Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Gird your loins Daisy Hill's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.17.08
    Age
    57
    Location
    Goose Poop, Ohio
    Posts
    13,016
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Panama
    Last Online

    12.11.17 @ 07:55 PM
    Likes
    1,791
    Liked 2,230 Times in 1,348 Posts

    Default YouTube "Star" racks in $12 million while you bust your ass at a "real" job

    the concept of an "internet star" seems so strange, but if people are getting famous for vine videos, it only makes sense that you can become a millionaire from a viral video. Hey if Forbes is reporting on their income, it must be the thing of the future

    now this Swedish guy who goes by the name of PewDiePie and apparently tries out video games and reviews them has been reportedly earned 12 million bucks! 12 mil for reviewing video games?

    'PewDiePie' Made $12M On YouTube Last Year
    Get ready to feel bad about your job.

    AP


    LOS ANGELES (AP) — YouTube's top-earning celebrity is a 25-year-old video-game-playing jokester who took in $12 million over the past year.

    Forbes magazine says Sweden's Felix Kjellberg, better known by his handle "PewDiePie," tops its first list of people who have spun short online videos into huge piles of cash.

    YouTube stars make money mainly by getting paid to interact with products on their channels and sharing ad revenue with YouTube. Some also star in movies, write books, go on tour, sell music or cut endorsement deals. They're a hit with younger audiences and brands trying to reach the next generation of consumers.

    Two acts tied for second on Forbes' list, both earning $8.5 million: comedy prankster duo Smosh — Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla — and the Fine Brothers, Benny and Rafi Fine.

    Dancing violinist Lindsey Stirling ranked fourth with $6 million. Tied for fifth were comedians Rhett and Link — made of Rhett McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln Neal III — and video game commentator Olajide Olatunji, known as "KSI," with $4.5 million.

    Make-up artist Michelle Phan was seventh at $3 million.

    The No. 8 slot was a three-way tie at $2.5 million shared by comedian Lilly Singh, or "Superwoman;" prankster Roman Atwood; and chef Rosanna Pansino.

    Forbes is best known for its list of billionaires and the list appearing in its Nov. 2 issue marks its first stab at ranking YouTube stars. It says it measured earnings before management fees and taxes and came up with the figures based on data from online sources such as Nielsen, IMDb and interviews with managers, lawyers, industry insiders and the stars themselves.



    OH AND BY THE WAY, HERE'S ONE OF HIS STAR MAKING VIDEOS ????????????????


  2. #2
    Master Bluesman Elwood P.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    01.11.02
    Location
    1060 W. Addison, Chicago
    Posts
    6,038
    Favorite VH Album

    ADKOT
    Favorite VH Song

    Soul Kitchen
    Last Online

    12.11.17 @ 12:58 PM
    Likes
    1,753
    Liked 1,083 Times in 725 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default

    Well there's a minute and a half I my life I can't get back. Unbelievable.
    "I'm the opposite of Bill Cosby. Diamond Dave always gets your approval." (DLR)

    "Kids, just say NO to marriage". (Al Bundy)

    Rawhide in "A"

    OAA

  3. #3
    Eruption Brody VH's Avatar
    Join Date
    02.05.15
    Age
    19
    Location
    Kerbin
    Posts
    862
    Favorite VH Album

    ADKOT/Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    In a Simple Rhyme
    Last Online

    12.11.17 @ 07:39 PM
    Likes
    862
    Liked 627 Times in 310 Posts

    Default

    Here's my favorite YouTube "star." He makes quality content that actually informs people.
    I'm just here.

    Hotty Toddy, gosh almighty,
    Who the hell are we? Hey!

    Flim flam, bim bam,
    Ole Miss, by damn!


    "I can't complain but sometimes I still do" - Joe Walsh

  4. #4
    Atomic Punk edwardv's Avatar
    Join Date
    12.13.01
    Age
    59
    Location
    hanover pennsylvania
    Posts
    10,029
    Favorite VH Album

    diver down
    Favorite VH Song

    drop dead legs
    Last Online

    12.11.17 @ 05:27 PM
    Likes
    4,474
    Liked 2,383 Times in 1,487 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default

    This is why young people spend hours posting everything on you tube......unbelievable.
    EVH 1979: Well, actually it's not much of a vacation, because we run everything ourselves. We design our own album cover, we have to be in the office every day to sign checks - the whole corporation revolves around us. Nothing can be done without our approval. We even have photo approval.

  5. #5
    Atomic Punk RRvh1's Avatar
    Join Date
    02.13.11
    Location
    Ontari-ari-ari-o!
    Posts
    16,398
    Favorite VH Album

    VH, 1984, 5150, F.U.C.K.
    Favorite VH Song

    A few of Daves, a few of Sams!
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 12:27 AM
    Likes
    6,128
    Liked 6,969 Times in 5,005 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default

    Apparently, I'm in the wrong line of work!
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
    "Van Halen was never about the singer..." - a very wise fan.
    "Embrace the past. Live in the moment but keep your eyes on the future, and keep on moving forward..." - Richie Sambora

  6. #6
    Eruption
    Join Date
    07.07.15
    Location
    Asia
    Posts
    985
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    I'm The One
    Last Online

    11.17.17 @ 05:11 AM
    Likes
    982
    Liked 648 Times in 358 Posts

    Default

    I was reading about the latest YouTube stars in Korea. All they do is eat. Sit in front of a webcam, eat and people watch them. And they're making crazy money.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. "Say Uncle," "You Wear It Well," "River Wide" and "Left for Dead."
    By extreme red roth in forum VH Songs/Albums/Videos
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 12.28.16, 06:31 PM
  2. will be any new "Star Trek," "James Bond" and "Superman" movies in the future?
    By Ilovevh in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06.30.11, 07:46 AM
  3. "Emergency", "Night Gallery", "Kojak" To Return Via NBC Owned Websites...
    By chefcraig in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02.25.08, 05:36 PM
  4. "Monsters of Bust Tour"
    By guitar5150 in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 06.29.07, 03:38 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09.21.06, 10:36 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •