Updated 02:29 AM EST, Sat, Dec 04, 2021

PewDiePie Sets Record as First YouTube Channel to Hit 10 Billion Views

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PewDiePie is the most subscribed YouTube channel and it's really cool that he's making millions playing video games, but he's just made another milestone in internet history: he is officially the first person to reach 10 billion views on the website.

Yes, PewDiePie, Felix Kjellberg in real life just announced on Twitter that he's already reached 10 billion views, adding that "this is insane." However, the International Business Times reported that these numbers are over 2.2 billion more than the second channel with the most views on the site.

PewDiePie, who started his YouTube channel in 2010 has around 40 million subscribers as of late, thanks to his goofy and often profane video playing popular video games. He has become the most popular channel in the site since 2013 and the year after, he racked up over 14 million new subscribers.

The 25-year-old gamer is known to be uncomfortable discussing money matters and his earnings. He told Game Spot, "Money is a topic that I purposefully tried to avoid for the five years I've been making videos. I just feel like it's not important to anyone. I just want to make entertaining videos."

"Whenever it comes out how much I made a certain year, people just get so shocked. A lot of people were also very angry. They thought it was unfair. They thought I just sit on my ass and I yell at the screen over here -- which is true -- but there's so much more to it than that," he added.

Finally, he shared a some food for thought: "I understand that haters are going to hate, but I really think that money doesn't make you happy. I'm just as happy now as I was five years ago. I'm very happy that I don't have to worry about paying rent."

That does not mean the topic of his finances is a total secret. News Everyday reported that the gamer was rumored to have made $7.5 million last year and generated more than $4 million in ad sales.

However, there is one record that he hasn't surpassed yet -- most views on a single video. According to People Magazine, that record still belonged to "Gangnam Style" singer Psy. However, considering his status, it might not be long until he manages to surpass that as well.

In case you haven't heard of him before or if you want to check out his channel, you can check it out here.

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