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PewDiePie at PAX 2015
Personal information
BornFelix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg
(1989-10-24) 24 October 1989 (age 33)
Marzia Bisognin (m. 2019)
SignatureFelix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg Signature.svg
YouTube information
Also known as
  • Pewds
  • Poods
  • Pewdie[1]
Years active2010-present
Subscribers111 million[2]
(26 December 2022)
Total views27.4 billion[2]
(18 June 2021)
NetworkNone (formerly Machinima and later Maker Studios)
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2012[a]
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2012[b]
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers 2013[4]
YouTube Ruby Play Button 2.svg 50,000,000 subscribers 2016[5]
YouTube Red Diamond Play Button.svg 100,000,000 subscribers 2019[6]

Updated: 18 June 2021

Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (born 24 October 1989), better known by his online username PewDiePie, is a Swedish YouTuber. His content has changed significantly since he began uploading, now focusing on Minecraft gaming videos and established series such as 'You Laugh You Lose' and 'Last Week I Asked You (LWIAY)' where he reviews memes that his fans have posted on Reddit. He has over 110 million subscribers as of January 2023.[7] On 15 August 2013, his channel became the most subscribed channel on YouTube.[8] He was also the first YouTuber creator to get 100 million subscribers.

Early life[change | change source]

PewDiePie was born on 24 October 1989 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Before starting his own YouTube channel, PewDiePie studied Industrial Economics and Technology Management at Chalmers University of Technology until he dropped out. Disapproving of his decision, his parents cut off his support. He made a living by selling hot dogs until his channel got enough subscribers for him to make a living from the channel.

Career[change | change source]

YouTube[change | change source]

In 2013 PewDiePie surpassed Smosh making him the Number 1 Youtuber.

PewDiePie was the first channel ever to pass 50 million subscribers. PewDiePie is attempting to break the like record on YouTube.

PewDiePie was the first individual creator ever to pass 100 million subscribers on YouTube as of August 2019, though he did lose the position of being the first channel ever to reach that milestone by the Indian music channel T-Series in months earlier.

PewDiePie has been creating content that can be described as "silly and fun". Videos such as Meme Review, You Laugh You Lose (YLYL), Pew News, and Last Week I Asked You (LWIAY) are just a few examples. Recently, he has been uploading many Minecraft videos.

Personal life[change | change source]

PewDiePie lives in Japan. He formerly lived in Brighton, England with his wife, Marzia Bisognin, who is also former YouTuber. In 2019 he married his long-time girlfriend, Marzia Bisognin. The marriage was held at Kew Gardens in London, England.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. PewDiePie received a second Silver Play Button for the Jack septiceye2 channel in 2016.[3]
  2. PewDiePie received a second Gold Play Button for the Jack septiceye2 channel in 2016.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Wadeson, Danny (6 September 2013). "Gamertube: PewDiePie and the YouTube Commentary Revolution". Polygon. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "About PewDiePie". YouTube.
  3. 3.0 3.1 PewDiePie (24 November 2016). I WAITED 4 YEARS FOR THIS!!!!. PewDiePie. YouTube. Archived from the original on 25 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  4. PewDiePie (11 June 2016). THE DIAMOND PLAYBUTTON (Part 3). PewDiePie. YouTube. Archived from the original on 12 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  5. Cohen, Joshua (19 December 2016). "YouTube Sends PewDiePie Custom Ruby Play Button To Commemorate 50 Million Subscribers". Tubefilter. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  6. "YouTube Forges New 'Red Diamond Creator Award' For Channels With 100 Million Subscribers". Tubefilter. 9 September 2019. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
  7. "PewDiePie". YouTube. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  8. Joshua Cohen (15 August 2013). "It's Official: PewDiePie Becomes The Most Subscribed Channel On YouTube". Tubefilter. Retrieved 16 August 2013.