Net Worth: $20 MILLION
Age: 28 Years Old
Born: October 24, 1989
Country Of Origin: Sweden
Source Of Wealth: YouTube
Years Active: 2010 – Present
PewDiePie is a Swedish YouTube personality and game commentator. He has been known for his Let’s Play commentaries and vlogs, as well as for having the most subscribed to channel on YouTube.
PewDiePie (real name Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg ) was born in Gothenburg, Sweden.
He was born to Lotta Kristine Johanna (née Hellstrand, born 7 May 1958) and Ulf Christian Kjellberg, and grew up with his sister. His mother, a former KappAhl CIO, was named the 2010 CIO of the Year in Sweden. His father is also a Chief Executive of another company.
During his early schooling life, he was interested in art and has detailed that he would draw popular video game characters such as Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog. During high school, he would skip classes to play video games at an Internet café with friends; on this topic, PewDiePie has commented, Sweden has a great culture around gaming.
In 2008, he graduated from Göteborgs Högre Samskola. He then went on to pursue a degree in industrial economics and technology management at Chalmers University of Technology but left the university in 2011. On his decision, PewDiePie has stated, “Thinking about it now, it was utterly absurd. To get into Chalmers for industrial economics you need straight A’s, but somehow I was happier selling hot dogs and making my own gaming-videos.”
PewDiePie first joined YouTube on December 19, 2006. His first YouTube channel is Pewdie. At first, he recorded gaming videos usually revolved around CoD on the channel. PewDiePie started out as a Call of Duty and Minecraft YouTuber on his main PewDiePie channel in 2010 and 2011.
Early in his career, the main focus of PewDiePie’s videos was his commentary and reactions to various games as he plays through them. Due to this, his videos fall under the Let’s Play umbrella. Unlike conventional walkthroughs, his Let’s Play videos are devoted to “sharing gaming moments on YouTube with my fam”. PewDiePie acts like he’s spending time with a friend.
PewDiePie was known for playing horror and action video games, most notably Amnesia: The Dark Descent and its related mods. PewDiePie also began posting weekly vlogs starting from 2 September 2011.
As his channel grew, he began to branch out in terms of his video content, uploading live-action and animated comedy shorts. PewDiePie formerly put out videos with a high frequency, something he scaled down in 2014. By early 2017, he had uploaded almost 3,500 videos to his channel, around 400 of which have been made private.
By December 2011, PewDiePie’s channel had around 60,000 subscribers. Around the time his channel earned 700,000 subscribers, PewDiePie spoke at Nonick Conference 2012. On 11 July 2012, the channel reached 1 million subscribers, and it reached 2 million subscribers in September. In October, OpenSlate ranked the PewDiePie channel as the No. 1 YouTube channel. That December, PewDiePie signed with Maker Studios.
On 24 September 2015, PewDiePie released his own video game PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist on iOS and Android. In 2016, he released another game titled PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator. It was released as a free app on iOS and Android devices. The game focuses on getting enough subscribers to dethrone PewDiePie as the king of YouTube. The game reached the number one spot on the App Store within a few days of its release, while also experiencing its servers crashing due to its popularity.
Penguin Group released PewDiePie’s This Book Loves You, a parody of self-help books, on 20 October 2015. The book includes a collection of aphorisms, jokes, and wisdom, paired with visuals. On 1 March 2018, PewDiePie and Marzia announced their unisex clothing brand Tsuki via a YouTube video.
PewDiewPie’s YouTube channel has 64million subscribers, with nearly 19billion views.
He drives a Porsche 911, a Mini Cooper, and a Toyota XC90.
He lives in an apartment in Brighton, England with his fiance Marzia Bisognin (CutiePie) and two pet mugs, Edgar and Maya.
#4 most subscribed to YouTube channel in the world.
#5 most video views on YouTube in the world.
Shorty Awards for Gaming & Starcount Social Star Awards (2013)
Teen Choice Awards for Web Star: Gaming & Golden Joystick Awards for Gaming Personality (2014)
Streamy Awards for Nest Gaming Channel, Show, or Series & Golden Joystick Awards for Gaming Personality (2015)
“Life is too short to focus on the things you hate, focus on what you love instead.” PewDiePie
“Everyone has played video games at some point these days, and video games are fun.” PewDiePie
“We’re all different but we’re all the same. You just be and you don’t let anyone tell you who you are. You don’t need labels to make yourself feel valuable, you’re better than that.” PewDiePie
“I’m so lucky to be in a position to help people, and that’s appealing to me.” PewDiePie
“That’s what is cool about YouTube, anyone can do it.” PewDiePie
“I make funny videos of me playing video games, and I share those moments.” PewDiePie
“You can just be you.” PewDiePie
Key Points To Conclude
Do what you love.
Follow your passion.
Persevere with what you truly want to do.
Hard work pays off.
Love your fans.
Produce great content.
Share your moments of joy with others.
Give back to others.
Believe in yourself.