PewDiePie is one of the OG Swedish YouTube stars who have the most subscribed channel on the platform. He is a Swedish video game commentator who became an internet celebrity due to his hilarious style of delivering dialogues and iconic responses. He is adored by his fans for his straightforward nature. Fans are eager to know about PewDiePie’s net worth and his lifestyle.
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg a.k.a PewDiePie was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. Parents Lotta Kristine Johanna and Ulf Christian Kjellberg were lucky to give birth to this future star on October 24th, 1989. Coming from a simple family, Felix’s father was a corporate executive and his mother was an award-winning Chief Information Officer.
His interest in the game grew since his childhood as he used to skip school to play his favorite games. After passing from Göteborgs Högre Samskola, he went on to pursue his career goal of getting Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the prestigious Chalmers University of Technology. However, he soon dropped out to learn photoshop and started building a career for himself through playing video games.
PewDiePie Early Career
His career as a Swedish Youtuber started when he launched his channel on 19th December 2006. Initially, the name was Pewdie but he forgot his password and opened a new channel named PewDiePie on 29t April 2010.
He proceeded to play various games such as Minecraft, Call of Duty, and many other games. But when he started playing Amnesia, the YouTube fans seem to love that very much and his channel started skyrocketing. In just two years, July 2012 to be precise, he gained 1 million subscribers and in September 2012, it reached 2 million. After this huge success, he sealed a deal with MCN Machinima and later with Maker Studios.
The Biggest YouTube Star
PewDiePie’s channel is famous for being the fastest-growing channel of all time. He went from 3.5 million to 19 million subscribers in 2013. Besides, he had 1.3 billion video views in 2014 alone. Later in 2014, he got another 14 million subscribers. His popularity led him to launch his iPhone App along with Maker Studios. Next, they also launched a website. He started gaining 300 million views per month in 2015.
Highest Paid YouTube Star
PewDiePie soon became one of the high-paid YouTube personalities. If we keep a record of his earnings, he earned $14 million in 2014, $9 million in 2015, $15 million in 2016, $12 million in 2017, $15.5 million in 2018, $13 million in 2019, and so on. He has definitely created a name for himself.
PewDiePie Personal Life
Felix has been dating Marzia Bisognin since 2011. After being friends with each other online, they started dating. They traveled the world together and stayed together for a long time before getting married in August 2019.
It was a private wedding in a small seaside town and it was beautiful. They do not have kids but together, they are dog parents. You have already seen them in Felix’s videos and they are named Maya and Edgar.
He became a part of many controversies over the years. The most popular one was that of the YouTube Red show in 2017 where fans felt like there were many anti-semitic references. It also angered the fans when he hired two people from Fiver for holding a sign saying “Death to all Jews”. He paid $5 to them and it was quite disturbing.
Besides, there were two mass murderers who said, “Subscribe to PewDiePie”, a viral phrase before killing their victims. Although he had no direct connection with this one in particular, still he apologized. However, he has eventually distanced himself from the phrase and also the memes associated with it.
PewDiePie Net Worth
Over the years, the YouTube star has gathered quite a fortune. He has had many brand deals and sponsorships. It is heard that he charges over $450,000 for a sponsorship video. In a year, he earns around $15 to 20 million. Currently, PewDiePie’s net worth is $40 million and with the increase in his popularity, it is expected to go higher. He even has his own merch that fans are crazy about.