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PewDiePie Breaks His Silence On 'Being Rich'

Is having money the only way to be really, truly happy? It really depends on who you ask, to be quite honest. Some may see money as freeing, and the ability to buy whatever they want — and buy their way out of any situation — as crucial. Others, however, may find the whole pursuit of the almighty dollar distracting. They might want to focus on other things — art, music, or those they love, for example.


PewDiePie recently addressed this topic in a video, sharing with the world exactly how he feels about his wealth. His words might actually give you a little bit of insight into how the YouTuber thinks, and why in the world he's still making videos despite being insanely, insanely rich.

As PewDiePie is wont to do, he looked at a bunch of other YouTube videos in his latest upload, commenting on them and cracking jokes. He devoted a section of his newest creation, however, to a video called "Do All Millionaires Think The Same?" by a channel called Jubilee. This video posed some tough questions to a few wealthy individuals, including one about whether or not they'd ever felt judged for having money.


Pewds clearly related to this question, as he took it and ran with it.

"It just makes me sad for other people [...] People look at me and they're like, 'Oh, he doesn't have any problems because he has money,'" PewDiePie said. "So many people share the idea that money solves all your problems. [...] I just feel bad for people who have that mindset, because I know for a fact it isn't true. Stop thinking money solves all your problems 'cause it just doesn't."

At this point, you could be having one of a few reactions. You could be rolling your eyes, because — let's be honest — it's easy to say money isn't everything when you have a metric ton of it. When your every need is met, you have the luxury of not thinking about where the next dollar comes from. That makes money seem less important in the grand scheme of things.

You could be silently nodding your head in agreement, though, in which case: you agree with PewDiePie on something. Think about that for a moment. The world runs on money, and whether you're fine with that, indifferent to it, or see it as the root of all of society's woes, you at least concur that money just isn't as important as some other things in life.

PewDiePie used more of his video to explain why he feels this way.


"Sometimes, I look back on the times when I was just starting out with YouTube, and I was just making enough to pay my rent each month," PewDiePie said. "That's the kind of time I look back as the most happiest, when me and Marzia were in Sweden. We didn't have a lot of money. It wasn't easy, but we were equally happy then."

If nothing else, PewDiePie's words really shine a light on the price of fame. While he was still growing and wasn't as popular, he was just getting by. People weren't recognizing him on the street. People especially weren't trying to locate — and eventually break into — his home. He had Marzia, however, and more time with her outside of books and sponsorships and all that other madness.

Sure, Pewds can now afford a second home, and can jet back and forth between the two as he pleases. He can relax as far as bills are concerned — he won't be in any real danger of missing a payment. But unless he fades out entirely from the YouTube scene, he'll never be able to return to being a relative unknown. He'll never have that quieter life with Marzia ever again. To put it bluntly, he won't ever get to be "normal."

If nothing else, though, all of this shows that PewDiePie must really enjoy doing what he does. He was making YouTube videos when he didn't have a lot of money. He's still making YouTube videos today, even though he could disappear tomorrow and live pretty comfortably for the rest of his life. Whether he loves the attention or simply enjoys the outlet to share his thoughts, he seems pretty dedicated to his craft.


It might make you wonder if you'd be in a similar boat. If a few million dollars landed in your lap tomorrow, would you still do the job you have now? Or is there some other passion you'd pursue, and if so, do you really need money to pursue it?

Ask yourself that question. Until then, we'll be on the lookout for more gems of wisdom from PewDiePie.