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.
I’m honestly so proud that @pewdiepie hit 100m subs, he works so hard and is literally one of the kindest youtubers I’ve ever met 🥺 team sister fister for life— James Charles (@jamescharles) August 25, 2019
Felix actually hit 100 million subs. That's absolute madness!— Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) August 25, 2019
No one deserves it more. Consistently humble, incredibly hard working and one of the nicest guys I've met. Massive congrats!!
We stan— MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) August 25, 2019
Other users from PewDiePie’s growing audience, including brands and big companies, didn’t remain silent either and joined the chorus of well-wishers.
Pewdiepie got married and hit 100,000,000 subscribers in the same week...— Jack “CouRage” Dunlop (@CouRageJD) August 25, 2019
Absolute goals right there. Major congrats to him!
I remember when the first YouTuber (Fred) hit 1 million subscribers— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) August 24, 2019
Then a couple years later @pewdiepie was the first to pass 10 million subscribers
Today he's on pace to be the first individual to pass 100,000,000
Whoa. Early congrats to Felix and the entire #teaminternet
Congrats on 100M Subscribers @pewdiepie 🥳 It’s hard to think of anyone more deserving!— Vikkstar ★ (@Vikkstar123) August 25, 2019
Congratulations Pewdiepie ❤! pic.twitter.com/TskO37Vmr9— Taha Taufeeq (@Anti_Optimistic) August 25, 2019
You've grown, Felix. In more ways than just your sub count.— G FUEL® ➡️ #i65 (@GFuelEnergy) August 25, 2019
Over the past 9 years, you've entertained so many of us. From your very 1st Minecraft upload in 2010 to your wedding ceremony in 2019, you've grown, Felix. You've grown. Cheers to 100 MILLION - @pewdiepie!!! ❤️🎉 pic.twitter.com/iINPHvTPws