Next time someone slags you off for lying in your breathes while gaming, simply give them the most recent patter about Dan Middleton. Known as DanTDM to his billions of followers, he has just been crowned the richest YouTuber in the world this year after forming PS12. 3 million ($ 16.6 million ).
The former Tesco worker from Aldershot has managed to rack up the serious wonga by simply filming himself playing video games online- and Forbes has now dubbed him the world’s richest YouTuber. Not a bad honor to have, although it’ll probably shape some of you wonder why the inferno you’re not a multi-millionaire given the amount of hours you’ve spent in front of the screen.
As well as uploading footage of computer games he’s playing and describing what he’s doing, the 26 -year-old also tips off observers on how they can reach higher levels of the game.
‘It’s something I was just not prepared for at all ,” he said, according to the Daily Mail .” It’s something I’ve slowly been learning about in the last three or four years. In the past five years YouTube has derived. Being a YouTuber was not a thought before.
” I know beings that draw same material to me who are 30 or 40 years old so I don’t think there is an age limit to it at all .”
The former Northampton University student initially started out filming himself playing Pokemon during his analyses, but now he chiefly focuses on Minecraft, the classic animated video game that involves players building a world out of blocks.
He even impounds the Guinness World Record for’ most views for a dedicated Minecraft video channel’- because, yep, such a thing lies( recollect, there’s a Guinness World Record for pretty much anything ).
Now being watched by more than 16 million people, he makes money from advertising with YouTube giving him about 68 percentage of the advertising advantages to him.
His missus is also into gaming, and plays Minecraft. The duet married in 2013, and apparently spend a lot of age gaming together.
Despite the fact that some onlookers are middle-aged, his canal was originally set up for minors aged between five and 10.
He formerly came under criticism for uploading a video of himself employing a blowtorch to burn a children’s plaything, with London Fire Brigade even asking him to remove the video from YouTube. But he didn’t and it remains on his page.
Not simply is he doing something for a living that the rest of us would grant our left forearm for, he’s also getting actually stonking rich off the back of it. PS1 2.3 million? Yeah, please.
Featured Image Credit: YouTube / DanTDM