PewDiePie is a Swedish web-based comedian and video producer, best known for his Let’s Play commentaries and vlogs on YouTube. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about him!
1.His full name is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg.
2. He was born on 24 October 1989
3. He was born to Lotta Kristine Johanna (born 7 May 1958) and Ulf Christian Kjellberg (born 8 January 1957), and grew up with his sister, Fanny, as well.
4. His mother, a former KappAhl CIO, was named the 2010 CIO of the Year in Sweden. His father is also a Chief Executive of a company.
5. During his early schooling life, he was interested in art, and has noted that he would draw popular video game characters such as Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog.
6. During high school, he would skip classes to play video games at an Internet cafe with friends; on this topic, PewDiePie has commented, “Sweden has a great culture around gaming.” In 2008, he graduated from Göteborgs Högre Samskola.
7. He then went on to pursue a degree in industrial economics and technology management at Chalmers University of Technology, but left the university in 2011 to focus on his YouTube career.
8. The main focus of PewDiePie’s videos is his commentary and reactions to various games as he plays through them.
9. Due to this, his videos fall under the Let’s Play umbrella.
10. Unlike conventional walkthroughs, his Let’s Play videos are devoted to “sharing gaming moments on YouTube with my bros”.
11. Variety details that “PewDiePie acts like he’s spending time with a friend. He begins each video introducing himself in a high-pitched, goofy voice, drawing out the vowels of his YouTube moniker, then delves into the videos.”
12. In his early years as a YouTube personality, PewDiePie was known for playing horror and action video games, most notably Amnesia: The Dark Descent and its related mods.
13. PewDiePie also began posting weekly vlogs starting from 2 September 2011.
14. These vlogs are uploaded under the title of Fridays with PewDiePie.
15. He typically performs a “Brofist” at the end of each of his videos.
16. As his channel grew, he began to branch out in terms of his video content, uploading live-action and animated comedy shorts.
17. In 2014, he began to more actively play games that interested him, regardless if they were of the horror genre or not.
18. In addition, he is also known to support video games from indie developers.
19. PewDiePie has also been noted for his frequent upload output, something he scaled down in 2014. By early 2017, he had uploaded almost 3,500 videos to his channel, around 400 of which have been made private.
20. As of January 2017, his videos currently have over 150,000 years of watchtime
21. The nature of PewDiePie’s video content has been described by various outlets as goofy, energetic, obnoxious, and filled with profanity. However, many of the same outlets concede that PewDiePie’s content is genuine and unfiltered.
22. Sarah Begley of Time said his clips contained “charismatic narration”.
23. Chris Reed of The Wall St. Cheat Sheet said it contained “off-the-cuff running commentary that’s characterised by goofy jokes, profanity, and loud outbursts.”
24. Another reporter noted PewDiePie’s “chosen mode of sharing his critique happens to be ribald entertainment, an unmediated stream of blurted jokes, startled yelps, goofy voices, politically incorrect comments, and pretty much nonstop profanity.”
25. Reed adds that these aspects of PewDiePie’s videos are what critics find most abrasive, but what fans love the most.PewDiePie resorts occasionally to gameplay, resulting in silent or emotional commentary;his playthrough of The Last of Us, it was noted, left the usually vocal gamer speechless at the ending.
26. In 2016, he examined his older videos and while noting the stylistic changes he had undergone, he expressed specific regret for his casual use of words like gay or retarded in a derogatory sense.
27. PewDiePie originally registered a YouTube account under the name “Pewdie”; he explains that “pew” represents the sound of lasers and “die” means death.
28. After forgetting the password to this account, he then registered the “PewDiePie” YouTube channel on 29 April 2010.
29. After dropping out of Chalmers, his parents refused to support him, and as a result PewDiePie funded his early videos by working at a hot dog stand.
30. Early in his YouTube career, PewDiePie used rape jokes in his videos.
31. On 18 February 2013, the PewDiePie channel reached 5 million subscribers,and in April, PewDiePie earned coverage on The New York Times after surpassing 6 million subscribers.
32. In May, at the inaugural Starcount Social Stars Awards in Singapore PewDiePie won the award for Swedish Social Star.
33. Competing against Jenna Marbles, Smosh and Toby Turner,] PewDiePie also won the award for Most Popular Social Show.
34. In July 2013, he overtook Jenna Marbles to become the second most subscribed YouTube user, and reached 10 million subscribers.
35. On 20 October, PewDiePie jokingly launched a second channel, under the name Jack septiceye2.
36. He launched this channel as a way of getting a new Golden Play Button after his PewDiePie one was sent broken. The name is derived from his friend and fellow YouTube video game commentator, Jacksepticeye.
37. A few days later, he announced on YouTube that he would be going back to Los Angeles to record another season of the show, and that he would be daily vlogging while he was away.
38. By December, Kotaku reported the Jack septiceye2 channel had garnered 1.4 million subscribers, despite having only one upload available to watch.
39. Responses to PewDiePie’s content are mixed; Anthony Taormina of Game Rant writes “It’s no secret that as his popularity continues to grow, PewDiePie has become an increasingly divisive figure. While some love the YouTuber for the entertainment he provides, others see PewDiePie as the singular representation of our gameplay commentary obsessed culture.”
40. Kjellberg is originally from Sweden but moved to Italy to live with his girlfriend, Marzia Bisognin.
41. She is also a YouTube personality, formerly known on the website as CutiePieMarzia, but now known as simply Marzia.
42. The two were introduced to each other through a friend of Bisognin’s in 2011, and after establishing an online friendship, Kjellberg flew to Italy to meet her.
43. The two shuffled between Sweden and Italy, before settling in Brighton, Sussex, England. Kjellberg moved to the UK in July 2013 for better Internet connectivity.
44. In June 2016, Kjellberg announced he had been evicted from his recording studio after his landlord confronted him for being too loud. On 30 December 2016, he announced that he had been evicted once again, and that he had moved into Club Penguin’s old UK office.
45. Kjellberg has stated on his YouTube channel that he is an agnostic atheist.