Anybody with a smartphone and an internet connection can start a YouTube channel, but what does it take to reel in the viewers? If there’s anybody who knows the answer to that, it’s PewDiePie.
If you don’t know who PewDiePie is, you must not be one of his 48 million subscribers on YouTube (seriously…he has more than 48 million subscribers. How is that even possible?). Anyway, PewDiePie is a Swedish comedian and gamer whose real name is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg.
He must have had a premonition that his YouTube channel was going to be huge because he dropped out of college to make videos in 2010. By 2012, he already passed the one million subscriber mark. Since 2013, he’s pretty consistently been the YouTuber with the most subscribers.
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Combined, his over 2,000 videos have garnered more than 13.6 billion views. So they must feature something totally insane, right? That’s not necessarily the case. Basically, he plays video games and gives commentary as he goes along. Eventually, however, PewDiePie started expanding by posting some comedy shorts as well.
PewDiePie has managed to gain quite a following through developing his own brand. His fans are part of his “Bro Army” and he usually signs off his videos with a simple “bro fist.”
His most popular video ever is simply called “A Funny Montage,” and it has over 74 million views. Essentially, it’s a crash course in everything you need to know about PewDiePie’s sense of humor. It has clips of him playing horror games and screaming uncontrollably as well as some rather disturbing videos of himself dancing in women’s underwear.
As much as we’d love to hate him for having such a fun time at his job every day and just making whatever the heck kind of videos he wants, we’ve got to admit he’s pretty funny. He’s got this ridiculous laugh and also has an adorably fat pug that appears in some of his videos, so we guess we can give him the seal of approval.
As long as he keeps making videos. If he stops, then he’s back on our bad side.