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First individual YouTuber to surpass 100 million subscribers
On 25 August, Kjellberg became the first individual YouTuber to surpass 100 million subscribers; his channel was the second overall to reach the milestone after T-Series, who passed the mark earlier in the year.
"TSERIES DISS TRACK" was released
Kjellberg uploaded a diss track against Indian record label T-Series titled "TSERIES DISS TRACK" (later renamed "Bitch Lasagna") in response to their YouTube channel being projected to surpass his in subscribers. The video went on to replace "A Funny Montage" as PewDiePie's most-viewed video; as of May, the video has accumulated over 250 million views.
'PewDiePie' received the "Ruby Play Button"
On 8 December, his channel reached 50 million subscribers, becoming the first YouTube channel to do so. On 18 December 2016, he received a "Ruby Play Button" from YouTube as a reward for reaching this milestone.
Collaborated with Happy Socks
PieDiePie collaborates with Swedish company Happy Socks to release his own line of funky socks.
Felix releases 'PewDiePie Tuber Simulator'
Felix releases 'PewDiePie Tuber Simulator' on iOS and Android, where it currently has over 1 million downloads and beat Pokémon Go to the top of the iTunes Charts.
"100 Most Influential People in the World": Time Magazine
Time Magazine calls PewDiePie one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World", with a forward by South Park co-creator, Trey Parker.
Felix hits 40 million subscriber
On his 26th birthday, Felix hits 40 million subscribers to his channel.
“This Book Loves You" was released
PewDiePie releases his first book; a parody of self-help books called “This Book Loves You". It became a New York Times Bestseller immediately and remained there for a week.
'PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist' was released
Felix releases PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist for iOS, Android, Windows and OS X. It was a hugely successful side-scrolling action-adventure platform game featuring himself, Marzia, his dogs, a variety of YouTube friends and Easter eggs from his old Let’s Plays.
The 'PewDiePie' app
In August 2014, Maker Studios released an official PewDiePie app for the iPhone, allowing audiences to view his videos, create custom favourite video feeds and share videos with others.
'PewDiePie' raised over $1 million for charities
PewDiePie released a video which revealed that he and the Bro’s had raised over 1 million dollars for charities including Save The Children, Charity Water and various other organisations since they started fundraising together a year before.
Felix uploaded his very first Goat Simulator
Felix uploaded his very first Goat Simulator, a game that would not only be fundamental in the move from horror games on the PewDiePie channel, but the game eventually became a commercial smash purely because he played it. This success has been credited by the developers themselves.
Rapid fast growth of the channel
In 2013, the channel grew from 3.5 million to just under 19 million subscribers, and by the end of 2013, it was gaining a new subscriber every 1.037 seconds. Billboard reported that the channel gained more subscribers than any other channel in 2013.
'PewDiePie' received a certificate from Guinness World Records for becoming the most subscribed YouTuber
Guinness World Records
On July of 2013 PewDiePie overtook Jenna Marbles as the second most subscribed YouTube channel and then PewDiePie became the most subscribed to YouTube channel in the world, beating SMOSH. His title was quickly taken by YouTube Spotlight, but a day later he took it back and hasn't been rivalled since. Kjellberg received a certificate from Guinness World Records for becoming the most subscribed YouTuber.
Kjellberg won the award for "Swedish Social Star"
Starcount Social Stars Awards
In May 2013, at the inaugural Starcount Social Stars Awards in Singapore, Kjellberg won the award for "Swedish Social Star". Competing against Jenna Marbles, Smosh and Toby Turner.
Kjellberg began streaming videos of his co-hosted series
Kjellberg began streaming videos of his co-hosted series, BroKen, onto MLG.tv. He co-hosted the series with Kenneth Morrison, better known as CinnamonToastKen, who is also a video game commentator.
Kjellberg was covered in The New York Times
The New York Times
On 18 February 2013, the Kjellberg's channel reached 5 million subscribers, and in April, he was covered in The New York Times after surpassing 6 million subscribers.
'PewDiePie' became the No. 1 YouTube channel
PewDiePie reached 2 million subscribers in September. In October, OpenSlate ranked Kjellberg's channel as the No. 1 YouTube channel.
'PewDiePie' hits the 1 million subscribers milestone
Kjellberg's channel had around 60,000 subscribers, and on 9 May 2012, it reached 500,000 subscribers. Around the time his channel earned 700,000 subscribers, and finally the PewDiePie channel reaches its first YouTube milestone of many, with 1 million subscribers.
Chalmers University of Technology
Kjellberg went on to pursue a degree in industrial economics and technology management at Chalmers University of Technology, but left the university in 2011, to focus on his YouTube career.
'Fridays with PewDiePie'
Starting on 2 September 2011, Kjellberg also began posting weekly vlogs under the title of 'Fridays with PewDiePie'.
Video game commentaries
In his early years as a YouTube creator, Kjellberg focused on video game commentaries, most notably of horror and action video games. Some of his earliest videos featured commentaries of mainstream video games including Minecraft and Call of Duty, although he was particularly noted for his Let's Plays of Amnesia: The Dark Descent and its related mods.
Felix first shows his face on his YouTube
After hitting 100 video uploads and 2,500 subscribers, Felix first shows his face on his YouTube channel in addition to showing off his gaming rig.
Part time jobs
Following his exit from Chalmers, his parents refused to financially support him, so he funded his early videos by working as a harbor captain, selling prints of his Photoshop art, and working at a hot dog stand.
28-10-2010 - 14-05-2012Link
The very first video on the PewDiePie channel
The very first video on the PewDiePie channel (that is still live) sees Felix playing Minecraft for two minutes. There is no face cam.
'PewDiePie' was born
Kjellberg originally registered a YouTube account under the name "Pewdie" in 2006; he explained that "pew" represents the sound of lasers and "die" refers to death. After forgetting the password to this account, he registered the "PewDiePie" YouTube channel on 29 April 2010.