PewDiePie may not be the biggest channel on YouTube anymore but he's still the most subscribed channel run by a single creator and his days of reaching unseen milestones are far from over. Having arrived on the YouTube scene in 2010, Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie, became the most subscribed channel on YouTube in December 2013 and held the top spot until he was surpassed by T-Series at the end of May this year.
PewDiePie gets upwards of 10 million views on every video that he uploads whether it's meme reviews or his more recent Minecraft series, so it's no surprise the channel continues to grow the way it does. Now, the latest milestone under PewDiePie's belt happened just days ago on August 13 when the popular YouTuber reached 99 million subscribers, a record-breaking accomplishment for a solo channel.
While PewDiePie still has a long way to go on his road to 100 million subscribers, the channel has already gained over 160,000 subscribers in the past two days. According to SocialBlade, a website used to track various statistics across all major social media platforms, PewDiePie has gained 1.5 million subscribers in the past 30 days and close to 600 million video views in the same time.
Last week, a study was released by Purple Moon Promotional Products claiming that PewDiePie's consistent success has led to the YouTuber earning "millions more" than any other channel on the platform. In fact, if the study is to be believed, PewDiePie earns nearly double the amount of the number two spot, Dude Perfect, in both advertisement revenue and external products such as merchandise.
Despite having been a part of some major controversies in the past few years, PewDiePie has managed to overcome and adapt to YouTube's ever-changing landscape for nearly a decade in a way that no other channel has. While the YouTuber has made many mistakes including the use of racial slurs and anti-semitic remarks that led to YouTube's "ad-pocalypse," he continues to learn from his past and it seems that many fans are more than willing to forgive.
It was only back in April that the YouTuber made headlines again when a petition was raised to have his channel banned from the platform on the grounds that his channel "normalizes white supremacy."