Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, is among the top 25 YouTube influencers who have become popular due to his gaming videos.
He was born in October 1989, in Gothenburg, Sweden. He was an avid gamer during high school, so it’s no wonder he chose this career. In 2008, he graduated from High school from Göteborgs Högre Samskola, and then he continued his education at Chalmers University of Technology.
However, he soon realized that he didn’t fit in there and that wasn’t what made him happy, so he dropped out and became a YouTuber.
It wasn’t easy at the beginning, but his hard work paid off. By December 2011, his Youtube Channel had as many as 60,000 subscribers. In 2012, he had 5 million subscribers, which made his channel the most subscribed one on YouTube. In December 2012, he signed with Maker Studios, which helped his career develop even more.
In November 2013, he became the first YouTuber to reach the staggering 15 million subscribers. His videos became more and more popular as time went by, so today, he has more than 3500 videos with over 50 million subscribers. Let’s Play series was one of the most popular among many of his various game series videos.
In addition to his YouTube videos, PewDiePie also released his game PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist in 2015, as well as a book titled This Book Loves You. His project Water Campaign raised more than $400,000, so it should be noted that he’s also a big giver.
Here’s what PewDiePie said about his career: “When I started my YouTube channel in 2010, I never imagined that one day it would be the most subscribed channel in the world and that I would be a part of such a great community.”
He also said that his parents didn’t believe he’s playing video games would get him anywhere “My parents said that sitting at home playing video games all day won’t bring you anywhere in life.” However, he didn’t give up and it paid off. Today, his net worth is estimated at around $30-$50 million.