Who is PewDiePie?
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg is better known by the name of PewDiePie. He is a very popular „Let’s Play“ youtuber – and his channel has got millions of subscribers. For sure he wasn’t the first person who made YouTube famous, but his fame helped a lot to make YouTube the worldwide video platform that it is today.
But what did he actually do to become that famous… and very, very rich?
Well, first of all he is funny. Some people think that his humour is childish. But if he presented the games in a way that is very serious, nobody would watch his channel. After all, it is better to have a personality on YouTube – and it is what brings a lot of viewers to his channel!
Of course, Felix was not the first person who produced gaming videos for YouTube. But he was one of the most entertaining YouTubers! People wanted to see Felix‘ reactions to video games in any category – especially horror games!
For the American viewers, the fact that Felix is Swedish is also something they like very much. His Swedish accent makes him stand out, and compared with other influencers he seems more international.
But there is something else that helped PewDiePie a lot, and that is the popularity of the gaming community. Gaming is the second most popular category on YouTube after music. And with Virtual Reality (or VR, for short), gaming videos will be very successful in the next years. But there would not be so many people watching gaming videos if they were not so entertaining. And this is something Felix is very good at!
PewDiePie does not always do gaming content – and this is what keeps his channel fresh. It also helps that his videos are usually relatively short. He always comes up with new, creative ideas, he collaborates with other youtubers, reads comments and so on. What is more, he uploads content nearly twice a day. Felix does not give up too easily – in contrast, he loves his job, and that is what makes him the first internet superstar!