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Here's What PewDiePie Would Be Doing If His YouTube Career Had Failed

Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg wasn't always the biggest name in the YouTube game. Like many internet stars, he had humble beginnings. Initially, he wasn't sure if the whole "YouTube thing" would really work out. In a recent video, PewDiePie revealed what he would have done if he hadn't become the purported king of YouTube. 


At the beginning, PewDiePie was just your average Swede attending university and working part time. He attended Chalmers University of Technology for a few years to pursue a degree in Industrial Economics and Technology Management, but decided that that particular career track just wasn't for him. Contrary to popular belief, he did not quit school in order to pursue YouTube full time. Back in 2011, it was practically unthinkable to make a successful career out of screaming playthroughs of Amnesia. In fact, PewDiePie originally intended on holding down a full time job while doing YouTube on the side. 

In a video that has since been removed, he explained that, had YouTube not worked out, he likely would have gone back to school and paid for it with a part time job, saying, "I got a job and I did both. And if YouTube wouldn't have worked out after a year, I think I said I was going to take a year, I would have just one back to school." This follows with the rest of his video, a reaction to an episode of Dr. Phil involving a seriously entitled kid, wherein he criticized kids these days for a lack of responsibility. PewDiePie doesn't think you should rely on your parents to bail you out. 


According to PewDiePie, fame isn't everything, but he's certainly been enjoying the fruits of his massive platform. PewDiePie is the first individual YouTuber to hit 100 million subscribers, and thanks to his YouTube channel, he was able to afford a lavish wedding this year and a move to Japan. His videos, though rarely gaming-focused these days, continue to gather millions of views on the daily. All this from what at first was just a hobby for an economics student.