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Entertainment • Jan 29, 2019

Only 16 countries have a bigger population than PewDiePie's subscriber count

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Only 16 countries have a bigger population than PewDiePie's subscriber count

Swedish YouTuber Felix 'PewDiePie' Kjellberg runs the most subscribed channel on the platform, and to put his numbers into perspective, there are now only 16 countries with a bigger population than his sub count.

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His home nation of Sweden for example, has a population of just over 10 million, less than an eighth of PewDiePie's 83 million subscribers.

Since late 2018, the Swede has been locked in a battle with Indian production company T-Series for his most subscribed crown, and the contest has been framed as PewDiePie and the world vs India.

PewDiePie is trying to defend his number one spot from T-Series.

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PewDiePie is still a long way off the population of India though, who come in second overall with 1.1 billion people - second only to China's 1.4 billion inhabitants.

In fact, there are only 16 countries in the entire world who boast a greater population than PewDiePie's 'bros' (as he calls his subscribers).

Countries with a greater population than PewDiePie's subscriber count

CountryPopulation (2018)
China1,420,062,022
India1,368,737,513
United States329,093,110
Indonesia269,536,482
Brazil212,392,717
Pakistan204,596,442
Nigeria200,962,417
Bangladesh168,065,920
Russia143,895,551
Mexico132,328,035
Japan126,854,745
Ethiopia110,135,635
Philippines108,106,310
Egypt101,168,745
Vietnam97,429,061
DR Congo86,727,573

Source: UN

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PewDiePie has recently taken over Turkey (82,961,805), Iran (82,820,766) and Germany (82,438,639) to become the leader of 17th largest population on Earth, if his YouTube channel was a sovereign state.

Living in the United Kingdom, PewDiePie's own kingdom is now almost 20 million stronger than that of the nation he resides in, which has a population of 66,959,016.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is now within reach as PewDiePie aims for his next major milestone, but whether he will be able to reach the 86 million mark before T-Series is another matter.

You can keep up with the ongoing battle for the number one spot on YouTube with PewDiePie and T-Series live subscriber counts here.

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