Born Felix Kjellberg, he is a YouTube celebrity whose comedy and video game commentary channel has earned over 61 million subscribers. He was voted Most Popular Gaming Web Star at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards. In 2016, he was included on Time Magazine's list of The World's 100 Most Influential People.
He dropped out of the Chalmers University of Technology to pursue a career as an internet personality.
He used his internet popularity to raise funds for such charities as the World Wildlife Foundation and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In 2015, he released a parody self-help book called This Book Loves You.
He was born to Lotta Kristine Johanna and Ulf Christian Kjellberg and raised alongside his sister Fanny. He began a relationship with Marzia Bisogin in 2011 and later moved to Italy to share a home with her. The couple share two pugs.
He won a Most Popular Social Show web personality award that fellow internet star Jenna Marbles was also nominated for.