Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, a Swedish YouTuber most known for his humorous videos, was born on October 24, 1989. Kjellberg is one of the most well-known online celebrities and content providers because to his success on YouTube and widespread media attention. He has been depicted in the media as a representative of YouTube, particularly for the Gaming community.
Kjellberg, who was reared in Gothenburg, created the "PewDiePie" YouTube account in 2010 and has since posted Let's Play videos of horror and action games. Before it became the most subscribed channel on YouTube on August 15, 2013, his channel amassed a sizable following and had one of the quickest rates of growth in 2012 and 2013. Between December 29, 2014, and February 14, 2017, Kjellberg's channel had the most number of views on the site. His output expanded during this time, moving away from Let's Plays and towards vlogs, comedic shorts, structured programmes, and music videos.
Although Kjellberg's material was already well known for its divisive response from mainstream audiences online, it gained further notoriety and media attention in the latter part of the 2010s. In 2019, T-Series, an Indian record company, overtook Kjellberg as the most subscribed YouTube channel in a public competition. Kjellberg also developed a more restrained persona online, posting less often and frequently pausing to utilise the Internet. In the end, he chose to upload less regularly for fun rather than as a job and semi-retired from YouTube. In the meanwhile, he and his wife, the well-known Italian online personality Marzia, relocated to Japan. His channel continues to be one of the most popular on YouTube, with over 111 million followers and 29 billion views [c]. It has been observed that his fame on the internet increases sales of the video games he plays and helps him to rally support for fundraising campaigns for charities. He was listed as one of the 100 most important persons in the world by Time magazine in 2016.
Education And Career
After that, Kjellberg attended Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg to pursue a degree in industrial engineering and management. However, he quit the school in 2011. Kjellberg stated in 2017 that he had left Chalmers because he was uninterested in his course of study, despite reports that he had departed to concentrate on his YouTube career. He went on to say that it would be "fucking stupid" to drop out of college to seek a career on YouTube in general. Kjellberg has also talked about how much he loves to use Adobe Photoshop, preferring to use the programme to create photo manipulation art than attending classes. After leaving Chalmers, he pursued this desire by competing in Photoshop competitions and coming close to landing an apprenticeship with a well-known Scandinavian advertising firm. He also wanted to make videos for YouTube, so when he didn't get the apprenticeship, he sold limited edition prints of his manipulated photographs to raise money for a computer so he could start making films for the platform.
In his early videos on YouTube, Kjellberg made jokes about rape. Kjellberg used these gags a lot, as seen by a parody video made by Let's Play YouTuber Michael "Slowbeef" Sawyer, who made fun of his work. In October 2012, Kjellberg addressed the matter in a Tumblr post, saying, "I just wanted to make clear that I'm no longer making rape jokes, as I mentioned before I'm not looking to hurt anyone and I apologise if it ever did." Shortly after, the jokes caused criticism and controversy. The Globe and Mail said that "unlike many young gamers, he listened when fans and critics alike pointed out their harmful nature, and resolved to stop making rape jokes."
Income To All Source
According to Social Blade, Kjellberg earned between $140,000 and $1.4 million from YouTube in March 2014. Kjellberg asserted on Reddit that the $4 million published by The Wall Street Journal in June 2014 was a reasonable estimate of his real income for the same year. Kjellberg's production firm, PewDie Productions AB, declared earnings of 63.7 million SEK ($7.5 million) in 2014. This information was first published in July 2015 by the Swedish daily Expressen. According to reports, Kjellberg made a sizeable—even "remarkable"—amount of money in 2015. Forbes listed him as the richest YouTube personality in October 2015, and he topped the list with an estimated $12 million.
With a yearly salary of $15 million, Forbes ranked Kjellberg the highest-earning YouTuber in December 2016.
On August 19, 2019, Kjellberg tied the knot with Marzia Bisognin, his longtime Italian lover. The couple's kid was born on July 11, 2023. 2011 saw the introduction of Kjellberg and Bisognin via a mutual acquaintance; following an online romance, Kjellberg made the trip to Italy to see her. Between Sweden and Italy, the couple moved about until settling in Brighton, England. According to Kjellberg, they relocated to the UK in July 2013 because they preferred to live near the sea and had better access to the Internet. He claimed to have relished the relative obscurity Brighton afforded him.