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PewDiePie

PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, is a Swedish YouTuber well-known for his Let's Play videos and the comedic formats for his videos and shows. Kjellberg is one of the most prominent online personalities and content producers because of his YouTube fame and considerable media coverage. He has been depicted in the media as a representative of YouTube and as being nearly exclusively associated with gaming on the site. He was listed among the top 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2016.


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Kjellberg was overtaken as the most subscribed YouTube channel in 2019 in a public competition with Indian musical company T-Series. His YouTube channel is still the most subscribed channel run by an individual, ranking fourth in terms of subscribers at the moment. From December 2014 until February 2017, Kjellberg's YouTube channel received the most views. It is presently the 25th-most-watched channel overall and the sixth among those run by an individual.


Personal Information


NameFelix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg
Profile NamePewDiePie
DOB (Age)24 October 1989 (32 years)
DOJ (YouTube)April 29th, 2010
Total Videos4,489
Schedule/StatusDaily uploads
Net Worth$40 million
NationalitySwedish
ResidenceJapan


Social media statistics


PlatformFollowers/SubscribersViews
YouTube111 million 28,407,675,983
Twitch1.3 million
Instagram21,895,100


Career


Kjellberg stated that he drew well-known video game characters like Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog throughout his childhood, and played games on his Super Nintendo Entertainment System, including Star Fox and Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest. He regularly skipped classes in high school to play video games with friends at an Internet café and in his bedroom.


Minecraft Multiplayer Fun” is the earliest video of Pewdiepie available for the public. In this video, Pewdiepie plays Minecraft and commentates on it with his friend. As of June 2022, this video has gained over 21 million views.



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In December 2006, Kjellberg created a YouTube account with the username “Pewdie,” explaining that “pew” stands for the sound of lasers and “die” means to die. On April 29, 2010, after initially forgetting the password for this account, he created the “PewDiePie” YouTube channel. His parents refused to provide financial assistance after he dropped out of college, so he had to work as a harbor captain, sell prints of his Photoshop artwork, and run a hot dog stand to pay for his early videos.


Kjellberg first specialized in video game commentary on YouTube, especially for horror and action titles. Although he was best known for his Let’s Plays of Amnesia: The Dark Descent and its related mods, some of his first videos included commentary on popular games like Call of Duty and Minecraft. On August 15, 2013, Kjellberg’s subscribers surpassed that of the then top channel, Smosh. Guinness World Records awarded Kjellberg a certificate for having the most subscribers on YouTube. On October 31, 2013, his channel gained 15 million subscribers for the first time.


The average monthly view count for Kjellberg’s videos by 2015 was over 300 million. On September 6, 2015, it passed the 10-billion-view threshold, making history as the first channel to accomplish this. With roughly 68.8 million views at the time, “A Funny Montage” (formerly known as “Funny Montage #1”) was Kjellberg’s most popular video. Part of the reason for its high viewership was that it served as the PewDiePie channel trailer.


Due to changes in YouTube’s algorithm in 2016, the channel saw a decline in viewers, a problem shared by other content producers on the platform. It attained 50 million followers on December 8 and was the first YouTube channel to accomplish this.


PewDiePie’s Net Worth


As of June 2022, Pewdipie’s net worth is $40 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. PewDiePie is not only YouTube's most popular personality in terms of video views, but he is also consistently among the highest-paid stars on the platform. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he makes $15–20 million annually.


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PewDiePie’s Personal Life


Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg was raised in Gothenburg, where he was born on October 24, 1989. He grew up with his older sister, Fanny, and was the son of Lotta Kristine Johanna (born 1958) and Ulf Christian Kjellberg (born 1957). His mother was honored as Sweden's 2010 CIO of the Year. She was a former chief information officer (CIO). His father works in business management.


He purchased a computer during his senior year of high school using the profits from selling his artwork at his grandmother's gallery. Kjellberg later continued his studies at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg to earn a degree in industrial economics and technology management, but he left the institution in 2011. While it has been said that Kjellberg left Chalmers to concentrate on his YouTube career, he was actually unhappy with his degree program as he explained in 2017. He said it would be foolish to drop out of school to focus on a YouTube career.


Kjellberg posted a video in January 2017 that contained the n-word. On Twitter, the video attracted a lot of attention and criticism.


In another video, Kjellberg showed two Fiverr workers who had been paid to display a sign that said "Death to all Jews." He claimed that his goal was to "demonstrate how bizarre the website was," not to disparage Jews. The video gained unwanted attention and sparked a response in the media. Several outlets criticized Kjellberg's defense of his content, as he called it "jokes taken out of context" and opining that it normalizes racist, neo-Nazi, and fascist views.


The incident caused Maker Studios to terminate its relationship with Kjellberg. It also caused Google to remove him from the Google Preferred advertising program, and cancel the scheduled second season of the Scare PewDiePie YouTube Red series. Kjellberg and the two people eventually expressed regret. In the end, he expressed regret for his jokes but severely condemned the way the event had been covered by the media, including The Wall Street Journal.


PewDiePie’s Other Social Media Statistics


Kjellberg’s fame on YouTube has helped him gain fame on a plethora of other platforms. On Instagram, he has more than 21 million followers with 1,675,050 average likes. This makes him one of the most popular celebrities on the platform. He posts pictures from his daily life, selfies and much more on his Instagram account.


On Twitch, Kjellberg has 1.2 million followers even though he hasn’t streamed in quite a few years.


Kjellberg deleted his Twitter account in December of 2019 citing his frustration with the platform.


Content on YouTube


Pewdipie’s upload schedule is a bit irregular. Sometimes he posts videos daily and sometimes it can take up to a week or a few days for an upload. His content mostly includes reaction videos, let’s plays, commentaries and a few other themes.


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In this video, Kjellberg attempts the Harlem Shake dance that was popular in 2013.


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This video shows a montage of Kjellberg playing “Happy Wheels”, a ragdoll physics-based game played over an Internet browser.



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Kjellberg plays the card game “Cards Against Humanity” with his wife, then girlfriend, Marzia Bisognin.



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This video shows a montage of bits of Kjellberg’s videos.


Interesting facts about PewDiePie


  1. He received the Swedish Social Star prize at the Starcount Social Awards in Singapore in May 2013. At the same ceremony, he later won the Most Popular Social Show.
  2. Kjellberg is the creator of the video games "PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist" and "PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator." Both games have performed remarkably well, getting excellent ratings and positive reviews.
  3. On October 15, 2015, PewDiePie released the magnum opus “This Book Loves You.” It has 240 pages of inspirational quotes and advice, which are paired with creative visuals.
  4. Back in 2011, Marzia Bisognin’s best friend innocently sent her a link to Felix’s videos. Marzia thought he was hilarious so she decided to write to him and he wrote back. The two started talking through Facebook until Felix saved up enough money to visit her in Italy.


FAQs


Q. Is PewDiePie still Number 1?

A. Pewdiepie was the most subscribed channel from 2013-2019, being dethroned by T-series in late 2019.


Q. Does PewDiePie own G Fuel?

A. Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg has joined the ranks of Dr DisRespect, KEEMSTAR, and other online celebrities by officially partnering with the energy drink business GFUEL.


Q. Did Pewdiepie leave college to pursue YouTube?

A. Kjellberg left his degree program in 2011. Although many people believe he dropped out of college to concentrate on his YouTube career, Kjellberg stated in 2017 that he left because he had no interest in his field of study.


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