Early life and education Entrance to Chalmers University of Technology, which Kjellberg dropped out of. Kjellberg was born and raised in Gothenburg , Sweden. 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. To drop out of university to pursue YouTube, that'd just be fucking stupid. He begins each video introducing himself in a high-pitched, goofy voice, drawing out the vowels of his YouTube moniker, then delves into the videos. It's literally just me.