PewDiePie Hits 22 Million Subscribers on YouTube: Screaming Makes You Rich

Swedish video gamer, PewDiePie, real name Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, has just passed 22 million subscribers on YouTube. Apparently, screaming makes you rich. Or at least it does if you’re a 24-year-old gamer.

And, yes, 22 million subscribers on YouTube is pretty darned astounding. But, it’s even more astounding when you figure out he added an extra 1 million subscribers to his channel in just 13 days. In fact, PewDiePie is adding around 1 million new subscribers every 13 days recently, which is more than 76,000 a day.

Personally, I don’t get the appeal as all PewDiePie does is scream and shout his way through most of his videos, and isn’t remotely funny, unusual or talented but….a lot of 12 year-old-boys must like him as his popularity doesn’t seem to be on the wane any time soon.


Michelle Topham