PewDiePie or Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg is a Swedish who is a popular YouTuber, comedian, and well-known social media personality. He is mainly known for his Let’s Play videos and other comedy and fun videos on his YouTube channel.
His YouTube channel is the second most subscribed YouTube Channel all over the world after T-Series. He is also listed among the world’s 100 most influential people by Time magazine in the year 2016.
Born on 24 October 1989, PewDiePie’s age is 31 years as of 2021. He was born and brought up in a well-settled family from Gothenburg, Sweden.
He completed his early schooling at Goteborgs Hogre Samskola School in Gothenburg, Sweden. After that, he enrolled himself at the Chalmers University of Technology from where he completed his degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management.
Since childhood, PewDiePie has had a deep interest in the arts and has a passion to draw video game characters like Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog. He even bunked his classes to play video games at the internet cafe with his friends during his school time. He also learned Adobe Photoshop and even claimed that he has more interest in photo manipulation rather than attending school.
|Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg
|Date of Birth
|24 October 1989
|YouTuber, Comedian and Social Media Personality
|Goteborgs Hogre Samskola School, Gothenburg, Sweden
|College / University
|Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
|Industrial Economics and Technology Management
Family, Girlfriend & Relationships
PewDiePie belongs to a well-settled family from Gothenburg, Sweden. He is known to hold Swedish nationality and belongs to the Christianity religion. Currently, he is living in Brighton, England, the United Kingdom with his family.
His father’s name is Ulf Christian Kjellberg who is a corporate executive by profession and his mother’s name is Lotta Kristine Johanna who is a former chief information officer. He also has one elder sibling, her sister’s name is Fanny Kjellberg.
PewDiePie’s marital status is married. He is married to his long-time girlfriend Marzia Bisognin who is a popular social media celebrity, fashion designer, and businesswoman from Italy.
The couple got married on 19 August 2019 after dating each other for 8 long years. They got settled in Brighton and Hove in England and living a life in general anonymity.
|Ulf Christian Kjellberg
|Lotta Kristine Johanna
PewDiePie is a smart and handsome man with an attractive and charming personality. He is 5 feet and 11 inches in height and his body weight is around 75 Kg. He is of rhomboid muscular body type with impressive body measurements and a strong physique.
He has stylish blonde color hair and also has beautiful and shimmering blue color eyes. He owns a cute smile, sharp features, and adorable looks that add to his personality.
PewDiePie started his career as a YouTuber and started a self-titled YouTube channel on which he started uploading Let’s Play videos of horror and action video games. Initially, he worked as a harbor captain, selling prints of his Photoshop art, and working at a dog stand to support himself financially as his family denied supporting him economically.
Before that, he started learning Adobe Photoshop and participated in many photoshop contests during his graduation period at Chalmers and almost earned an apprenticeship at a Scandinavian advertising agency but he left Chalmers to focus on his online career as a YouTuber.
Initially, he focused on videos related to video game commentaries, especially horror and action video games including Minecraft and Call of Duty. He gained popularity for his Let’s Play videos of Amnesia The Dark Descent and other related videos. In the year 2011, he started uploading vlogs weekly under the name Fridays with PewDiePie. In the year 2012, he signed a contract with Maker Studios that helped in the growth of his YouTube channel.
He also used to make videos in which he makes jokes on rape earlier in his YouTube career but soon he realized his mistake as he started facing criticism. In the year 2012, he posted a post on Tumblr in which he wrote an apology to everyone stating that “he never wants to hurt anyone and he apologizes whatever he did”. His oldest video titled Minecraft Multiplayer Fun has over 14 million views as of May 2020.
In the year 2013, PewDiePie gained recognition all over the world for his amazing videos surpassing 6 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and he also won the Swedish Social Star at the inaugural Starcount Social Stars Awards in Singapore. He also becomes the second-most followed YouTuber and received a certificate from Guinness World Records for his achievement.
In the year 2014, Maker Studios released an official PewDiePie application for iPhone users which allows users to watch his videos, create custom feeds, and share PewDiePie videos with other users as well. In the same year, he also co-hosted a series titled Broken along with popular video games commentator Cinnamon ToastKen or Kenneth Morrison.
In the years 2016 and 2017, PewDiePie has released a string of videos on his channel after YouTube has changed its algorithms. During the year 2015, it was seen that he has changed his style, he continued uploading video game videos but apart from that, he started taking risks and uploading videos related to viral challenges, the fun of other YouTubers, and other content videos.
In the year 2015, he has also been featured in the popular YouTube Red series titled Scare PewDiePie. In the year 2017, he created a crowdsourced channel on the live streaming platform named Twitch and started a series titled Best Club.
In the year 2018, PewDiePie uploaded a video against Indian company T-Series titled T-SERIES DISS TRACK, and later in the same year, he uploaded an episode on his channel in which he mentioned about 2019 Pulwama terrorist attack. Soon T-Series surpass PewDiePie and become the most-subscribed channel on YouTube.
Along with that he also endorses several brands and promotes them on his channel. Recently, he also launched Gaming Week and after several years he only focused on his Lets’s Play videos especially for Minecraft games.
PewDiePie has won many popular awards throughout his online career. He has won the Starcount Social Star Awards for the Most Popular Social Show in the year 2013. He has also won the 5th Shorty Awards and Teen Choice Awards in the year 2014.
Along with these popular awards he has also received many popular awards like 4th Streamy Awards, 2014 Golden Joystick Awards, 2015 Teen Choice Awards, 5th Streamy Awards, 2015 Golden Joystick Awards, 8th Shorty Awards, 43rd People’s Choice Awards, and 2019 Teen Choice Awards.
PewDiePie frequently landed himself into controversies as some of his videos appeared to be a racial slur for everyone. He faced criticism for his racial discrimination-related videos and some of his videos even got blocked by YouTube.
He also had a conflict with Bob Iger who was the then-CEO of the Walt Disney Company and even lost his contract with Maker Studios which is also a subsidiary of the Disney company. The reason for the conflict between them was that PewDiePie had uploaded a video in which he read out erotic fan fiction about Disney characters in the film titled Frozen.
After that, he also had a conflict with India’s most popular music studio T-Series as he made a fun video of the T-Series on his channel. After which T-Series company also filed a complaint against him in the Delhi High Court which later issued an order that PewDiePie videos have been blocked in India. As per reports, two parties had settled the matter in July 2019.
As of 2021, PewDiePie’s net worth is $50 million. He mainly earns through his online career as he has millions of subscribers on his YouTube account and also has numerous sponsorship and advertisement deals.
Facts and Information
PewDiePie has a huge fan following on his self-titled YouTube channel. He has over 108 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and also has 26.7 billion views on his YouTube videos.
PewDiePie is the second-most popular and subscribed YouTuber across the world after T-Series. He is also listed among the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine several times in his career.
He is one of the most popular and controversial celebrities all over the world. As most of the media outlets considered him as one of the best content creators online despite his involvement in so many media controversies.
Along with his YouTube channel, PewDiePie has appeared in videos of other YouTubers and also made his appearance on several other media and social media platforms. He also made his appearance in the YouTube Rewind series in the year 2019 and worked as a voice artist in the popular series Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures.
He also did several charitable and fundraising works and supported many NGOs and charitable organizations.