PewDiePie Becomes the First YouTube Channel to Reach 10 Billion Views
Yes, you read that correctly: 10 billion.
The online gaming superstar – better known as Felix Kjellberg IRL – announced that his channel had reached the mind-blowing milestone on Twitter, adding, “THIS IS INSANE.”
Since he started his channel back in 2008, PewDiePie has amassed nearly 40 million subscribers thanks to his goofy, often profane videos of him playing popular video games. In 2013, he became the most popular channel on YouTube, and racked up more than 14 million new subscribers in 2014 alone.
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Despite his unparalleled popularity, there is still one YouTube record that has eluded PewDiePie: most views on a single video. So, watch out, Psy – you might not be on top for very much longer.