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PewDiePie Topped YouTube Views in 2014 with 4.1 Billion - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 January 2015 / 7,291 Views

PewDiePie was once again the most watched YouTube channel in 2014. His videos were watched 4.1 billion times and he hit 33.5 million subscribers. That is up from 20.9 million subscribers at the end of 2013.

The second most popular channel, DC Toys Collector, had more views than PewDiePie in the final three months of 2014 and reached 3.3 billion views in 2014. Katy Perry reached 2.4 billion views, Stampy had 2.2 billion views and The Diamond Minecart had 1.6 million views.

Music was the most searched term in 2014 on YouTube. Minecraft was the top searched gaming term, while PewDiePie was the only other gaming search that made it in top list.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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shikamaru317 (on 16 January 2015)

You get about $1 per 1000 views on Youtube from what I've heard. That means that PewDiePie made about $4.1 million dollars before taxes from Youtube this year. The man is living the life, playing video games and raking in the dough. Can't stand his videos personally, or most of the other top 10 let's players on Youtube for that matter.

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darkenergy shikamaru317 (on 16 January 2015)

Well he did make Skate 3 popular again(in the UK)so at least one good thing came out of this.

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Kerotan shikamaru317 (on 16 January 2015)

Nah people that big with vids as long as his make over $2 per 1000 views. He also gets paid a shit load to feature games and other things like the oculus rift.

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crissindahouse shikamaru317 (on 16 January 2015)

I think more like $2-$3 per 1000 views (he's not some small dude who has only some thousand viewers). Didn't he even say half a year or so ago that he makes like $8 million per year and that number only grows.

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Doublelime shikamaru317 (on 16 January 2015)

he earns hundreds of thousands more from sponsors, advertisements within a video, clothes, his website he's a millionaire

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Doublelime shikamaru317 (on 16 January 2015)

he earns hundreds of thousands more from sponsors, advertisements within a video, clothes, his website he's a millionaire

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Burning Typhoon shikamaru317 (on 17 January 2015)

I have no idea how he does it. But, at least there's been a couple of videos of his I could stand..... uh-oh....

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Panama (on 16 January 2015)

Murder me :^)

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Goodnightmoon (on 17 January 2015)

Mad world

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Jon-Erich (on 19 January 2015)

I don't watch his videos. I'm not a fan. But I have nothing against him making all this money. I wouldn't call him talented. I think he just did the right at the right time. What I do have a problem with are all the idiots who bitch about him but still watch his videos and talk about him. They fail to realize that they're making him successful by clicking on his videos. Also, by telling other people about him, you're having them click on his videos. The more people hate him, the successful he is.

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DevilRising (on 17 January 2015)

This just proves that morons like to watch morons.

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RedInker (on 16 January 2015)

I prefer Cartmanbrah to PewDiePie.

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DJEVOLVE RedInker (on 16 January 2015)

Yea he kills it..

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V-r0cK (on 16 January 2015)

Good for him. I know a lot of people bash him but it takes real talent and creativity to get that many views and subscribers.

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IkePoR V-r0cK (on 16 January 2015)

Ok, had to stop loling at this comment before replying. That's funny mate, good shit.

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DJEVOLVE V-r0cK (on 16 January 2015)

LOL, However not sure if joking or serious.

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Panama V-r0cK (on 16 January 2015)

I had to thumbs this up as it takes real talent and creativity to be able to lie through your teeth like that.

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jcmmnx (on 17 January 2015)

Never heard of it.

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