, I highly doubt that these people are also familiar with earnings on Twitch, etc.
Let me explain why they are so wrong with their estimates just with these two facts.
In early 2018 PewDiePie revealed that just through his merchandise alone, he had made $42 million. Unfortunately, he did not state if it was before or after taxes. Even if it was before taxes and with the worst-case scenario, he made $21 million from merchandise alone. He has also published a book around that time. I believe that the book has earned him even quite a good chunk of money.
DLink deal. When he signed the contract with DLink, that he would only stream on their platform, I can’t imagine how much money they have thrown at him to sign with them. At the time, when this deal was taking place, he had around 14 million twitch followers. From Twitch alone, he had to be banking at least 10-25 million dollars a year. So he either got guaranteed check for at least $20 million with bonuses and maybe some equity. Or he received a lot more stake or so much more money from them. Because why would he sign with an unknown company, when he is the most significant start of this industry? That does not make sense. He had to get paid big time!
My last thoughts
Even though this is just an estimate of PewDiePie Net Worth, I believe it is close. Over the past years, when I was following what is PewPieDie doing, I have always thought that he is a smart guy. And from reading articles and interviews with him from 2016 and 2017 and even early 2018. PewDiePie has invested a lot more money than most of us can even imagine. Plus with all the time that he spends in front of the computer screen. He does not have genuinely that much time to spend his money, which most of these people did not take in a count when they were writing articles about his net worth.