PewDiePie is one of the internet sensations known for his skills in Photoshop and his huge following on YouTube. He could hardly conceal his love for photoshop, so he decided to manipulate photo art by using Adobe Photoshop. Felix’s career blossomed because after he left college, he made up his mind to start his own YouTube channel. During the early days of his career, the cardinal focal point was his narration and attitude to several games as he plays through them. In the year 2011, his fan base increased.
PewDiePie was born Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg on October 24, 1989, in Gothenburg, Sweden into the family of Lotta Christine Johanna and Ulf Christian Kjellberg. He was raised alongside his sister by his parents. His mother is a former KappAhl CIO, she was honored with the 2010 CIO of the year in Sweden. His father is the Chief Executive of a corporation.
When Felix was in high school, he was so passionate about art that he drew renowned characters in video games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario. While he was in high school, he was a truant, he didn’t take his academics seriously. PewDiePie most times avoided classes in order to go to the Internet cafe alongside his friends to play video games.
In the year 2008, he graduated from Göteborgs Hogre Samskola. He further earned a degree in Industrial Economics and Technological Management at the prestigious Chalmers University of Technology. PewDiePie eventually left the university in 2011. According to the young chap, he evacuated the university because he wanted to concentrate on his YouTube profession. He said studying Industrial Economics no longer fascinates him.
Felix felt being a student at Chalmers University was a waste of time. Due to his doggedness and love for photoshop, he engaged in several photoshop competition which almost made him clinch an apprenticeship at one of the notable advertising agencies in Scandinavia. He also developed interests in creating content on YouTube. After he fell short of winning the apprenticeship position at the photoshop competition, PewDiePie sold some of his Photoshop’d images so that he could acquire a computer to professionally work on YouTube videos.
PewDiePie YouTube Channel
On the 29th of April 2010, the name PewDiePie went public. PewDiePie was the name of the YouTube channel Felix started. He started off with a video displaying a ghost that had generated in his Minecraft. After some months, he started posting play-throughs of Call of Duty: Black Ops’, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and Dead Space 2. During his early years as a YouTube luminary, PewDiePie became renowned for his action and horrific video games.
Rise To Fame
In October 2011, PewDiePie started uploading weekly Vlogs. Within the period of eight months, his YouTube channel had an impressive number of videos uploaded. As his channel began to grow, he began to extend his video contents; posting animated comedy and live-action. He could as well be described as a social media icon. Beyond the fact that he has numerous followers on YouTube, PewDiePie also has more than 7 million likes on Facebook, Ten million followers on Instagram, and eight million followers on Twitter.
He has hilarious characters in his videos. While watching these comic videos, the interest of the person watching the videos is diverted to the commentaries and reaction being displayed by PewDiePie as he plays the video games. As a result of this, his videos fall under the set of “Let’s Play”. The comic Felix has numerous subscribers. It will flabbergast you to know that after he created his account in the year 2010, by 2011 his channel had garnered about 60,000 subscribers.
As the number of his followers climaxed to 700,000, PewDiePie was given an invitation to speak at the Nonick Conference in 2012. By July that same year, the number of his subscribers increased to 1 million. It took him only a couple of months before he reached 2 million. In October 2012, PewDiePie’s channel was recognized by OpenSlate as the number one channel on YouTube.
Salary, Net Worth
PewDiePie earns a lot thanks to his numerous subscribers. According to Expresen, a renowned Swedish newspaper, this internet celebrity made $7.4 million dollars in the year 2014. In the year 2015, he was recognized as one of the most influential people on the Internet. Right now, he has an estimated net worth of $ 70 million dollars.
Married, Wife, Kids
The resplendent internet celebrity is neither married nor has a child. Rumor has it that he is in a romantic relationship with Marzia Bisognin, but has decided to keep his relationship private. The lovebirds have been dating for a few years now and their fans are curious to know when the duo will tie the nuptial knot. Felix started dating his girlfriend when the duo came in contact in 2011, and after his girlfriend watched one of his funny videos, she knew he was the one.
Despite the fact that Felix has a girlfriend he loves and plans to marry, rumor is still flying around that he is gay. The gay rumor started in a hilarious way. While Felix was recording a video in his room, his landlord heard some strange noise from his room and gave him a quit notice, thinking he is homosexual.
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg is 5 ft 9 inches tall.