Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, known online as PewDiePie, is a Swedish web-based comedian and video producer.
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He is known for his Let's Play commentaries and vlogs, as well as his following on YouTube.
A video blog or video log, usually shortened to vlog, is a form of blog for which the medium is video, and is a form of web television.
A Let's Play is a video documenting the playthrough of a video game, usually including commentary by the gamer.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States.
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Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, PewDiePie originally pursued a degree in industrial economics and technology management at Chalmers University of Technology.
Chalmers University of Technology is a Swedish university located in Gothenburg that focuses on research and education in technology, natural science, architecture, maritime and other management areas.
Technology management is a set of management disciplines that allows organizations to manage their technological fundamentals to create competitive advantage.
In economics, industrial organization or industrial economy is a field that builds on the theory of the firm by examining the structure of firms and markets.
In 2010, during his time at the university, he registered a YouTube account under the name PewDiePie.
The following year, he dropped out of Chalmers after becoming disinterested with his degree field, much to the dismay of his parents.
After failing to earn an apprenticeship with an advertising agency in Scandinavia, he then decided to focus on creating content for his YouTube channel.
Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe, with strong historical, cultural and linguistic ties.
In order to fund his videos, PewDiePie began selling prints of his Photoshop art projects and working at a hot dog stand.
PewDiePie soon gathered a rapidly increasing online following, and in July 2012, his channel surpassed one million subscribers.
Early on, PewDiePie was signed under the multi-channel network Machinima.
A multi-channel network is an organization that works with video platforms such as YouTube, to offer assistance to a channel owner in areas such as "product, programming, funding, cross-promotion, partner management, digital rights management, monetizationor audience development" in exchange for a percentage of the ad revenue from the channel.
After dissatisfaction with the network, he signed with Maker Studios, having his channel under Maker's sub-networks Polaris and, later, Revelmode.
Disney Digital Network is an American multi-channel network located in Culver City, California, the same location as Sony Pictures Entertainment and Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios.
Throughout his time on YouTube, PewDiePie has produced content that has been praised as genuine and unfiltered, but also been received as abrasive, and in some cases, met with controversy.
As a result of an early 2017 controversy regarding allegations of anti-Semitism in several of PewDiePie's videos, the Disney-operated Maker Studios ended their partnership with him, dropping him from their network.
While he criticised the coverage of the situation and defended his content as jokes that were taken out of context, he conceded its offensiveness.
Since 15 August 2013, PewDiePie has been the most subscribed user on YouTube, being surpassed for a total of 46 days in late 2013 by YouTube Spotlight.
YouTube Spotlight is YouTube's official video channel for spotlighting videos and events on YouTube.
Spotlight or spot light may refer to:
Holding the position since 22 December 2013, the channel has 60 million subscribers as of January 2018.
From 29 December 2014 to 14 February 2017, PewDiePie's channel held the distinction of being the most viewed of all time, and as of January 2018, the channel has received over 17 billion video views.
PewDiePie refers to his fanbase as "Squad Fam".
Through his Squad Fam fanbase, PewDiePie has raised money for charities.
Due to his popularity, PewDiePie's coverage of indie games has created an Oprah effect, boosting sales for titles he plays.
An indie game or independent video game is a video game that is often created without the financial support of a publisher, although some games funded by a publisher are still considered independent.
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In 2016, Time named him one of "The World's 100 Most Influential People".