— YouTube (@YouTube) August 25, 2019
Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg’s YouTube channel has surpassed 100 million subscribers.
In doing so, he becomes the platform’s first solo content creator to reach the milestone.
Since joining YouTube in April 2010, PewDiePie’s channel has attracted some 100,300,000 subscribers, with his videos racking up over 23 billion views.
Indian music label and movie studio T-Series has the biggest YouTube channel in terms of subscriber. Since launching in March 2006, it’s amassed some 109,700,000 subscribers, while its videos have been viewed over 80.6 billion times.
In third place is 5-Minute Crafts with 60 million subscribers, Forbes reports.
While PewDiePie is best known for his Let’s Play gaming videos, he’s created a range of content over the years and has attracted controversy, notably for posting videos that included anti-Semitic jokes or Nazi imagery.
His first ever YouTube upload was a Minecraft video and he recently returned to the series, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in May. PewDiePie has released a string of Minecraft videos since June, with many surpassing 10 million views.
YouTube congratulated PewDiePie for his achievements on the platform – and his marriage to partner Marzia earlier in August – on Twitter.