In 2013, PewDiePie was followed by 12 million people on YouTube. Since Sunday, the number has officially exceeded 100 million. The videographer Swedish, his real name is Felix Kjellberg, is known through his videos on video games. His specialty: "let's play", a type of video where a person is filmed playing a game and comments on his live game. Recently, the artist was enamoured of the game Minecraft, a very popular online. It also happens to make videos that have nothing to do with video games, for example on the Internet culture.
This on YouTube since 2010, PewDiePie has been able to build a community of loyal subscribers. It is one of the videographers the most famous in the world. In 2018, Forbes magazine estimated his annual income at $ 15.5 million. His career has also been punctuated by several controversies on his tone and his jokes are sometimes racist and anti-semitic.
PewDiePie is the first individual to exceed the 100 million mark of subscribers. In recent months, the videographer was engaged in a race against the chain indian T-Series, a label particularly known for his music played in movies of Bollywood. This last was eventually the first YouTube channel to exceed 100 million subscribers in the month of April.polemics
Known for his humor, sometimes quirky, PewDiePie is also remarkable for its taste for controversy. The videographer has been repeatedly criticized for making jokes anti-semitic and have been using the imaging a neo-nazi. Notably, he paid two people to hold a panel where it was written "Death to the Jews". This particular event, in 2017, it has lost several big contracts, including contracts with Disney.
More recently, the clash of PewDie Pie with T-Series, organized as a real show by the artist, has been surprising, and dramatic. The sentence "Subscribe to PewDiePie" ("suscribe to PewDiePie") has become a "meme", a running joke on the Internet. The latter has been referenced by the terrorist attack of Christchurch, which has killed 50 people in mosques in New Zealand. This event has forced PewDiePie to ask its customers to no longer use this phrase. "To see my name associated with something as awful, I was much more affected that I could do the show," he commented at the time.
PewDiePie has today 29 years. He got married last week with another personality of the Internet, Marzia.Updated Date: 28 August 2019, 00:00