With a subscriber count of over 55 million and 15 billion total views (as of this writing), PewDiePie is, without a doubt, a YouTube sensation. And since he’s 24 million times ahead of the channel next to his on the most-subscribed list, it looks like he’s going to remain in that seat for a long, long time.
Felix Kjellberg, the man behind the online persona and channel name, gained the title of the most-subscribed user on YouTube because of his funny commentaries and crazy antics. His videos – ranging from unfiltered video game reviews to profanity-filled comedy sketches – can give you a good laugh, raise your eyebrows, or make you click on that Unsubscribe button while shaking your head, but you just know you will watch him again after a couple of days.
He’s so popular that people are screen printing shirts of him and they’re selling out!
Despite his huge online following and the attention from mainstream media, PewDiePie refuses to shy away from controversial subjects and has met with controversy himself. At the beginning of this year, just as he was about to release the second season of his YouTube Red original series, Scare PewDiePie, the show was canceled, and YouTube has reportedly severed business ties with him. Continue reading