In today’s era of internet craze, everyone finds it entertaining to binge on YouTube videos. They offer a thorough dig into your likings. The people who make it a worthy experience are the ones like PewDiePie. He is one of the most loved YouTuber & Game commentators among the young gamers.
You must be wondering how a young pal became a YouTube sensation soon after dropping out of University. What made him a millionaire? Let’s know more about it in the following article where we will also delve into the net worth of PewDiePie as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Born on 24 October 1989 as Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, PewDiePie grew up in Gothenburg, Sweden. His father, Ulf Christian Kjellberg is the CEO of a company and mother is a former KappAhl CIO. He was inclined towards arts right from his formative years & would often bunk classes to hang out with friends playing video games. He used to make sketches of famous video game characters like Mario. He did his graduation from Götebirgs Högre Samskola in 2008.
PewDiePie later went to pursue a degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Chalmers University of Technology. Though, he left it very soon as he didn’t find it interesting. He later developed an interest in Photo-shopping & wanted to excel in photo manipulation art.
He then used his photoshopped prints to earn some money so that he can buy a computer to make YouTube videos.
PewDiePie has an exciting long-term relationship with another YouTuber, Marzia Bisognin since 2011. She hails from Italy, and the couple met through a friend of Marzia. They shared an online relationship before PewDiePie moved to Italy to meet the love of his life. They both now live together in Brighton, Sussex, England since 2013. Marzia shared via Instagram on April 27, 2018, the news of her engagement to PewDiePie as he proposed to her.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
It was on December 19, 2006, that PewDiePie made his first ever YouTube channel named “PewDie.” The channel was not much active & he forgot its password too, hence in 2010, he made a new channel named “PewDiePie.” He started making videos shortly, with the very first being a two minutes video playing Minecraft without showing his face. His channel reached its first milestone securing 1 million subscribers in July 2012. Leaving behind SMOSH, PewDiePie’ Channel soon became the most subscribed channel in the world.
As of 2013, PewDiePie was the fastest growing channel gaining a new subscriber with every passing second. He went from 3.5 to 19 million subscriptions in the matter of a year. He earned huge appreciations worldwide for his talent & the level of entertainment in his videos.
In 2014, he raised more than 1 million dollars along with Bro’s for – Charity Water, Save The Children, and other organizations. He appeared on ‘The Stephen Colbert Show’ in October 2015. He also launched his first book in the same month. The line of books titled “This Book Loves You” became famous for being the best Self-help books, as they remained on the New York Times bestseller list for a week.
In April 2016, PewDiePie became one of the “100 most influential people in the world” according to Time Magazine. In 2017, PewDiePie launched a new company, “Net Glow” which will broadcast weekly. BradWOTO appeared on its first episode.
He won 7 different awards including his 5th Streamy Award & Golden Joystick Award for Best Gaming Channel & Gaming personality in 2015.
He was nominated five times including for the 43rd People’s Choice Awards for Favorite YouTube Star in 2017.
Net Worth & Earnings:
PewDiePie’s annual income is over $15 million as his channel is quite famous. As of 2018, He has a net worth of $35 million which is continually increasing every passing year as his subscriptions increase. He has been listed as the highest paid YouTuber owing to over 58 million subscribers! His worth keeps on rising as the number of views on his videos increase. PewDiePie has not been solely involved in video making as we have seen the launch of his own video game; PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist, his private company “NetGlow,” and also a book named “This Book Loves You.” His car collection includes a Mercedes Benz, Audi, and a Jaguar.
PewDiePie is undoubtedly the most creative YouTuber of our generation. His name will be written down in history as one of the revolutionaries of online entertainment.