PewDiePie has become the 1st YouTuber to break 100 million subscribers.
Though his channel is the 2nd one to hit the mark, trailing close behind the Indian owned corporation T-Series, he is actually the first individual creator to hit the major milestone.
Despite being the second channel to reach the subscriber count, the Swede has long been a part of the YouTube community as an individual content creator, making the feat all the more impressive.
Flying past the 100 million mark, the Swedish YouTuber is yet to comment on the news but did thank some pals for their congratulatory messages. Celebrating the news, Jacksepticeye tweeted: ‘Felix actually hit 100 million subs.
That’s absolute madness! ‘No one deserves it more. Consistently humble, incredibly hard working and one of the nicest guys I’ve met. Massive congrats!!’ Mr Beast added: ‘We fought hard for this, 9 year olds.
You should all be proud!’ And James Charles also chimed in: ‘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.’
The Swedish YouTuber originally created his account in 2006, although it wasn’t until 2010 that he would register his second channel under his infamous PewDiePie moniker.
His ‘Let’s Plays’ of the popular horror game ‘Amnesia: The Dark Descent‘ where he screamed at barrels was one of the first things to catch the attention of viewers. In an update vlog on August 18, he reminisced that it was the first time that he fell in love with being a YouTuber, Dexerto reports.
His weekly vlogs ‘Fridays with PewDiePie’ were also an early favorite among his growing audience. In just under a year, the YouTube star would go from 60,000 subs to 500,000 in 2012.