|YOUTUBE EARNINGS MONTHLY APPROX.||140,000Euro|
|Place of residence||Funchal, Madeira|
|Date of birth||31 August 1990 (age 30)|
|Born in||Erkelenz, Germany|
|Marital status||in a relationship with Sabine (since 2018)|
|Full name||Simon Wiefels|
|Nickname||Simon Unge, unplayed|
How much money does Simon Unge have?
Simon Unge is a German influencer and producer of web videos known by the synonyms Ungespiel or Unge. The real name of the YouTube star, born on August 31, 1990, in Erkelenz, is Simon Wiefels. With its various YouTube channels, Unge has a reach of well over 3 million followers. There he publishes Let’s Play videos and vlogs. Simon Unge’s estimated net worth is $ 5 million.
Youth and beginnings as a YouTube star
Simon Wiefels grew up in Erkelenz near Mönchengladbach. As his father died early, Unge lived with his siblings with his mother. After finishing school, he first worked in an institution with mentally disabled people. He then decided to train as an educator. At the same time, Unge founded his first YouTube channel as a streamer, which he reported from his life. The first YouTube channel, “Unschwer,” was all about longboards and vegan food.
YouTube channels unplayed & portrait format
Over time, Simon Unge founded various YouTube channels. It all started with the couple “Unproblematic” and “Not difficult.” Longboards, dreadlocks, and vegan recipes were the focus of web videos. The YouTube channels “Unfilmt” and “Unge” were about plans and real-life videos. Among other things, the native German took his followers on a trip around the world. With an app, the fans could even vote which travel destination Unge should go to next.
Today the two channels “Unplayed” and “Portrait” are still active. With the latter, the content consists exclusively of mobile phone uploads in Instagram style. The “Unplayed” channel mainly deals with Let’s Play videos. His videos have now been viewed over 1.5 billion times.
Simon Unge is also active on the Twitch streaming platform. His “unplayed” channel has over a million followers there.
Disputes with Mediakraft Networks
Everything did not always go perfectly in the YouTuber’s life. At the end of 2014, Unge gave up his well-running channels with numerous subscribers after disputes with the YouTube network Mediakraft Networks. The reason he gave was that the network had repeatedly failed to keep promises of support. Mediakraft Networks vehemently denied these allegations. Nonetheless, other stars then turned away from the company. The streamer is now under contract with Maker Studios. These belong to the Disney group.
Income & investments from Simon Unge
Simon Unge is one of the most successful YouTube stars in Germany. Unge has been successfully active on the video platform since its inception in 2012. The m onatliche YouTube earnings of Simon Unge is around 140,000 euros. He showed his fans his monthly income in the stream, for example, from November 2019: approximately 176,000 euros. He also has his own Unge shop, where the streamer sells merchandising items. Additional income comes from the streams and a gaming channel. Simon Unge himself states that he made more money from his YouTube activities than he could ever imagine.
However, Simon Unge is not just lucky on YouTube. The YouTuber invested early in the company Beyond Meat, which produces vegan meat substitute products. Beyond Meat’s share price has multiplied in a concise time. Even if the exact amount of his investment is unknown, Beyond Meat has made the streamer even richer. Simon Unge also invested in Elon Musk’s company: Tesla. In recent years, Simon Unge bought a plot of land and several properties on Madeira’s sunny Portuguese island.
Views and privacy
Simon Unge is a staunch vegan. Early on, he shared his views on vegan life and animal welfare in his videos. After a self-experiment, he made a permanent decision in favor of the vegan lifestyle. In the past, he traveled through Germany in 2014 with a longboard and various YouTubers. A year later, the big wide world was the destination. Different people accompanied him on his world tour. In his private life, Unge first moved to Cologne and then to Hamburg in 2017 to further professionalize his YouTube activities. Since 2018 he has been living with his girlfriend in the island’s capital Funchal on Madeira. There he bought an apartment with a view of the sea for 500,000 euros. An excellent place to live.