One of YouTube’s Biggest Stars PewDiePie Just Dropped This Surprising Bombshell After a Rollercoaster Year
It’s safe to say that 2019 has been an eventful one for Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie. For one, the Internet personality, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, has finally tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend and former fellow YouTuber Marzia Bisognin.
There’s also his epic battle against another channel called T-Series to claim the title of the most subscribed to channel on the platform, which he ultimately lost. Also, worth noting is his anticipated ‘comeback appearance’ in YouTube’s annual rewind video after not being invited to participate in it for years.
While it seems like he had a good year, for the most part, even earning a whopping $13 million, Kjellberg surprised netizens with his latest announcement.
Taking a Break
After being on YouTube for about a decade, the now-30-year-old Internet celebrity has announced that he is taking a break. He made this known with a ‘meltdown style’ video, published back in December, where he not only criticized the platform’s new policy on harassment but also attacked the social media platform Twitter.
According to Kjellberg, the site seems to promote drama. He then proceeded to delete his own Twitter account, which left his many fans feeling divided whether to celebrate his choice or be disappointed with it.
This isn’t the first time though that the YouTuber has found himself the talk of the town. Just a few years prior, he lost his multi-million dollar Disney deal after what seems to be anti-Semitic messages were found in his YouTuube content.
In total, Kjellberg was accused of having either Nazi imagery or anti-Semitic comments in 10 videos. Aside from being let go by Disney, he also got his YouTube Red show canceled and himself taken off the Google Preferred advertising program.
Fortunately, he managed to get over these setbacks and scandals to keep his legacy on the platform intact. It can be remembered that the YouTuber was among the highest-paid content creators on the platform for a time. His amazing fast growth in the years 2012 and 2013 also led him to hold the distinction of being the most subscribed channel on YouTube.
Over the years, he enjoyed fruitful years despite controversies. In fact, he managed to still bring home an annual income of more than $10 million even during his most challenging years as a YouTuber. He has also hinted that his net worth is now more than $20 million.
Now, that he is not spending so much time on the web, Kjellberg might have more to spend with his wife. Bisognin, who is behind the channel CutiePieMarzia, started her YouTube career thanks to her now-husband, who set her channel up in 2012.
The couple is currently leading a quiet life in a small seaside town in England.
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