Pewdiepie is one of the most popular YouTubers on the internet with a subscriber count reaching more than a hundred million since 2019. He’s mostly known for his comedic content through plays and vlogs on the site.
His career started during the early years of Youtube where he was posting plays of himself with shooter games like “Call of Duty”.
While playing, he would often make comedic commentaries throughout the game which people loved to watch. This slowly helped him gain followers which slowly grew until it reached over 7 million after a few years.
Due to the amount of time that it takes for him to create his content, he decided to become a full time YouTuber and posts his videos on a daily basis. With Pewdiepies’ dedication to his work, he has become one of the most iconic internet personalities of recent times.
Celebrity Name: Pewdiepie
Full Name: Felix Kjellberg
Birth Date: October 24, 1989
Birth Place: Gothenburg, Sweden
Age: 30 years old
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Wife: Marzia Bisognin
Profession: Professional Youtuber
Early Life and Inspirations
Felix Kjellberg was born on the 24th of October 1989 in Gothenburg, Sweden. He was the youngest child of Lotta Kristine Johanna and Ulf Christian Kjellberg. His father worked as a corporate executive while his mother was a former chief information officer.
Growing up, Felix had an interest in video game art as he used to draw popular video game characters from his NES like “Super Mario” and “Sonic the Hedgehog”. This motivated him to skip classes in order to play video games with his friends.
This slowly turned into something much bigger when Felix transferred his love of art through photoshop.
While he was in college, Kjellberg was able to enter contests which almost gave him an apprenticeship in an advertising agency. With the money he got from selling his photoshopped images, Felix was able to buy a computer in order to kickstart his career into becoming a YouTuber.
Starting His Career as a Youtuber
Felix started his Youtube career back in 2010 while he was still in college pursuing a career in industrial economics and technology management. His main content back then was filled with lets plays of games like “Call of Duty” and “Skyrim”.
With his commentary on playing the game is really funny for people to watch, it didn’t take that long for him to gain massive popularity.
Two years later, he was well known for his Youtube channel name “Pewdiepie”. His content became so popular that it managed to gain him more than a million subscribers. This popularity that he had began to rise more as he also added comedy shorts and vlogs to his channel.
Becoming the Most Subscribed Youtuber
With Pewdiepie’s content becoming so popular to kids and even teens, this enabled him to gain a massive following throughout the years. This enabled him to grow his subscriber count by up to 57 million and gained him 11.3 million Instagram followers.
With this large amount of subscribers, it made him the most subscribed Youtuber in the world. Though Felix also had a few problems with his career due to some of his content becoming more aggressive and offensive for the site.
It forced Youtube to demonetize some of his videos which was bad for him as it meant that he wouldn’t gain any income from them. This even almost forced him to create a new channel but eventually decided to keep his old one.
By 2016, he became one of Time Magazine’s “100 most influential people” due to the impact that he made throughout his career. As his content was still popular until today, his subscriber count kept growing with 100-200 million views per month.
He also managed to appear in different TV shows like “South Park” and other movies like “Conan” and “Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures”.
Pewdiepie vs T-Series
In recent years, the Youtubers subscriber count took a huge leap when the internet had tried to increase it due to an Indian channel named “T-series” was slowly catching up to him. It eventually became a competition to make sure that Pewdiepie stays on top of everyone promoting his channel to increase his subscriber count.
Even though T-series managed to overthrow him as the most subscribed channel in the world, it still helped Felix gain a subscriber count of over 104 million.
Awards and Achievements
With Pewdiepie’s successful career as a Youtuber, he’s been able to win a few awards throughout his career. His first award was back in 2013 where he won the “5th Shorty Awards” for the “#Gaming” category.
The following year, he also managed to win the “Web Star: Gaming” nomination in the “2014 Teen Choice Awards” and “Gaming Personality” for the “2014 Golden Joystick Awards”.
His awards kept on flowing every year as he’s also been nominated and even won a few more “Teen Choice Awards” for several categories. One of those categories was “Choice Gamer” which was recently awarded to him back in 2019.
Personal Life and Relationships
The internet sensation has recently been married to his long time girlfriend Marzia Bisognin, back in 2019. She’s also had her own youtube channel with the former name of “CutiePie” which was just recently renamed as “Marzia”.
Both of them met each other back in 2011 through a friend. They dated for a good 7 years until, in 2018, Pewdiepie officially announced that they got engaged during their trip to Japan.
The two are currently living together in Brighton, England alongside their 2 pet dogs, Edgar and Maya.
Pewdiepie Total Net Worth
With the huge amount of subscribers that the Swedish Youtuber has, it’s been estimated that he’s had a total net worth of $35 million. This also includes his various merchandise and brand deals that he’s made throughout his career.