Forbes: ‘PewDiePie’ is top YouTube earner

LOS ANGELES – YouTube’s top-earning celebrity is a 25-year-old video-game-playing jokester who took in $12 million over the past year. Forbes magazine says Sweden’s Felix Kjellberg, better known by his handle “PewDiePie,” tops its first list of people who have spun short online videos into huge piles of cash. YouTube stars make money mainly by getting paid to interact with products on their channels and sharing ad revenue with YouTube.