Boy, 17, Makes £24,000 Playing Grand Theft Auto V In His Bedroom

A 17-year-old is making a fortune doing every teenager's dream activity – playing video games in his bedroom!

A-level student and Grand Theft Auto V enthusiast Fred Pye from Shrewsbury earns £24,000-a-year by making and posting helpful how-to videos online.

Fred's YouTube channel boasts almost 2.5million unique visitors per month and has over 140,000 subscribers, with advertising netting him £2,000 per month.

All this despite the fact he isn't technically old enough to buy the game at all.

Fred, known as NoughtPointFour online, told the Shropshire Star: "At first my parents wanted me to get off the computer. I had been uploading videos to YouTube for about two-and-a-half years and then really got in to Grand Theft Auto V.

"But since they saw how well I was doing they have been really encouraging. It is all down to the game really."

The game's success seen Fred's 'business' go from strength to strength.

He added: "The videos purely help people with the game. I enjoy creating them so that people can get the most out of Grand Theft Auto V as it is such a good game.

"I help them go beyond a superficial level and enter into another level of the game."