HWM (Malaysia) - - THINK -

• 53 mil­lion sub­scribers and count­ing • Named as high­est-earn­ing YouTu­ber in De­cem­ber 2016 by Forbes, with an an­nual in­come of US$15 mil­lion. • Funded his ear­li­est videos by work­ing at a hot dog stand and sell­ing prints of his Pho­to­shop art. • In 2013, his chan­nel jumped from 3.5 mil­lion sub­scribers to just un­der 19 mil­lion. By the end of

2013, this trans­lated to a new sub­scriber ev­ery 1.037 sec­onds. • His YouTube han­dle was an ac­ci­dent. His orig­i­nal ac­count was reg­is­tered un­der the name ‘PewDie,’ in­spired by the sounds lasers make and death, but he for­got the pass­word and had to make a new ac­count. • The PewDiePie YouTube chan­nel was cre­ated on 29 April 2010 . • Best known for playthroughs of hor­ror video games, with a goofy run­ning com­men­tary char­ac­ter­ized by off-the-cuff re­marks, hy­per­bole, and pro­fan­ity.

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