Brighton YouTube sensation has more subscribers than Justin Bieber

Brighton YouTube sensation has more subscribers than Justin Bieber

Brighton YouTube sensation has more subscribers than Justin Bieber

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An internet entrepeneur has set about building his empire from the comfort of his humble seaside flat.

‘King of the Web’ Felix Kjellberg, 24, better known as PewDiePie, has more YouTube subscribers than Justin Bieber, Adele and Lady Gaga put together.

The web sensation specialises in wacky commentaries of video games and has millions of young fans who mob him around the world.


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PewDiePie, which rhymes with ‘cutie pie’, is thought to be worth millions after uploading 1,500 YouTube clips watched 2.7 billion times.

He moved to Brighton with his girlfriend earlier this year because of the UK’s superior internet and now plans to settle down in Hove.

Discussing a recent trip to Singapore, Felix said: “They had to hold me back because there were so many fans.

“It was insane, the most unreal experience, literally like I was a rock star.

“I felt like I was part of The Beatles or something, people were screaming everywhere.

“I get recognised everywhere, especially in the UK.

“They mainly just want to take a picture, which I’m more than happy to do.

“I don’t know why it’s such a big deal to meet me but some people are shaking. It’s really cute.”

Not everyone is a fan with some commentators calling him a “gibberish-spouting clown”.

The Sweden-born heartthrob quit university in 2011 to focus on his YouTube career and has not looked back.

Fans and ‘bros’

Earlier this year his channel became the most popular in the world with 15 million subscribers.

His main channel involves him commentating on horror and action video games, such as Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

The gaming commentaries were soon expanded to include bizarre montages involving his girlfriend and video star Marzia Bisognin and his pugs Edgar and Eva.

PewDiePie calls his followers his ‘bros’ and posts weekly video logs, aka vlogs.

His net-worth was estimated at £4 million when he had amassed 870m views – and he know has three times that amount.

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7:34am Sat 9 Nov 13

Nobody of Importance says...

No censorship in The Argus? Had a few good laughs at the montage, but dayum!!!
No censorship in The Argus? Had a few good laughs at the montage, but dayum!!! Nobody of Importance
  • Score: -1

8:56am Sat 9 Nov 13

Morpheus says...

The dumbing down of the human race continues.
The dumbing down of the human race continues. Morpheus
  • Score: 1

10:17am Sat 9 Nov 13

chilliman says...

It's probably an age thing but "wacky commentaries of video games" ?????

Check out what this site makes of it

http://variety.com/2
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It's probably an age thing but "wacky commentaries of video games" ????? Check out what this site makes of it http://variety.com/2 013/biz/news/if-pewd iepie-is-youtubes-to p-talent-were-all-do omed-1200607196/ chilliman
  • Score: 6

10:32am Sat 9 Nov 13

tykemison says...

Morpheus wrote:
The dumbing down of the human race continues.
100% this.What is happening to youngsters who think its normal to spend all their waking hours playing pointless video games? Try having a conversation with a young adult and see how long their attention span lasts (I know, not all).These mega corporation's who peddle these sinister contraptions should be bought to book:-).
[quote][p][bold]Morpheus[/bold] wrote: The dumbing down of the human race continues.[/p][/quote]100% this.What is happening to youngsters who think its normal to spend all their waking hours playing pointless video games? Try having a conversation with a young adult and see how long their attention span lasts (I know, not all).These mega corporation's who peddle these sinister contraptions should be bought to book:-). tykemison
  • Score: -11

12:04pm Sat 9 Nov 13

Man of steel says...

I managed to watch a whole 44 seconds, does that make me old, or someone with more than one brain cell.
Answers on the back of a blank signed cheque please.
I managed to watch a whole 44 seconds, does that make me old, or someone with more than one brain cell. Answers on the back of a blank signed cheque please. Man of steel
  • Score: -6

12:16pm Sat 9 Nov 13

pwlr1966 says...

"and he know has three times that amount" (SIC)

Proof read Argus
"and he know has three times that amount" (SIC) Proof read Argus pwlr1966
  • Score: 4

1:02pm Sat 9 Nov 13

tykemison says...

2.7 BILLION views! Staggering . Probably more views than people admiring the fighting temeraire, so, so sad.
2.7 BILLION views! Staggering . Probably more views than people admiring the fighting temeraire, so, so sad. tykemison
  • Score: 5

1:25pm Sat 9 Nov 13

I_amatotalwrongun says...

Dear Schmargus, can you act a bit quicker to delete these sh*tty spammers, you are all too quick to remove posts that may lean towards the character of some of our wonderful travelling community, why not this stuff ??
IT'S ALSO OFFENSIVE.
Dear Schmargus, can you act a bit quicker to delete these sh*tty spammers, you are all too quick to remove posts that may lean towards the character of some of our wonderful travelling community, why not this stuff ?? IT'S ALSO OFFENSIVE. I_amatotalwrongun
  • Score: 8

1:30pm Sat 9 Nov 13

LeonBIank666 says...

