PewDiePie Still YouTube's Biggest Star: Ends Year Still On Top With 4.1 Billion Views
2014 is dead and gone. The official numbers for YouTube are in and it looks like when it comes to subscribers and views, PewDiePie has managed to keep his reigning crown as most popular channel on the service.
The Guardian reported that PewDiePie's channel closed out the year with more than 33.5 million people subscribed. Making videos of yourself playing games is good business, it seems.
PewDiePie may have had the most overall views for the year with more than 4.1 billion total for the last year but in the final three months of 2014, the star saw some major competition form DC Toys Collector which was actually a more popular channel, view wise.
Trailing way behind both of these channels was Katy Perry. This is important because it shows that outside fame doesn't really have much sway on what makes you internet famous. People watch videos for topics they are interested in, not people.
After all, Psy, famous for "Gangnam Style", has the most viewed video in history but he's nowhere on the list for top channels. Nor are a number of other celebrities. Though many celebs made the top 100 according to Tubefilter, there's a huge gap between them and the top three.