PewDiePie may be about to lose his crown as the most subscribed YouTube channel – and he is not happy about it.
According to SocialBlade, a statistics website that allows you to track your statistics and measure growth across multiple social media platforms, an Indian production company known as T Series is gaining in followers so quickly that it is thought they will overtake PewDiePie by the end of 2018.
T Series are reportedly Indias largest music label & movie studio who believe in bringing world close together through its music; the channel shares music videos and trailers from India and Bollywood.
Were failing! says PewDiePie in a new video asking fans to subscribe and ensure he stays at the top of the website.
We must fight back, who is this T Series channel? I am number one! he adds, before referencing KSI and Logan Pauls infamous boxing match by challenging T Series to a sabre fight like real men.
T Series has 60,264,401 subscribers and has over 46,998,540,703 views since launching in March 2016.
In comparison, PewDiePie has 65,794,207 subscribers and only 18,647,247,589 views; he joined YouTube in April 2010.
PewDiePie – real name Felix Kjellberg – has become a controversial YouTuber in recent years after joking about killing Jews and reportedly saying the N-word while playing a game on camera.
He was signed at the time to a multi-channel network – Maker Studios – who were owned by Disney, but they cut ties with him after the controversy.
Kjellbergs net worth is reported to be $61 million but according to Business Insider his estimated net salary was $15 million in 2017.
The Wall Street Journal reported that PewDiePie earned $4 million in 2013, which he has confirmed; this was only three years into his career.