He is a Swedish Youtuber, Comedian and game commentator, rendered famous through his Youtube channel that to date generated 23.5 Billion views and produced him an estimated worth of $30 + Million.
2: Early life
PewDiePie was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. He has been interested in video games and creativity during all his childhood, in fact, he used to draw famous video game characters during school and used to skip the classes to play video games with his friends in inverted cafes.
3: Career and Struggle
He enrolled in an industrial economics and technology management course, but he later dropped out of it to focus on his Youtube career, fact that he considered stupid at the time. At the same time, he started doing videos he was working at a hot dog stand to support himself while on this new journey. He said that for him a prestigious career didn’t matter and that all he wanted to do was videos that, at the beginning consisted of commenting Minecraft and Call of Duty.
4: His Success
To start with his career, he first sold some photoshopped pictures he had created to purchase the equipment he needed to develop his youtube videos. At the beginning of his career, he focussed on commenting horror and action video games mostly. He had registered on youtube back on 2006 and just in 6 years he grew to 1 Million subscribers that, at the time, was a considerable number.
Since 2013 he has become the most subscribed YouTuber in the world, reaching 10 million subscribers. One year later, on 29 December 2014, his channel surpassed EMI music’s video view count and became the most viewed channel on the platform. The rest is history, and to date, he is in the 11th most viewed channel in the whole platform.
5: 5 Tips to Succeed
Tip #1: Follow Your Dreams
Do not do what your mom wants you to do, or your dad wants you to do, live for yourself, and enjoy life. If you don’t make your own decisions in life, someone else is going to make them for you, and it will be hard for you to find happiness. Stop blaming others for having pushed you to make certain decisions and start taking responsibility for your own choices and actions because it’s you that you have to share your happiness and truth with.
Your path to success won’t be and can never be precisely the same as somebody else. This means that you have to stop looking to outside sources of validation and examples to follow step-by-step because there’s no success formula other than doing what you believe you must do at each specific moment, following your passion and trusting your gut. Have other people done what you want to accomplish?
If not, how come you should even listen to their advice? If you want to listen to somebody at least do it with somebody that has already achieved the success you want to have. Don’t do things just for the money because once you get the money, you won’t feel fulfilled and, worse than ever, you wouldn’t have enjoyed the process either. Have fun, do what you like, love, or gives meaning to your life, listen to your gut because it already knows what you should do.
Tip #2: Improve Your Self-Image
How you see yourself will highly determine the magnitude of your success. Who do you believe to be? How well do you consider yourself to be? How much self-esteem do you have? Improving your self-image and having a positive view of yourself will be a total game-changer for you, especially if you’ve been struggling with low self-esteem in the past.
Accept who you are and do not care about what others have to say about you as everybody in this world has imperfections that make each person unique. The problem is that if you let those people determine your self-esteem, then they’ll also be in control of your destiny.
Tip #3: Be Yourself
Being yourself means expressing your true nature and being regardless of what others think or want you to be. If you have something deep within you that you want to express or do do it as in the case of PewDiePie, it can bring you to success. Apart from this, being yourself isn’t as rewarding as behaving in ways that people would like you to behave.
Tip #4: Take Risks and Work Hard
Success won’t knock on your door if you don’t put the required effort to make it happen because that’s how things work in our world. We’ve been conditioned to believe that merely wishing things will make them happen in our lives, but that’s not true. You still need to move your feet in the direction you want to go, and only then you’ll be able to maximize the likelihood that you will achieve your goals.
Tip #5: Think that Everything happens for a Reason
This mindset is going to help you go through the hard periods of life when everything seems to go the wrong way. This mindset enables you to keep a positive attitude, especially when you have problems. Problems are there to make us grow, and it’s all a part of the human growth process to have problems and to go through them with your head high.
6: Favorite Quotes
“Life is too short to do things that you don’t like.”
“Don’t be a salad, be the best damn broccoli you could ever be.”
“Money can’t buy you happiness, but it buys you all the things you don’t have, even friends.”
“You have to be honest, you can’t love someone out of sympathy.”
7: 3 Lessons we can learn from his story
Lesson 1: Think out of the box
Who could ever say that by becoming a YouTuber, a guy could make such a massive amount of money? By thinking out of the box in terms of having a career, he made one that has been much more rewarding (both personally and financially) than most jobs.
Lesson 2: Following Your Passion can make you win
PewDiePie didn’t just open a YouTube Channel. He opened such a channel on what he liked the most, the gaming world. His passion for it motivated to get him up and produce content that wasn’t only high quality but also entertaining, creating a recipe for success.
Lesson 3: Try out new things and have fun
During an interview, he pointed out that he wanted to try different video games apart from Call of Duty that was one of the most popular at the time. Why? Just for fun, according to him. Now, can you believe that only by having fun you can become successful? Well, in today’s age, that’s possible, and PewDiePie is just an example of that. Explore just for the pleasure of exploring as you never know where this can lead you.
He created his business by himself, refusing to hire any other collaborator that would work for him.
In December 2016 he made $15 Million from Youtube earnings
His original name PewDie came from “pew” that, according to him, represents the sound of lasers “die” refers to death.
He used to work on a hot dog stand during the beginning of his youtube career.
Kjellberg won a Guinness World Record certificate for becoming the most subscribed YouTuber.
PewDiePie is probably the most successful YouTuber to date. With his whopping net worth of $30 million accumulated thanks to his more than 23.5 billion views, sales of merchandise, sponsors and more, he is one of the richest YouTubers of history. He is the living proof that by mingling passion and leveraging the advent of new market trends, you can make a massive career off yourself and that a job doesn’t necessarily mean a predetermined path to follow.