Pewdiepie is the first ever YouTuber to reach 10 billion views
Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg has become the first YouTuber to surpass 10 billion views
The Swedish gaming personality announced the milestone on his Twitter account, where he has amassed over six million followers.
Kjellberg created the Pewdiepie channel six years ago, and has since grown into the largest YouTube channel on the planet.
In December 2012, he signed a deal with online content creator Maker Studios, which is now owned by Disney.
Pewdiepie rose to fame through his Let’s Play videos, which often concentrate on horror titles and his over the top reactions.
As you can expect, Kjellberg is often confronted about his popularity on the website:
“I’m so central to YouTube now, and that puts me in the spotlight and raises a lot of questions like ‘Why is he so big?'” Kjellberg said. “I’d much rather prefer to have something like 5 million subscribers.”
The Pewdiepie channel currently has over 39 million subscribers, beating the likes of Taylor Swift, Smosh and Machinima.
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Pewdiepie earned 63 million SEK (about £4.8 million) in 2014, and generates roughly £2.6 million in ad revenue each year.
There have been many negative comments regarding how much Kjellberg earns on an annual basis.
He has since tackled these comments in a recent video:
“Money is a topic that I purposefully tried to avoid for the five years I’ve been making videos. I just feel like it’s not important to anyone. I just want to make entertaining videos.
“Whenever it comes out how much I made a certain year, people just get so shocked. A lot of people were also very angry. They thought it was unfair.
They thought I just sit on my ass and I yell at the screen over here–which is true–but there’s so much more to it than that.”
“I understand that haters are going to hate, but I really think that money doesn’t make you happy.
In the past, Pewdiepie has taken part in significant charity work, having raised over £400,000 for Save The Children in 2014.