YouTube was a platform originally created for individuals from any part of the world to share video creations of their interest. Little did the world know that this platform for sharing videos would become a successful business in itself and would provide employment to its creators. PewDiePie is a big name in the YouTube world. Originally named Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, PewDiePie is a Swedish-based Youtuber who is the first individual creator to hit more than 100 million subscribers. The creator’s journey and how he moved his way up is worth looking upon.
PewDiePie’s Early Life and Qualifications
Felix was born in Gothenburg city of Sweden on October 24, 1989, and his age is 32 years old (as in 2021). Growing up, Kjellberg was always interested in artwork and used to draw characters from popular video games. His interest in gaming developed from a very early age when he used to play video games with his friends in a nearby cafè.
For his higher studies, PewDiePie went to the Chalmers University of Technology to study industrial economics and technology management. However, the Youtuber dropped out of college in 2011 due to a lack of interest in the course he had opted for. It was rumoured that the creator skipped college for focussing on his YouTube career, which he clarified by emphasizing on the fact that leaving studies for YouTube would be a nonsensical step.
YouTube Career of PewDiePie
In 2006, Kjellberg created his YouTube account and named it PewDiePie. Explaining the meaning of his channel name, he stated that, “Pew” means: sound of lasers and “Die”addresses death. Eventually in 2010, after Felix lost his previous YouTube account’s password, he officially created his YouTube channel in April. Earlier, he struggled to collect funds for creating videos and was even financially unstable as his parents refused to help him after he dropped out from college.
PewDiePie is better known for creating comic videos and gaming content. His most played videos are from the series, Let’s play became a highlight of his YouTube profile. Between 2013-2015 PewDiePie became the most subscribed YouTuber/user and continued attracting huge audiences to his channel.
In 2014, PewDiePie gained nearly 14 million subscribers and views on his video went above 4.1 billion. In 2016, the creator was awarded the Diamond Play Button from YouTube after his channel reached 50 million subscribers.
On reaching 100 million subscribers PewDiePie was sent The Red Diamond Creator Award which made him the only creator to own it.
PewDiePie Controversy with T-Series
Although Kjellberg gained popularity through multiple controversies, his clash with T-Series remains the most remarkable one in the history of YouTube. It was in 2018, that the Youtuber uploaded a diss track against the Indian music label T-Series which he later renamed as “Bitch Lasagna”. It was after the music company surpassed his subscriber count. The diss was called out by many Indians and big Indian YouTube creators such as Carry Minati made a response diss track against PewDiePie for mocking the Indian community.
Style Followed by PewDiePie
The YouTuber is popular for his insane sense of humour. The nature of his content has come a long way and has observed multiple changes since he started. Earlier, his channel was more concentrated over Let’s Play videos and other satirical comic content but with growth of subscribers PewDiePie started including vlogs, comedy shorts and other formatted videos on his profile.
The creator now also streams games on his channel and has played trending games such as minecraft and among us. Moreover, he is well-known in playing horror related games that include Ghost of Tshushima and The Walking Dead.
PewDiePie Personal Life and Family
Kjellberg was born to Lotta Kristein Johanna Kjelberg and Ulf Kjelberg in Sweden. He has a sibling named Fanny Kjelberg. Talking about the love life of the creator, PewDiePie is married to his long-time girlfriend Marzia Bisognin. On 19 August, 2019 the couple tied a knot. Bisognin has even featured in a few videos of PewDiePie.
The couple had shifted to the United Kingdom in 2013, to live in Brighton and Hove as they found it to be their preferable place for settlement. Besides, they even own a house in Japan.
Awards and Nominations of PewDiePie
The self-made creator has been nominated and awarded for a few categories till date. Few of the recognitions honoured to PewDiePie are:
- In 2013, the creator won Starcount Social Star Awards for the most popular social show and Sweden’s Social Star.
- In 2014, PewDiePie was awarded the award for the Gaming Personality and Gaming Web Star.
- In 2015, PewDiePie won an Award for the Best Gaming Channel, Show or series in the 5th Streamy Awards.
- In 2019 the creator was entitled as Choice Gamer in 2019 Teen Choices Award.
PewDiePie Social Media Accounts & Channels
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