PewDiePie hits 100M subscribers — first solo creator to achieve this

PewDiePie becomes the most successful, individual YouTuber after surpassing 100M subscribers yesterday. The vlogger, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, started his channel in April 2010. Seeing how big it could become, he dropped out of college to pursue it full-time. Nine years down the line, PewDiePie’s success knows no bounds.


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Who is PewDiePie and why’s he this big?

Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Felix Kjellberg has come a long way in almost a decade. He rolls on YouTube with the name ‘PewDiePie’ — a mix of the sound a gun makes, the word die and, pie.

PewDiePie dropped out of Chalmers University of Technology in 2011 to focus on building his YouTube channel, and reached his first million subscribers on July 11, 2012.

He started off by posting video game content– “walk-through” clips of himself playing horror and indie games, and mocking other people’s gameplay. His subscribers grew like rapidly and the vlogger branched out into other industries. Soon, PewDiePie became the go-to guy for comedy skits, talking-head commentary and even landed book deals.

By August 2013, he had become the most subscribed-to YouTuber ever with 15 million people paying to watch him. And in 2015, he became the first person to have his videos seen 10 billion times on the site!

“He’s best-known for playing Minecraft”

But his career has been far from rosy– having been involved in many scandals along the line.


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PewDiePie has been in YouTube wars, accused of racism and has lost major deals too

He is a guy of countless controversies, that we can tell you.

“In 2017, PewDiePie lost a partnership with Disney after The Wall Street Journal highlighted several instances of the YouTube star making anti-Semitic jokes during his broadcasts”, the Business Insider reported.

“YouTube canceled his YouTube Red series, ‘Scare PewDiePie’, in 2017. He was also removed from Google’s top-tier ad program, Google Preferred”

“Later that year, he used a racial slur targeted at African-Americans during a rant on a livestream. PewDiePie apologized for his behavior in these incidents and continues to deny that he has any racial bias”, the publication added.

Moreover, one of these controversies in 2018 gave him the surge that led to his 100M subscriber mark. In what is often labelled a ‘race’, PewDiePie got into war, against competitor Youtube channel– T-Series.

T-Series, an Indian record label and film production company, was the first [firm] to hit 100M subscribers.

“But in the spirit of obnoxious competition, PewDiePie and other YouTubers organised efforts to help the Swede reclaim his lead against the “corporate” foe, including releasing a diss track – a rap song aimed at insulting a target– against the company, titled Bitch Lasagna,” The Sydney Morning Herald wrote.


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The campaign, however, was halted after things got messy. Accounts were hacked, plus there were several malware attacks and vandalism reports.

Also, in March 2019, the Christchurch gunman said, before he live streamed the New Zealand massacre on Facebook, “Remember lads, subscribe to PewDiePie.”
He quickly rebuked him, saying he felt “absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person”.

Against all these odds, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ earns tons of cash from YouTube

100 million subscribers is not just a tag, it’s also a price tag!

Aside proving to be more YouTube-famous than top celebrities like Justin Bieber (46 million), Felix Kjellberg is worth over $30 million!

“According to Forbes, Kjellberg last year earned around $US15.5 million ($22 million), with advertisersshelling out up to $US450,000 for a sponsored video’, The Sydney Morning Herald added.

And he now has a partner to spend it all with!

Nearly a week ago, PewDiePie tied the knot with long-time girlfriend, Marzia Bisognin in a small ceremony that took place at London’s Kew botanical garden.


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In light of everything that has happened to him so far, Felix has toned down with the ‘craziness’. Now, his videos are mostly about gaming centred around the title Minecraft.

In one of his videos, he declared, “looking back now, I kind of feel very stupid about it, and how a lot of it wasn’t worth it,”.

“Basically, I’m sorry for all the bad things I’ve done. I just want to play Minecraft,” Kjellberg continued.

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