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

by Calum Patterson

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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

Country Population (2018)
China 1,420,062,022
India 1,368,737,513
United States 329,093,110
Indonesia 269,536,482
Brazil 212,392,717
Pakistan 204,596,442
Nigeria 200,962,417
Bangladesh 168,065,920
Russia 143,895,551
Mexico 132,328,035
Japan 126,854,745
Ethiopia 110,135,635
Philippines 108,106,310
Egypt 101,168,745
Vietnam 97,429,061
DR Congo 86,727,573

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.