For a guy who has nearly 40 million people subscribing to his “playing videogames with your bros” channel, this Swedish star, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, is notoriously private, rarely granting interviews, doing conferences or visiting the Los Angeles YouTube studios. Sorry, bro, but if you are making more than $10 million a year playing The Walking Dead, it’s going to be newsworthy.
Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla, childhood best friends from Sacramento, Calif., have reinvented themselves online as Smosh, a comedy act that got famous for live-action skits based on Pokémon games. It just got bigger from there: The pair runs 5 YouTube channels, including ElSmosh (Smosh en Espanol). Their first full-length movie, Smosh: The Movie, came out in July.