Who Is PewDiePie and what is his Net Worth 2018? PewDiePie aka Felix Kjellberg is the most highly subscribed YouTube Channel in world. He is a Swedish web-based comedian, video game commentator and he makes vlogs on YouTube. Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg was born on 24 nd October 1989 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Felix was born and raised in Gothenburg. He was born to Lotta Kristine Johanna and Ulf Christian Kjellberg. He has a sister Franny. In his early childhood Felix was interested in art and video games like Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog. He used to skip school often to play video games. He used to go to internet cafes with friends. After high school, Felix joined the Chalmers University of Technology. He dropped midway as he wasn’t happy and wanted to concentrate on his YouTube career. He did admit in an interview that his decision was absurd.
Felix enjoyed Photoshop and wanted to work on photo manipulation art with the help of Adobe Photoshop. He entered various Photoshop contests and almost earned an apprenticeship in one of the best advertising agencies in the whole of Scandinavia. Felix enjoyed content creation on YouTube, and he sold limited edition prints of his Photo-shopped images to buy a computer. He made the “Bro Fist “popular. His channel’s total video view count has surpassed the record company T-series.
Since 15 August 2013, Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg’s channel PewDiePie has consistently been the most subscribed channel on YouTube. Since December 2013, PewDiePie has held the position of the highest subscribed YouTube. He has over 54 million subscribers as of March 2017. From the year December 2014 to February 2017, Felix’s channel PewDiePie has been the most viewed channel on YouTube.
PewDiePie calls his fans the “Bro Army,” and individual fans as “Bro.” With the help of his Bro army. In 2016, Time named Felix as “The World’s 100 Most Influential People.” The primary focus of Felix’s video is his commentary. His commentaries make users feel that he is talking to his friend. PewDiePie frequently uploads videos, and by 2017 he has 3,500 videos to his channel with 400 private videos. His videos have over 150,000 years of watch time. Felix does not hire any editor. He had stated in 2015 that he would consider getting an editor. In 2017 he said that he does not have an editor.
PewDiePie’s content is goofy, filled with awkward humor, energetic, and obnoxious. On 20 October, PewDiePie launched a second channel Jack septiceye2 to have fun with his subscribers. He wanted to get a new Golden Play Button after his Button was broken. The name of the channel is derived from his friend and video commentator Jacksepticeye. Felix launched “The Scare PewDiePie “series in early 2016. The series was a big hit with subscribers. By December 2017, Jack septiceye2 had gained 1.4 million subscribers. On 10 December, Felix added a video, titled “Can this video hit 1 million likes?”. It received 3.2 likes which were the 70th-most-liked video on YouTube. On 24 December, PewDiePie launched The Scare PewDiePie series on his channel. It was through YouTube’s paid subscription service, YouTube Red.
PewDiePie’s commentaries have helped companies to sell indie games. PewDiePie left Sweden and now lives in Brighton with his girlfriend. He is dating Italian YouTube personality Marzia Bisognin. Her channel is called CutiePieMarzia. Kjellberg has stated that he is an agnostic atheist.
PewDiePie released his own video game on 24th September 2015 called PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist. PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator was the next video game launched on 29 th September 2016. PewDiePie also released a book called as “This Book Loves You” which is a parody of self-help books. PewDiePie has received mixed reviews from the media. PewDiePie guest starred in two episodes of South Park, on its 18th season. In July 2015 he officially announced that he would voice the Vimeo fantasy series called Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures. He was a guest on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in 2016.
Education: Felix graduated from Göteborgs Högre Samskola in 2008. He went on to the Chalmers University of Technology, to pursue a degree in industrial economics and technology management. The YouTuber left the University in 2011. Later on, he said that his decision was stupid and impulsive although he did it because he was unhappy studying and wanted to do YouTube.
Net Worth of PewDiePie
PewDiePie is a Swedish video game commentator, and his net worth is around $21 million. Most of his earning are spend in paying taxes. He has paid around 45% tax to the Swedish government. In 2012, PewDiePie’s channel began to grow and had 1 million subscribers, in 2012 he had 2 million subscribers and in 2013 he had 6 million subscribers. He currently has more than 10 billion views on his channel. Most of Felix’s earnings comes from advertisements. He makes $7.5 million per year from YouTube.
Felix’s earnings come from YouTube Ad revenue, advertisements, and sponsorship. He has raised over $37,000 for children with cancer, $250,000 for providing supplies, and $450,000 for clean drinking water for kids. He has given away millions of dollars in charity. His commentary techniques and generousness have made him popular amongst people.
The mainstream media attacked Felix for anti-Semitic jokes on his channel. The Wall Street Journal tried to run a campaign to discredit him and gain a share of his huge subscriber base. He was dropped by Disney and other big organisations. Wall Street Journal tried to run behind Felix’s money. He received large scale support from his fans and the online community. Felix has apologised for his jokes.
It was clear to millions of fans and people that he was targeted for his popularity amongst young people. His comments were sad edgy jokes, and Felix is not anti-Semitic. His jokes were taken out of context to frame him. Wall Street’s smear campaign failed miserably. Felix earned close to a million subscribers, and YouTube did not drop him. This incident made young people distrust the mainstream media even more.