Historical change at the top with regard to the particular classification of YouTubers with the most subscribers ever. MrBeastborn Jimmy Donaldson, has surpassed the famous Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePiewhich was the king of YouTube since 2014.
MrBeast and PewDiePie: overtaking the top of YouTube
The story of PewDiePie is closely linked to the world of video games. His career as a YouTuber, in fact, was born with a channel opened in 2010 to devote himself to videos Let’s Play which mainly focused on action or horror titles. The “performances” of PewDiePie with are famous, to name two Amnesia: The Dark Descent And The Last of Us. The YouTuber’s fame has grown year after year, leading him to the record of individual with the highest number of subscribers within three years. To date there are one hundred and eleven million, a truly impressive number.
However, last November 14, MrBeast has completed the historic overtaking, currently reaching one hundred and twelve million subscribers. YouTube’s numbers, really, are rough, but the site did Dexerto to underline how the difference is really a few thousand units. The situation could even reverse itself again in the next few hours, even if the chances that MrBeast stretches further are very high. It should be noted that the subscriber record refers to individuals, because there are content creation groups on YouTube that obviously have many more followers.
Although PewDiePie has achieved extraordinary success, in fact, and despite attempts to expand its audience with videos not strictly related to the world of video games, MrBeast is a much more attractive content creator for different categories of viewers. Not only that, but in the past few years PewDiePie has also been at the center of very uncomfortable situations, involving jokes about sexual assault, racist expressions and even an accusation of anti-Semitism.
For those who don’t know him, MrBeast created his channel in 2012 and he also started with video games, in particular Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 And Minecraft. The turning point, however, came when the content of his videos shifted towards the genre for which he is famous today and which can be summed up with the formula “cash prizes for impossible challenges”. One of the latest videos uploaded, for example, asks a participant to last 100 days inside a hoop in a field to win $500,000. However, it is very entertaining content and suitable for a wide range of audiences.
PewDiePie himself was well aware that he would soon lose the lead, when last August MrBeast had exceeded one hundred million subscribers. In fact, in a short, the former leaders had admitted that MrBeast would certainly have surpassed him and that he undoubtedly deserved it. Incidentally, PewDiePie has let go of YouTube, where he still uploads videos even though he’s significantly less active.