PewDiePie Biography 2021: Age, Career, Net Worth
PewDiePie (born October 24, 1989) is a popular YouTuber, vlogger, and social media influencer who is mainly famous for his games, pranks, vlogs, and podcast shows. His real name is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg and he was born in Sweden and probably is one of the biggest Swedish YouTubers on the internet. PewDiePie has the 6th most subscribers on YouTube with over 110 million subscribers. He is regarded as the King of YouTube gaming and creator of Lets Play which he started over 10 years ago. PewDiePie is also popular for his help towards younger and less popular channels as he always helps the deserved content creators in any way possible. PewDiePie became the fastest-growing channel between 2012 and 2013 with over a million subscribers within a week due to his amazing commentary and hype of the game. He is still active on Instagram with over 21 million followers worldwide.
PewDiePie was born in Gothenburg Sweden and was raised there his entire life. His father’s name was Ulf Christian Kjellberg and his mother’s name was Lotta Kristine Johanna. Regarding siblings, he is very close to his older sister named Fanny. Felix was very popular around his area as his mother was a Chief Information Officer.
Growing Up, PewDiePie was very passionate about video games and used to play them every evening when he returned from school. He was also very interested in art and used to draw popular video games character such as Sonic, Mario, Pokemon, etc whenever he got a chance. After growing up, he started selling his art through galleries and bought himself a new computer and lots of games to play in his bedroom. PewDiePie was getting bored of his study and as YouTube was growing immensely he thought of leaving YouTube to pursue a career in YouTube gaming. Regarding education, PewDiePie went to the Chalmers University of Technology to learn technical aspects of gaming but eventually lost interest and left University to pursue a career in gaming.
PewDiePie started his career as a YouTube in 2006 under the name Pewdie. He was fond of shooting games at first so the name PewDie came from Pew from the sound of laser and Die from the name die. He stopped playing games after some time on YouTube and completely forgot his password so he made a new channel named PewDiePie in April 2010. PewDiePie was a massive gaming fan but most of the videos on YouTube were about places and cats so he decided to upload his gaming videos which were mostly horror videos. His amazing reaction and funny videos immediately started to create an audience on the platform as he slowly but steadily started to grow.
PewDiePie also started making gaming videos on popular games such as Minecraft and Call of Duty which was a massive franchise but not on YouTube so he started making lets plays of those games as well. After 2011 PiewDiePie gaming started to blow up as he become the fastest growing YouTuber on the platform. His popular let’s play of Amnesia: The Dark Descent amassed millions of subscribers. As he started to become more and more popular, PewDiePie started to host a podcast type of show known as Fridays with PewDiePie where he talked about his life and sometimes vlogs his holidays, his set up, etc. Just in the span of 12 months Felix’s channel grew over 450,000 subscribers and by the end of 2012, he has a million subscribers which seemed surreal to PewDiePie. Felix joined Machinima gaming studios but due to some complications, he switched to Maker a rival of Machinima.
PewDiePie already had over 5 million subscribers during the middle of 2013 but he was starting to face controversy due to his consistent use of the term rape on gaming videos. Felix apologized for his lack of awareness and promised never to use them again. Due to being the pioneer of YouTube Gaming, many new YouTubes see him as the mentor of YouTube gaming. He became the fastest person to have 100 million YouTube subscribers and currently has well over 10 million YouTube subscribers which places him at no 5 positions on the overall position ranking. PewDiePie also started collaborating with many channels, contributing to charity events, and opening up more about his life. He revealed, “Quitting University for Games was One of my Stupid Decision but he turns out to be the best decision”.
Wife and Children
PewDiePie is married to his longtime girlfriend and YouTuber Marzia Bisognin who was introduced by a mutual friend of Bisognin herself. They first started dating online since PewDiePie was in Sweden and Marzia was in Italy but used to visit her frequently. Finally, when they decided to settle, they moved together in 2013 to England Brighton, and Hove. After 7 long years of dating, PewDiePie married Marzia in August 2019 in a small ceremony. Currently, the couple does not have any children to date.
PewDiePie is a popular YouTuber, blogger, gamer, and streamer who innovated the idea of YouTube gaming in 2008. He is the pioneer of YouTube gaming and became the fastest-growing YouTube channel in 2012. Currently, he has just over 110 million subscribers on his official channel which is the main source of his income, and also has various brand deals and sponsorships. Currently, PewDiePie has a net worth of approximately $50 million as of 2021.
- PewDiePie dropped out of University to pursue online gaming.
- He used to sell his art and drawings to buy his first computer and games.
- PewDiePie is currently married for over 2 years but was dating his girlfriend for over 10 years.
- He has two pugs named Edgar and Maya.
- Currently, PewDiePie has a net worth of approximately $50 million as of 2021.