|October 24, 1989
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|Professional YouTuber/Social Media Personality
Felix Arvid, famously known as Pewdiepie, is a popular YouTuber from Sweden.
His channel has one of the highest subscribers on YouTube.
His popular gaming videos on YouTube have earned him a spot as of the most successful gaming personalities.
Pewdiepie was born on the 24th of October in 1989 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Right from his childhood, Pewdiepie was very interested in creating art.
He was very passionate about gaming right from his high school days.
Pewdiepie attended the Goteborgs Hogre Samskola High School where he graduated from in 2008.
Felix continued his higher studies by enrolling in the Chalmers University of Technology.
However, Felix eventually dropped out as he felt that place was not for him.
Although his career beginnings were very hard, Felix didn’t lose hope.
He bought himself a bunch of art equipment and started photoshopping for money.
This was when he came up with a unique name for his channel PewDiePie.
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Felix made his first channel on YouTube in December of 2006, 19th December to be specific.
His channel was originally named ‘’Pewdie’’ but he later changed the name to ‘’Pewdiepie’’ on 29th of April in 2010.
Did you know that Felix lost the password to his original channel Pewdie and he was forced to create a new channel Pewdiepie?
During the early days on his channel, Pewdie, Felix mostly created videos of him playing Call of Duty.
He also uploaded some vlogging videos.
On his new channel, Pewdiepie, Felix mostly focused on creating content related to Call of Duty, Minecraft and several other horror & action gaming videos.
Felix’s channel rose to success when he started playing the game Amnesia on his channel.
This proved very popular with his audience and his subscribers grew spectacularly.
By September of 2012, Felix had 2 million subscribers on his channel Pewdiepie.
This was when Felix signed a deal with MCN Machinima to represent the.
He went on to join the Maker Studios in October of 2012.
Felix’s Channel saw a huge surge in the number of subscribers in 2012 to 2013. By 2013, his channel had a whopping 19 million subscribers.
That year, his videos got more than a billion views and his channel became the most-subscribed channel on YouTube.
Felix also collaborated with Makers studio to develop the PewDiePie iPhone app.
In 2014 alone, the number of subscribers on his channel increased by 14 million.
By 2015, his videos had an average of 300 million views per video.
Fleix met his now-wife Marzia Bisognin in 2011.
They met online and from there on, their romance blossomed.
In 2012, Felix helped her create her own Youtube account where she mostly focused on fashion, clothes, movies and makeup.
Her channel became one of the most popular beauty channels on YouTube.
However, in 2018 Marzia decided to retire from YouTube.
They moved back and forth from Sweden and Italy until they finally decided to settle in Brighton & Hove, England.
The couple got married in August of 2019 and are happily living together with their two pugs, Edgar and Maya.
With popular comes a great deal of controversies. This is what happened to Pewdiepie.
He was continuously accused of antisemitism, sexism and racism.
Although his humorous and carefree attitude bears well with a lot of his audience, his edgy humour has received backlash quite a few times in his career.
The Wall Street Journal wrote an article where they focused on 9 of Pewdiepie videos that contained possible anti-semitic content.
For instance, Felix was accused of paying two men on Fiverr for holding a sign that said, ‘’Death To All Jews’’.
Although Felix defended himself vehemently by saying that it was all done in good faith, it did strike a nerve with many people.
Following the backlash, Felix’s career took a hit as well. Maker’s studios dropped him and his Youtube Red Show ‘’Scare Pewdiepie’’ was reportedly cancelled.
Fun Facts About PewDiePie That You Probably Didn’t Know
Did you know that Felix supported his YouTube channel by selling hot dogs?
Felix’s videos get an average of 2 million views each in 24 hours of uploading them.
The name for his YouTube channel was inspired from laser guns, ‘’Pew’’ from the sound of a laser gun and ‘’die’’ from the death caused by laser guns.
He won the Swedish Social Star award in May of 2013.
PewDiePie also made an appearance in his favourite Tv Show, South Park, in the episodes #Rehash and #HappyHolograms.
He was named as the30 most influential people on the internet by Time Magazine in 2014.
Pewdiepie Net Worth As Of 2022
AS of 2020, the estimated net worth of PewDiePie is $40 million.
Apart from his earnings on YouTube as the highest-subscribed channel, he earns a great deal from his sponsorships with multiple brands.