On January 22, 2014, Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg’s YouTube channel PewDiePie crossed the 21 million subscriber mark. His subscriber acquisition rate, however, is slowing down. It took the 24-year-old Swedish gamer longer to tack on this last million to his total than the previous million. He did it in 13 days instead of 12.
PewDiePie passed 20 million subscribers on January 9, 2013. That means in the last 13 days, the most subscribed YouTube channel in the world has been able to add roughly 76,923 new subscribers per day, 3,205 per hour, 53 per minute, and one new subscriber every 1.12 seconds (which is down ever so slightly from the channel’s previous acquisition rate of one new subscriber every 1.037 seconds).
But all this talk about the rate at which Kjellberg is adding new Bros to his Army is just for dramatic effect. PewDiePie shows no signs of significantly slowing down in terms of increasing his subscriber count anywhere in the near future. The same goes for the channel’s view count, too. PewDiePie witnessed a 4% month-over-month uptick in views in December 2013, to top out at #1 on the Top 100 Chart with more than 224 million.
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For both fans and the uninitiated, here’s Kjellberg’s latest: