If you have been watching YouTube for a while, there’s a good chance that you might have heard of YouTuber PewDiePie, who is probably one of the most popular (if not the most popular) YouTuber right now. Last we heard, he was pulling in millions in revenue on an annual basis, and last we checked, he had also racked up over 50 million subscribers.
In fact the YouTuber recently claimed that if he were to hit 50 million subs, he would delete his channel. Turns out that good old PewDiePie was simply trolling the internet because while he did make good on his word, he actually ended up deleting his alternate YouTube channel, Jack Septic Eye, which actually managed to rack up 13 million subscribers which is still very impressive.
Many were speculating that the reason behind his deletion (this was before he deleted his other channel) was due to some issues that YouTubers had with YouTube’s policies and how it was impacting their earnings. It was also speculated that PewDiePie did not think it was worth keeping his channel around as the number of views on his videos versus the number of subs he has is a bit out of balance (some of his videos are only getting half a million views).
In any case we guess 50 million subs is a bit of a waste to just throw away, so it makes sense that he would not be so hasty about it.