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    Twitter Goes Mad as Top YouTuber PewDiePie Sets New Record Reaching 100 Million Subscribers

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    Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg has reached 100 million subscribers on YouTube, becoming the first individual creator to do so, with even YouTube recognising his achievement.

    The Swedish YouTuber reached the milestone on 24 August, shortly after his marriage video was uploaded, and he was almost immediately showered with congratulations as he crossed the mark.

    PewDiePie lost his race to 100 million to Indian music channel T-Series, currently sitting at 109 million, but it’s far more impressive that he’s hit the milestone as an individual creator, and no one is even close to him. Third place on the site behind him and T-Series is 5-Minute Crafts with 60 million.

    Even though Kjellberg‘s relationship with the platform could be described as complicated after past controversies, including one where he said the n-word on a stream and where Pewds slammed YouTube’s Rewind, making his own which became way more popular, YouTube itself actually acknowledged PewDiePie’s milestone, creating their own tribute for him.

    Numerous famous friends and many of his fellow YouTubers also offered their congrats to celebrate the massive achievement, including Jacksepticeye, who often teams up with PewDiePie in his Minecraft series, James Charles and Mr. Beast, who played a major role in last year’s “Subscribe to PewDiePie” campaign on social media. YouTube's head of gaming, Ryan "Fwiz" Wyatt also congratulated him on the massive feat, noting that in 2019 alone Pewds had gained more subscribers than the population of his home country of Sweden.

    Other users from PewDiePie’s growing audience, including brands and big companies, didn’t remain silent either and joined the chorus of well-wishers.


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