Like him or loathe him, PewDiePie has been a roaring success on YouTube with some people going as far to say that he invented gaming videos. Millions of people are turning to YouTube to get their entertainment fix and PewDiePie definitely capitalises on that. He’s become a celebrity in his own right and was named one of “The World’s 100 Most Influential People” by Time magazine. If you haven’t heard of him then don’t worry, here’s everything you may or may not want to know.
Swedish YouTuber Star Felix Kjellberg, known as PewDiePie on YouTube. Credit: PA
Who is PewDiePie?
PewDiePie’s real name is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg. He was born in Gothenberg, Sweden but currently resides in the UK. He was born on 24 October 1989, making him 29 years old. He also made it clear in a recent video that he’s 1.81 meters tall.
How much is PewDiePie worth?
In short, ‘definitely more than $20 million’.
When Googling himself on a live video he read from a website claiming that he earns $3,400 (£2,600) per hour, saying: “I don’t know exactly how much I make per day but it doesn’t seem too far off which is pretty crazy when you think about it.
“Money is such an interesting topic for me because I obviously didn’t start YouTube to make money. A sad thing I’ve learned is how much people value money in a way or at least the idea of money.
“People look at money as something undoubtedly good, it couldn’t possibly be something negative to have money. You look at people who win the lottery and then having money fundamentally changes their whole life. Not just how they view life but how other people view them.
“That’s a change in particular that I really want to protect and that’s the reason why, in a way, I try to live ‘modestly’. Obviously I don’t but in considering how much I make I try to live modestly because I want to just live a normal life, I don’t want the money to change my life. It’s great to have put it can also become a problem.” My thoughts go out to PewDiePie.
PewDiePie YouTube Channel Has Over 97 Million Followers. Credit: YouTube
How many followers does PewDiePie have?
Who’s PewDiePie’s girlfriend?
PewdiePie has been going out with fashion and beauty vlogger Marzia Bisognin since 2011. Their fans refer to them as YouTube’s biggest power couple. They live together with two pugs.
What are his videos about?
When his channel started, he focused on doing ‘Let’s Play’ videos consisting of him giving a running commentary over games that he was playing at the time. His success has meant that he now covers a variety of topics, usually reacting to things that are trending. Every video falls into the ‘quirky’ and ‘enthusiastic’ category.
PewDiePie is never far from controversy. Earlier in the year, a New Zealand gunman mentioned PewDiePie in a horrific live stream. PewDiePie was devastated by the news stating: “Just heard news of the devastating reports from New Zealand Christchurch. “I feel absolutely sickened having my name uttered by this person.
“My heart and thoughts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected by this tragedy.”
More recently, cosplay Instagram star Belle Delphine tricked fans into watching her first Pornhub video entitled ‘Pewdiepie goes all the way inside Bell Delphine’ which turned out to be a hoax.
YouTuber PewDiePie Says Net Worth Is ‘Definitely More Than $20 Million’. Credit: YouTube/PewDiePie
If you’re interested in the life of PewDiePie then we’ll update you when he hits 100 million followers. If not, I salute you.