One of the internet’s biggest stars isn’t simply just that. PewDiePie, who’s well on his way to hitting fifty-million subscribers on the popular video sharing platform YouTube, is an actual person (wow, well done me).
As such, there are a bunch of small, interesting things you’d probably not know about him. Read on to learn more about YouTube’s biggest star, the man, the myth, the legend, PewDiePie. Yeah, I’d happily identify as a bro.
PewDiePie’s real name is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg
We’re starting off simple, with what, supposedly, quite a few people do actually know. When not going by his world-famous internet alias, PewDiePie goes by Felix. If you ever see him in the street, which let’s face it, you probably won’t – but if you do, maybe impress him by calling him by name. Felix is Latin and means “happy,” by the way.
Or not, because come to think of it that’s probably going to come across as incredibly creepy. Right?
He dropped out of university to focus on YouTube
To say PewDiePie’s dedication and commitment to his career, audience, and passion is praiseworthy would be a massive understatement – it’s pretty incredible. In 2010, he was at university pursuing a degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management.
Sometime during that year at university, he set up his YouTube channel, and a year later dropped out to focus on it. He was denied support from his parents for this decision, thus having to work at a hot dog stand to fund his videos. That’s dedication, right there.
PewDiePie’scontent is more viewed than Rihanna’s
What happens when you take the most successful gaming entrepreneur and comedian of all time and put him side by side with one of the world’s most successful and famous singers? He owns that shit.
At the time of writing, RihannaVEVO has 10,197,140,534 YouTube views, overall. PewDiePie has 13,576,958,779. Boom!
It’s also worth noting he’s got well over double the amount of subscribers. You’ve been out-worked, Rihanna.
PewDiePie actually does mean something
PewDiePie actually explained the inspiration behind his name in a YouTube video – in case you missed it, he basically said the following:
- Pewrepresents lasers. “Pew-pew,” as he puts it.
- Dierepresents death.
- Pie was added after he forgot his password for PewDie, so he just added Pie because PewDiePiesound funny. Classic Pewds.
PewDiePie has raised an incredible amount for charity
PewDiePie, since starting his channel, has raised a massive $630’000 for Save the Children, $450’000 for Charity: Water and even more for several charities worldwide. As far as being charitable and helping others goes, he’s a godsend, and has done fantastic work for the world, and today’s society.
His work with Save the Children and Charity: Water is especially impressive, considering both had goals of $250’000.
He’s an agnostic atheist
PewDiePie’s religious orientation is that of someone who is an atheist due to the fact there is no evidence or proof that a deity does exist (basically, their existence isn’t certain).
He released a book – and it loves you
PewDiePie’s ‘This Book Loves You’ released back in October 2015. It’s a parody of self help books, and to be fair, that actually sounds like it could make a decent substitute. Nothing like a good laugh to cheer you up, no? It’s got 240 pages of pure comedy and can be bought from Amazon. What you waiting for?
He’s released two games
PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist and PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator were both developed by Outerminds in collaboration with PewDiePie himself. In the former, you fight against the Barrel Army (he hates barrels) to save Pewd’s subscribers and friends.
In the latter, you build up your own YouTube channel in the hopes of overtaking the legendary King of YouTube himself, PewDiePie. Of course.
His girlfriend does YouTube too
PewDiePie’s girlfriend is also on YouTube, known as CutiePieMarzia. At almost seven million subscribers and counting, she’s doing pretty damn well herself. The two regularly feature in each other’s videos, as you’d expect – with Marzia focusing more on the female demographic, seemingly, and Pewds focusing on anything but barrels.
He has more subscribers than these countries have people
PewDiePie has a very, very, very, very large amount of subscribers. This is common knowledge.
It’s not really common knowledge (or at least, I don’t think it is) that he could literally populate a fucking country with the amount of bros he’s amassed. Or rather, several. He’s just about to overtake Columbia in terms of population, who have around 48.8 million people living there.
Of the 196 countries that exist in the world, he could populate one of his choice (or several, if they were smaller) from 168 of those. Basically, he has enough subscribers to annex any country that isn’t within the top thirty population wise. Crazy.
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