The King of YouTube: How 25 year old makes 2.6m a year just from playing computer games in Brighton flat he shares with girlfriend (and yes, they did meet over the internet)

‘PewDiePie’ YouTube channel was most popular in 2014 with 4.1 billion hitsHis33 million subscribers make him the most followed user on the websiteBut Felix Kjellberg lives a quiet life with his girlfriend and dogs in BrightonHe met Marzia Bisogning, 22, online and flew to Italy to meet her in person25 year old earned over 2.6million in 2013 with ’97 per cent’ profit marginBy

He was 2014’s undisputed ‘King of YouTube’ with 4.1 billion hits and he’s amassed a staggering 33 million subscribers, who worship the webcam ‘PewDiePie’ broadcasts from.

In fact, if Felix Kjellberg’s die hard fans formed their own country, it would be the world’s 34th largest and more populous than Greece, Hungary and his native Sweden combined.

Despite being one of the YouTube generation’s most popular and influential figures, the video blogger has chosen a quiet life by the Brighton seaside with a beautiful Italian girl he met online.

He met Marzia Bisognin, 22, on the internet in the summer of 2011 after her friendsrecommended she watch the ‘idiot playing video games’.

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The price of fame: Kjellberg and Bisognin moved to Brighton after a brief stay at her parents’ home inVivenza because he said he couldn’t ‘get an internet connection anywhere’ in Italy

She began to quite like the idiot, who immediately hopped on a plane to Italy and four years later, their digital romance continues in real life.

Speaking to Swedish Radio, 25 year old Felix said: ‘If there was something I learned at this point was, if there is something you want, grab it, otherwise drop it. So I went to Italy.

‘I did not even tell anyone that I was going away.lifting sin cirugia I just left home and left a note to my parents in the kitchen and told them that I could not watch the dog anymore.

‘My deal for staying at home was that if I did not have a job, I had to walk the dog every lunch, a task I handled miserably.’

He admits it was ‘the most crazy thing’ he’s ever done. But his reward for a impulsive and nerve racking flight to Italy and an awkward introduction to her parents was the couple’s first kiss.

Felix added: ‘She was waiting with a friend at the arrivals gate. More beautiful in real life than in the videos she sent me.’

Marzia subsequently moved to Sweden and after another brief stint at her parents’ home, they decided to settle down in Brighton in July 2013.

Kjellberg has since become an internet sensation with 2013 earnings of over 2.6 million, which he made almost entirely from advertising.

YouTube star: Felix’s (top right) channel has received seven billion hits since he launched it four years ago

But the future could have been very different for the 25 year old, who once studied Industrial Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.

Both of his parents, Johanna and Ulf Kjellberg, are successful Chief Executives of their respective companies in Sweden.

And having been schooled at Goteborgs Hogre Samskola, located in one of the city’s most prosperous areas, he could have been destined for a corporate life too.

Fortunately for his millions of fans, Kjelberg’s ambitions weren’t in line with his classmates’ at Chalmers.

‘Thinking about it now, it was utterly absurd. To get into Chalmers for industrial economics you need straight A’s, but somehow I was happier selling hot dogs and making my own gaming videos.’

He told Iconmagazine’sMaria Lindholm: ‘I noticed that I had nothing in common with the rest of the people in the program.

They all wanted to make a business career, to become CEO’s and stuff like that, something I had no interest in what so ever. So I dropped out.’

‘Dropping the news to my parents that I was skipping my “dream education” at Chalmers to sit at home recording videos while playing video games was not easy,’ He told Swedish Radio.

‘My parents said that sitting at home playing video games all day wont bring you anywhere in life.

‘Thinking about it now, it was utterly absurd. To get into Chalmers for industrial economics you need straight A’s, but somehow I was happier selling hot dogs and making my own gaming videos.’

Those videos caught the attention of Marker Studios, who manage around 55,000 YouTube channels. The company itself was bought out by Disney for 660million last year.

Now, Icon magazine claims his profit margin in 2013 was 97 per cent with Maker Studios paying him 806,000 in dividends alone.