Is it acceptable for ne to call The Green party a bunch of motherf**ers. F*king idots etc or will I be banned? Because you obviously have not watched the video.

I am disgusted that this is on without censorship or even a warning. If it is not taken down, I will sue.................
...probably. Fukkers
Is it acceptable for ne to call The Green party a bunch of motherf**ers. F*king idots etc or will I be banned? Because you obviously have not watched the video. I am disgusted that this is on without censorship or even a warning. If it is not taken down, I will sue................. ...probably. Fukkers LeonBIank666
  • Score: -2

1:32pm Sat 9 Nov 13

LeonBIank666 says...

Oh I forgot to add this guy is about as funny as face cancer.
Oh I forgot to add this guy is about as funny as face cancer. LeonBIank666
  • Score: 9

2:09pm Sat 9 Nov 13

tykemison says...

Spot on leon.I have sadly come to the inevitable conclusion that the world's run/full of dimwits! The staff of this newspaper living amongst the very dumbest of them, absolute retards, we cannot comment on issues that directly affect us (travellers) as some dummy at the Argus wrongly believes they would get sued but hasn't the intellect to check on content of video's about some goon on youtube! As I said, , world's full of dimwits, sadly.
Spot on leon.I have sadly come to the inevitable conclusion that the world's run/full of dimwits! The staff of this newspaper living amongst the very dumbest of them, absolute retards, we cannot comment on issues that directly affect us (travellers) as some dummy at the Argus wrongly believes they would get sued but hasn't the intellect to check on content of video's about some goon on youtube! As I said, , world's full of dimwits, sadly. tykemison
  • Score: 3

2:42pm Sat 9 Nov 13

Man of steel says...

The other thing that I cannot understand is that Finn Scott-Delany, Senior Reporter of Crawley Observer thinks that he is a Sweden-born "heartthrob"
The other thing that I cannot understand is that Finn Scott-Delany, Senior Reporter of Crawley Observer thinks that he is a Sweden-born "heartthrob" Man of steel
  • Score: 0

3:44pm Sat 9 Nov 13

Mr Banny says...

Drivel.
Drivel. Mr Banny
  • Score: 5

3:54pm Sat 9 Nov 13

chilliman says...

PewDiePie's rants make Caroline Lucas's efforts to stop Page 3 look a bit pointless How many parents know their children are watching him?
PewDiePie's rants make Caroline Lucas's efforts to stop Page 3 look a bit pointless How many parents know their children are watching him? chilliman
  • Score: 5

5:03pm Sat 9 Nov 13

Herbertfarquarson says...

Not at all surprised this idiot has moved to Brighton. He should feel well at home with all the kids who are old enough to be adults that proliferate in this town.
Not at all surprised this idiot has moved to Brighton. He should feel well at home with all the kids who are old enough to be adults that proliferate in this town. Herbertfarquarson
  • Score: 4

10:18pm Sat 9 Nov 13

jackthekipper says...

i dont get it
i dont get it jackthekipper
  • Score: 3

10:18pm Sat 9 Nov 13

Nobody of Importance says...

This non-story is going up in the most read Argus list. Must be the local newspaper makes the most F-Bombs in one day ever FAIL that has spread across the internet.
This non-story is going up in the most read Argus list. Must be the local newspaper makes the most F-Bombs in one day ever FAIL that has spread across the internet. Nobody of Importance
  • Score: 2

9:25am Sun 10 Nov 13

Alison Smith says...

Did anyone in the Editor's office watch the link before putting it on the Argus site? Or perhaps the Argus doesn't have an Editor any longer?
Did anyone in the Editor's office watch the link before putting it on the Argus site? Or perhaps the Argus doesn't have an Editor any longer? Alison Smith
  • Score: 2

9:58pm Sun 10 Nov 13

Nobody of Importance says...

Alison Smith wrote:
Did anyone in the Editor's office watch the link before putting it on the Argus site? Or perhaps the Argus doesn't have an Editor any longer?
The video has changed to something a little more appropriate for the Argus. Someone may be looking for a new job after that blunder.
[quote][p][bold]Alison Smith[/bold] wrote: Did anyone in the Editor's office watch the link before putting it on the Argus site? Or perhaps the Argus doesn't have an Editor any longer?[/p][/quote]The video has changed to something a little more appropriate for the Argus. Someone may be looking for a new job after that blunder. Nobody of Importance
  • Score: 2

12:43pm Mon 11 Nov 13

FatherTed11 says...

What a ****
What a **** FatherTed11
  • Score: 7

7:08am Tue 12 Nov 13

Immigratusest says...

Change always presents itself both as a threat to some and an opportunity to others.
Change always presents itself both as a threat to some and an opportunity to others. Immigratusest
  • Score: 0

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