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M'sian YouTuber Celebrates Over RM600,000 In Earnings From Past 7 Years Creating Content

Rezza said he is grateful to be able to make a living on a hobby that he initially did not think would take off.

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A 26-year-old Malaysian content creator just celebrated earning over RM600,000 in revenue from playing video games and posting his content on social media over the past seven years

Mohd Rezza Rosly, better known online as Rezzadude, recently told Harian Metro in an interview that he is grateful to be able to make a living on a hobby that he initially did not think would take off.

Rezzadude now has over 295,000 subscribers on YouTube, and also has a sizeable following on his other social media platforms, such as TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook.

A screenshot from one of Rezza's most popular YouTube videos.

Image via Rezza Dude (YouTube)

The Universiti Selangor (UNISEL) graduate said it was an unexpected source of income as he had only intended to entertain people with his antics when he started posting videos

Holding a diploma in communications and media studies, Rezza said his interest in video games began back when he saw a cousin playing games on a console for the first time.

"A week later, my dad surprised me with a PlayStation 1, and since then, I started exploring others on my own," he told the Malay daily.

He added that he began making content steadily in 2015 as he was inspired by Swedish YouTuber and video gaming content creator, PewDiePie.

"My inspiration is PewDiePie because he is the number one video game YouTuber, so I wanted to follow in his footsteps by making the same content, but in a localised way," he said.

"Honestly, I didn't know being a YouTuber could generate income because I thought it was just for fun, until one day I was told by a more knowledgeable friend."

"Alhamdulillah, I was received so well-received online that I even went viral before, and I am happy that I am able to open the eyes of the society that there are actually many streamers in our country," he said.

A video thumbnail from Rezza's YouTube channel.

Image via Rezza Dude (YouTube)

Despite some challenges, the 26-year-old said he is grateful for what he has achieved so far

"My income is not fixed, but usually it's more than RM2,000 a month. It's the result of collaborations with YouTube and running campaigns," he said.

He added that he uses the money to buy newer game consoles and video games for his content.

"The extra goes to easing my family's burdens. My family supports and follows me. I now have bigger plans, which is to open a video game-themed cafe, in addition to establishing an esports team, either as a coach or a player," he said.

Watch one of Rezza's most popular YouTube videos here:

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