“He quit university to make YouTube videos and work at a hot dog stand.
“Four years later, Swedish video gamer Felix Kjellberg, 25, made a staggering $US7.4 million in a year.
“The extraordinary earnings – lodged by his company for 2014 and uncovered by a Swedish news site – are a rare insight into how much money is being made in the top tiers of YouTube stardom.
“But not everyone is happy.
“The YouTube mega-star, who goes by the name PewDiePie, has been forced to defend his massive earnings after the internet unleashed a torrent of abuse, saying he did not deserve his rewards.”
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