PewDiePie and all his Youtube millions
I think it´s kind of sad and tragic that people focus a lot on what other people earn, and what´s going on in their lives (rumors ect), because I think that it would be much better if people just spent that time on their own lives instead. Sure, curiosity is a part of the human nature, still. I don´t understand why people are so interested in how much money celebrities earn yearly? Like, I mean, how is that going to make you happy? And how will that knowledge help you with your life? Personally, I couldn´t care less about how much money Pewdiepie made last year. Why? Because it´s none of my business, and it doesn´t help me in any kind of way either. Then again, I have never really been the kind of person that´s curious about stuff like this. However, there are quite a lot of people who are curious to find out how much money Pewdiepie earns yearly. So once it became publicly known that Pewdiepie earned 7,5 million dollars last year, people just went absolutely wild.
When hate, jealousy and bullocks becomes too much
I don´t know how curious or jealous people are of successful people in America, but in Sweden, it´s almost impossible to have any kind of privacy when you become to “big” (famous). In fact, when you have reached a certain amount of success and stardom, you will sooner or later become too hot for Sweden. That´s one of the many reasons behind why a lot of really successful people have chosen to leave Sweden for another country (Markus “Notch” Persson, Pewdiepie with many more), and I can´t blame them for doing so either, since I would do the very same thing. Hell, there are even Swedish newspapers that list how much money you earn yearly, how much your worth, what you own and where you live.
As for the part about Pewdiepie not wanting to talk about money, or how much he earns on Youtube. That´s simply because his not allowed to talk about it (it´s a part of Youtube´s policy regarding Google’s ads and earnings), there are other factors to it as well of course. Like the fact that Pewdiepie must care about his (and Marzia´s) safety, then you got the part about the IRS. Because if you haven´t already forgotten about it, PewDiePie (Pewdie Productions AB) was forced to pay penalty tax in Sweden ($10,612) not so long ago. Sure, that´s pocket change for Felix, but why ask for trouble when you don´t have to?
Anyhow, Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg addressed some of the critics and angry rants against him regarding his money in a Youtube video just recently (you will find that video further down the page), and I have to say that he made some really good points. Like the fact that his just as happy now as he was five years ago, or that he simply does what he loves the most, which would be to entertain people. It also seems like a lot of people forget how much charity work Pewdiepie has done as of lately? (like his Charity: Water Campaign), not that I think that the haters, trolls and jealous people will care all that much about stuff like that though…
Robin “V-Act” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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