Millions of Dollars Have Been Spent for Subscribe to PewDiePie
Have you ever felt so dedicated to a cause that you wanted to invest your hard earned money into its success? This is exactly what has happened around the world for one YouTube channel. Felix Kjellberg, known as PewDiePie, has been the king of YouTube for years holding the title of the most amount of subscribers. There hasn't been a challenge to his reign until recently with the growth of a channel named T-Series, a record label and film production company out of India. This has become a David and Goliath story on YouTube, with a single creator against an entire company.
It was projected that T-Series would dethrone the king back in November, however fans and other creators have banded together to change to outcome in PewDiePie's favor. One YouTuber, Justin Roberts, even spent $1 million on a Time Square billboard to promote PewDiePie's channel. Think that's a lot? Hackers have even gotten involved.
A hacker named, TheHackerGiraffe, hacked into 50,000 printers which printed out a message to subscribe to PewDiePie.
While telling people to subscribe to PewDiePie, he also warned people about just how easy it was to hack their printer.
Kjellberg has been including all of the support he has received over the past few months in his daily videos. People from all over the world have paid for billboards, stood on the side of roads with signs, made school presentations, and so much more to support PewDiePie.
All of this hard work has paid off. PewDiePie currently stands at over 78 million subscribers, while T-Series is just under 77 million subscribers. According to the BBC, T-Series gains around 178,000 subscribers a day, while Kjellberg gains over 220,000 subscribers a day.
Will PewDiePie stay the king of YouTube or will T-Series take the crown? Only time will tell, but if fans and other creators keep it up there is no way T-Series will take the lead.
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