Famous YouTuber PewDiePie & wife buy home in Japan, say it’s ‘dream come true’
The newlyweds had their second honeymoon in Japan as well.
You might have heard of famous Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie, or even watched his gaming videos before.
If you haven’t, PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, is the reigning king on the social media channel.
He currently has 101 million loyal subscribers consuming his content, which range from playthroughs of popular games, vlogs, meme reviews and comedy skits.
PewDiePie is also the second most subscribed YouTube channel in the world.
On Aug. 2019, the 29-year-old wed his long-time girlfriend Marzia Bisognin, who used to be a YouTuber and is now an entrepreneur.
After their wedding, the pair headed to Japan for their second honeymoon.
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This wasn’t their first time there—they got engaged in Japan in 2018.
And it seems the land of the rising sun holds a special place in their hearts, considering the happy pair bought a house there too.
Bought their “dream” home in Japan
Kjellberg announced pretty abruptly in a video on Sep. 30 that he and his now-wife had purchased a home in Japan.
Here’s the video where he makes his announcement at around the 19:05 minute mark.
He recalled to his audience: “Remember a while back, the last time I was in Japan, I was like “Oh, I would really like to live here.” Well, we bought a house here, yayy!”
Kjellberg described it as a “dream come true” and thanked his fans, stating that him and his wife had been at the place for a couple of days “setting up”.
The pair previously resided in Brighton, United Kingdom, which led some fans to speculate whether they would be moving out of there permanently.
Other than that one statement though, Kjellberg did not reveal whether they would be relocating there for good, which prefecture their house was in, or even how much the purchase cost.
Considering though that PewDiePie has an estimated net worth of US$30 to US$50 million (S$41 to S$69 million) and is believed to be earning US$7 million (S$9.6 million) per year, the property likely didn’t come cheap.
Fans congratulated him online
Numerous fans took to Twitter to congratulate Kjellberg on his new house, with some speculating where his house was located.
pewdiepie bought a house in japan ahhh fucking goals
— 🌱🍂🍓🍄🐌🌻 (@_taylorcalVERT) September 30, 2019
— Jayson Wright (@jaysonisverygay) September 30, 2019
Congrats on Japan house, poods!
*anime wow sound intensifies* @pewdiepie
— Ash Glover (@ashley_glover) September 30, 2019
Felix if you see this congratulations on buying the house in Japan and I bought ur starter kit on gfuel
— Pewdiepienoticeme (@Pewdiepienotic1) October 2, 2019
@pewdiepie where in japan are you moving to? I live in futakotamagawa and saw you here, are you going to futakotamagawa?
— Charles Hill (@TotsukiP) October 1, 2019
The move was even foreshadowed by some observant fans.
Top photo from @pewdiepie / IG