Staying Awesome with YouTube’s biggest star, PewDiePie
It’s the year 2010. A 20-year-old Swedish college student decides to create a YouTube channel, where he begins recording himself playing video games. Fast-forward to today and PewDiePie is the biggest YouTube star in the world, with over 40 million subscribers.
I met up with Felix Kjellberg (aka PewDiePie) recently at the YouTube studios in NYC to play his video game, “Legend of Brofist” and talk about his new book, upcoming series “Scare PewDiePie,” and rise to fame.
“I never expected it,” he told me about his YouTube fame. “I’ve never been the popular guy or whatever. It’s a situation where there are so many people who love what you do and appreciate what you do, and that’s amazing. And I couldn’t be happier about it.”
PewDiePie affectionately calls his fans “bros” (and yes, that includes the female fans, too) and has been using his influence to mobilize his “bro army” for good causes, trying to make a positive impact on their lives. Through online campaigns, he helped to raise nearly $1 million for charities, including Charity: Water and Save the Children.
Most recently, he can add best-selling author to his list of accolades with his first book titled, “This Book Loves You,” topping the New York Times Young Adult Paperback Best Seller List.
This is what happens when you spend the morning with PewDiePie. Stay awesome.
Watch our complete interview on Yahoo News.