Many relate money to power, success, fame, freedom and many other things, but only a few realize that, at the end of the day, money can’t buy happiness.
Just ask Felix Kjellberg a.k.a. Pew Die Pie.
He makes millions doing what he love: Making entertainment videos. Since he started back in 2010, he has grown his YouTube channel’s viewership from zero to 10 billion in 2015. Somewhere in between, he launched a production company; the Sweden-based PewDie Production AB, PDP’s production company, making $7.5 million in 2014. In 2015, Pew Die Pie makes the Forbes’ list as the richest YouTube stars – at $12 millions (source.)
Sounds amazing? You bet. But all of those come at a price.
People get jealous of Kjellberg and Pew Die Pie
In a rant video back in 2015, he vented his frustration that’s related to the media buzz around the amount money he makes doing the things he does on YouTube – and everything that comes with it, e.g. Trolls and haters.
“It seems like the whole world cares more about how much money I make than I do myself.”
He said that today, he’s as happy as when he’s quitting college and went selling hot dogs and making gaming videos and publish them on YouTube. He can’t understand why people bash him often just for the ridiculous amount of money that he makes.
People are angry because he seems lazying around making big bucks; the truth is, it’s more than that. He further explained that although the money is nice, what interests him is the creative process of making fun and silly videos. But people think that’s an easy thing to do. It’s not. Considering the silly, boring videos laying on YouTube, Felix is doing a humongous, grand job.
Later he mentioned that it’s frustrated him reading comments that say it’s an easy life for him, publishing ‘stupid’ videos and making money through ads, and said that if they (trolls and haters) think that it’s easy, well, maybe it is; he said that anyone could technically do it on YouTube.
Things the media should cover more about Pew Die Pie
What people don’t realize (and the media doesn’t cover much) is the fact that Felix is involved with various charitable causes.
Fact: Pew Die Pie raised a million dollar to charity, yet not many know about it.
He raised money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, began a water campaign charity for Charity: Water, Save the Children charity drive in 2014, and some other good causes that, alas, overshadowed by his millions of dollar paycheck.
It’s not easy being at the top
Yes, it’s not easy to be a public figure at a young age. That’s probably why Felix chose to live in Brighton, UK, where he can maintain his ‘anonymity’ without having people surrounding him.
Watch the rant video and learn more in deep about Felix, beyond his typical videos found on YouTube.
I respect his honesty. So, what do you think of Felix Kjellberg and Pew Die Pie?