Felix Kjellberg who is famous by his Youtube name PewDiePie has not left to impress any single youth by his vlogs. PewDiePie was born on 24 October 1989 in Sweden, Gothenburg. Felix registered a Youtube account under the name of PewDiePie in 2010.
Since then he has had a drastic change in his life. He might not have thought his vlogs would be such a big hit among people and he has worked very hard for that, I must say. So let’s talk about his career and net worth today.
PewDiePie’s Career, Net Worth and Awards
Felix played video games in his childhood and mostly skip class to play games with his friends. Felix graduated from the Chalmers University of Technology in industrial economics and technology management.
I guess his interest towards video games made him do Youtube videos. His videos came to highlight after he commented and reacted to various games as playing through them. Felix initially earned his living by selling hot dogs and creating video games simultaneously.
By December 2011 PewDiePie got 60,000 subscribers. It was very quick. Felix then started writing blogs about the games and extended his commentary to different kinds of games. Though his fans love his channel he was not appreciated by the critics initially.
2013 was a big success for PewDiePie as he had 1.3 billion views. Soon PewDiePie was an official app for iPhone. His videos got interesting as he became wide and covered the mindset of many youths. He says people watch his videos because they see themselves in the videos and it’s sarcastic.
PewDiePie disabled the comments section in the videos after he got many aggressive comments. As the time passed he thought deep about the comments and interacted with many people through Twitter and Reddit. After all people were trying to give him feedback and that should be appreciated.
That was one of his wise decisions. He tried to improve the videos and focus on major things. Hard work pays off and we all know that. PewDiePie holds the record of “Most subscribers on Youtube” in Guinness book of world records on 23 August 2016.
PewDiePie is also marked as one of the highest earning YouTuber. It is estimated that PewDiePie manages to make $12 million annually. His channel has 54 million subscribers and 3,113 videos till now and we will obviously be shocked seeing his subscribers grow every month.
He has also achieved many awards like Shorty Award for Best in Gaming(2013), Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Star(2014) and Shorty Award for Game(2016). Not only that, he was named as “The World’s 100 Most Influential People” in 2016 by Time Magazine.
You must have already guessed his net worth till now. PewDiePie’s net worth is estimated to be $61 million. Guess what? That’s almost 1.4 times greater than the net worth of Hillary Clinton.
With his growing net worth, he is also thinking of expanding the team by adding a production assistant. And if he goes earning like this he may also be listed high in the millionaire list.
It seems like PewDiePie has developed an interest for luxury cars. In a vlog, he showed his new Ferrari. He says it’s my turn to share the rides with the followers. It’s obviously your turn, Felix. You have earned it so you deserve to live your life the way you want.